What Every Elegant Bathroom Needs

Posted by Megan Keisling on Sep 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM

    

Your bathroom is an important part of your home. It's one of the first rooms {besides your bedroom} that you see soon after waking and one of the last ones you see before going to bed. It should feel relaxing and refreshing. A place where you can go to get pampered and rejuvenated.

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Because of its importance, this space should feel like an elegant, soothing retreat. If you are looking to transform your bathroom into a space you can enjoy instead of a space you dread spending time in, here are just a few things that every elegant bathroom needs.

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Appropriate Lighting

Using the appropriate lighting in any space can make a huge difference but nowhere more than in a bathroom. Many tasks are performed in a bathroom like makeup application, hair styling, etc. so it's important to choose the right task lighting that will provide ample light. Stick to sconces for your bathroom, as they not only add visual interest but are also ideal for makeup application and shaving. The style and size of sconce you choose can add a very regal and classic look to the overall space as well.

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Functional Storage

There are many things you need to keep stored in your bathroom, including hygiene products, bath towels, washcloths, hair dryers, etc. With all the little odds and ends you need to keep tucked away, it's important to create functional storage areas in your bathroom. Whether it's a linen closet, armoire or baskets under the sink, create functional storage areas where bathroom essentials can be kept out of sight.

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Soothing Color Palette

Choosing the right color palette can have a huge impact on how a space feels. We've talked before about how to choose the right bathroom paint colors. How you want the space to feel will largely affect your choice of colors, but for a spa/sanctuary feel, choose lighter more neutral colors that have a calming effect. Neutral colors tend to be more soothing and also allow the perfect backdrop for colorful and elegant accessories.

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Beautiful Accessories

Speaking of accessories, the right accessories can really transform a space. Not only are they a great way to incorporate your own personal style and a wonderful way to infuse your personality into a room, but they can also really transform the look and feel of any room. Choosing accessories with clean lines, beautiful detailing and stylish finishes can turn a boring, lifeless room into a truly spectacular space full of life and color.

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Flowers

And last but not least, adding a floral touch to your bathroom can make it feel fresh and inviting. Whether it's your favorite flower or a beautiful botanical reproduction, adding a floral arrangement not only gives a pop of color but also some needed greenery. Flowers also add a personal touch that can make guests feel welcome or liven up your own personal bathroom space.

For additional ways to create an elegant bathroom, be sure to check out these tips for how to choose the best bathroom paint colors and download these tips from our design team on how to select the proper lighting.

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Photos by: Rachael Boling

Topics: tips, interior design

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