Changing a Design Theme with Bathroom Furniture
Buying new bathroom furniture is a great way to change the theme or style of the room. Just a few key pieces can help you to create the look you want without the hassle of giving the bathroom a complete overhaul by painting, re-tiling etc. There are a few themes which tend to be very popular and with which you can have lots of variation on. Some of these themes include shabby chic, a modern monochromatic design or a vintage design, which could be anything from the classic Victorian style to sixties mod.
If you want to create a vintage, cottage-like look in your bathroom, this can be done quite easily with the right kind of furniture. A free standing bathtub is a great way to help create this theme, as it adds an old world, luxurious feel to a bathroom. Having a wooden basin or small wooden cabinet with a distressed look to its surface is another way to add a vintage, shabby chic feel. Solid wood furniture which has an aged appearance is a useful addition to this kind of bathroom and has the added benefit of being durable and easy to care for. You can also add a white wash to this type of wooden bathroom furniture, which will brighten up a dark or small bathroom by reflecting light and making the space appear larger than it actually is.
For those who want a more modern space, minimalistic bathroom furniture is the best choice; keep the colour scheme of the furniture (such as the shelving, cabinets and linen cupboard) matching and use block colouring to keep the things simple; a black and white palette will look really striking and chic and you can always add a splash of colour with red towels or other brightly coloured bathroom accessories. The key to creating a contemporary feel using bathroom furniture is to make sure the pieces are not fussy or detailed; if you want to add some visual interest, you can buy pieces which are an unusual shape, such as a curved shelf unit in a plain colour. Keep surfaces clear of products by using a mirrored shelf. Chrome, black, white furniture, along with mirrors and the right lighting fixtures will add a distinctively cutting edge look to a bathroom.
The Victorian look is another well loved theme in a bathroom; it has an air of elegance and calm. Using solid dark wood furniture pieces is important in creating this theme. If you want to splurge, adding some ornate carvings to an otherwise solid wood piece, such as a wooden cabinet, would be a great way to make this look work. Embellishments were a significant aspect of the Victorian period. A wooden, free standing bath which is quite deep will also add to this kind of theme. Simple details such as adding iron cast handles to cabinets and other storage furniture will ensure that the furniture looks as authentic as possible.