Bathrooms are private spaces, and they can be elegant or simple depending on your tastes. Do you have a lot of different elements and are confused about how to mix them? Or are your tastes eclectic but you don’t have a clue how to create a synergistic ensemble?

Getting bathroom décor right can be a daunting task. But don’t worry: we’re here to help you! IKEA’s philosophy of simple but tasteful furniture and accessories is great for those who are exploring their own design style.

Follow these easy décor tips to make your bathroom a well put-together space you can be proud of.

Mix light and dark

  • Designing your first bathroom or redesigning an existing one by yourself? Try playing with the idea of light and depth with light and dark colours.
  • The juxtaposition of these two elements creates an intense impression in the mind of the viewer. This look can be achieved with pale walls offset by dark coloured tiles.

Create the illusion of space

  • If you prefer the minimalist look or want to make your bathroom seem a bit more spacious, placing cabinets and shelves higher will automatically encourage the viewer’s gaze upward, giving the room an impression of space.
  • You will also have the added benefit of extra storage, thereby not crowding the floor or sink area.

Design outward

  • Interested in making an impression? Design your bathroom around one element, making it the focal point.
  • Build your room around that point: whether it’s a beautiful sink or a lovely vanity, a bold painting or a beautiful hanging lamp, you’re bound to find something from IKEA’s collection that suits your taste.

Go with rich patterns

  • Try experimenting with patterns. This may sound a bit too adventurous for beginners, but you could start small by choosing an interesting and unique pattern for the floor tiles.
  • Feeling bolder? Go for a smaller pattern on the walls, contrasted by larger patterned tiles on the floor.
  • And, if you feel like going all out, choose a loud pattern for your walls and make sure you add restraint with plain floor tiles.

Why not a colour wheel?

  • Not interested in patterns? Then try a monochromatic theme with little hints of colour in the accessories you place in the bathroom.
  • Go with something popular like a nautical theme: different shades of blue work superbly because of the colour’s link to water, and you can offset it with wooden furniture to really bring out the blue.
  • Whatever the theme, you’ll find a plethora of stylish products at IKEA.

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