Bring the summer indoors to your bathroom design as we show you how this season will inspire you. A few simple, but bold changes will have you ready to entertain all summer long and give your bathroom style a coastal feel.
TIME TO SHINE
You’ll want windows, mirrors, grout, and all other surfaces to be sparkling as the sun shines into your bathroom. Water and vinegar is an effective and chemical-free solution for most surfaces but consult with your bathroom design expert to find out what solutions are safe for all your surfaces in a new bathroom remodel. Try buffing glass with newspaper for a smear-free result or use a dryer sheet to remove soap scum. While you are cleaning, throw the windows open before it gets hot enough for the air conditioner.
Spruce up painted walls with a fresh coat of paint at this time of year. Take inspiration from summer, the most colorful season, and include this year’s trendy bright reds and blues in your bath design. If you’re embarking on a bathroom renovation, consider a tile feature in deep sea blues or punchy turquoises. If you prefer crisp, white walls just introduce towels, bath mats and shower curtains in bright colors for a summer feel in your bathroom design.
TAKE INSPIRATION FROM NATURE
Plants improve air quality and concentration and green is linked to the heart chakra. Perfect additions to create a soothing atmosphere! Introduce plants into your bathroom and they will look after you, if you reciprocate. If you have a green thumb, go as large as you can for a lush, leafy outdoors feel. If not, then cacti, succulents or artificial plants will all add a splash of green.
GET READY FOR KIDS
Children revel in playing outside all summer, but the pool and beach can accidentally transform your bathroom into a wet room, complete with sand, towels and clothes adorning the floor. Additional hampers provide a designated drop zone for wet clothes and towels, making it easy to take them to the laundry. Have plenty of fresh towels, put up hooks for each child to reuse their towel, and make sure you give them a designated place to hang up wet swim gear.
HAVE A PRODUCT OVERHAUL
Throw out expired products and medications from your bathroom cabinets to clear the decks for sunscreen and after-sun. Your refrigerator will also yield natural sunburn remedies, and an aloe vera plant in the summer bathroom is perfect for instant skin relief. Corner and cabinet shelves such as this bathroom design in Dearborn, Michigan, are ideal for small plants or colorful accessories.
BE READY FOR WHATEVER AND WHOEVER SUMMER BRINGS
Good summer weather brings fun times with family and friends. When planning for cookouts and parties we often overlook our bathroom design. Powder rooms can become overrun with kids and visitors during summer months so make sure you have enough soap, toilet paper and towels. Have your guest bath ready too, with the addition of toiletries to make a home from home for last minute guests staying.
TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT YOUR TUB
A refreshing bath during the summer months helps you relax and is a cure for everything from prickly heat to sunburn. Keep bath products beside the tub (even natural products like honey and vinegar are excellent for smooth skin and tiredness). Use your storage niche or open shelving to keep these products nearby.
MAKE IT A BEACH RETREAT
Bring the ocean in to your bathroom design with shells, corals, pebbles, and other natural materials. Wooden floors and walls, cool white designs, and bright windows with shutters give a coastal feel. If you don’t want a complete overhaul, try accents of nature in a warm wood soap dish or bath rack along with sea blue and green accessories.
Take a virtual vacation by traveling the world wide web to find ethically sourced accessories from cottage industries. Textural items have a natural beauty and woven baskets or bronze bowls will bring the feel of exotic locations to your bathroom design.
With summer only around the corner, now is the perfect time to make plans for your all-important bathroom design. Check out more seasonally-inspired bathroom ideas in our gallery or contact us to get started on your own beach style bathroom today!