Monday, April 30, 2012

Seasonal updates that can give your bathroom a touch of class

Now that spring is finally here, you may be ready to give your bathroom a series of updates to make it a pivotal part of your seasonal interior design. With there are certainly plenty of appliances and bath products that can revitalize the entire dynamic of your washroom, some homeowners are looking for just that quick and easy update to pull their bathrooms into their spring and summer aesthetic. If you don't know where to begin in your space, here are a few suggestions that may help you get started.

1. Window treatments. Your insulating window treatments that are meant to trap heat indoors may not be the best option during the summer, so this is a good opportunity for you to look around and find something refreshing for your washroom. While a burst of color could be a great way to give your space some visual interest, you can also go with a set of neutral wood blinds and then pair them with a colorful valance to give the bathroom a dose of color contrast.

2. Change your mirror. A mirror is a integral bathroom accessory and a feature that you probably gaze into each morning. If your current piece has seen better days or simply looks outdated, there are a wealth of options on the market that can improve the utility of your bathroom as well as giving it a decorative touch. Look for a piece that can pair nicely with your bathroom vanity and other accents in the room, such as picture frames, hardware and shelving.

3. Storage space. De-cluttering your bathroom is certainly a wonderful way to give it a fresh touch, and you may be surprised how much extra room you can save with a few quick improvements. Consider investing in a few freestanding linen cabinets or even a rack with a few storage baskets that can keep all of your toiletries in good order. If you're feeling especially handy, take advantage of a bare wall and incorporate a few cubbies for towels and other linens.

Springtime is one of the best times of year to give your most frequently-used rooms a major facelift, but sometimes it doesn't take a full-scale remodeling project. What small decorative touches do you suggest for homeowners looking to shake up their bathroom's aesthetic?