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.
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!
The key to using gold in a modern context is to focus on cutting-edge shapes. Look for items like waterfall faucets and minimalist shower controls in this finish. Also remember that when it comes to gold less is more. Use it as an accent in your design rather than a main component.
One of the easiest ways to create a modern look in your bathroom is by largely sticking to a monochromatic color scheme. This classic combo looks sleek and sophisticated and never goes out of style.
Go big and bright. Create the illusion of extra space through large back lit cabinet mirrors and if you’re feeling especially gallant you could even go as far as zebra print on the bathtub (below).
Install brighter lights to avoid dark areas: In some bathrooms the lighting is sufficient for looking in the mirror but other parts of the bathroom cast shadows. To eliminate dark corners of your bathroom install brighter bulbs. Consider switching to CFL light bulbs to save money on energy consumption and they emit a whiter brighter light.