Focus your bathroom remodel on a striking visual statement
There is nothing more inviting than a luxurious, well-appointed bathroom, but no matter how ambitious the remodel, there are unique challenges that come with every project. One way to approach a project is by defining the space through singular choices that will move an everyday interior into a space to remember: an extraordinary marble vanity, exquisite lighting fixture, classic vessel sink or deep soaking tub — pivotal pieces can set the stage upon which all else revolves.
Here are some approaches to help make your dream space a reality.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Once you’ve decided on that one stand-alone piece, it’s time to draw in all the secondary players to complete the interior and fit your particular style. What do you want to visually highlight or contrast to bring the design center stage? Is it a particular color or family of colors that are more welcoming than others? Are there certain textures that naturally appeal to you — smooth and polished, or organic and irregular to the touch? Do you prefer classic design elements or those with a modern edge?
Innovations in the bathroom have revolutionized what’s possible. Large bathrooms have the space to create inspired retreats, from scene-stealing free-standing bathtubs to spacious glass-enclosed, walk-in showers equipped with multiple showerheads.
Another stylish alternative is the vessel sink. Make a grand statement by pairing them or as a singular statement in a smaller space to beautify any bathroom. Choose from designs handcrafted from glass, carved from stone or cast from bronze and other metals.
One of the latest designs is the KALLISTA Myam Decorative Vessel. Crafted from solid bronze, the Myam Vessel has an interior of satin bronze, polished bronze or white satin bronze, contrasted by a textured eggshell exterior of matte black or matte white. The Myam is just one example of how a vessel sink can visually impact your interior in a significant way.
Neutrals remain a confident, versatile choice, allowing you to layer varying shades to create depth and weave in pops of color to add visual excitement. If selecting a vibrant color, highly veined marble or elaborate detailed flooring allow it to play a larger role within your interior design. Mix in metals or other neutrals to complement and support those key design elements.
Texture also adds character and personality to a room. Fixtures featuring hand-rubbed, multi-layered finishes create warmth, highly-figured marble and stone add dimension and irregular patterns only nature can provide, while natural wood lends an organic component to the interior.
KNOW ROOM LIMITATIONS
If you have a small room to work with, don’t overwhelm the eye with too many elements. Keep lines clean and simple, and let the one signature piece command without competition from other design elements.
If there’s limited natural lighting, consider adding mirrored effects to enhance the lighting within the room. Antiqued mirrored cabinet finishes and wall tiles such as innovative designs by Robern and ANN SACKS reflect light within the room, adding dimensional depth and glamorous sophistication.
For high ceiling rooms, a traditional or modern chandelier can center and balance a room while adding dramatic flair. For lower ceilings, decorative flushmount ceiling lights or wall-mounted sconces provide a beautiful addition. Switch out lightbulbs for vintage Edison-inspired bulbs and completely change the character of a light fixture, adding charm by giving the lighting design an acquired feel.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.