Interior design

5 tips on how to ace your Bathroom interior design

Washroom interiors are one of least bothered about zones of any house. People prefer having their walls all tiled up till the top, flooring that looks a little old school and ceiling? That’s probably ignored most of the times! But did you know? An aesthetically pleasing washroom design can create a positive psychological effect on your mind and can help you relax after a tiring day. So, here are a few tips on how you can create a simple bathroom design where you can wash all your stress away comfortably!  

1.Change or no change?

A typical apartment bathroom layout
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Re-arranging your WCs bathing area and washbasin involves various criteria such as altering the electrical layout, plumbing layout and planning out proper ventilation for your bathroom. So if the current arrangement works fine for you then I’d suggest, don’t change it! This will not only save you from burning a hole in your pocket but also from the unnecessary fuss of construction.

2. Choose the perfect style!

A contemporary Washroom design
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Though powder room might seem like a small space but there’s a lot of room to play around with. Choosing the right style will help you narrow down choices for all the fixtures and fittings for your bathroom interiors. Some of the options that you can choose from are European classical, vintage, modern, minimalistic, rustic, and contemporary bathrooms etc. You can always mix and match different styles and create the one that suits your taste buds.

3. All about the walls

Wall design showing a mix of tile and textured wall paint.
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Walls are one of the most important features when it comes to redecorating your powder rooms. This is because all of the fixtures and elements are going to be fixed into these walls. So you must choose the right kind of material which complements the fixtures and elements on it. You can choose materials as per your style. Some options that you might want to consider are cladding, Texture paint, Exposed brickwork, Exposed concrete, wallpapers or you can even choose simple paint but in bright colors.

4. Fixtures

Once you’ve chosen your style, picking out fixtures will not be that difficult. There are a lot of options for you to choose from for each and every fixture in your washroom:

Wall hung basin counter with shower unit
  • WCs: they come in various shapes and sizes some prefer having a floor standing commode while some prefer wall hung. You also have a choice in cisterns, if you want to have a concealed cistern or an exposed one which is usually attached to your WC.
  • Washbasin: you can try a lot of variations with your washbasin design. Three factors that you should consider are the washbasin counter, the basin itself and the under counter. If you are a little short on space then you can have a wall hung counter with an inbuilt basin without storage underneath. But if you have ample amount of space for your washbasin cabinet design then you can have a large counter with over top basin and huge storage underneath.
  • Bathing area: For small areas, you can simply add on a glass partition. But if you are a little tight on budget you can add on transparent rubber curtains as a partition. If there is no space restriction for you then you can have a designer bath installed with a bathtub or a separate shower unit.

5. Accessorize

Accessorized minimalistic bathroom
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This is the part where you can give your powder room, your personal touch. You can add a large mirror over the counter or place it on the wall behind the counter, you can also try putting up some art on the walls, provide little luxuries like finely milled soaps and rich lotion for guests to use and place them either on the basin counter or on a small side table separately. Other essentials like hand towels, soap dispenser and toilet tissue should be in plain sight. One other important feature that can change the entire vibe of your bathroom is adding some lights and a touch of green. You can add dimmers, light a wonderful candle, hang some pendant lights over the counter, place some bracket lights next to your mirror and add some small potted plants beside your washbasin counter.

Apart from the above-listed bathroom design ideas, you can always try mixing up your creativity with different styles until you find the perfect one!