How you style, a bathroom depends on some factors. First, there is the general style of your home. If everything in your home has a classic country sort of feel, having an ocean theme in your bathroom may seem out of place. Second, there’s the concept of the feeling you want to create with the bathroom. For kids, you may choose a fun, cartoon theme; for those who are looking for a relaxing atmosphere, a place where it’s possible to unwind at the end of a long day entirely, peaceful colors like those in a spa would be ideal.
Similarly, the types of colors that you’re like – along with the overall brightness of your bathroom can determine whether you look for brightly colored accessories or those that are muted in color. Finally, there’s your personality or the personality of the person who will be using the bathroom the most.
In general, four styles are commonly used when accessorizing the bathroom – classy, muted, bright and fun.
In a chic bathroom, you may find yourself choosing bath accessories in muted colors, perhaps with a subtle floral tone. Toilet seat covers, towels, bath mats as wall as bath accessories for the counter – a soap dish or soap pump, a toothbrush holder and such – can all be coordinated with the shower curtain. You may start with a shower curtain that is a neutral color like beige with a rose colored embellishment and matches the other bath accessories to the rose shade.
If instead, you were trying to create a muted look in your bathroom, you’re likely to choose soft tones as well, but rather than a floral look, you may choose slightly more modern bath accessories like those that you might find at a spa retreat. Muted shades of green or blue, natural colors that resemble stone or clay are all good base colors for your bathroom. Consider a solid color shower curtain or one that is patchwork – squares of complementary colors. Choose a matching bath rug, bath towels, a toilet seat to match and dull chrome plated bath accessories.
Alternately, if bright, modern colors appeal to you, you’ll find that gorgeous, single colored shower curtains, window dressings, bath towels and shower mats can create a crisp, modern look. From using some different bright, solid colors in your bathroom to choosing the same pieces that feature bright colors in geometric patterns or simple stripes, you’ll find that you can bring the look of your bathroom together, to create a colorful theme even if the items don’t necessarily match.
Using blocks of color can be fun, but for some, it’s just not fun enough. Whether you’re accessorizing the bathroom for kids or just for those who are young at heart, sometimes you just feel playful. You may make a choice to use a bright, aquarium theme for your bathroom – tropical fish on the shower curtain, colored towels with a wave-like geometric pattern, a fish shaped bath mat or even an acrylic toilet seat designed to look like a fish bowl (complete with colorful fish). You might choose dolphins, or even cartoon characters as the central theme for your bathroom.
For example, someone who still carries a fondness for Betty Boop may decide to use the character as a theme for his or her bathroom. A Betty Boop shower curtain and bath accessories set with a toothbrush holder, a trash can, and a soap dish could be used with red or black towels and a red or black bath mat and toilet seat.
Of course, these aren’t the only four styles for a bathroom; whatever your interests are, whatever inspires you, that’s going to be the foundation for decorating your bathroom. Whether you choose colorful flowers, solid colors, muted tones or something altogether different – a clean, modern look using all white for example – it’s the small details that bring it all together. Choosing bath towels that don’t quite fit in with your chosen color scheme, combining an aquarium theme toilet seat with a bamboo shower curtain: these things just don’t create a cohesive look.
Fortunately, it’s easy to find bath accessories that will allow you to bring the whole look together – that is, once you decide what kind of look and feel you are seeking to create.