The Predominant Bathroom Styles Commonly Used for Bathroom Decorating
All fixtures, accessories, and features for bathrooms are made according to specific styles. As manufacturers concentrate on the styles of their products, to meet consumer needs, on occasion they create a style that has not yet found a niche.
In this article I would like you take a look at the styles that are commonly considered for bathrooms.
1. The Victorian or Antique Style
The Victorian or antique style is very specific. Simply, it conjures up the styles and decor designs used in the Victorian era – the 1800s, when curves and attention to detail were paramount. Many bathrooms that feature Victorian styling make use of darker color schemes, as darker colors express grandeur and sophistication.
2. The Transitional Style
The transitional style could be termed as the style that is, ‘in the middle’; it is neither traditional nor contemporary, but definitely not Victorian. This style usually features simplicity, with no real attention to detail. Fixtures and hardware in this style are usually standard; with rounded edges. This style is often achieved by chance, when homeowners are unaware of the more predominant styles available.
Transitional style hardware is usually coated in a chrome or brushed chrome finish. Polished brass is also a favorite for this style, as long as the design of the hardware is not specific.
3. The Contemporary Modern Style
Due to the times we live in, the contemporary or modern style is commonly used by homeowners who enjoy technology and modern design. Squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles (the predominant shapes) are important aspects of this style.
Hardware featuring a contemporary style will exhibit sharp edges, smooth lines, and polished chrome is the commonly used finish for this style.
Contemporary style fixtures like bathtubs, sinks, and toilets are usually rectangular or square in shape. In the case of bathtubs, some modernists enjoy a perfectly circular bathtub. For the contemporary style, emphasis is always on shapes and straight edges. Decorations, (if used at all) are kept to an absolute minimum.
4. The Traditional Style
The traditional style is widely used by homeowners around the world. This style makes use of traditionally inspired fixtures, hardware, and decor. As the name itself states, the traditional style is based on an elegant, yet subtle appearance.
An example of a traditional style bathroom would be one that features a ‘beach house’ theme. Colors used for this style are subtle; usually pastels, sometimes gold and browns, but never bold.
A farmhouse or a country cottage would also more than likely feature a bathroom decorated in this style. It is comfortable, not outspoken, and always beautiful.
Once you have chosen the style that expresses your preferences best, you will be prompted into making a few more decisions, such as; the finish you will feature on your hardware, and the overall color scheme you will use in your bathroom, in accordance with the style you have chosen to work with. I have focused on these aspects in the next article.
Written By : Smith, Amanda (2012-06-12). Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design.
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