Altering the look of your bathroom doesn’t always require major remodeling projects; simple cosmetic upgrades such as fresh paint, smart storage solutions and houseplant accents may suffice.
Bathroom decor doesn’t need to be simple: this bathroom features eye-catching pictorial terrarium wallpaper and moody moss-green tongue-and-groove paneling for bold decorating choices that keep its elegance. Polished chrome fixtures add just the right touch of elegance while adding some daring color.
1. Go traditional with polished chrome.
Polished chrome bathroom fixtures have long been considered timeless classics. Even though matte black and brushed nickel have become increasingly popular finishes over time, chrome’s lustrous shine stands the test of time.
Towel rings and rails can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing additions to your bathroom decor. Install them to make grabbing towels from the shower easier for everyone and select styles that coordinate with the finish and decor style of your faucets and fixtures.
Once upon a time, selecting cabinet hardware to perfectly complement a faucet was commonplace; nowadays however, mixing metals can add flair and diversity. Just be sure that warm and cool tones remain balanced when selecting cabinet hardware pieces.
2. Go graphic with white.
Instead of going for traditional bathroom suite, opt for simple white bathroom fittings instead. Complement this choice with towels and accessories in similar hues for a timeless look that won’t fade with time.
Give an all-white scheme an injection of colour with this vibrant green accent piece, complete with natural accessories for an eye-catching yet fresh aesthetic.
If a dark palette feels overwhelming, why not add an atmospheric tonal paint effect like this one to add depth? Use it to create an atmospheric backdrop for deep copper bathtubs and rich bramble wall colours!
3. Go bohemian with a moveable etagere.
Add an eclectic touch to any bathroom without incurring the costs or effort associated with an overhaul by adding a shaker peg rack that displays pretty towels, loofahs or planters for that eclectic touch.
Bohemian bathroom ideas draw upon multiple cultural influences, from Persian rugs and Southwestern wall hangings to baskets to store toiletries – but with careful design these different elements can work harmoniously together. Use baskets as storage bins for an added decorative element!
4. Go industrial with wall-mounted lamps.
Though bathroom accessories may seem like the obvious place to make a statement about design, you can still create individuality without breaking the bank. A patterned bath mat, woven throw rug or wicker waste basket all help add personality and create an individualized aesthetic.
Brushed metal fixtures and accessories can make a statement in their own right, as this scheme by NDRSN demonstrates. Their stylish appearance includes toilet paper holders, towel rings and door handle with their eye-catching brushed finishes that draw the eye while remaining sleek; making for a bathroom with an industrial vibe perfectly offset by the black soaking tub.
5. Go classic with aged bronze.
Bronze finishes are timeless and will stand the test of style trends. They make an elegant statement in both traditional bathrooms with antique pieces as well as modern new construction homes.
Disadvantages: Copper requires more maintenance than other metal finishes and tends to tarnish quickly, necessitating regular inspection.
Satin bronze provides an appealing alternative to copper, with a more subdued hue than oil-rubbed bronze and providing great contrast against light tile walls. Furthermore, this material is more durable and won’t show water spots or fingerprints like copper can. Toledo Geller used satin bronze hardware in this bathroom design by including it.
6. Go bright with gold bronze.
Bronze bathroom accessories add warmth to an otherwise neutral space, and also resist corrosion – perfect for areas such as bathrooms that will be exposed to moisture.
This gold-bronze toilet tissue holder complements traditional faucet designs perfectly, adding just the right touch to elevate any decor without overshadowing it. With its simple rosette design, its elegance adds just the right amount of flair without overwhelming it.
This set of bathroom supplies features a wastebasket, tissue box holder, soap dish and toothbrush holder crafted from mildew-resistant resin with modern dot cutout patterns on a pearly base that won’t show marks easily.
7. Go modern with brushed nickel.
Brushed nickel fixtures feature a subtle silver tone that pairs beautifully with neutral colors such as ivory, light brown or beige. Furthermore, their color complements various hues of blues, purples and greens quite nicely.
Brushed nickel is much more durable than chrome, making it the ideal choice for bathrooms. Plus, its easy cleaning makes it suitable to any design style!
8. Go traditional with polished nickel.
Polished nickel is an ideal way to create a classic bathroom aesthetic, pairing perfectly with darker tile surrounds and providing a striking contrast against white and gray walls.
Brushed nickel is similar to chrome but features a more subdued appearance, offering both modern and vintage styling options like this rustic wood vanity.
Floating shelves provide the perfect place for decorative accessories like extra towels and flowers, soap dispensers, liquid dispensers and tissue boxes to be kept out of sight.
9. Go contemporary with brushed nickel.
Brushed nickel is an exceptionally durable yet cost-effective choice, perfect for most styles of bathroom decor. Easy to maintain, its clean lines blend in nicely.
Sheen-wise, it resembles stainless steel and therefore makes for a great complement in kitchens with stainless-steel appliances. Furthermore, its natural-colored cabinet hardware makes an attractive contrast.
Neutral colors such as ivory, white, light brown and slate complement brushed nickel fixtures beautifully. Shades of blue – including navy and nautical themes – pair nicely with this metal finish as well. Silver accessories such as mirror frames and soap dishes pair nicely too!
10. Go modern with brushed nickel.
Brushed nickel is an adaptable finish that works in both contemporary and traditional bathrooms, hiding water spots and smudges more effectively than chrome or polished brass finishes. Plus, its soft matte surface makes cleaning it much simpler!
Though traditional wisdom dictates matching cabinet hardware with faucet finish, Studio Bright proves that mixed metals can also look stunning. The light silver color of these brushed nickel fixtures works beautifully against neutral schemes as well as purple hues; just ensure to balance all metals to prevent an eclectic effect.