When you’re designing a bathroom, there are many decisions to be made — marble or ceramic, shower or tub, vessel or pedestal sink, brass or chrome? The list goes on. Not to stress you out, but there’s yet another design option to consider when designing your bath: the living room.
Stay with me here. By borrowing furniture, lighting, rugs, architectural elements and even plants from the rest of the house, you can add incredible interest to your bathroom. I’m talking an antique chest for linen storage, a crystal chandelier for romantic lighting over the tub or a built-in window seat for relaxing. Borrowing elements is a good way to add a personal touch and set your bath apart from the rest. Here’s are 10 ideas guaranteed to pique your interest.
According to the designers, this artfully distressed antique chest was the inspiration for this dreamy bathroom. It provides just the right touch of warmth to the pristine surroundings as well as excellent storage for towels and toiletries. The sparkly chandelier ($80 at The Home Depot) is a nice touch.
You expect to see Oriental rugs in traditional spaces — and usually in living areas, not bathrooms. In this Boston bath a Bokhara runner, purchased by the owners in India, melds beautifully with the natural travertine tile floor and contemporary surroundings.
Chandeliers, long known for brightening up formal living spaces, are quickly becoming commonplace in bathrooms. But these homeowners upped the ante with this glamorous Fortuny fixture. Also enviable: the curvy tub and vessel sink and the dressing table with a view.
10 Living Room Touches to Bring to the Bath