This guest blog is written by Damian Wolf, an experienced DIYer and blogger.
If by any chance, you are a fan of winter as I am, you were happy when your favorite season begun. In order to reflect your connection with everything that winter bears, there are a lot of things to do. You can hang some decoration throughout the house, prepare for the upcoming snow, or redecorate your bathroom (for it is a first room you visit each day, and is there any better way, than starting it in a winter manner?). I will give you few tips and tricks on how to maintain snowy and winter spirit, touched by the breeze of cold. Feel free to use these guidelines in whole, or as a simple inspiration; it’s up to you.
One of the most important things is, of course, the color of your facilities and decorations. At the very beginning, try to imagine how you wish your bathroom to look. Are going with warm colors, such as brown, or do you wish to imitate sensation of a cold kingdom, by sticking with snowy white and icy blue? Either way, the key is in tiny details, as well as bigger ones, so don’t be afraid to experiment, for it may not work on the first try. Also, try to match colors, for this simple thing leads to the feeling of unification of style and creates an overall impression of order and organization.
Instead of general reordering of the bathroom, try to stick to changing facilities. For example, deep blue shower curtains in the summer will remind you of the sea, but picking pale, icy blue ones during cold months will give a completely different picture. As for the ornaments, try not to clutter up the details, for it will suffocate the space and spoil the image. Pick white flowers, such as daisies, make a bouquet out of it, and put it in a simple glass vase. The white color paired with the transparency of glass will remind you of snow and ice. Also, items that you use daily, such as towels might help you. Pick towels with winter motifs, such as snowflakes or abstract patterns in matching colors. One more piece of advice: if you manage to find a bathrobe to fit the whole image, it would complete the look of your Winter Wonderland bathroom.
Winter is all about nature’s slumber, for underneath the snow, everything sleeps. To reflect this, use natural elements, such as stone and wood, to create contrast. Installing a sink made of stone may seem like a bit too much, but water running over it will remind you of cold mountain streams running in the snow. Wood will add a bit of warmth, so it will break up the overall coldness in the room.A good tip would be to add a basket for storing toilet paper. Also, changing the toilet cover is an easy element to add.
In this matter, nature is your ally. If you are fortunate enough to have large windows, feel free to let the light in, for it will enlighten all of the details and will add to the sensation of the winter. During summer, the light is heavy, and yellow, but during winter time, even light seems frozen and pale. Use this factor to your benefit, and don’t keep the light out. Pick transparent curtains, in white if possible, in order to maintain your privacy. Also, if your bathroom windows are small, use optical illusions to create more space. A large mirror with winter details will open up the space, so it will seem like bathroom is larger. For darker and gloomier winter nights, use candles; the color of their flame will create completely different shadows, making you feel warm and cozy. For me, it created a sensation as if I am at a mountain cabin, somewhere in the Alps, tucked in front of a fireplace. This perspective is quite comforting.
So, with everything said taken into consideration, feel free to let the winter in. But, be careful. You only wish to let in the image, not the actual cold, for it may ruin and spoil the carefully built sensation you wish to achieve.
Author: Damian Wolf is a passionate writer and a DIY hobbyist. He mostly writes about his own DIY projects and about all topics in home improvement. Damian is also a tools collector, who mostly uses Gasweld cordless tools to add another power tool piece into his collection.