Run out of things to do around your home? Here’s an idea: give the toilet in your basement a makeover. Most people think that the purpose of having a bathroom in the basement is for pure functionality and convenience. There’s no natural light, and it isn’t necessarily included as the main area of the house. But, it’s still a room that gives you the opportunity to decorate, so why pass on it? After all, it is still part of your house and it should get the same effort you put into the other rooms too.
No matter if you are looking to renovate your basement or add in a bathroom there, we’ve scoured the net for the best bathroom ideas so you don’t have to do the research. If you’re looking for ways to switch up your bathroom-decorating game, you’ve come to the right article. We share some insight on choosing colors, wallpapers, tiles, and even a doggy shower! Let’s get started on how you can sprinkle some of your creativity onto your basement bathroom.
Make a Statement With Wallpaper
If you prefer to keep the essential elements of the bathroom like the toilet, sink and shower simple, here’s how you can still get creative. You can choose wallpaper with bold prints, like large floral prints. If it’s too overwhelming, you can always just do an accent wall that complements the rest of the room. For example, if your bathroom has black walls, you can either contrast it with wallpaper that is in black and white, or wallpaper that has the same black shade in the background. This flows well and ensures that your accent wall isn’t too jarring and disconnected from the rest of the room. Loud wallpaper walls help bring life to rooms that are smaller or have a lower ceiling than the rest of the house.
Hate Wallpaper? Tile Me About It
If you don’t like the idea of wallpaper in the bathroom, you can always stick to using tiles too. You can still achieve a bold look by creating contrast with the grout and your chosen tiles. A classic look many go after is a white rectangular tile with dark grout to create a monochrome and graphic look. It’s classic, bold, yet simple! You can also play around with the shape of the tile — like hexagonal ones. They create an eye-catching honeycomb-like structure that makes a statement in any bathroom.
Made with integrated LED lights, this contemporary-styled mirror can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. It even comes with a three year warranty and is made of steel.
Give your bathroom an exotic yet elegant feel with this luxurious yet bold-styled wallpaper. It is printed on smooth vinyl and will stick to any smooth wall or flat surface of your choice.
A lightweight and durable hamper, this will fit nicely with any décor that you have in mind. It is stylish and even has a removable machine-washable liner bag for your household items.
When In Doubt, Stick to a Color Theme
Don’t know where to start? A pro-tip from many interior designers is to draw inspiration from your existing bathroom elements. For example, if your shower head and piping are brass-colored, you can ensure that’s a common color accent in the entire bathroom. Pair it with brass knobs for cupboards, brass faucets, brass handles, and so on. All you have to do is pick the main color for the bathroom and a secondary color to complement the accents. Experts recommend sticking to three colors in a theme to keep it from being too complicated and out of sync. So, the main color would cover the tiles on the floor and the walls, and the secondary color could cover the cupboards or laundry baskets. If you’re planning to have plants, remember that the greens also play into the color theme. As long as you stick to three colors, you’ll achieve an obvious theme that will look aesthetically pleasing and uniform.
Try Some Monochromatic Magic
If you like to keep things simple, you can always just stick to the regular black and white tones in your bathroom. If you like to bring some light into the basement areas, keeping the bathroom white with black or grey accents would work well for you. You can always reverse it for an edgier, dark-toned look too.
Creating More Space In Small Spaces
Working with a small space? No worries! Here are some of our favorite design hacks to create the illusion of a spacious room. Firstly, use a wide mirror over the sink basin. Mirrors have always been the solution to doubling the space of a small room, so give it a go in your basement bathroom. Another hack is to keep it light. You may not have access to natural light in the basement, but with good lighting, the room can still look spacious and airy. If you have a shower, use glass for sectioning the space instead of a wall or curtain. This opens up the room better too.
Using Plants and Baskets to Add Warmth
If you love a cozy vibe that looks very boho-chic, using wood, plants, and baskets in your bathroom can add the right amount of warmth to it. Ditch the modern, monochromatic and minimalistic look and opt for pink and terracotta shades. Instead of containers or drawers, use baskets to hold fresh towels, laundry, and toiletries. Create some dimension in the room by changing up the sizes of the baskets. You could even add a cute macramé to the walls or throw in a cute tasseled-rug and you’re all good to go.
An all-metal over-the-toilet storage shelf, this will take up no space at all; it comes with 2 storage shelves and 4 towel racks to make your small bathroom efficient and spacious.
At 55” by 10”, this shower panel features 3 speed body sprays that can be run simultaneously or individually to give you a luxurious shower every time you step into the bathroom.
A Space Dedicated to Your Fur Friend
A growing trend interior designers are seeing is homeowners requesting a bathroom solely for bathing their dogs. If you don’t frequent the basement a lot, this could give the bathroom unit there a purpose for your home if you have dogs. Dogs, especially large ones, can take up a lot of space during bath time. Having a room just for their showers can help you organize their care items all in one room. So instead of fitting a toilet, washbasin, and shower in your basement bathroom, you can concentrate the area on just a doggy shower. You can add in some storage units like shelves for all your dogs’ shower necessities too. We’re sure you and your dog will have a fun time in this designated doggy shower. A happy dog is a happy owner, right?
And there you have it! Some ideas to play around with designing your basement toilets. If you love keeping busy with decorating your home, we hope this article has offered you the inspiration you need. So go forth and begin on your basement projects!
|1||LED Backlit Mirror|
Made with integrated LED lights, this contemporary-styled mirror comes with a three year warranty and is made of steel.
|2||Moroccan Tile Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper |
Give your bathroom an exotic yet elegant feel with this luxurious yet bold-styled wallpaper. It is printed on smooth vinyl.
|3||Kumi Bamboo Laundry Hamper Basket|
A lightweight and durable hamper, this will fit nicely with any décor that you have in mind; a stylish addition to your bathroom.
|4||Herrenlee Above Toilet Spacesaver|
An all-metal over-the-toilet storage shelf, this will take up no space at all; it comes with 2 storage shelves and 4 towel racks.
|5||Teak Shower Panel|
At 55” by 10”, this shower panel features 3 speed body sprays that can be run simultaneously or individually for a luxurious shower.