With the holiday season fast approaching, for some this means welcoming family and friends into the home. The guest bathroom is generally smaller than the family bathroom and often overlooked when it comes to decorating but there are a few tips you can use to update any bathroom.
The guest bathroom should be an extension of your home and should not be decorated in isolation. One way to achieve a uniformed look is by applying the same style and design to the other bathrooms in your home.
It is possible to design a guest bathroom that is visually pleasing and, at the same time, address any problems through clever planning and using the right accessories, especially in a guest bathroom that is only a narrow space fitted with a hand basin and toilet, and possibly a small shower cubicle.
We asked Tile Africa to share some tips on how to update your bathroom to make a good impression on your house guests:
For keeping clutter out of sight and organised, storage is an important element in any bathroom,and even more so in a small guest bathroom. Clear the clutter and make the most of the restricted space by keeping bath and beauty products in a beautiful and practical vanity.
Modern towel rails are a must for every bathroom. Not only do towel rails serve as accessories, they also serve as great storage space to hang towels. If the guest bathroom has a fitted shower cubicle, consider getting heated towel rails, which can come in handy in the cold winter months.
Add some bling with new accessories such as soap dispenser, towel rails, robe hooks and toothbrush holders. These are stylish and easy to assemble, making it ideal for the DIY enthusiast.
Give a guest bathroom an instant update with taps, mixers and shower heads in modern design lines to transform a tired looking bathroom. Water-saving shower heads are the latest trend and allow home owners to save water while still offering stylish designs that will complement the modern bathroom.
Splurge on a large mirror to make a small bathroom appear much bigger and brighter. Mirrors are not only essential for a bathroom but they also reflect and bounce light around a small space.
To complete the serenity theme and create a haven for relaxation add plush towels, fragrant soaps and place decorative items such as candles, pebbles, bamboo and twigs in clear glass vases.
If the budget allows, mosaics are the ideal solution to introduce colour to the bathroom. There are a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from. Pastel-coloured mosaic tiles such as mint green and turquoise can create a calming effect in your bathroom. Small mosaic tiles can also make a small guest bathroom appear bigger.
Small cosmetic touches make all the difference to a small bathroom. Toss out that mouldy shower curtain and fit one that incorporates bright colours used in the bathroom. Walls in whites or light neutrals provide the perfect backdrop for almost any colour you want to introduce into the bathroom. Bear in mind that lighter colours are better for a small
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