One of the most important aspects of good bathroom design is proper scaling. Achieving a balance between the size and shape of objects in your bathroom is crucial to achieving a functional and aesthetically pleasing layout. But let’s face it, it’s not always easy to design a bathroom and unless you hire an interior designer, you have to grapple with figuring out the design aspect of your bathroom by yourself. Even if you hire a bathroom remodeling professional, the final decisions when it comes to layout, materials, and design is still up to you. With proper scaling in mind, the following tips and ideas might come in handy if you are undergoing bathroom remodeling:
Similar Shapes Achieve Cohesiveness
While squares and rectangles are the most common geometric shape one would find in traditional bathrooms, you don’t have to limit yourself to such. You can experiment with all sorts of shapes from circles, hexagonal shapes, and octagons. However, when it comes to achieving cohesiveness in your bathroom design, the most valuable tip to keep in mind is that similarity amongst shapes is one of the best ways to create a cohesive design. So if you’re going for circular mirrors, you can use the same circular shape for other aspects of the bathroom like your tiles, decorative accents, and even for your tub or shower area. It is worth noting, however, that creating some level of contrast can’t hurt. For instance, you don’t always have to choose the same tile patterns for the walls and the floors of your bathroom, just pick two contrasting designs that work well when combined.
Choose a Base Material
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to achieve a cohesive bathroom design is by choosing one main material as the basis for your bathroom’s design. For instance, choosing the same colored tiles for your walls and floors or tiles with the same shape and size can help you achieve a cohesive design much more easily. You can create a bit of contrast with the fixtures, decorative accents, and window treatments if you don’t want your bathroom to look like it was carved out of one single block. It’s much easier to experiment with the decorative aspect of a room if it has a more solid and cohesive base design.
Design is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of bathroom remodeling but with the right ideas, you should be able to pull off a design that is not only superior in terms of aesthetics but also in terms of functionality.