Think back to the last time you remodeled or redecorated your house. Where did you start? What kind of projects did you choose, and how far did you make it? Often the answer is the bedroom or the kitchen. There are plenty of options for these areas of the house, and the market is ripe with furniture in all styles and colors from the perfect bed to the best kitchen counters. But did you stop to think of the bathroom? The bathroom is often the single most neglected room in a home. All your remodeling time and money is thrown at the rest of the house, and the bathroom is lucky to see a new coat of paint, let alone an entire re do of its worn out cabinets. In theory, the bathroom might seem small and insignificant. But in reality its a very important part of your home. When you have visitors, theyre guaranteed to go to the bathroom at least once. You spend hours a day in the bathroom showering, fixing your hair and make up, and giving the kids or the pets a bath.
This room is really one of the central features of your house. You cant live without it, and your guests are guaranteed to catch a glimpse inside, even if they never go near that master bedroom you spend months painting. Take some time to give your bathroom a little tender love and care. Giving it a makeover is a simple process that can cost as much or as little as youd like. So grab a notebook for recording your favorite ideas and lets get started. Theme & Style Before you run out and buy new wallpaper or accessories, take moment to look at your bathroom. Whats working for you? What isnt? Is it too dark to see in the mirror when youre applying make up? Do you need more storage space for all the knick knacks that make their home all over the counters? Decide what functions youd like the bathroom to serve, and what problems need to be fixed.
Then tackle what style or color scheme you want. Bathrooms can be a peaceful plan for relaxation, so a light color is a perfect choice. Bright colors can be added in later for a little zing that will wake you up in the morning. If you want a theme to your bathroom, what theme makes you happy? Do you want a seaside cottage, a romantic retreat or an upbeat bathroom? When you know what youd like, jot down a few ideas and get ready to go shopping. Wallpaper & Tile Start your remodeling project with the walls. Wallpaper and tile are easy to use in the bathroom. Tile holds up especially well against steam and water, which youre sure to have a lot of. Consider tile for part of the room, mainly the area with the tub or shower. You can continue the tile throughout the rest of the room, or create a border around the walls by adding tile only to the bottom half and using wallpaper for the top.
Whites, light blues and greens are nice bathroom colors. They match well with other furniture, and can create an airy seascape right in your own home. Reds and pinks are delightful for a romantic get away, and using two or three colors of tile can add interest to your childs bathroom. Choose darker colors for tile near the bottom, and choose light colored wallpaper for the top. Light colors help open up a room. If you choose to use only wallpaper, use a light solid color, or a light color with simple patterns to help make a small bathroom appear larger. If youre looking for a quick way to brighten up a bathroom, consider hanging pictures on the walls or purchasing vinyl stickers for children to decorative with. They can be taken down and put back up without causing any damage.