Bathrooms are not only found in homes; they are found in almost every type of building. There are bathrooms in business offices, shopping centers, sporting facilities and concert halls too. Most bathrooms share common features. However, in addition to the common features found in these places, a personal bathroom will have added features such as stylized cabinetry, matching towel racks and towel rings, clothes pegs, a soap holder and a shower caddy.
Most bathrooms will generally not have wall to wall carpet. Moisture issues and cleanliness have decreased the popularity of carpeted bathrooms immensely and they are rarely seen in modern decorating. However, just because you bathroom does not have carpet does not mean that your feet have to be cold. There are alternatives. Perhaps you have in floor heat which takes care of this issue but if you don’t, a thick, deep piled rug will largely take care of the cold feet problem.
The large expanse of tile or linoleum that is customarily found in bathrooms can be broken up visually by using well placed area rugs. A rug in front of the tub or shower will solidify that as a design element in your room. It can also visually increase the space due to a definition of that area of the room which visually makes rooms appear to have more than one space and thereby seem larger than it might actually be.
The space in front of a sink is another great place for rug placement. Perhaps you wish to visually change a boxy room. Try adding an oval rug. This helps to balance out harsh lines and to change the focus of the eye from square planes in addition to creating visual depth.
Rugs in bathrooms do more than just provide warmth for your feet and define different areas in the room. Rugs can help to bring color to your room or solidify the colors already in use in your decorating. Utilizing rugs that are multi colored can tie in colors that otherwise will not work together. If you find a rug that has contrasting colors worked into its design, don’t be afraid to pull those colors out for use in your towel, paint, art, or accessory colors. The rug will pull them together visually.
Shaped rugs can also be used in bathrooms, particularly themed bathrooms. Decorating bathrooms with a themed concept has long been popular. Finding a shaped rug that goes along with your theme will give your bathroom a sense of whimsy and fun. Children’s bathrooms are particularly conducive to shaped rugs. It is easy to find bathroom rugs shaped as airplanes, ducks, cartoon characters and anything else you have based your decorations around. Flower shaped area rugs look charming in a bathroom that is decorated with a floral theme.
Decorating bathrooms is an important element of home decorating. These rooms are one of the most utilized in our day to day lives and should be made to be welcoming and comfortable. Using rugs will help to create this atmosphere in residential bathrooms.