Bathroom Design / October 21, 2018 / Nia Dozier.
I have found that decorating the bathroom is one of the more enjoyable chores of moving into a home. To have the ability to make a mark on your home and establish your ownership is one of the more common desires of humanity. Whether or not it's entirely spic and span at all times is less important than whether it looks nice.
The good news is that having a tastefully decorated and designed bathroom can help significantly increase the resale value of your home (ladies, keep reminding your husbands of that as you take more money to invest in the bathroom decorating budget). The even better news is that it is becoming more and more affordable each year. With Home Depot, Lowe's, and Menards stores cropping up all over the place and offering Do-it-yourself workshops, it is becoming more and more common for these projects once saved for professionals and costing significant time and dollar investments, to grow weekend projects for the average working man or woman. I am also happy to see more and more women empowering themselves and taking up the grout trowel and paintbrush in pursuit of a more pleasing overall living space.
You want to set a tone for your bathroom when decorating. I kind of joke that there are three bathroom tones; one aimed at those who take early morning showers to wake themselves. These bathrooms should be vibrant and lively with bold, bright colors, vivid artwork, and fluorescent lighting. My second tone would be the functional family bath. This room would lend itself to fingerprint proof painting on the walls, bright, family-friendly colors, fluorescent lighting (so children can see the clothes they inevitably leave behind), and larger cabinets for storing necessities. My tone is for a relaxing room that lends itself to long soaks with lots of bubbles. For this room, you want candles, relaxing colors, and subtle lighting and artwork.
Whatever your family's style of decorating would be there are so many items that can help make your statement. See what suggestions they have. Research on the web and compare prices. If there is a style, you like in the pottery barn catalog see if you can find something similar at a discount store. It's quite common to find something similar for less that will have the same 'feel' in the room but a much more excellent feel in the checkbook. Another thing I recommend is watching the home decorating shows on television. They have some incredible advice on budgeting and decorating.
One important thing to remember when decorating your bathroom is that you are investing in the value of your home. If it just a fresh coat of paint and changing a light fixture the return on your investment in increasing the overall cost of your home is worth the elbow grease.