Bathroom Decorating Made Easy Bathroom Decorating Made Easy

The most difficult room to decorate is the bathroom. Often, in older homes, the bathroom is small and utilitarian. There may be no windows; ventilation in older homes often suffers. After the kitchen, the bathroom is the most popular room to redecorate. If you are planning to sell your home, stunning bathroom décor will go a long way in making the sale. Here, we will discuss bathroom decorating, what adds value, and what you can do to make your bathroom outstanding.

Things to Consider

Because space is often limited in a bathroom, every effort must be made to ensure that the bathroom looks larger than it really is. Lighting and color go a very long way.

Bathroom Lighting

The room must not only be bright and airy, but the lighting must also make for easy grooming. Vanity lighting is of particular importance. Most bathrooms have bar style bathroom lighting, which hangs above the mirror. Although it looks great, experts say that it is not good for grooming. They instead recommend that vanity lighting be balanced on both sides of the vanity mirror. This lighting should be at face level. Even though each family member is of different height, the lighting should be geared towards the woman in the home. The goal is to provide shadow free lighting while she applies makeup. Wall scones on each side of the mirror help a lot.

Many experts frown upon fluorescent lighting in the bathroom. It beams in different colors which are not conducive to good grooming. That is especially true when a woman applies makeup. Sadly, some locales require fluorescent lighting in the bathroom. Work with a home designer who can advise you on the type of bulb to use.

Choosing the Right Paint

Choose a paint that can be washed without ruining the finish. Because of the steamy, damp environment, paint in the bathroom can become infested by mildew and mold. Use mold and moisture resistant paint.

Semi-gloss paint has a high sheen that is easy to wash, making it perfect for fighting dirt, mold, and moisture. Think twice before considering a stippled or textured wall treatment, as it provides a haven for mold and mildew. It is also much harder to clean.

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