When it comes to bathrooms, function and style must go hand-in-hand. You want a space that wows but also serves your needs. The right accessories pull together an elegant, coordinated look while optimizing organization and comfort.
After remodeling three bathrooms in my own home with bathroom accessories, I’ve become a seasoned pro at accessorizing. Here are my top tips for choosing pieces that take your bathroom from bland to beautiful:
Set the Scene with Decor
Before making any big purchases, envision your dream bathroom vibe – modern, farmhouse, minimalist, etc. Decor sets the scene, so focus on art, textiles, and greenery to establish your theme. Once the backdrop comes together, select fixtures and accessories to match.
Display framed nature photos for an earthy spa appeal. Sprinkle in metallic accents and sculptural elements for a glam feel. Go bold with colorful textiles for a playful yet chic style. Decor marries form with function.
Seek Cohesive Colors and Finishes
Avoid clashing hues and materials. Limit color schemes to 1-3 complementary hues. Keep finishes cohesive – all chrome, all bronze, all black.
Distressed mirrors pair well with earthy wood shelving, while sleek containers suit modern wallpaper. Ensure everything flows for a polished magazine-worthy bathroom.
Account for Symmetry and Balance
Your accessories should distribute visual weight evenly across the room. Symmetrical arrangements, like twin sconces flanking a mirror, feel harmonious and ground the space.
Alternating large and small items prevents uneven cluttering. Maintain symmetry in scale, position, and colors. It creates equilibrium and flow.
Maximize Storage Solutions
Between beauty products, medications, linens and cleaning essentials, bathrooms require ample, organized storage. Tailor storage to fit your specific needs.
Upgrade builder-basic vanities with custom inserts, trays, and inner drawer compartments. Utilize wall space with shelving and medicine cabinets. Minimize clutter in style.
Size Matters – Select Scaled Fixtures
Accent pieces should suit the room dimensions. Overscaled fixtures overwhelm, while undersized looks out of place.
Measuring your unique square footage helps determine ideal sizing for cabinetry, mirrors, artwork, and more. Allow breathing room – tight quarters still require balance.
Given limited bath space, make every item earn its place. Seek 2-in-1 pieces like storage ottomans, vanity stools, and mirrored medicine cabinets that maximize functionality.
Even the smallest baths have potential with smart multitaskers. A rolling caddy houses all grooming supplies in one slim profile. You better find the right table accessories at VidaXL.
Splurge on Quality Materials
Humidity and frequent use means your bathroom gets more wear and tear. Lifelong durability should trump low cost.
Invest in waterproof, moisture-resistant solid wood, metals, and ceramics. Skip particleboard, plastic, and thin surfaces prone to warping. Quality withstands damage.
Don’t Overlook Lighting Layers
Effective bathroom lighting combines general illumination with task lighting. Install overhead fixtures, vanity strip lighting, and accent lamps in one cohesive scheme.
Varying the light warmth, positioning, and brightness creates a flattering ambience. Place fixtures to avoid shadows and maximize visibility.
Remember – Form Meets Function
Though beautiful materials and artistry matter, a bathroom should ultimately serve practical needs. Ensure your lovely accents are highly functional in everyday life.
Pretty but flimsy towel bars won’t cut it. The stylish stool you select better hold weight. Mix eye candy with real-world utility.
By keeping these principles in mind as you shop, you’re sure to craft a magazine-worthy bathroom that exceeds expectations. Don’t settle for boring and basic ever again! With careful curation, awaken your inner interior designer.