Looking for an easy way to inject a little energy and style into your home? Start with the bathroom! It’s a fact that everyone from family, friends and dinner guests to the occasional maintenance man will be spending at least a little time in there, so a simple refresh can be very effective. Start your home improvement, large or small, here for maximum impact.
A bathroom is a small space packed with lots of stuff, so it’s best to have everything match. A larger room can handle multiple color schemes or design styles, but a bathroom that’s too mixed and matched can end up looking cluttered. Think about your commode holistically, and consider buying everything together.
Hayneedle.com is a great place to find everything home-related — you’ll be able to buy everything from large furniture pieces to small accessories without ever leaving the site. Here’s a look at the latest in fashionable bathrooms.
The Big Stuff
In the bathroom, everything revolves around the vanity — it’s what sets the tone for the room. This one has clean, modern angles and a simple color profile in rich, dark woods and bright white or stark black granite. The sharply rectangular drawer pulls are satin nickel, a versatile finish that’ll leave you lots of options for the rest of your hardware.
Here, the vanity is finished with a gracefully curved transitional brass faucet from American Standard, and is paired with a matching wall mirror. For a vanity light, you can choose a trendy oil-rubbed bronze finish that matches the dark wood of the cabinet, or you could go with a satin nickel finish that matches the vanity hardware.
There’s no need to be fancy when it comes to the toilet, but there’s no excuse for cutting corners, either. Go for a clean, high-quality classic like the Toto Drake Elongated Bowl Toilet in white. Its low-water use is eco-friendly, too.
Accessories & Hardware
If you can’t replace or rebuild your shower, you can still add some creature comforts that make a big difference. This modern, Eastern-inspired shower bench from Hayneedle.com provides a relaxing, spa-like experience. A hotel-style towel bar and rack also adds a bit of unexpected luxury. Choose oil-rubbed bronze or satin nickel to match the vanity light and the other bathroom pieces you’ve already chosen.
Whether you’ve got a brand-new vanity or an old one you’d like to renew, drawer pulls are a stylish place to start. The hottest finishes are available in an almost infinite number of styles, including oil-rubbed bronze, champagne and classic silver.
The bathroom won’t feel improved unless you do, too. Revamp your linens and comfy things to make your space feel truly new. This is an area where you don’t want to skimp — rich, thickTurkish cotton should do the trick. Match your new additions to the accent color in your bathroom, and they’ll look great on that hotel towel rack.
Tie It All Together
The bathroom doesn’t have to be all tile! If you’ve got the space, consider a fashionable rug to add a pop of color and personality. This modern geometric pattern uses gray, yellow and white in a
Whether you’re able to do a complete overhaul, or you’re simply on the hunt for little touches that goes a long way, start with the bathroom. Visit Hayneedle.com for solutions for everywhere inside and outside of your home.
By John Rost for Hayneedle.com
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