Everyone wants to provide a welcoming setting for their guests.
One of the areas that’s most important to have “just right” is the bathroom your visitors will use.
Don’t settle for a boring, run-of-the-mill room.
Think about color and design and creating a space your guests will be talking about long after they leave!
The first thing you’ll want to think about is the actual physical design.
A guest bathroom generally doesn’t require the same amount of storage requirements as the other, main bathrooms do.
Since you won’t need a ton of storage space, consider a pedestal sink. It will leave more open floor area and add a feeling of spaciousness.
If you don’t already have them, consider adding some built-ins to spruce up your space.
Some open shelving is also a good idea for one of the walls.
This is handy for glass jars with Q-tips, cotton balls, and hand towels.
Another fun concept your guests will appreciate is a clear glass jar filled with travel or tester sized items like lotions, body washes, and even cosmetics.
An additional built-in to consider is a small cupboard or closet. It’s a great place to stash some fluffy bath towels and extra rolls of toilet paper.
If your guests are staying over for several days, it would be handy to put a hamper or basket in the closet so they know where to deposit their soiled linens.
You want your guest bathroom to be not only user-friendly, but also visually appealing! This is where the “pop” comes in, right?
Feel free to play around with color.
You can choose a more muted color palette and then add some subtle but eye-catching bursts of color.
Use some bright, colorful picture frames to your shelving, between those glass jars.
Paint the frame around your mirror a bold color.
If you’re really adventurous, think about painting the ceiling. Yes, the ceiling! Choose a color that stands out and go to town.
Another way to add pops of color to your bathroom is strategically placed tiles.
Choose some multicolored mosaic squares and place them on the wall just around the sink and mirror. It will give the room a very striking presence.
If a statement is what you’re going for, try a basic white theme with a black clawfoot tub and a black granite countertop.
Your visitors are sure to be impressed with your fearless design acumen!
Don’t ignore lighting!
Your visitors will thank you, especially if they are applying makeup or trying to style their hair.
To maximize natural light, if it’s available, place mirrors on the walls around the windows.
If you don’t have a window in the guest bathroom, place some light sconces on either side of the mirror, or a row of lights above the mirror.
You don’t want it to be so bright that it causes glare issues, but you want it bright enough to see what you’re doing!
When you have design, color, lighting, and your own bold style all working together, it’s easy to create a bathroom for your guests that they won’t soon forget!
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