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We love our clients – and their desire and energy to push the envelope with us. Lately, many of them looking into doing bathroom remodels have come to us with a hankering to have their new bathroom be just like another living space in their home. A bathroom that is full of warmth and excitement – a bathroom that entices you to step in and check it out. While bathrooms are primarily functional, they can also be a retreat for the weary or an enticement for even the shyest of guests. Here are four tips on how to make your bathroom more like a living space.

3-D tile is used on walls in bathroom
Show-Stopping Wall Decor – Using patterned wallpaper or tile can break up the typical monochromatic paint schemes. Graphic wallpaper or even patterned or three dimensional tile add visual interest, warmth, color and depth to the space. Ann Sacks offers up this unique three-dimensional copper tile. (Photo courtesy of Ann Sacks)

Master Bath is like a living space with chandeliers and a lounge chair
Decorative Bathroom Light Fixtures – Chandeliers or even decorative pendants are bringing eye-popping elements to the bathroom. Using light fixtures typically found in other living spaces aid in creating a connection from the bathroom to the rest of home. (Photo courtesy of Ferguson).

Furniture-like vanity with open shelf and rattan drawer in small powder room
Furniture-Like Bathroom Vanities – Adding a furniture-like vanity is another way to connect a bathroom to the rest of your home and make the space more “livable.”  These pieces are functional, provide storage, warmth and interest to the bathroom space – regardless of the bathroom size.

Wood grain tile on bathroom shower walls
Outside-Of-The-Bathroom-Box Finishes
 – Another way to make people question what room they’re in is to add finishes not traditionally included in the bathroom. One of my favorite trends is adding wood patterned tile to a large bathroom or simply continuing wood flooring into a powder room. For more bathroom ideas visit Meadowlark’s project galleries.

By Katie MacGillivray