Adjustable lighting will create a multifunctional bathroom: When a space is limited to only one function it can feel smaller than it is. For example if you only have one overhead light in the bathroom you will find only utilitarian tasks to occupy your time and then leave. Add a dimmer switch to that same lighting fixture and now you can get ready for work in the morning and in the evening relax in the tub or shower. Your small bathroom just got a lot larger!
Dark colors will make the room feel smaller and lighter colors will make the room feel larger. If you have the luxury of having natural light pour into your bathroom it will feel much bigger. Mimic the feeling of natural light with neutral and sunny tones that feel warm and inviting. Change your light bulbs to ones that emit a warmer glow. Light bulbs play a huge role in how you see yourself in the mirror. You will hate using the bathroom if you hate how you look in the mirror!
Take the time to consider how you can include touches like these into your guest bathroom. Even one or two should be enough to stop the room from feeling purely functional and help transform it into something special.
You don’t have to be as bold in your designs to go as far as the hypnotic mosaic pattern pictured below but patterned tiles are in for 2014 especially mosaics. If you can add a retro flare that’ll be an added bonus but make sure it’s done right so it doesn’t look tacky or quickly dated as is the tendency for many of these designs to fall victim to.
Use mirrors to reflect light and add space: Vanity mirrors can take up the entire wall or hang in decorative frames to resemble artwork. When using mirrors in bathrooms consider the subject that will be reflected. Mirrors across from a window will reflect light and scenery while a mirror across from a bathroom linen closet may not give you the impact you were looking for. Mirrors also come in etched versions to add visual interest.
More of a rarity at this time but when done right they look breathtaking. Take the example below by Siol it’s simply stunning adding vibrancy and tangible life to the bathroom which would be difficult to achieve in any other way. The main concern people may have regarding living walls is the watering of them. I’m not an expert on the finer details of them however I do know there are watering systems for potted plants which automatically water based on time or moisture level of the soil.