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How to Decorate an ‘XL’ Bathroom so That It Is Neither Cold Nor Soulless

Oddly enough, it is as difficult (or almost) to decorate a small bathroom than a large one. In the first case, the ingenuity...

Oddly enough, it is as difficult (or almost) to decorate a small bathroom than a large one. In the first case, the ingenuity faces the lack of meters, while, in the second, the use that you are going to give it, the functionality of the elements or the warmth are its three main challenges. In addition, it is as simple to fall into ‘horror vacui’ as into excess and turn the dream of many into an empty or crowded room, where you never feel at ease. We assure you, these decoration ideas will make the bathroom your new favorite place in the house. Shake living room!

1. Distribute properly
Here is the eternal dilemma: shower or bathtub? is replaced by divide and win? And both questions are always answered with a ‘it depends’. It depends on the available meters and the plant. What is clear to us is that the toilet must be separate and, if possible, closed with a door, which gives privacy. Ideally, you establish the zones by means of the elements or, as in this Duravit proposal, that you play with the double height, the half partition of wooden slats and the carpet to divide without subtracting visual meters, even the toilet door is sliding.

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2. Reserve a corner for yourself
The good thing about the wide spaces is that there is room for everything, even to place a relaxation corner, with the permission of the bathtub that in the 21st century has become the new sofa, where not only to apply cream or wait the 20 minutes of the mask but also relax or read a book in a bathrobe, enjoying the moment. For this, it is an essential requirement to have a comfortable seat , forget about the typical stool, have an extra point of light, which illuminates you or not depending on the moment, and surround yourself with accessories such as candles, flowers and ornaments that multiply the warmth. This proposal from Terratinta It ticks all the boxes and more, as the beautiful floor acts like a warm rug.

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3. Bet on adaptability
The space must adapt to your needs and your tastes, not the other way around. “It is essential that it is comfortable for everyone, especially if we take into account that it is a part of the house whose functionality has varied to become much more than a place of passage, a space for disconnection and relaxation”, they point out from Duscholux. That is why everything from the coverings to the partition or the furniture has to be chosen with care and show your personality.

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4. Don’t forget the ‘less is more’
The mistake that is usually made when you face spacious environments is wanting to fill everything with furniture and accessories, even the number of towels multiplies for no reason. However, it is important that you stay calm and follow the rule of ‘less is more’, to create an orderly space where each element has a function, nothing is missing, but not over, as in this Ballingslöv environment . It is about finding a balance between the meters , the different areas and the accessories, so it doesn’t look chaotic or soulless. By the way, visual minimalism does not mean doing without ornaments, plants or candles but using them with restraint.

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5. Look for her ‘spa’ side
The good thing about spacious bathrooms, compared to those of a few meters, is the opportunity they provide to become an effortless ‘spa’, since it seems that they were born with that vocation. Its dimensions allow the installation of a freestanding bathtub, a shower and even a sauna in some cases. To favor that atmosphere, let natural light in, as in this Rehau proposal, resort to a ‘wellness’ decoration that creates atmosphere and inspires you, say yes to plants and nature and, of course, always keep the order and the feeling of visual cleanliness.

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6. Dare with dark colors
The good thing about wide spaces is that they are not prohibited from entering dark tones and they do not always need to use the spatial benefits that white and light tones bring. Therefore, if you are a fan of ‘total black’ and think that there is no more sophisticated, elegant and dramatic color than black, you are in luck. Don’t fear its power – use it on walls, siding, furniture, and even towels. A white brushstroke, as in this proposal by Roca, will enhance its magnetism.

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7. Be creative
And set up a ‘gym’ corner. If during confinement you have not been able to go to the gym and have had to settle for online classes in the middle of the room, a good way to take advantage of the bathroom meters is to create an area with everything you need to exercise at home, comfortably and without the need to move furniture around, as this Scavolini environment shows. Remember that, in addition to accessories and machinery, it must have good ventilation and a sturdy floor.

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8. Use the light to your advantage
If the small bathroom lighting is used to make sense of spaciousness in the great mission it is to avoid the dark areas and provide the light you need in each area. “Therefore, it is important to enhance the natural and complement with artificial. This implies multiplying the sources throughout the room: ceiling, walls, near the mirror and even in the furniture if necessary”, Duscholux advises. In order not to be mistaken, remember that a good lighting project for your bathroom must have a soft general light of about 100 lux (lumens per square meter), preferably LED; combined with other functional that facilitate the routine of hygiene and an environment that provides a feeling of relaxation.

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9. Choose an XL shower tray
The ‘shower moment’ in which you drop the soap and you don’t know how to catch it without losing your balance or shape is part of the past. The XL bathrooms allow you to install a large and spacious shower tray (100 x 200 cm), where you can not only move comfortably, but also dry off, since it allows you to create an area to dry and get dressed. Take advantage of and install a thermostatic faucet or a column that improves the experience, as in this proposal by Genebre. Remember that for access to be comfortable and exit even more, you must leave a free square of 60 x 60 cm.

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10. Extend your countertop as much as you can
So that you can leave your ‘beauty’ toiletry bag while you put on your makeup, expand your collection of accessories to choose the ideal one for that ‘look’ or simply find space for your ritual of removing or putting contact lenses. An infinite countertop, like this one from Hi-Macs, while neat and clean, is one of those little luxuries in large bathrooms. In addition, if it is a shared space, even a family one, it is very practical to locate two sinks. Remember that the optimal distance between the two taps is 60-90 cm, so they will be close, but not glued, and will be much more comfortable when used by two people at the same time.

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11. Multiply the storage space
It is proven that the more space you have, the more things you store. Therefore, in addition to recommending cleaning cosmetics and hygiene products, do not hesitate to place furniture with storage capacity, like this one by Antonio Lupi, which is a real closet and will allow you to unburden another room. Do not forget the sinks or the column models, but neither the mirrors with cabinets or the shelves.

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