Bathroom designs have evolved over the years to become more than just a place to bathe, shower, or prepare for the day. They have become a peaceful sanctuary with spa-like qualities. Bathrooms have become a safe haven; a place to unwind, relax, and treat oneself to some quiet time alone. More importantly, bathroom designs has improved a lot making it beautiful, attractive, and elegant.
When designing or remodeling a bathroom, thinking about the room layout and flow of the space is important. Bathrooms are typically one of the smallest rooms in the house. Granted some bathrooms are in fact quite large, in comparison to the rest of the house, the bathroom is usually smaller. Because of the size of the bathroom and because of the room’s importance in a home, functional flow and layout are essential.
For example, where will the bathtub be in relation to the vanity? And where will the shower be in relation to the toilet, etc. How will the design look and will the design be functional and aesthetically pleasing at the same time? These are all important questions designers and homeowners must ask when designing or remodeling their bathrooms. Such questions weren’t thought about years ago, but as the importance of well-designed bathrooms has evolved, these questions now need consideration.
One of the most important focal points in bathroom design is the bathtub. Bathtubs have become beautiful works of art. They provide designers with a perfect canvas for intricate details and décor. The use of mosaic, glass, and marble tile all contribute to the elegant bathtub design settings seen in bathrooms across the world. Such designs range from extremely elaborate to fairly simple. However one element remains the same; the bathtub will always be a focal point in bathroom both aesthetics and functionality.
The second element that has become extremely pivotal in a good bathroom design is the bathroom vanity. The vanity serves several purposes. Bathroom vanity design must contain enough storage for bathroom necessities while at the same time serving as a place to wash hands, apply make-up, and prepare for the day. As the design of bathrooms have evolved, bathroom vanities must also be aesthetically pleasing and contribute to the overall harmony of the space. The vanity in the above picture for example, is a gorgeous rich chocolate brown which coordinates beautifully with the dark marble encasing the bathtub. It is truly a beautiful piece which adds interest, depth and elegance to the space.
Lastly, it is important to note, that bathrooms have become an additional space to showcase personal style in terms of accent pieces. Home décor items such as accent mirrors, candlesticks and beautiful vases can be displayed throughout the space depending upon how much room there is. Coordinating bath and hand towels in similar colors, as well as candles and wall art can all be displayed in the bathroom. Such pieces provide designers and homeowners the opportunity to express their personal style and interests within a space.