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How to Spruce Up Your Bathroom

By Bedrosians Tile & Stone | 8/23/2019

With summer settling down and fall around the corner, now is the perfect time to spruce up your bathroom and get it ready for the coming holidays. Here are the latest bathroom design trends to help transform your space into a wow-worthy masterpiece!

Be Bold With a Dramatic Look

Take your bathroom from blah to bold with a little drama. The key to a dramatic look is in the balance of daring and subtle. If you want an edgy or sexy feel to your bath, add in a dark wall or a unique floor or a shower tiled in a bold graphic design, but pair it with simpler colors, textures or patterns.

Bold Black and White Bathroom by Emily HendersonCalacatta Oro honed marble countertop
Source: Emily Henderson | Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Designer and stylist Emily Henderson, an expert at styling spaces to create an eclectic, lived-in look and an expert at upcycling and creative repurposing of vintage finds, recently remodeled this bathroom in her mountain home. She was after something unique and she certainly succeeded. Her skill and eye for design created a perfect balance of bold and delicate in this guest bathroom.

Calacatta Oro marble countertopHoned Calacatta Oro marble countertop
Source: Emily Henderson | Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp

For this project, Emily chose slabs of our ever dramatic Calacatta Oro marble for her counter and her floor! To create her bold and truly unique floor, she had a slab of Calacatta Oro fabricated into 12″x12″ tiles so that the veins match and the small grout lines give more of a slab effect.

Calcatta Oro marble floorSlab of honed Calacatta Oro marble cut into 12"x12" tiles
Source: Emily Henderson | Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp

"I wanted to create a bolder, darker, moodier and edgier bathroom while still fitting in the modern mountain/Scandi vibe. This is a guest bath thus a great place to create an experience and excitement. Due to its vibe, we might call this internally 'the sexy bathroom.' It's undeniably very exciting. A black and white color palette will certainly create drama," Emily Henderson said.

A Little More Drama
Tailor Art Porcelain Tile in the Light DecoFloor: Tailor Art 24"x24" decorative porcelain tile in Light
Designer: @jennasuedesign
Palazzo 12x24 porcelain tile in Castle Graphite Florentina DecoShower wall: Palazzo porcelain tile in 12"x24" Castle Graphite Florentina Deco
Designer: @jeanstofferdesign

For more ideas on adding a little drama to your space, take a look at Drawn to Dark Floors and see how it's done.

Keep it Light and Bright

On the flip side, try sprucing up your space with a light and airy design. Bright, clean bathrooms feel refreshing and relaxing. If your bathroom has windows, open up the blinds and let some natural light shine. Sheer blinds can be used to let the sun in while still providing privacy. If your bathroom doesn’t have any windows, ensure that the light bulbs are bright to provide optimal light. A bathroom is no place for dirt and grime. Here are tips for keeping your tiles clean!

Palazzo 12x24 porcelain tile in Castle Graphite Florentina DecoWalls: Costa Allegra 3"x12" tile in White Sand | Counter: Sequel Quartz in Brilliant White
Designer: @anitayokota
Traditions 3x6 wall tile in Ice White MatteWalls: Traditions 3"x6" wall tile in Ice White Matte
Designer: @sunnycirclestudio
Honed White Carrara 12x24 tile on floorFloor: 12"x24" honed White Carrara marble tile
Designer: @sullivan.design.studio
Add in Soothing Spa Colors

The most relaxing colors are muted neutrals that you can find in nature. Beige, grey, blue, and green are the most popular colors in spas due to their calming effect.

Manhattan 2x8 glass tile in Coast GlossFloor: Manhattan 2"x8" glass tile in Coast Gloss
Remy cement tile in DamselFloor: Remy 8"x8" cement decorative tile in the Damsel pattern
Designer: @desertdecor
Zenith 2.5x9 in OrionWall: Zenith 2”x6” tile in color Orion
Designer: @quartzandbone
Create an Eye-Catching Floor

For some interest to your bathroom, add an eye-catching floor and choose coordinating accessories and wall color to tie the room together.

Allora hexagon tile in Telaio and Cloe wall tile in WhiteFloor: Allora 8.5"x10" Floor & Wall Tile in Telaio | Wall: Cloe 2.5"x8" ceramic tile in White
Designer: @brookewagnerdesign
Avondale 8x8 hexagon brick tile in Normandy CreamFloor: Avondale 8"x8" hexagon brick tile in Normandy Cream
Designer: @kdiondesign
Remy cement tile in SoffiaFloor: Remy 8"x8" cement tile in the Soffia pattern
Designer: @eyeforpretty
Luxe Details to Consider

Simple details like extra toiletries, fluffy towels, a bath tray, and a soft rug make all the difference. You may want to also include a vase with fresh flowers or potted plants. Scented candles are always a great touch for bath time.

Enchante 8x8 porcelain tile in CharmFloor: Enchante 8"x8" porcelain tile in the Charm pattern
Designer: @sarah_joy__
Zenith 2"x6" porcelain tile in the Solar colorFloor: Zenith 2"x6" porcelain tile in the Solar color
Designer: @almostmakesperfect
Enchante 8"x8" porcelain tile in ModernoFloor: Enchante 8"x8" porcelain tile in Moderno
Designer: @anaberdesign

If you follow these suggestions, don’t be surprised if you and your guests mistake your space for a luxury hotel! Are you ready to transform your bathroom? Visit one of our Bedrosians locations to speak with a tile and stone expert and view our extensive selection of products

Featured Products
Be Bold with a Dramatic Look
Calacatta Oro Honed marble Tailor Art Light Deco Palazzo Castle Graphite Florentina Deco
Keep it Light and Bright
Costa Allegra White Sand Sequel Quartz Brilliant White Traditions Ice White Matte
White Carrara Marble
Add in Soothing Spa Colors
Manhattan Coast Gloss glass tile Remy Damsel cement tile Zenith Orion
Create an Eye-Catching Floor
Allora Telaio Deco Avondale Normandy Cream hexagon tile Remy Soffia cement tile
Luxe Details to Consider
Enchante Charm Zenith Solar Enchante Moderno

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