6 Reasons Why Over-Decorating Your Bathroom is NOT a Good Idea
Every homeowner desires to have a cozy and convenient bathroom. Because personal hygiene matters are done in it, it is definitely important to make sure that your bathroom is pleasant in all aspects.
Functionality must never suffer. The best bathroom is suitable for everyone’s needs, accessible for all ages and favorable for any situation. You will be really thankful when you own a nice house with a nice bathroom, which you, your family and your visitors can comfortably utilize.
What you have to keep in mind though is that many homeowners make a mistake in terms of their bathroom designs and decorations. That’s why even when the functionality is exceptional, they do not fully get the advantages that they must get. For some, unfortunately, their bathroom is simply pretty because of the adornments but isn’t very effective for use.
Keep in mind that while lacking is problematic, excessive also is! Here are 6 reasons why over-decorating your bathroom is NOT a good idea.
1 – YOUR BATHROOM WILL FEEL CRAMPED.
Taking a bath is easy and relaxed when the space is enough. Similarly, it’s homey to wash clothes, clean toilets and do more comfort room activities with an ample space. Over-decorating hinders you from obtaining exactly that ease.
Your bathroom will feel cramped. Yes, it will not only ‘look’ suffocating but will also feel the same. Even when the restroom’s space is actually big, too much decor can make it feel small. It will make you restricted to freely move around and to carry big items such as buckets and drums of water, when needed.
Instead of being able to display more necessary furnishings, you will just waste valuable space and make people feel too confined if you over-decorate the bathroom.
2 – IT MAY LOOK DIRTY.
Keeping the comfort room clean and sanitized is your top priority. Using a filthy one will turn your stomach upside down.
While the bathroom may not be literally dirty, it may seem like that due to lavish colors, patterns and accessories. Especially if there’s no systematic decoration selection, just random ‘what-I-want’ kind of scheme, it may radiate a disorderly, dirty appearance. For sure, it will make you irritated, not wanting to stay long in the supposedly comfortable comfort room.
3 – THE ITEMS AND DECORS MAY JUST GET BROKEN DUE TO MOISTURE.
When you prettify your bathroom without asking credible interior designers and your new home builders, you just put this and that. Without proper information and adept recommendation, you will just bring in and attach anything that “fits” your style.
Since pepping up the lavatory makes you pumped up, you might not really care about the material make-up of the decors, and that’s not a great idea. If you over-decorate, not thinking in detail, you might just end up wasting your money because the items and decors may just get broken due to moisture, especially if they are not created for damp areas.
4 – IT BECOMES UGLY INSTEAD OF BECOMING PRETTY.
In so many times, plain and simple are prettier than prints and patterns. Over-decorating is one proof!
You may be visualizing a beautiful bathroom with all the many decors you are planning to fasten in it, but it’s possible that the moment you bring it to life, it’s actually not as agreeable as you thought it would be. Instead of becoming pretty, your bathroom becomes ugly.
5 – THERE WILL BE NO FOCUS POINTS.
When decorating the bathroom, you might be the type of person who does not want any space left unused, so you design each stretch you see. In a proper way, that’s fine, however, there will be no focus points in your bathroom.
With various frames, figurines, wallpapers, paint, pots, vases and more here and there, your bathroom will not only be crowded but also confusing and dizzying to look at.
6 – IT WILL LOSE EFFICIENT ACCESSIBILITY.
Too much ‘negotiable’ decor, such as an unnecessary side table, a tiny couch, a big stone sculpture and a huge flower pot, can take up spaces that are supposed to be primarily used by people.
You can apply your personal styles to your bathroom design, but never put accessibility last. It must be on your top priorities. Your bathroom will lose its efficient accessibility because of over-decorating. It will not be apt for kids who play and move around a lot while being bathed. At the same time, it will not be commodious for elders and for people with physical incapacities and with bodily injuries.
Most especially if it’s your first house, a custom-made one, you will be excited to beautify your bathroom (and every part of it) as much as you please! You might become out-of-control when it comes to squeezing out your creative juices to decorate your bathroom. But do not forget that if the embellishments in it are extravagant, your comfort room might not be very worthwhile and likeable anymore.
Listen to the expert advice and suggestions of your interior designers and new home builders, so they can match your requests while incorporating their ideas. Following their professional plans is also crucial, so you decorate your bathroom just right. In that way, it will please not only yourself but also everybody who uses your home bathroom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is the writer of this article.