Bathroom Decor for Ease of Use
The function should be at the top of your list when decorating your bathroom. No matter how pretty the tile is or how well you applied the decor elements and principles, if space doesn’t serve your needs then you’ve just wasted your time and money. So you may be wondering, how can you make your washroom functional, without compromising on aesthetics? How do you get it right and what should you avoid when thinking of your remodeled bath? Efficiency is just as important as comfort. Use these tips to plan a functional and beautiful bathroom.
Define the Purpose of the Room
Most rooms have multiple purposes but more than likely your bath has one overriding function such as a one or two-person early morning pit stop on the way out the door or perhaps it serves as a lavish home spa to relax in…. The take away here is you mustn’t get caught up in the “pretty spur of the moment fads that come and go with the seasons” and lose sight of the rooms’ major function as you develop your plan for the décor. Not to mention a functional bathroom should be a well-planned space any way that is easy to clean whether it is for the early morning rush or for a private prolonged soak
Put in what is Essential
You need to look at each and every element in your bathroom and how it interacts with the available space. Would a shower be more practical than a tub if no one takes a bath? Do any of your fixtures take up more space than necessary? In order to maximize a small grooming area, there are a few things you could do to help such as reducing clutter. For instance, you can replace your vanity with a pedestal or corner sink. Even that big old water-guzzling toilet can be switched out with a more sleek and modern water-saving model.
Beauty versus Purpose
A well-designed space brings these two elements together and elicits great feelings. With so many choices on the market these days the home remodeler does not have to limit their fixtures to bland boring furnishings. Just because the functionality is a priority doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful as well, the two can still go hand in hand. Manufacturers today produce quality crafted, and beautifully designed bathroom faucets, drains, and shower systems that are not only gorgeous but you know you can depend on them to be both practical and add beauty to space as well.
Using the Principles of Design
A general understanding and use of the elements and principles of design is what ultimately will make or break a room, not a person who tries to create a beautiful interior by a happy accident. Ask any seasoned interior designer and they will tell you function should always come before form. Combining practicability and visual harmony is possible and not so difficult to achieve if you ask yourself as you plan if each element is necessary and how it is helping you use the facility? Once this has been worked out then you can add the “prettying touches” to create warmth and comfort, with style and luxury in mind.