Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility and upkeep, but it’s an exciting accomplishment. If you own a home, you probably know how long it really takes to make each room truly reflect your personality. Since you spend a lot of time here, it’s important to create a place that represents you and your needs.
As you alter your home, you might run into common interior design dilemmas that are difficult to overcome. Don’t fret, though! Whether it’s your first house or your fifth, we’re here to help you troubleshoot these design problems using color, so you can easily create a home you love spending time in solo or with loved ones.
Dilemma One: Lacking Personality
Homeownership is an enormous investment. Given the amount of money and time that goes into caring for a home, it makes perfect sense to want to create a place you actually want to spend time in by designing rooms that reflect your own personal style. [See photos of 4 popular design styles here]
White walls are fantastic for brightening up a space, but can be a bit bland. If you want to create a home that’s a true extension of who you are, it’s time to fall in love with the latest trend: wall murals. While it can be difficult to commit to a statement as bold as a wallpaper mural, the added color can make all the difference in personalizing your space. Plus, a wall mural is a quick and easy way to spruce up boring white walls, and the installation process is simple.
Landscape wall murals can help create a restorative environment when paired with the right color scheme—which is perfect for your bathroom, the space where you typically practice self-care. If you’re renting property or want to test a design before you commit, opt for removable wall murals that you can swap out down the line.
Here are a few trending wall mural styles to consider adding to your space:
Lush, tropical vibes aren’t just for vacation anymore. If you identify with this style, you can easily show off your bold personality with rich, leafy wallpaper, a fun way to personalize the rooms in your home.
If you are typically drawn to a mix of elements with eclectic layers, consider a Boho style. This rich, bold style works well in any room, but can especially bring new life to your bathroom or living room. A landscape mural or a wall mural with lots of greens and blues will create a Zen environment, making it easier to focus on self-care in these spaces.
If you prefer a more minimalist style, consider a gradient color mural. This is a big trend right now and gives life to an otherwise boring wall while reflecting your own taste!
Dilemma Two: Lacking Interest
Floors are one area of the home that typically emphasize durability over aesthetics or design. But, given that the floor occupies much of a home’s real estate, your flooring shouldn’t be boring. Implementing unique flooring or tile can help distinguish a room, like your bathroom.
Using two different tile sizes or contrasting tile colors is a great technique that creates a detailed pattern on your floor without making your bathroom appear too busy. Before you pick out your favorite tile, you should determine your budget. If you understand your bathroom remodeling budget and how the associated costs break down, you can easily figure out how and where to invest your money.
Of your total budget, you can expect to spend between $200 to $1,350 on flooring materials. Since bathroom remodels generally yield the biggest return when it comes to boosting resale value, it’s worth investing in a higher-end floor tile, like ceramic. Once you pick out a material, you can have some fun choosing a pattern or color scheme. If you have neutral walls in your bathroom, consider a bold pattern or colorful floor. On the flip side, if your walls are very colorful, opt for a neutral-colored tile. Keep in mind, installing your tile in a unique pattern can make a statement, even for a simple color.
Dilemma Three: Lacking Depth
Depth is an important concept in homes, especially if yours is on the smaller side. There are many ways to add depth to your home, but they might not all fit within your budget. If you’re looking for a way to make specific rooms in your home appear larger, you can try out this budget-friendly trend: wall trim.
While installing molding and trim is an age-old technique for adding architectural detail, new design methods take things a step further. For example, consider installing trim in vertical lines to trick the eye into thinking the walls are higher than they actually are. Or, for a more modern style, test out a geometric or repetitive pattern that has a distinct visual impact.
You can make an accent wall really pop by painting the trim a contrasting color. While light colors can make a room appear larger, the same is true for some dark hues. The trick is to contrast dark paint with light elements.
When it comes to creating a harmonious and functional space, color can be your best friend. For more tips on reviving your space with color, check out the infographic below. Interested in giving your bathroom a fresh look? Re-Bath can help you make minor changes, like adding safety and accessibliity solutions, or making tub and shower updates to complete bathroom remodels in as little as one week. Learn more about our process or schedule a free, in-home Design Consultation and get started on the bathroom of your dreams!