Everyone wants a functional bathroom, but décor is important, as well. When your bathroom is attractive and up-to-date it increases the value of your home and enhances the aesthetic appeal of this much-used room. No matter how large or small your budget is, you should consider making a bathroom remodel project one of your 2016 goals.
To please both yourself and potential future buyers, the bathroom should have a timeless and tasteful appearance, even when you use the latest design ideas.
Choosing a Theme-
Home-improvement experts offering helpful tips often say that your first step when creating a new bathroom décor is deciding on a theme. You can choose from among traditional, modern, abstract, Victorian, eco-friendly or eclectic patterns and styles.
When selecting a theme, you should consider the home’s interior design so that your bathroom will blend with and complement the overall style of your dwelling. Unless you plan to completely replace the bathroom, take careful inventory of which items can be re-purposed to blend with the new motif.
Paint or Paper Walls-
Some homeowners may hesitate regarding the use of wallpaper in a bathroom. However, modern wallpaper made especially for bathrooms is far superior to that available even a decade ago. Therefore, you need not worry about peeling paper or discoloration if you choose to use wallpaper for your remodeling project. Alternatively the ceiling and walls can be painted a solid color, and stencils can be used in a brighter shade to design patterns of your choice over doorways or other areas. Wall decals and stenciling are predicted to be two of the top remodeling trends for bathrooms in 2016.
Lights and Fixtures-
Once the bathroom is transformed with new wallpaper or a coat of paint, you should consider lighting and fixtures. Chrome fixtures set off almost any décor and have a timeless appearance. Similarly, trendy bright-colored fixtures are a good choice if you prefer modern or abstract décor. If your bathroom is large, consider an elegant, overhead chandelier. For small bathrooms, wall sconces or fluorescent lights are great choices. Placing a mirror on a wall opposite a window is a terrific way to reflect natural light.
Bathroom remodel options are limited only by your imagination, and regardless of what renovations you have in mind, a well planned project of this type will add beauty and value to your home.