If you’re looking to give your home a minor refresh, why not start with a bathroom or powder room? These are some easiest spaces to elevate. Better yet, accessorizing doesn’t necessarily need to take a lot of time, effort, or even money. After all, even the subtest detail can make a big impact. Here are seven ways to accessorize bathrooms and powder rooms, inspired by some of the top luxury homes currently on the market.
Install A Few Extra Towel Racks
More can be more when it comes to towel racks. For example, the bathroom in this stunning Dubai condo has several extra towel racks on the vanity and the shower. Extra towel racks can also help keep the bathroom cleaner because there’s less water dripping onto the floor after handwashing.
Another way to approach this is to install towel hooks or even towel rings over the sink. Don’t forget to buy new towels. You can’t go wrong with a classic white towel featuring an embroidered monogram.
Although they require professional installation, floating vanities make a beautiful addition to any bathroom. This is especially true in the master bathroom at this Scandinavian ranch-inspired home in Phoenix, Arizona. The dark wood vanity and the white stone top have a sharp contrast and clean lines.
While floating vanities generally have less storage than vanities that go all the way down to the floor— this vanity in particular still has more than adequate storage space for the average family. Furthermore, what floating vanities lack in size, they more than make up for in style.
Making a major comeback from the 1990s, wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to accessorize any bathroom or powder room. The gold and white cherry blossom wallpaper at this charming Traditional-style home in Beverly Hills is an excellent example of this. In addition to complementing the gold detailing on the vanity, it gives the powder room a pop of color.
Wallpaper is available in every style from traditional to contemporary and modern in various colors, materials, and prices. You can even go with peel and stick wallpaper which is not only easy to self-install but may also be a smarter choice for children’s bathrooms or spaces that will be undergoing major overalls at some point in the upcoming years.
Textured wallpapers can make a big design impact. The black crocodile wallpaper is the perfect accent to complement the black tiles. However, crocodile is by no means the only style of textured wallpaper out there. Grasscloth, woven and embossed damask wallpapers are some other options to consider.
Flowers And Plants
Need a quick fix to accessorize a bathroom or powder room? Why not add some flowers or a plant. It’s a smart way to elevate a sink or vanity instantly. The calla lily plant in the bathroom at this modern farmhouse-style home in Santa Monica is proof of this. It adds a little something to an otherwise minimalist space. The color of the pot also coordinates with the rest of the finishes.
We also see this in the bathroom at this contemporary home in Santa Barbara. The small potted flowers and plants in the bathroom accessorize in a chic, but subtle way, and they’re the ideal detail for this beautifully designed bathroom.
Installing sconces in a bathroom doesn’t just add light, they add a decorative touch. These Hollywood Glam-inspired sconces in the bathroom at this Mountain Village, Colorado, home are a great example of this. The gold color especially compliments the hardware. These fixtures add to the bathroom’s wow factor in a way that overhead lighting simply does not.
Unique Vent Covers
Vent covers are an often overlooked detail in bathrooms, but the right ones can be a complete game-changer. Take the beautiful vent covers in the bathroom at this completely remodeled single-level estate in Paradise Valley, Arizona for example. The white color not only pops against the grey wall, but the criss-cross design is far more sophisticated than standard straight-line vent covers.
There are many different styles, colors, and types of vent covers to choose from. Best of all, they’re easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver.