Four eye-catching design ideas for your bathroom

When it comes to home decor, your bathroom is a room in which you’ll to go that little bit further when furnishing and decorating the interior of your home.

Your bathroom is a room where you’ll spend many an hour relaxing and contemplating life, whether in the shower, in a nice relaxing bath, or anything else for that matter, yet creating an eye-catching bathroom design that is stylish, yet unique in the process, is much easier said than done. If you’re thinking of redecorating your bathroom, or if you’re creating a new bathroom from scratch and you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few eye-catching design ideas for your bathroom.


1. Oval sinks – Over in the US, oval sinks are incredibly popular, and that trend is now making its way over here to the UK, so you may wish to seriously consider installing a new oval sink in your bathroom. Oval sinks are ideal because they help to people to create interiors similar to those you may expect to find in lake houses or holiday cottages by the sea. What’s more, as the oval shape is smaller than a traditional square or circle, you also get more counter space in the unit surrounding the sink. Granite counters and worktop surroundings work especially well with oval bathroom sinks, so just bear that in mind.


2. Plain walls and decorative floors – Tiled bathroom floors are incredibly popular because not only do they look great, but they’re also practical as they’re quick to dry, and easy to clean. Many people are now opting for tiles in fancy patterns and designs, which, when chosen correctly, really do look great. If you go for tiles with a floral design for example, that can really make your bathroom look warm and inviting. However, if you go with a decorative tiled floor, you should keep your walls plain, and simply paint them with neutral colours. Bright colours, or wall paper even, would clash with the floor and would simply be too much, whereas plain walls and decorative floors really complement each other perfectly. You can hang a mirror or pictures on your wall, but make sure you don’t try to include too many items.


3. Freestanding baths – Freestanding baths are also very popular and with the right decor, they can really give your bathroom a feel of decadence and luxury. For those going for a luxurious Parisian theme, freestanding baths make wonderful centrepieces for bathrooms, especially in larger bathrooms.


4. Use accessories to add colour – For those of you who are looking to add colour to your bathroom, if you’ve gone with neutral colours for the floor and walls, you can add as much or as little colour as you require, by making use of bathroom accessories. Obviously towels are ideal in this instance as they come in all colours and designs, and they can be placed so that they become a focal point of the bathroom, meaning that your eyes will instantly be drawn to them due to their bright and vibrant colours. Wash cloths, curtains, blinds, and pictures and paintings are also great accessories for when it comes to adding a little colour and brightness to your bathroom.