Luxury is moving into bathrooms, and while the rich have always had the financial means to indulge in lavishing baths, most other people around the world never gave a passing thought to the interior design of this room – as long as it fulfills its function to everyone’s satisfaction. However, it appears people around the world are becoming more adventurous when it comes to bathroom design. If you count yourself among those who love to invest their personal tastes in the interior design, here are some remodeling ideas for a stunning master bathroom for your property or rental.
Think about the broad strokes first
If you want to remodel your master bathroom and turn it into an epitome of luxury, you have to start with the big things first. Every creative process should start with broad strokes, and in this case we are talking predominantly about color, material and atmosphere. There are several factors every bathroom trend needs to fulfill in order to have a civilized appearance.
First of all, you want the atmosphere in your stunning master bathroom to be calming and hygienic. This is best achieved by using the color white, lightest hues of grey or cream (sandstone is a particularly pleasing and organic choice). The material used to pad the walls should be either porcelain or ceramic – though ceramic offers much greater design flexibility. A stained material is a matter of preference, but it’s a fact that a bathroom looks cleaner if the material appears homogeneous when it comes to texture.
Consider the layout
The layout should not be a unilateral decision, it’s important to discuss it with your family members. This is due to the fact that the bathroom, no matter how it appears stylistically, has to fulfill the needs of the entire family. For example, if the family chooses a shower over a bathtub, this will not lessen your chances of creating a stunning master bathroom. Of course, the space that your master bedroom provides often allows you to have both, thus catering for different preferences that your family members might have.
Universal design is a popular choice for families that simply cannot agree on everything when it comes to the bathroom remodel. It essentially means you are future-proofing your new bathroom, as it is designed to accommodate people of all generations and abilities.
Be spoiled for choice
In bathrooms, appearance is secondary to functionality. While it is easy to find cheap elements for the bathroom, we also thankfully live in a time when the interior design industry offers diverse reasonably priced products – a landscape that is dictated by a competitive market. As it appears, contemporary bathroom accessories demonstrate that you have an incredible selection of tools at your disposal to turn your bathroom into an epitome of style. Thankfully, the array of materials and items is so wide, you can fit almost anything into your budget as long as you have a good eye for detail.
Look and you shall find
This is why it is important to spend some time browsing for ideas online, especially if you are not yet inaugurated into the complex and ever-shifting world of interior design. While online resources are plentiful, you should also take time out of your schedule to visit local shops and even go as far to mingle with the crowd at the flea market. The devil is in the details and you are bound to find some truly interesting items at half the price at the flea market. Just remember – the sparks of inspiration will not come to you if you simply sit down and daydream about your stunning master bathroom – you actually need to get visually stimulated.
Walk the line between luxurious and kitsch
As far as the aforementioned details are concerned, if you want a master bathroom that looks luxurious, you should seek out items that are not too gaudy. You have to walk the fine line between rich and kitsch in order to achieve the maximum visual impact. For example, an extravagant crystal chandelier over your vintage bathtub can be a step too far.
In case you want to mix and match a variety of historical styles to turn your bathroom remodel into an eclectic environment, it would be wise if you looked for advice from someone who is experienced in the field. At the end of the day, if you are absolutely unsure whether a particular combination of elements can work, always fall back on stylistic simplicity. Minimalism is tasteful and pleasant for the eyes – not to mention the fact that it looks luxurious by default.
If you want to turn your bathroom into a hedonistic space where you can indulge in spa activities (as aroma therapy, for instance), the only limit is your budget and your imagination. As it appears, people are falling in love with the spacious, bright outline of a Zen space where one can take care of personal hygiene as well as do some spiritual cleansing. These days, luxury can easily be incorporated into anything as long as you have the right idea – and your bathroom should be no different.