Bathroom March 29, 2020

Making the guest bathroom a place to enjoy visiting

Bathroom

Making the guest bathroom a place to enjoy visiting


A guest bathroom should reflect your personality. Here are some quick bathroom remodeling ideas.

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Decorate the walls

An expanse of carefully chosen tile patterns can look great in your main bathroom, but a guest room really needs something with more immediate and personal interest. Choose a large poster or print, or group themed pictures to provide a focus.

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Feature the mirror

To be honest, many visits to the guest bathroom are made to check visitors’ appearance–hair, makeup, no stray buttons undone–so make this pleasurable and fun with a feature mirror in an interesting frame, perhaps from a thrift store.

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Keep it cozy

Bathroom renovation is always fun and a challenge to make the most of limited space. For the guest bathroom, forget making it appear bigger, and concentrate on cozy. A pretty throw rug, heated towel rail and warm colors add up to a real welcome.

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Coordinating accessories

Your main family bathroom may be a cheerful mix of styles and practicalities, but for the guest bathroom, go to town on coordinating bathroom accessories in the form of soap dishes, soap pumps and hand lotion.

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Soft fluffy towels

Still on the coordinating theme, it’s worth investing in a matching set of fluffy hand towels, guest facecloths and a bathmat in a color that reflects your picture and tile pattern scheme to add to the feeling of a snug cocoon.

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Choose feature tiles

Tiles for a bathroom can make an interesting feature if you treat them more like pictures than a repeating pattern. If you have a small wall unsuitable for framed pictures, pick interesting illustrations for random placing of feature tiles.

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Soft lighting

Aside from the main mirror which needs daylight or a covered strip-light for clarity, the mood can be enhanced by wall lights with pastel soft-colored shades. For special evenings, add strategically placed decorative candles for a flattering glow.

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Emergency supplies

For overnight guests, it’s a thoughtful touch to have a store of practical supplies laid out in a lined basket to supplement any essentials that may have been forgotten, such as toothbrush and toothpaste, moisturizing cream and the like.

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Fresh flowers

Flowers are always the perfect welcoming gesture. No matter how small, or even a single flower, if you’ve taken the trouble to acquire flowers and display them in a pretty container, it adds a finishing touch that will be sure to be appreciated.

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Add some sparkle!

Before guests arrive, give a final sweep over your faucets and other metal fittings with a mild anti-limescale solution to bring a simple sparkle that shows you care. It works wonders.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Forget tricks to make the room look more spacious; even in a small guest bathroom, coziness is always the key to a welcoming feel.
  • Decorate walls with lots to look at: a bold poster, grouped pictures of people or places, or feature tiles with intricate illustrations.

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