Your guest bathroom makes a lasting impression on anyone who stays in or visits your home. A clean, tidy space can feel inviting, but since you do not regularly use this room, you might be unsure about the best way to decorate it. Here are some decorating ideas for this important, but often overlooked, room.
One place to look for inspiration is a fancy hotel. If you have ever stayed in one, chances are the bathing facilities had more than just a toilet, shower, and towels. They probably had some pit of décor, whether it is a wall hanging or fancy countertops. If you have seen a design you like, why not recreate it in your own home?
As you decorate, make sure that everything you add to the room is able to withstand dampness. Electronics are usually not a good idea, because steam from the shower can damage them. Similarly, lamps that need to be plugged in do not work here. Instead, opt for candles and other décor that can handle a damp environment.
White is a common color to use when decorating a guest bathroom. When done well and accented with other pleasing materials, it can be a very good idea. However, too much white can look stark — like a laboratory. Try to balance the white with other colors if you choose this route.
If you can afford it, both in your space and in your budget, splurge for a Jacuzzi bathtub. Nothing shows your guests that you appreciate them quite like a little luxury, and luxury is exactly what a Jacuzzi bathtub embraces.
Give your guests a way to keep the room smelling nice. The bathroom is, after all, a place to do certain types of “business,” and as such smells can be a problem. Some air freshener or a simple candle can make your guests feel more comfortable when nature calls.
Take a look at the cabinetry in the room. Is it in need of an upgrade? Outdated cabinetry can detract from the overall look you are trying to achieve. Consider having it upgraded before you do your redecorating project. Yes, you do not spend much time in your guest bath, but shouldn’t your guests have the best you can provide?
Coordinate towels with décor and rugs. This will create a tied together look in the room. You want everything to feel like it was purchased as a set, even if it was not. Consider placing a small item on the back of the commode to tie it all together.
Finally, do not neglect the mirror. It can be a functional piece or a piece of art in your bathroom. Consider swapping out the standard mirror that came with the home with something decorative and unique. A decorative mirror does not have to be expensive, yet it changes the look of a room tremendously. This will add a lot of character to the room as you attempt to create an inviting space for your guests.