With kitchens and bedrooms to design, the bathroom is often relegated to white tiling and bare-bones design. Which, don't get us wrong, can be lovely. You want your bathroom to be stress-free and soothing. Soothing, however, doesn't have to mean boring. These design ideas will help you think out of the traditional washroom.
Let the Orange In
We support the traditional grays and whites of bathroom decor, but why not enliven the place with a pop of color? Even something as simple as an orange trim along shelving will add flavor to your water closet.
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The bathroom holds our most essential objects, and it's important to keep them within reach. Keep toiletries and cosmetics in sight and in vogue with these cute cubbyholes affixed to the wall.
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Many bathrooms opt for a monochromatic scheme. Well, a monochromatic white scheme. One, unifying color will lend the room a sense of ease, but that color doesn't have to be white. The bathroom in Martha's Skylands home opts for a pale pink.
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Lend your mirror a little fancy with this easy flea market project. Find a vintage platter and affix a mirror to the center -- hang from the wall with a ribbon for a final flourish.
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Presented against a clean, white background, exposed plumbing can prevent a bathroom from looking overly hygienic.
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Keep your bathtub reading high and dry with a discreet table near the tub -- glass of champagne optional.
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Skip classic tiling in favor of stone tiles, which evoke a nautical water closet.
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Exposed baskets are an easy way to display necessities like fresh towels. Use them in place of bathroom cabinets under the vanity.
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This Venetian mirror at Martha's guest house in Skylands adds a charming touch.
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Shower curtains and other bathroom accessories are easy opportunities to give the bathroom a little more oomph. A color-blocked curtain adds visual flair to a traditional all-white bathroom.
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Make all your bathing experieces, luxurious moments of pampering.