One of the most important rooms in your home is the bathroom. Whether your kids are in there splashing around by day, or you’re soaking with a good book by night, your bathroom is a sacred space. And like all sacred spaces, it should be comfortable and soothing.
If you’re ready for a bathroom upgrade or trying to decide if you’re ready to dabble with some change, these bathroom remodel ideas might just help lead you in the right direction.
Simple Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Shapes, Materials, and Colors
Using shapes and colors can make all the difference in remodeling a bathroom. In fact, altering some of the simple decoration schemes will brighten, sharpen, or significantly enhance the look of your bathroom, often without much expense or work.
Here is our favorite bathroom remodel ideas that focus on colors and shapes at the centers.
Update the Colors
A super easy way to update your bathroom with outdated porcelain colors is using a complementary paint color.
For example, the yellow porcelain of your grandparents’ generation looks crisp and fresh with complementary blues and whites. Olive drab fixtures look glamorous with black and chrome décor, or dark wood and crisp white accents.
A bathroom can go from dreary or boring to bright, crisp, and exciting with a few simple changes. Choose sharp, straight lines, like cubes and squares, triangles, or diamonds. Use one or two key colors as the focus in these designs, and then add bright pops of colors to add points of interest throughout the room.
Geometric patterns on doors, floors, countertops, or cabinets can completely change the atmosphere of the whole place.
One of the classiest upgrades you can give your powder room is going with a monochromatic design. Choose one color that works beautifully with your background color, and go from there. Examples of your richest, classiest rooms include:
- White background with black
- White background with blue
- White background with red
- Black background with teal
- Black background with silver
- Black background with white
- Blue background with silver
- Blue background with white
- Red background with black
- Red background with white
- Burgundy background with tan
You can think more out of the box, too, with this option, and try unique color combinations like teal and chrome, or chocolate and red. Just remember to think through the emotions and senses that colors evoke before finalizing your color choices.
Tile Covered Everything
One of the best upgrades you can do for your bathroom is cover everything in tile. Use complementary colors of tile to create patterns and designs, or just cover everything in the same, simple tile. Use the tile from the floor into the walk-in shower to halfway up the walls of the room.
This upgrade, if done right, not only makes for a beautiful and soothing appearance but makes cleaning so much easier than multiple surface types.
Budget-Friendly Bathroom Remodel Ideas: New Fixtures and Paint
Sometimes you don’t have the money or the time to sacrifice to a complete bathroom remodel. For those times, you don’t have to abandon the idea of upgrades. Instead, think through simple changes that can be made.
For example, if you’ve got a decent vanity cabinet, you can update the colors and materials for an affordable and fairly simple upgrade. Repaint the vanity and change out the fixtures.
If you’re looking for a more modern look, try painting the vanity in black or charcoal, and switching out old fixtures for boxy knobs, or polished chrome bars.
For a more rustic feel, try using wicker or wooden bead drawer pulls, and staining the wood instead of painting it. If the piece is the wrong material to stain, you can always distress the cabinet instead, after giving it a fresh coat of ivory paint.
Elegant Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Add a Chandelier
If you’ve got the space in your home to add a chandelier, you want to do it. This single change could inspire a whole new dynamic for your powder room. Center the entire space around the chandelier, and you’ll have the most pleasurable room in the house.
Be sure to add some framed artwork to enhance the elegance and sophistication of the room, and consider adding a reading nook, sound system, or a stand-alone table for aromatherapy products for your sanctuary.
Your Bathroom, Your Most Frequented Room
There are literally millions of bathroom remodel ideas available online. We’ve listed some of our favorites, that range from the elegant bathroom centered around a classic chandelier, to simple geometric shapes and distinct color choices designed to evoke specific feelings like peace, and comfort.
A few simple changes, like painting the vanity cabinet and changing fixtures, or retiling everything can make all the difference in the look and feel of your most frequented room.
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