Atypical Touches Give Your Bath a Boost
We've discussed unexpected furniture and accessories in kitchens, so why not in bathrooms, too? We start and end the day in bathrooms, making them important rooms in our lives. As a result, they should feel comfortable, clean and, sometimes, not so much like bathrooms! Give them a boost with an atypical piece of furniture, amazing architectural details, striking light fixtures, or special piece of art. Here are some examples:
This sun-kissed bathroom would be gorgeous regardless of the lighting, but the chandelier really makes the space. Take advantage of uber-high ceilings with a fabulous fixture that brings the eye up!
At first glance, this bathroom almost reads as an entry. I love the subtlety of the vanities, with seating beneath, sconces, mirrors and sinks, all working together to create the most beautiful un-bathroom.
This bathroom has gotten a lot of great press, with good reason. The pared-down, Old-World charm coupled with a few intricate details makes it warm and austere at the same time. You know I'm a sucker for mixing metals, so I'm loving the gold accents contrasted with the dark gray wall color, too!
I'm really digging the talian Savonarola chair in this bathroom. We all know it's a bathroom, but having a classical chair for preening makes it feel as though the owners are well-traveled — and from the looks of it, they are! The dark wood of the chair works beautifully with the mirror frame and bronze accents found in the light fixtures and hardware.
The zebra tub treatment may not work for everyone, but the chandelier can. Why not bring an element more often seen in a living or dining room into the bathroom?
The high-gloss lacquer treatment of this former-dresser-turned vanity paired with the ultra-Floridian wallpaper makes this bathroom a gem.
The whimsical little chair, all dressed up in a printed canvas, puts the finishing touch on this romantic dressing lair. Everything about this space is right; the mirrors with embedded sconces, paint colors, classic floor tile treatment and, of course, the custom woodwork on the vanity door fronts.
Dress up your bathroom — literally! If you have a sink with unattractive exposed parts, but don't have the budget (or authority) to get something new, adding a skirt is an easy and affordable solution. The unexpected rug is a bonus, making this bathroom even more homey and un-bathroom-y.
Oversized mirrors, extra-special sconces and a highly unique double vanity make this bathroom unforgettable.
We've heard of upholstered walls and ceilings, but upholstered vanities? I don't see why not! The tufted vanities coordinate with adjacent wall panels, adding an extra large dose of glamour to a space already dripping in opulence, with gilded mirrors, onyx countertops, gold fixtures and high-polished black floors. More: Turn a Favorite Piece of Furniture Into a Vanity Unexpected Furniture for the Kitchen Browse photos of bathroom designs
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