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Eclectic Bathroom Design
If you’re a bit tired of all-white bathrooms that don’t spark any joy or relaxation, don’t worry. You can have a perfectly practical yet interesting and unique bathroom with a few eclectic design tricks. Take a look.
Watch Out with Colors
Colors are an important part of any space and they can really make or break your décor. While you can’t just throw a few colors together and call it eclectic, you can achieve a thoughtful contrast with some mismatching. Start planning your color palette by looking at your decoration. Is there are color in your design that you particularly like? Do your décor items match it? Keep in mind that you don’t have to go all-in with ten different shades! Usually, three to four colors are more than enough.
Be Varied with Textures
Probably the best thing about eclectic design is that it gives you all the freedom you want to play with materials and textures. So, don’t hesitate to go really big by mixing wood and concrete, soft and hard materials and matte and shiny finishes. Some things can be brand new while some can be repurposed and reclaimed. For instance, you can place an old, beat up wooden chair next to your brand new bathtub. Or combine a metal-framed mirror with a wooden vanity. Break up your walls with interesting shelving of different styles, levels and colors. Grab a fluffy area rug and place it on your concrete floors. All in all, don’t hesitate to mix and match and your final result will certainly be unique and lovely!
Add a Few Practical Yet Whimsical Elements
You want to be able to use your space without any issues, so make sure to provide your bathroom with a practical yet interesting shower. What’s really popular today are ceiling-mount showerheads that provide not only interest but also give you that super relaxing shower experience — you’ll feel like you’re in a rainforest in the light summer rain even though you’re actually in the middle of New York or Sydney! Accompany it with a circular shower enclosure and you’ll have a perfect combo of practicality and style. Sure, an eclectic bathroom doesn’t need to be perfectly designed, however, there are things that require perfection like your plumbing. If you need some help with your blocked drains, don’t hesitate to call experts that will handle everything that stands between you and your perfectly eclectic bathroom!
Add Some Plants to the Mix
If you’re used to seeing plants in the living room or bedroom, why not mix things up and introduce a few planters in your bathroom? Today, you can never have too much greenery! So, grab an interesting plant container and choose a plant that will thrive in humid and darker environments. For instance, types like bamboo, aloe vera and snake plant love these low-light, high-humidity places and will fill your space with not only some extra interest but also fresh oxygen!
Accessories Add the Personality
Accessories are what make an eclectic space shine! True eclectic items can’t really be purchased at IKEA, so make sure to hit yard sales, antique stores and even your grandma’s house and borrow some interesting things. If you have some family heirlooms or inside jokes that run in your family, those items will work perfectly. Think something cute, thoughtful and a bit kooky — a Buddha statue you got from your trip to Vietnam next to a novelty rubber ducky seems about right! Or opt for a glamorous glitter or other decorative shower curtain surrounded by wooden accessories.[Asia Blossom self-adhesive, repositionable, removable even reusable high-quality wallcovering.]
Achieving a coherent eclectic bathroom might seem like an easy task, but it really does need a bit of planning. If you make sure everything is in working condition and if you’ve include items that are dear to your heart and that convey your personality, you’ll definitely love your eccentric space!
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