If you need a good excuse to redecorate your home, you can always say that the psychology is on your side. Dr Debi Warner wrote an entire book about Renovation Psychology and the impact of redecorating your home. Some of those effects are positive and some are negative. Either way, redecoration from time to time is necessary. Therefore, if you are up for changing an important part of your home – like bathroom, choose a style, like the eclectic one, that can take up all the alterations and customizations from your side and still be awesome. Here are some tips about how to introduce this lovely style into your bathroom.
Old and the New
You do not have to go over the top when you try to make this style work. It is enough to combine the elements of the traditional styles with the new setting. With this in mind, you can choose to have modern, even minimalistic elements in your bathroom, but use them with colours and designs that are characteristic for the traditional design. For example, sleek and elegant lines of your vanity in the bathroom reflect the modern design, but the material can be dark, old wood. You can have the all-white elements, but put them on a wooden floor, painted dark, resembling the Victorian floors. Also, invest in durable colorful wallpaper that can withstand water and high moisture and bring that modern eclectic style to your old bathroom.
Eclectic style will let you combine the styles from all over the world. Asia is always a great source of inspiration when it comes to bathroom decoration. Integrate it into your design ideas, but make sure you do it with measure. You can add a folding screen with the Asian ornaments and patterns to separate the bathtub from the rest of the bathroom. It will add a dash of orient to entire space and just the right amount of exotic detailing. However, if you are opting for such a distinctive part of décor, make sure that the rest of your space is toned down. Also, make sure to combine contemporary and traditional design which is a great way to achieve a perfect eclectic mix. You might even consider adding a few design elements from different eras – for example, resting the classic tub design on a modern tub stand or base.
A truly eclectic touch to your bathroom would be the natural lights. Regardless of your sink, shower or bathtub, you should have windows and the natural light if possible. Those windows can give your bathroom just the touch you are looking for. Use wooden windows and put the old fashioned curtain on them. Do not be afraid to fill it up with the plants that love moist surroundings and a lot of light. The rest of your bathroom can be quite simple and plain, but this awesome detail will make it look remarkable. If you do not have a window, but you have the wall that could have one, do not install it before consulting the professionals. Bathroom renovation professionals will tell you if you can install a window without messing with the piping, water lines or electricity.
Choose Your Favorite Detail
Be bold when it comes to your bathroom details. Do not hesitate to find some interesting fixtures. You can even use different ones for the sink and for your shower. Think about one central detail that will be the basis of your design. If you have a fun chair that has no place in your home, put it into your bathroom. Chic wall art, especially pop art prints will look amazing on your walls. Your favorite mirror, even if it is as big as your doors can give that eclectic look to this important room of your home. A lampshade that used to be in your grandparents’ bedroom can find its place in the corner of your new, redecorated and interesting bathroom.
Being bold and combining different styles while maintaining within the borders of good taste is what eclectic style is all about. You can combine details from all points of time and space and turn it into a beautifully designed space that you will truly enjoy.