Due to frequent use and the resulting wear and tear, bathrooms tend to start breaking down after about 20 years, whether that’s a perpetually leaky faucet or crumbling grout or chipping tiles (or all three). On average, bathroom remodels cost $16,724, so your design should be both intentional and strategic in order to secure a high return on investment, as well as to create a functional space. That said, bathrooms are typically small, enclosed rooms so they are also a place in your home where you can play around a little bit with color and texture.
Whether you’re looking to redecorate your entire bathroom or just want to update your style with an eye-catching piece, we have plenty of bathroom mirror ideas to get you inspired.
A highly modern marble bathroom design can showcase a very inspiring combination of horizontally-veined marble. The Marmara White marble (or Marmara Equator) is an unique type of marble featuring dark colored parallel veins and looks exquisite in a modern bathroom like the example above. You can make your home look and feel like a luxury hotel by emphasizing its elegance with marble.
Then there is the all-marble bathroom design a spacious place where privacy is highly valued, like in this Seacombe Grove House by b.e architecture. A skylight ensures natural light floods the bathtub while the marble seems to capture a still moment of sophistication. The oversized bathroom mirror ensures the space is well lit and there is plenty of room to admire yourself in the privacy of a stunning modern bathroom.
If budget isn’t a factor, then all-over tile can be an interesting way to merge durability and easy cleaning with style. Vary the color, shape, pattern, size and texture of tiles by using different materials on the floors, on the walls and in the shower. Using all-over tile is a good way to make a small space brighter, as the tile will reflect light.
Why are towels such a great choice when it comes to adding color: they’re available in every shade imaginable, are relatively inexpensive and super easy to swap out if you change your mind.
One of the 2014 trends for bathroom design is the use of marble and onyx slabs to create glamorous private spaces. Take as example this Harlem apartment’s bathroom imagined by designer Nicki Clendening. By mixing a killer-looking marble with inexpensive craft paper to decorate, the designer introduced an inspiring eclectic style.
You could allow tile to make a statement and cover all four walls, or use it to create pseudo-wainscoting and paint the top half of the wall the color of your choice. Here are five general bathroom tile ideas to apply to your space.
Don’t want to tear up the walls? Find new ways to add cubbies to your small bathroom, by adding a shelf, wall mounting a floating cubby shelf or choosing a cabinet with open shelves to store extra items, like the bathroom below. Mirrors do an incredible job at creating the illusion of more space. Want to add more space to your small bathroom design? Then add more mirrors, like the inspiration images above.
If the idea of adding color to the entire room seems a bit too much for your tastes, try doing just one. The key here is to pick the right wall to be your showpiece you want one with a strong focal point or the one that’s directly across from the door.
A simple mirror can get a glamorous update with the addition of backlighting. You can purchase mirrors with built-in lights, or add them yourself to the mirror of your choosing. Illuminated mirrors are ideal for applying makeup and seeing your face in a detailed (but flattering) way. They’re great for bathrooms with low natural light. Just be sure that your lighting is soft, not harsh or fluorescent.
When thinking of bathroom decorating ideas for art, think beyond a canvas print. A wall gallery of favorite objects like starfish or baskets can be another way to decorate your bathroom walls.
Richly-veined marble in the bathroom can split the space like an artistic statement. By adding warm wooden cabinets, this effect is diluted into a warm and inviting feeling. The zebra art on the wall gives the space a wild feel, while the overall vibe is immersed in bright natural light. You’ll be surprised to see how many stunning details can be found in the luxurious penthouse this bathroom belongs to.
One of our favorite bathroom mirror ideas is choosing an unconventional shape is an easy and effective way to make a statement in any size or style bathroom. Many vintage styles offer interesting shapes and intricate designs. It’s the perfect way to add a statement piece to your bathroom without adding unnecessary accessories that clutter the room.