Lack Of Planning – swapping some tiles, adding a new mirror & buying a new bath may sound like a simple task that you don’t really need to think about. Surely something new is better than the old, right? Well, occasionally spontaneous decisions can turn out for the worse, and you may later regret rushing into it. So what we suggest is making a plan of how you want your bathroom to look. From colours, to textures to the overall atmosphere of your bathroom. It doesn’t need to be an intricately detailed plan, but just know that you have an idea what you’re looking for when you start to bathroom shop.
Lack Of Balance – Being adventurous and creative with your bathroom design is in no way a negative. However, we have seen many cases of people going a little OTT. For example, if you’re adding bold tiles and a quirky bath, we suggest keeping the rest quite simple. Not only does this allow the statement to pieces to stand out, but it prevents your bathroom being garish, and perhaps going out of taste quickly. Try to create balance with your bathroom design, rather than a complete clash of pattern, style and colour.
Being Completely Unrealistic – Going back to the planning point, it’s very often people are unrealistic about the size and shape of their bathroom, and don’t plan their design according to the space they have. Granted, many of us would love a large freestanding bath, double vanity unit and a large shower, but it’s often not possible. Figure out what’s a priority, and make the most of what you’ve got.
Fear Of Change & Commitment – Sometimes we forget the importance of the bathroom. From relaxing, to the manic morning rush, we spend a lot of time in there, and it should be given the stunning design it deserves. Sadly, unlike the living room or bedroom, you can’t just change a few cushions and have a completely new look. A bathroom makeover, literally means starting again, in most cases. It may seem daunting, and feel like a huge commitment, but we promise it’s worth it once it’s done.
We hope these few mistakes to avoid help you when it comes to decorating your bathroom! Don’t forget to check out more of our bathroom tips and tricks.