Tuesday, July 16, 2019

How to make a bathroom look nice

How to make a bathroom look nice is a good question that will get you thinking on what to do next to improve the looks of your bathroom. As you certainly already know ceramic art and tile is a natural in the bathroom. They are water proof, mold resistant due to their hard finish and very durable. They last forever. They are easy to clean. The list goes on. Plus there are hundreds of ceramic and tile ideas to fit endless designs. You can’t really go wrong with ceramics in the bathroom.

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Mirrors are a popular attractive bathroom idea


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Nice bathroom with Calacatta Royal 18  x  36  Porcelain Field Tile in White and Gray
Using mirrors and a white or light marble tile in the bathroom together give off an opulence or glamour appearance. The latest trend today is to use ceramic tiles as a work of art by selecting complementary colors that fit your color scheme and hanging them. The above image the bathroom uses Calacatta Royal 18  x  36  porcelain field tile in white and gray at $13.33 from Wayfair.

For the DIY person one method I found was accomplished by placing tiles on a sturdy waterproof board and adding a frame. You can also go the extra mile and add a decorative tile boarder. This, in addition, to the frame gives the piece a unique and beautiful appearance. Plus the great thing about using tile is it’s easy to clean and it’s waterproof.

Adding color creates an interest in the bathroom

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Bathroom improvement ideas:
  1. Foundry Select Mignon Traditional Dresser Mirror - $214.99 (Wayfair)
  2. Signature 1 Light Sconce, Satin Nickel - $54
  3. White Hanky,Handkerchief - $20.81
  4. Faux flat roman shade valance. European 100% Washed Linen Prism - $59 - $129

Adding color to the walls creates an interest. Ceramics are easy to clean and most of all they are water proof. Being in a bathroom makes it a natural choice. There are many popular ceramic art themes from fish, birds or wildlife scenes to choose from. One great idea is to build a scene using multiple ceramic pieces. This adds visual interest and color to any neutral color. I believe the more colorful the art the better. That’s just my opinion. With this scheme you can now add the accent color you want. For example, you could pull the vibrant greens or blues (whatever color) from the ceramic art and add complementary color towels and rugs. Later, you can always change the color without much effort.

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Upgrade your bathroom by using original ceramic artwork
Another concept is to have your decorative tile directly inlaid into your new or existing wall tile. Layering the tile gives a framed look that’s built into the wall. This makes if super attractive and very easy to maintain. You have the option to pair different colors and tile options creating your own unique personal appearance.

Ceramic wall art tiles to make your bathroom look nicer

Using mosaics is a great way to add an exciting accent. Mosaics can be added to the backsplash or inlayed into the shower. A recessed shower shelve works well and also has utility. One popular design is to use subway tile to create a stripe. You can also use subway tile to create a framed effect for a mosaic. Using a combination of ceramic tile finishing varying the color and shine can also add appeal.

The size of the tile also have a big impact. On major benefit of using a large tile is that is covers more area and can be easy to clean since there are fewer grout lines to worry about. However using large ceramic tile in a small room can be problematic. It can make a small room look really small. Your tile size should be sized according to the size of your space. One sure fire way to improve the look of a small area is to use ceramic tile all the way up to the ceiling. This makes the area visually look more appealing and taller. Also, using tile and colors that are the same color or very close to the same color makes the room look larger. So, if you just moved into a new house and the tile is already there simply paint the “no-tiles portion” the same color as the tile. This trick works great every time to make your area look larger than it really is.

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Bathroom tile upgrades:
  1. Carrara hexagon porcelain mosaic floor and wall tile - $7.87 per tile HomeDepot
  2. DreamLine Linea collection of walk-in shower panels - HomeDepot
  3. Greecian white hexagonal polished marble mosaic tile - $9.98 per tile HomeDepot
 Also tiling your shower all the way up to the ceiling also create a dramatic affect. It makes your shower or tub area look larger. It becomes visually taller. This provided a visual add height to the area. Plus makes the entire area easy to clean and more durable since it’s all or mostly all covered in waterproof tiles. I really like this idea and may end up using it when I remodel my shower. Currently, my shower area is not tiled all the way to the ceiling.

Natural color tiles will most always work the best sense they go with almost all colors. Use neutrals then add color with accents like towels and decorations. If you have sell or move the new buyer will most likely change the accents to their favorite color and not have to reconstruct any tile.

The biggest problems with ceramic tile in the bathroom you must simply avoid 

Color is the number one problem. Once you pick a color there is no turning back you are stuck with that color. There are so many different color options and styles it can be overwhelming to decide. In today’s market I found out Grays are by far the most popular color. By combining Grays with accent colors you can create an interesting look. Like using Gray and White or a lighter color.

Another popular color is the use of neutrals or natural earthy colors. For example, a coffee or chocolate color ceramic tile and a lighter color like beige always looks good together. The main objective is to choose the right color.

By choosing the wrong combinations you are stuck with something you can’t change. And if you have to sell your house good luck if your buyer does not like the color you picked. Just watch all the house buying TV shows and when the new buyer walks into the room the first thing they say is they do not like the color of the tile.

The best approach is to stay neutral and choose accent colors in towels and throw rugs to create interest. Plus if you get tired of the color it makes for an easy change. Grays and neutrals are popular colors today.

What is inlay work?

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Inlay refers to the technique of inserting different color or contrasting color tiles into the main body of the tile work to form a decorative motif or pattern that normally is flush with the main body of work.

What is encaustic bathroom tile?

Many people refer to inlaid tile as encaustic tile. But actually that is not correct. But the word has been misused so much it’s now accepted as the definition. Encaustic actually refers to the process of painting with beeswax paint that was very hot. Encaustic tiles are usually composed of two colors of tile that are inlaid.

Some examples are using mirrors and a white or light marble tile together give off an opulence or glamour appearance. Using a textured ceramic tile adds the illusion of stone. Using combinations of textured tile and smooth tiles creates a high-end interest. Another favorite is to use inlays or a recessed shelves creating a layered effect. Any tiles that can be framed makes a great design especially if the mosaic it framed.

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Separation between the shower and or tub and the rest of the room
In today’s market most new houses sold, tile type and color, and are being used to make a distinct separation between the shower and or tub and the rest of the room. This makes the shower for example stand out and turns it into the center piece of the area. The tiles do not have to match exactly but should look good and go together. For example, you could always use black and white. A black or dark floor and lighter color walls is a tried and true winning combination. Creating contrast is good and this is one of the easiest ways to create contrast. Having an all-white room with no contrast makes it way too boring and not enough appeal or personality. Using a different color floor tile creates interest.

Conclusion for making your bathroom look nicer

I hope this was an interesting article and provided you with some decor ideas. Ceramic tile and ceramic art works well and by using a natural color and using a darker color accents and art you can make a dramatic impact.

This scheme also makes it easy to change to another color. And if you are going to sell, the buyer most likely will not have to reconstruct tiles for another color. They would simply change the accents.

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