Put Your Decorative Stamp on Your New Bathrooms With These Creative Ideas
Although a newly built Chesmar home features an impressive array of custom features and amenities, it’s also a bit of a blank canvas. Putting your personal touch on each room is what turns a house into a home, and that certainly holds true with the bathrooms. When you first stepped inside your master bath, it may have been a little overwhelming. Pristine walls, gleaming faucets, spotless floors, every square inch so immaculate it seemed to glow. Yes, it may have been a blank canvas, but what a canvas it was! Depending on the model you chose, your bathrooms came equipped with granite or marble vanity tops, air-conditioned walk-in closets, elongated commodes, Brandom Cabinetry® and so much more. Now it’s time to put brush to canvas and add the masterstrokes that will transform these rooms into charming sanctuaries of serenity and relaxation – at least until the kids come home. Here are a few suggestions for filling in those blanks.
Your bathroom came with plenty of storage spaces, but sometimes it’s what’s on the outside that counts, especially if you’d like to keep those decorative towels on display rather than hiding them behind a cabinet door. Stacked storage crates are one easy way to create a unique display that can be configured and reconfigured quickly. We’re not talking plastic milk cartons here – unless you’re going for a college dorm vibe. Weathered wooden crates in various sizes can make a striking display with plenty of rustic charm. Want an interesting bathroom organizer for the vanity? A salvaged window planter may be just the thing you’re looking for. And if you want to think outside the box, a vintage orchard ladder is a great place to hang towels, while an antique step ladder can double as multi-level shelving.
Green Is Good
Most plants thrive in bright, high-humidity places, making them perfect additions to your bathrooms. While open shelving and sunny ledges are obvious locations for potted plants, any available wall can become a horticultural centerpiece by adding a few easy-to-install shelves. Corner stools also make ideal pedestals for hanging plants like pothos, allowing them to trail to the floor in leafy splendor. Just make sure they’re positioned away from swinging doors or high-traffic areas. For ferns and other upward-reaching plants, a row of pots hung from cords secured to the ceiling can create a striking effect as the greenery seems to float and bob on unfelt currents. For accent pieces, small succulents such as echeveria and zebra plants can add a dab of color to just about any corner.
Divide and Conquer
Bathrooms are designed to be airy and open, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little intimacy with an elegant divider. A portable divider can create a space within a space. For larger baths, a screen can conceal the toilet without compromising ventilation. Even in smaller bathrooms, a waterproof screen can be used in place of or in conjunction with a shower curtain to add an additional element of privacy and ambiance. Dividers come in a wide variety of styles, materials, and configurations. Opaque glass dividers can be used in lieu of window curtains. Even a wheeled, full-length mirror can be used to partition a bath. It can also be used in conjunction with the vanity mirror to provide additional views for grooming, applying makeup, or just checking to make sure you look great from every angle.
Up Against the Walls
Perhaps no other bathroom feature is more evocative of a blank canvas than its walls. Don’t be afraid to take full advantage of their open spaces. A large hanging centerpiece can provide a striking focal point that redefines every other part of the room. If your bath has a themed design, this is the place to establish what it is. A nautical motif, for instance, might be well served by an antique maritime wheel. Want to evoke the feeling of a beach vacation? Consider adding a driftwood wreath. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination – and of course the size of the wall! Other treatment suggestions include picture arrangements, decorative mirrors, and water features.
At Chesmar, we understanding the excitement and joy that comes with a new home and are proud to have been able to make that possible for so many. But our work is just beginning. If you’re in the market for a single-family home in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin, why not visit any of our vibrant communities to see for yourself the outstanding homes we’re building for our customers. You can also contact us today to learn more about the many beautiful models we offer.