The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Decorating a Bathroom

These tips will help you have an organized and practical bathroom.
The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Decorating a Bathroom

Last update: 05 November, 2018

It’s very common to make mistakes when decorating a bathroom. However, having a magazine perfect bathroom isn’t that complicated if you take several design guidelines into consideration. The important thing is to have some aesthetic criteria for a practical and very beautiful bathroom.

Bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in the house. So space is really important. Therefore, when designing the bathroom and including furniture, you need to consider several things to make sure it doesn’t look chaotic.

In today’s article, we’re going to share the most common mistakes people make when decorating a bathroom. With these tips, you’ll make all of your bathrooms pop!

Choosing dark colors in the bathroom

Dark colors tend to make spaces look smaller because they absorb light, even more so if your bathroom isn’t that big. If you don’t have a lot of space, definitely go for lighter colors.

If you take a look at decorating magazines, most bathrooms are always decorated in light tones and have large windows to make them look bigger. This also makes them look cleaner.

However, we can’t hide the fact that using dark colors makes them look elegant. Although that’s true, bathrooms decorated in dark tones will always look dirtier. Any stain or spot will be easier to see and this can make you feel like the room is dirty.

A white bathroom.

Frosted showers screens are history

Frosted shower screens used to be included for more privacy when showering. However, this isn’t popular anymore. Nowadays, people think more about design and practicality. We’ve said goodbye to frosted shower screens because they don’t let a lot of light in, thus making the room look smaller.

If you don’t have a large bathroom, incorporating this type of shower screen isn’t a great idea. It’ll only make the space look smaller and darker. You should choose a clear shower screen. If you decide on a slightly frosted one, make sure it lets some light in.

However, if you incorporate this type of screen, you must be aware of the fact that they can get dirty and show hand and fingerprints.

Clear shower screen.

Covering up light points

This is undoubtedly one of the most common mistakes people make. Covering up light spots is the worst thing you can do to a bathroom. This will make everything else look off and make the space look smaller. And that is actually the thing we must avoid the most!

It’s really important for bathrooms to have at least two light points. One over the sink for our daily tasks and another in the ceiling so that there’s enough light at all times. Also, if you don’t have good natural light, placing both light fixtures in proper spots is essential.

And having good light isn’t enough. We must take into account the fixtures and lamps we install. They have to go well with the bathroom decorations. Therefore, it’s best to choose ones that are discreet and don’t attract that much attention.

A poorly lit bathroom obviously loses all its charm and practicality. There’s no well-decorated bathroom without good lighting.

Bathroom lights.

Misplaced items

This is where we often go wrong. We put things where they shouldn’t go. Mirrors are good examples of this. We make the mistake of not knowing what the best mirror size for our bathroom is and where to put it. Sometimes, we install it too high or too low.

We recommend choosing a large mirror that also reflects light and makes the area look bigger. The larger the dimensions, the bigger the place will look.

If your bathroom is very small, don’t install a big tub because they take up a lot of space. Small showers are the best choice for small bathrooms. They are equally beautiful and practical and also help you save space.

Another big mistake is installing the toilet behind the door. This isn’t the best option because it will be hard to open the door. Our advice is to install it as far as possible from the door for practical purposes.

Bathroom lighting.

With these tips, you’ll have no excuse but to have a picture-perfect bathroom! By following our advice, one of the most important rooms in your house will look amazing and will also be really functional.

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