Bathroom Designs To Update Your Bathroom

by TexasT

Looking for easy bathroom designs to update your bathroom? Continue reading here.

Bathroom Design Idea #1

There are many ways to update your dated bathroom decor. One of the first things to determine is your basic color theme you want to go with.  I chose neutral bathroom colors for my bath vanity and granite counter tops.  From there, it is easy to add any color you want.  I'm known to change paint colors for my bathroom often.  Much to my daughters dismay since she is the one I grab to help me paint. But changing your paint color is one of the easiest and cheapest design elements you can change, after all paint is fairly inexpensive and most bathrooms can be totally repainted with a gallon of paint.  I would stay away from bright colors, while they are fun (I once painted my master bathroom to match a Mardi Gras poster I had) they tend to get overwhelming after a bit. If you have painting experience and want to try a faux finish for your bathroom wall color, something like this is very soothing.

Example of Faux Finishing on Bathroom Walls

Bathroom Wall Color Faux Finished
Bathroom Wall Color Faux Finished

Bathroom Design Idea #2

Vanity Sinks

Don't neglect replacing your vanity sink when you are doing your bathroom updating.  There are many types of sinks to choose from.  I have become a fan of vessel sinks.  I think that they are very stylish and just seem to add a touch of high end style to your bathroom.  Of course, they also range from very affordable to very expensive.  Check out some of the examples below that I found on Amazon.  I was surprised how reasonable they were.

VIGO VG07050 Titanium Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink

This VIGO sink features a shimmering mixture of black and silver tones. Handcrafted with possible unique and slight color variations so no two sinks are identical. Each sink is ...

Only $79.90
Sinkology SB301-14N Bohr Hammered Nickel Vessel Bath Sink 14",

The Bohr nickel bath sink is designed to be an innovative and luxurious above-counter vessel sink. This individually handcrafted bathroom sink is made with 18-gauge hammered nic...

$99.99  $79.66
KOHLER K-5373-0 Vox Rectangle Vessel Above-Counter Bathroom Sink, White

Sleek and contemporary, the vox rectangle vessel-style sink features a symmetrical, deep basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this...

$249.25  $199.00
KOHLER K-2660-1-0 Vox Rectangle Vessel Bathroom Sink, White

Sleek and contemporary, the Vox Rectangle vessel-style sink features a wide, shallow basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this sin...

Only $207.64

Bathroom Design Idea #3

Bathroom Faucets

If you decide to change out your sink and install a vessel sink, make sure that you get the appropriate height faucet.  If you decide on an undermount sink, your choices for faucets are unlimited. While I really like the look of the oil rubbed bronze fixtures, I'm sensing from some of the design pros that it may be on it's way out.  I went with the brushed nickel when I updated my master bathroom, that seems to be a timeless choice. Of course chrome is also a fashionable look in bathroom faucets and other fixtures.

Bathroom Faucets

Decor Star BRG01-TB Euro Modern Contemporary Bathroom Lavatory Vanity Vessel Sink Faucet Tall ...

Brand new Euro modern contemporary brushed nickel faucet vessel filler. Premium quality. Comes with 5 years manufacturer's warranty. ***Warranty valid only for genuine Decor ...

Contemprary Single Handle Waterfall Bathroom Vanity Faucet, Chrome

The chrome finish of this faucet not only creates a bright and cool grey metallic look to your bathroom but also makes it quite easy to clean in order to maintain shiny and ...

Only $51.99
Modern Single Handle Waterfall Bathroom Vanity Vessel Sink LED Faucet, Chrome

The amazing aspect of the LED faucet is temperature sensor and three groups of small LED lights around the spout. When the water flows through the glass tray, the temperature ...

Decor Star BWB01-TB Euro Modern Contemporary Waterfall Bathroom Lavatory Vanity Vessel Sink ...

Brand new Euro modern contemporary brushed nickel waterfall faucet vessel filler. Premium quality. Comes with 5 years manufacturer's warranty. ***Warranty valid only for ...

Bathroom Design Idea #4


Accessories are the easiest to change out at any time.  When you paint your walls, keep the little paint cards in your purse or wallet.  That way, if you are out shopping and happen to come across some fabulous item that you think will look great with your new bathroom decor, you have the paint color with you to make sure of the color match. Don't be afraid to hang wall art in your bathroom.  I have a beautiful canvas print in mine, it was actually one that I had enlarged and printed from one of our vacation photos.  It just happened to have the colors that I was targeting in my bathroom. So not only does it improve the look of my master bathroom but it makes me smile remembering a very nice time with my family.

In Conclusion

These are just a few ideas to update your current bathroom design, remember to try and coordinate your paint colors and accessories as it creates a more completed high end look.  Add some wall art, a few accessories to your vanity to add some depth and a stylish sink, whether it be a vessel sink or and undermount sink.

Updated: 01/17/2012, TexasT
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