The desire to make your bathroom convenient and to extend the space is a driving force allowing finding the uncommon techniques in the esthetic problem solution.
In the city apartments construction the bathroom window is rarely provided. The cut aperture will ensure the daylight penetration, ventilation and will encourage the realization of ideas.
At the apartments it is always difficult to cut the window aperture, but if it is necessary, you may make the fake window on the integral wall. This construction does not visually differ from the standard type. Usual mate or patterned glass may be inserted into the frame. The stained glass window equipped with the pointed light will make the interior unique.
Such designer technique will extend the walls but you have to arrange niche for this purpose and equip the inserted panels with lamps on the sides. The window background decoration with the light cloth will create the illusion of natural lighting.
It is pleasant to enjoy the natural view and process lying in the bathroom. And if you consider the fact that modern projects of private houses provide for several functional areas: bathroom and wardrobe, such solution in the space arrangement allows speaking of double comfort.
Several pieces of advice with regard to configuration
The design of the private bathroom welcomes the correspondence of forms: bathtub and window aperture. The choice of configurations in the frames production is limitless as well as the cast-iron ware. The variants of rectangular, oval, round and unusual types became usual long ago and in the support of the corresponding lines of frames the bathtubs look incredible. You’d better consider this on the stage of the house project, when you may follow from the diversity of architectural forms. Your own creativity will help to find an optimal solution in the city apartment.
If it is allowed by the window geometry and place, do not forget about the wide windowsill. The spacious construction will serve as a beautiful shelf for the washing accessories or will inspire you for decorating the interior with the tropical plants, which love moisture and light. Mini- greenhouse will become the best premise decoration. Not only the window parameters are important, but also the bathtub placement, an interesting idea would be to place it right by the window.
For the premises with the high level of moisture the plastic frames are used more often than the wooden constructions. It is recommended to choose the models with the adjustable shutter inclination. Usually they are equipped with the air boxes which allow controlling the steam level in the room and provide for the pleasant microclimate. The radiator installed under the window shall prevent the glass steaming.
The cost of repair will depend on the fitting materials preferences, and the color palette will influence visual space perception. For instance:
- Variations on the theme of raspberry or lavender colors will make the premises luxurious;
- The domination of red is a correct solution for the spacious room. Even partial use of color will give some festivity to the premises;
- One-color shade of walls and flooring will have a positive impact on the bathroom perception;
- The patchwork Roman blinds will help to underline the advantages of white color;
- The presence of wooden bench in the bathroom will provide associations with the day-spa and facilitate the quick relaxation;
- Contrast combination, like small chess prints on the walls and white glazed tile on the floor, will create a necessary effect of freedom;
- Vanilla siding of neutral color with the “stone” trimming will become a reminder of summer, and will fit well with in the modern style;
- Tile with the vintage pattern is also actual for the modern walls decoration.
The classical solution will be the blue design.The marine theme may be underlined by the round windows and originality may be added to the figured mosaic on the walls, similar to the pebble laid along the wall by the wave.
For more similarity decorate the external part of the sink into the walls color and add a couple of items of the style. Probably, this could be the decorative compass or ship miniature.
Blue color is associated with water and is limited to the area. You can use it for the finishing, combining with the close shades, but if you lack the light, the lamps and glittering of the chrome plates of plumbing facilities will come to rescue.
If you wish to turn the bathroom into the private area, the walls finishing in pink colors is the women’s option of the décor. If you dilute the space with the turquoise or combine it with gray, this will look quite pleasant and will eliminate the atmosphere of a strict beauty parlor.
You may also place the gray tile on the wetted sectors and paint the walls pink. Ordinary tile on the floor may be substituted with the waterproof laminate and paint the smooth walls pink. Large original mirror and the window frame with the similar shapes should be banded identically.
The tender floral ornament on the walls will compete the pink color and will become an alternative to the “tender” design without the need of additional decorations.
A little bit about the tile design
The tile is bought in a package, composed of the wall and floor type, similar in color. The amber-yellow walls decoration will give you an inspiration as well as a combination of the two colors: light and dark. Different tonality is called to provide the comfort and make the decoration unique. And the attention-grabber of the interior may become colorful tile gap filler contrasting with regard to the tiles. Anyway, it creates the fresh ideas for the finishing décor.
Although the ceramic coating in modern tendencies is minimized, and practical finishing is used in the areas where the water directly contacts with the walls surfaces of the shower cubicle or the space near the sink, you cannot do without it. The suggestions as to the construction materials are not limited only to the glazed tile, and the versions assortment is so wide that it allows choosing the variant according to your taste and budget.
- Agglomerate is a technological material visually similar to the tile but differing in thickness;
- Plastic panels are one of the cheap and practical ways of the walls decoration. If you choose a successful variant, imitating the wood or stone, it will look stylish and reliable;
- The same laminating will become an alternative to any finishing;
- The waterproof gypsum wallboard (green) is considered an unusual variant but needs the external decoration.
- Marble is a noble natural material, with its help you may make the bathroom wide having coated the walls or reproduce the stylish elements of the interior, including the windowsill.
- The “three waves” washable wallpapers: vinyl, acryl or fiberglass will be a perfect decoration of the room wall, and the external painting will ensure their long lifetime.
- Mosaic is an unusual way or finishing differing by the special beauty, created by the small pieces of tile performed of glass, ceramics, colorful plastic or having the flipping properties.
Draping the window
Bathroom belongs to the closed type, and in order to ensure the complete privacy, the windows should be curtained. As to the aperture, it should be noted that the frame shall be arranged in compliance with walls. It may have the similar coating or laminating corresponding by the color to the finishing materials or be an independent design element.
- The roller blinds are considered the most popular type. They may be adjusted in height, are mantled directly in the aperture and will thus save the space.
- The textile curtains give the completeness to the decoration, are the decoration to the room, but need a good air circulation, or they will “suffocate”.
- The stained glass will eliminate the design defects and beautiful glass pattern will become the main accent of the premises giving the uniqueness to it.
- The beauty and practicability of blinds are doubtless. Reliable materials and generous color palette of lamels will always help to choose the necessary color matching the walls.
However, there is an opposite tendency when the window view becomes the preferable element. Panoramic glazing for the whole wall is necessary at the detached houses or on the high floors, which allows enjoying the daylight to the fullest extent. The extraordinary solution eliminates the difference between the window view and the house.
In such project, the curtain dropping is not provided for even at night, if this does not hinder the room privacy. The glass may be relief, sandblast or tinted which brings the beautiful effect in itself. However, the bathtub location by the window and the drops falling on the glass need the curtain zoning.
Geometry in style
The geometry of the walls arrangement may give the dynamicity and originality to the room. The idea is about room subdivision into shower cubicle, toilet bowl and sink. For instance, in the first and second zone the tile composition forms vertical lines, and the area around the toilet bowl is coated with the material laid into squares. Against the background of the monotonic floor, such unusual version is not visually lost and diverse bathroom attributes united by the common idea guarantee the uniqueness to the design.
You may allow for coating the walls with the wooden boards or lamina, having previously processed them with the special solutions. The wood is suitable for the classic style. Qualitative chinaware of the plumbing facilities and luxurious corner bathtub, in combination with the hanging lamps and décor minimalist will demonstrate a good taste and welfare. The blinds of the same quality will not just be the design detail but will also have functional application. Custom order of the construction will allow for the realization of your esthetic ideas.
Classic needs the space at least to place the bathtub on the bended legs in the middle. It is allowed to substitute the wood with the marble, as it has the appropriate noble structure. The exclusive tile is also acceptable in the today’s corrected interior and fits perfectly the luxurious space.
Only on a large bathroom area all advantages of luxury may be reflected. Expensive finishing in the same color as furniture invites to rest after the water procedures and is similar to the luxurious boudoir more than the limited combination of the lavatory facilities and wardrobe. The genre classic is underlined by the English version of curtains.
Modern welcomes any experiments and the style is often used in today’s décor. The style provides for the asymmetry of placing the items, the festivity of the bright palette and nontrivial shapes of bathroom fixtures and is conditioned by some eccentricity. Despite all this, it does not stand the excess décor, and suits well the small premises. It is preferable to decorate the window with the stained glass composition. On option, it may be complemented with the frame with the laminated colorful coating or finished with the mirror mosaic pieces.
If you follow from the opinion that the rest is insured by the change of impression, relaxing in the bathroom with the surrounding minimalist interior, it would be pleasant to match the picturesque scenery outside and think of the decoration beauty. Monotonic by color and limited by the textured wood design obviously will not contribute to the visual impressions but will allow separating yourself from the daily routine.
Moderation in arrangement and the color laconism are associated with the laboratory but do not forget about the functional intention of the private room. The area may surprise you by the architectural scope, underlined whiteness of tile and closeness of the atmosphere. The landscape view out of the window acts as the only decorating element fascinating by its beauty.
The availability of square meters always opens the way to creativity and only your commitment will determine the esthetic result. Arrange beautiful private area for you and enjoy the comfort and view out of the window.