If you want to add splashes of colour to your bathroom without the hassle of opening a tin of paint, it’s possible to do so with a few lush plants, some stylish ornaments and decorative soft furnishings.
Only certain types of houseplants thrive in the warm and often low natural light conditions of most bathrooms, although just like other rooms of the house, bathrooms should, if possible, be decorated with a little bit of lush greenery to incorporate some nature into your home.
This means making sure you have fluorescent bulbs, which will allow plants to grow healthier and faster. Aloe Vera, Bamboo, Begonia, Ivy and Orchids are all plants that can thrive in a bathroom.
Think about the types of plant you want, whether you want greenery hanging from high shelves such as ivy, or you find a potted plant to sit in the corner which works as a focal point.
Every bathroom is different, so you’ll have to decide what type of plant you think will thrive, perhaps moving it to different parts of the room to see where it grows best.
Ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, and could be the ideal choice when looking for colour ideas for your bathroom to really liven up the space.
If you have a favourite artist and have space in your bathroom, you could consider framing a print and hanging it on a spare wall, creating both a focal and speaking point.
If you have a small bathroom, but there’s enough shelf or windowsill space, use the space for some framed photographs, small ornaments or decorations.
You might want to create a bathroom theme, whether it’s travel, nautical, animals or even Hollywood. Alternatively, use ornaments at different times of year to change the feel of the room.
Decorative Soft Furnishings
Other colourful bathroom ideas include any soft furnishings, such as curtains, carpets or rugs, that can really breathe life into the room, especially as bathrooms tend to be mainly white in colour.
Accessorising your bathroom means choosing durable or waterproof textiles, while it’s still important to make sure the room is properly ventilated to stop a buildup of mould on fabrics.
Rugs and mats are practical, but why not use yours as a chance to show off your good taste? Curtains and blinds are another opportunity to bring in a splash of colour, while if you have a big bathroom, furniture such as armchairs to help create a more inviting living space.
Towels aren’t just for drying. With a neat pile of colourful towels, perhaps placed on a storage box or cabinet, you can add a pop of vibrancy to your bathroom.
Finally, if you’ve got an adventurous style and don’t mind making a real statement, a bold shower curtain could really finish off your bathroom in style. It’s a simple but effective colour idea for your bathroom.
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