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15 easy tips to boost the overall appeal of your boring bathroom

After spending a full day working, going home and relax in a bath or shower can do wonders to alleviate your tensions and stress. We all dream of having an appealing bathroom but fail to design one, maybe because we lack that creative bent of mind to think out of the box like professional interior designers do. Being less creative ends up sticking us to those old-school bathroom décor trends, which make our bathrooms look dull, bland and gloomy. Sometimes you forcefully have to stick with old décor trends, as your small-spaced bathroom does not allow you to do experiments.

Let’s keep all the issues aside. If you really want to freshen-up your gloomy bathroom, follow these simple bathroom decor ideas to crank up the overall appeal and make it look more relaxing and sterile.

Pick good colors to paint your bathroom

The appeal of your bathroom depends on the color theme you choose. Colors speak human emotions, and we all have different preferences, but when it comes to choosing colors for the bathroom, you have to be very careful picking the colors you want to play with. A wrong choice of colors can make your bathroom look dull, gloomy and ugly, instead of refreshing and inviting. Stone, tiles, timber, bamboo, wallpaper, graphic walls and fabric are other options, but be very careful about color choices.

Well, it’s not bad at all to play with more colors, but you need to be cautious if one color is complementing the other or not. The basic rule of painting walls, like the most interior design handbooks say, is a combination of dark colors and light shades. For instance, you want to see your bathroom walls in dark blue. As blue is already a dark color, it will not go well with dark shades of red, dark green or black. To compliment blue the best, you should either pick white, beige, sky blue or lighter shade of any color you like. Remember, lighter shades always give a space lively and positive appeal than darks. So whenever you are picking a dark color, make sure you balance it with a lighter shade.

White, blue and pink are great colors to make a bathroom look refreshing and soothing. You can also consider green shades to give your bathroom energetic appeal. If black is the color of your soul, use white or red with it.

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Your flooring needs to be elegant

Choosing the right flooring to match your personality and wall finish is one of the toughest choices to get right. Not only does it have to look good, but also has to withstand water and humidity, as well as being slip-resistant and low maintenance.

Choose your bathroom flooring to be elegant, inviting and slip-resistant like marble, white porcelain or pale wood flooring. All three materials offer a different appeal and look amazingly perfect with light as well as metallic hues. If you are following a certain color theme, you can go with ceramic slip-resistant bathroom tiles, which are available in almost any color. If you are a fan of art, you can choose tiles with various beautiful designs and patterns. You can also go for natural stone flooring, small pebbles or walkway stones for earthy appeal. 

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Make your space look big with mirror cabinets

Installing mirror cabinets can do wonders to make your bathroom look bigger, lively and attractive. Moreover, they are great to keep your bathroom clutter-free and organized, as they come with a planned storage to keep your toiletries.

Another advantage is that they come in range, from wood finish, chrome to gold finish and flat paneled to make your bathroom look smart and sassy. If you already have cabinets and shelves installed, pick a nice mirror with chrome and golden border to place over your washbasin or built-in vanities. This idea will instantly increase the overall appeal of your washroom.

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Install unique light fixtures

Your bathroom is a place that is synonymous with tranquility and peace. It is a place in your house where nobody can intrude, and you can soak in a warm bubble bath and just let all worries fade away. Lighting plays a key role in enhancing this atmosphere. To set the best atmosphere for your bathroom, make sure you are picking these four types lighting – task, accent, decorative and sparkle.

Task lighting provides enough illumination and ensures you look your best in the mirror, whereas accent, decorative and sparkle lights provide your bathroom a different kind of serenity that calms your stressful mind after a long day of work. All of them can be antique, modern or a mix of both, and you can mount them on any artwork, wall painting, and the ceiling to make the entire space look aesthetically beautiful.

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Get furniture full of function and fun

Your bathroom can look monotonous with open shelving. Counter it with installing small dressers or built-in vanities to add enclosed storage space to keep your towels and toiletries organized. This idea will provide a great dressing room while keeping your space clutter-free. If your space allows, you can add a cozy chair or lounger to relax and meditate in peace.

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Get trendy bathroom curtains

Curtains give a sense of polish to a bathroom and shower space. They have to be stylish and trendy to define your living style. Do not pick randomly any style of curtain that does not even go well with your bathroom décor integrity. It’s hard to decide what style of curtains will go best with your bathroom, but white, ivory and floral white go best with all bathroom types.

Choose design and prints that appeal your individual style and build a cohesive aesthetic in your bathroom. If we talk about the shower curtains, it’s not important to match it with your bath mat perfectly, but keeping your choices in the same color family ensures a homogeneous look.

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Hang beautiful artworks

You can give your dull bathroom a great punch either with a wall art or a beautiful wall painting. Hang your favorite painting on the focal wall of your bathroom with an accent light over it. Wall art stickers are also great to add an element of interest to a bathroom. They instantly make a bathroom look beautiful and inviting.

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Have stylish faucets and showers

The choice of your bathroom tapware speaks a lot about your personal taste and style, so don’t let it fade. Beautify your bathroom installing faucets and showers that will bring a new sensation to your washroom. Choose designer faucets and showers which are made combining leading-edge water technology with enduring style.

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Choose a unique bathtub

Make your bathroom visually appealing, with a unique bathtub. Your choices are not only limited to ceramic bathtubs. Let your style speak louder with an elegant stone or wood bathtub. Adding a stone bathtub will add a natural appeal to your washroom, whereas soaking into a wooden bathtub will provide you a sense of tranquility.

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Your washbasin and pot should be a masterpiece

Your washbasin and pot should be a masterpiece. A wrong pick can ruin the overall appeal of your bathroom and leave a bad taste and heartache in terms of your personality on people who will probably use your bathroom. So, fill your bathroom with elegance picking a stylish washbasin and toilet pot.

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Put a colorful rug on the floor

Rugs can be an incredible addition to any bathroom. Adorn your bathroom floor putting a colorful rug that can add sophisticated layers and textures to your bathroom space. If you like it to keep it natural, consider putting a felt rug that looks like river cobbles. It is always good to find a rug that matches your bathroom color theme.


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Decorate with elegant bathroom accessories

Towels, cloth hooks, soap, brush towel and toilet paper holders are the accessories that have to be graceful to match your style. Choose all these accessories to be stylish and unique, as they add details to your bathroom décor. Consider buying solid-colored towels, as they energize the space with a colorful appeal.


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 Set multimedia for more fun

Turn your bathroom into a multimedia spa setting multimedia for more fun. If your budget allows, have a waterproof television, otherwise, a Bluetooth speaker is just enough to set a musical mood. Following this idea will make your bathroom the most liked space in your house.

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Decorate with green plants

Bring in some greenery to feel connected to nature. There are lots of plants that do well in bathrooms than in other areas of your home, for the reason they need humidity. Green plants also help in purifying indoor air, so you can use them to improve the air quality of your bathroom. If your space allows, consider growing money plant in corners of your bathroom. You can also set small flower pots on bathroom vanities or next to washbasin.

Bathroom green plants

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Add a monument for a more elegant appeal

Adding a monument will make your bath space look more elegant. It’s not important to buy big sculptures, small antiques can do wonders if chosen intelligently. You can also add a small water feature to add a calming appeal.  

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