How to Pick and Use a Bathroom Statement Piece
There are a million reasons you could be thinking about renovating your bathroom.
Maybe you’d like it to be lighter and more inviting. Maybe you’ve got a baby on the way and it needs to be more kid-friendly. Or maybe you’re going for a more minimalist vibe.
However you’re considering your redesign, this is the perfect time to go for a statement piece.
A statement piece is that eye-catching object, piece of furniture, or design element that becomes the focus of the room. They set the tone for the space, draw the eye in, and make the room that much more memorable.
It’s something you’ll see everyday and your guests will likely see each visit. So when you consider a statement piece for your bathroom, you’re making a stand. You’re saying that the design of the bathroom deserves the same attention and care as the rest of the house. And you’re saying that your bathroom is also a reflection of you and your family.
With that, here are some stunning ways to consider making a statement with your next bathroom.
Consider turning a wall into a stand-alone bathroom statement piece. There are a number of ways to do so, the first of which you could even start today.
By papering your wall, you’ll add a pop of color, pattern, or design to a previously plain space. Though papering is often associated more with bedrooms or living rooms, it can work in your bathroom, too. What’s more, just a simple coat of decorator’s varnish will protect it from the steam and water of your bathroom.
A more serious commitment to a bathroom statement piece would be investing in tile. Wall-to-wall or floor-to-ceiling tile adds a big dose of texture to your bathroom. Available bathroom tile materials include ceramic, terracotta, porcelain, glass, stone, marble, river rock, and more. This gives you plenty of selection for natural effects and colors for a jaw-dropping result.
A Freestanding Bath
Instead of tucking your tub against the wall, bring it out into the bathroom space.
By drawing it out into the room, you create visual interest. No longer is the tub simply a part of the shower. It’s now its own piece, often aesthetically designed, and the centerpoint of your new bathroom.
A Walk-in Shower
Say goodbye to the combination shower and tub.
Create an elegant, well-designed walk-in shower with glass to open up your bathroom design. This isn’t just an attractive way to open up a tight space, but it’s a practical one, too. These also open up a world of possibilities for mixing and matching tile patterns. By visually separating the shower area from the rest of the bathroom, you’ll be able to make even more of a statement.
A Standout Sink
Given how many sinks we’ve all used in our lives, the impact a statement sink can have in a bathroom is huge. This easily overlooked feature tends to have a dramatic effect in bathroom renovations, especially when you consider its material. Porcelain sinks are standard – so what about concrete? Or stone?
Another idea would be to play with the form. Most of our sinks are symmetrical and circular. What if you moved toward another form, like rectangular? Or an asymmetrical sink? There are subtle, simple ways to upgrade your sink that can make for an eye-catching result.
A Work (or Works) of Art
Using art as a bathroom statement piece is not only a delightful surprise, but also highly effective.
Plenty of thoughtful contemplation happens in your bathroom. From getting ready in the morning to winding down in the evening, we are in and out of the bathroom all day. Why not elevate those moments with art?
With a single work of art, you can draw the eye into the room. If you have the piece before the redesign, consider building around it to amplify its effect. With a gallery wall of art, you can show off more of your style and sensibility. Mix and match art styles and frames for a display that’s evocative and interesting.
Ready To Make A Statement With Your Bathroom Redesign?
What’s important with your bathroom redesign is that you get what you want out of it. Whether you’re looking to make your bathroom more functional, more fashionable, or a combination of both, we’re here to help. For expert guidance on your next bathroom remodel, Winstar is happy to offer a free consultation. We’re Central Maryland’s most-trusted bathroom remodelers!