Bathroom Planning And Decorating

There are many styles of bathrooms to choose from today. You’re not limited to the standard white-on-white bathroom. Your options are many, including types of sinks from glass, marble, granite or ceramic free-standing bowls to claw tubs and modern showers. In most cases, your budget will determine which you’ll select for your bathroom.

Choosing Cabinets

The cabinets you select will not only set the style for your room, but will also provide storage options for all that you expect to have in your bathroom. Even stock cabinets from a home improvement center come in many colors, styles, and materials. If you have a more generous budget, you’ll be able to select custom cabinets with complementary moldings. Style and colors are completely up to you.

Bathroom Flooring

Flooring in the bath is traditionally tile, whether ceramic, marble, granite, or terra cotta. What you choose will be determined both by what look you want and how much your budget allows for this choice. It’s a good idea to stay away from carpet in the bathroom, water damage can ruin it, as well as create mold. If you like the comfort of carpet think about adding a couple floor rugs. Some bathroom flooring has heat coils installed under it, so that when you step out of the shower on a chilly morning, you stay warm. What a luxury!


Lighting in a bathroom must be functional, but it can also be beautiful and mood-setting. For make-up application and shaving you’ll want bright light. If you love to take a relaxing soak in a hot tub, you’ll want to be sure you can dim the lights! Also, you can get bathroom lights with a fan. Fans are important to draw out moisture and prevent mold from growing. Here is a quick article on ¬†venting.


The faucets on the sink, tub, shower, and toilet, as well as the handles and pulls on the cabinets will serve as the jewelry for the room and should be chosen with great care. Whether you select traditional polished chrome or the newer styles of brushed nickel or antiqued bronze, these items will be the finishing touch on a major transformation. It’s a good idea to go with the same theme throughtout.

Bathroom Colors

Choose colors that go with you theme and style you are trying to create. You can use backsplashes, tile, wall paint, wall accents, and wallpaper to create a beautiful theme in your bathroom. Don’t be afraid to use bold colors either. Bold colors in your washroom can make a striking design.

Showers and Sinks

You can decide to keep your existing showers, sinks, tubs and toliets. You can also have them refurbished. Or you can by brand new items. This is completely up to you and your budget. Decide on how much you want to spend on your bathroom and then make a good plan of action.

Decorating the bathroom, whether it means a fresh coat of paint or a total remodel or something in between, can be a fun and rewarding project. Plan well and be patient, and you?ll love the results. Use the resources here to help you make the choices. For more helpful ideas on bathrooms check our article: