Tips and Tricks for a Bathroom Fix (Part 2): Architectural Elements

If you missed Part 1 of my brilliant commentary, check it out here. Now that you’ve gone to all that trouble, think carefully and cleverly how you can add other objets d’art to enhance your look or theme. Try replacing your conventional door with an antique door. Do not replace it with strings of colored glass beads. “That 70′s Show” is just that. It’s a show. You will not be cool. You will be ostracized.

wooden vanity

Sliding Shoji Screens, a step, and a tatami textured wall all contribute to this powder room's elegance.

Panels with frosted glass or Shoji-style doors can be quite stylish and diffuse the outside light. This allows you to avoid harsh lighting and makes everyone look like they just stepped off the pages of Vogue.

Opulent bathroom

Ha! Over the top you say? Think of it as “My Personal Versailles”

Ceilings are often overlooked as a place to add architectural interest. Luckily you have me to remind you. With a high ceiling you can hang a beautiful antique light fixture or perhaps a flying wooden cherub that looks like it just popped out of a Reubens painting.

Whatever you choose, just picture your friend walking out and saying, in his best “Lebowski” imitation, “That flying cherub really tied the room together, did it not?”

Ornate ceiling

For that luxuy hotel look, give the ceiling some love

With a lower ceiling, you can add extra visual height by painting it a lighter shade than the walls, or using something glossy or shiny. We are not dealing with a completely practical, high traffic bathroom. That’s the messy one upstairs. So let whimsy have free reign and do something outrageous for once.

2 Responses to Tips and Tricks for a Bathroom Fix (Part 2): Architectural Elements

  1. Chris Blakeley says:

    In the first pictures, where can you find the “tatami texture” that is on the walls? It kind of looks like a form of wall paper…

  2. Pingback: Tips and Tricks for a Bathroom Fix (Part 1) | The Design Tree by Greentea Design

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