Decorating Bathrooms – A Stylistic Oppression

Decorating Bathrooms – A Stylistic Oppression

If the house were a symphony of spaces than the most underrated genre of space in this symphony would be the bathroom. It is arguably the most important room in the home – not only the place where we take care of business, but also somewhere that we tend to relax; take a relaxing bath, stand under the spray of a hot shower after a particularly haggering day and more. It is important that the bathroom be just as perfectly styled as the rest of your home.

There are generic interpretations of bathroom interiors – a general layout that defines the pragmatic aspects of its space, but any bathroom interior would need a bit of flair to attain a certain appeal that could make the functionally allocated space a bit of personality. There are a number of ways to achieve that – a number of materials and textures that can personify any ideology or style that you would like to incorporate into the space. More often than not, a bathroom tends to draw the short end of the space allocation aspect – just the right amount of space for a commode, a shower and a sink – with no stylistic integrity at all. It is an oppression of its spatial appeal and this trend has led to drab and sometimes atrocious interior schemes for a small-scale, functionally acceptable bathroom.

With the help of a designer, you can actually make this small, drab space into an artistically accurate and stylistically appealing space that is not only pragmatic in its functionality but also embraces an appealing aesthetic.


Tiles are one of the most generic bathroom cladding material in the construction industry. There are now several separate genres of tile simply allocated to bathroom interior design. But when there is a lot of variety, there is also a lot of room for the selection to go wrong. The picture below shows an alluring accompaniment of tile with other materials. The small, square-ish featurette of the navy tiling makes the majority of this bathroom without turning too overbearing or intimidating. The overall theme is quite contemporary, and combined with the down lighting and concrete texturing, the entire space seems to come alive.

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(Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: JQ Ong)


If you want to be even more modern about designing your bathrooms, then there would have to be a distinctly modern material palate – glass, chrome, dark tones and textures combines with white hues. The design below shows a perfect amalgam of all these by consolidating each individual feature and combining it with a noticeably sleek feature wall.

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(Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source: Exin Interior Design Pte Ltd)


When you want to combine pragmatic appeal with a minimalist aesthetic, industrial is the way to go. Exposing all the pipes and plumbing in this interior scheme becomes a part of the design, and amping it up with an achromatic scheme is just the icing on the cake. This design scheme allows both function and aesthetic to coexist without hindering each of them individually.

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(Interior DesignHome Renovation Image Source:  Studio 99 Interior Pte Ltd)


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