Top Bathroom and Bedroom Design Ideas and Tips

Refurbishing any room in the house can be a little bit daunting, not to mention time-consuming and costly. Despite the disruption, costs, mess and anxiety, when the day comes that you finally walk into a finished room, with gleaming new features and a fabulous design, you will no doubt realise that it will have all been worth the effort.

Bathrooms and bedrooms are two key rooms in a home and inevitably have to be updated and modernised every now and then so that they are in-keeping with the era and remain a pleasure to be in. If you have decided that it is about time your home’s interior has a little TLC breathed in to it, then take a look at the following top bathroom and bedroom design ideas and tips.

Make a small bedroom appear bigger

Most of us own a bedroom that we would ideally like to be bigger and whilst knocking down walls to make a room literally bigger might not be realistic, there are certain design ‘tricks’ we can utilise to make a bedroom appear bigger.

Eliminating the clutter in a bedroom will help create more space, likewise so would positioning dual-functioning items of furniture in the room, such as a sofa bed. Using two different types of flooring can also make a room appear to be deceptively bigger. Tricks like placing a rug on one side of the floor and leaving the other side exposed can generate the feeling of more space.

Light has also played a pivotal role in the perceived size of a room and in a small room try to flood as much light as possible into the room to make it appear to be larger. Decorating the ceiling can be another good way to divert the eye from the smallness and bring another dimension to a bedroom.

Children’s bedrooms design tips

Children’s bedrooms are one of the most the heavily redecorated rooms in the house for the simple reason that kids are eternally changing their mind about what they like and definitely don’t like.

Storage should play an important role in the design of a child’s bedroom so that the hordes of toys they collect can be neatly put away in trunks and cupboards instead of littered all over the carpet.

It may also be a good idea to avoid using themes in a child’s bedroom, for the simple reason that the superhero they love this month might not necessarily be in favour next month!

Contemporary bathroom design ideas

A stylish and well-designed bathroom can add value to your house, not to mention create a great environment to unwind and relax in the bath after a hectic day. For a bathroom that is utterly in-keeping with 2013, opt for rectangular tiles set within regimented grids without any overlap. Bathroom wallpaper has also made a comeback this year, in a myriad of styles, colours and patterns. For an ultra sophisticated look replace a conventional basin with a square one.

Art deco

Art deco has also been resurrected this year and can be used in both bathrooms and bedrooms to create a highly glamorous and stylish look. To bring a touch of art deco to your bathroom, fit a square sink, some traditional ceramic taps and set them against an elegant plain background.

Shabby chic

Get on the highly fashionable shabby chic trail this year by placing distressed mirrors that have been flecked with grey paint on the walls of bathrooms and bedrooms.