White is the go to color when it comes to home interior design; however, as many homeowners know, an all white bathroom can quickly become boring. This neutral hue is a safe bet when it comes to decorating, but you do not want it to define your bathroom's personality. Whether you are operating on a small budget or are looking to completely overhaul your bathroom, there are several decorating options you have to choose from to enhance the appearance of your bathroom without detracting from its white on white color scheme.
First and foremost, you are going to need to take the color of your walls into account. Even in an all white bathroom, the walls do not have to be painted a stark white color. The color white is actually available in a number of different hues, from frost to cream. You might wish to consider painting the ceiling the same shade as the walls to create the cozy feeling of being in a “cocoon”. Likewise, you can use a Venetian plaster treatment on the walls of your bathroom to create an element of visual interest.
Well chosen, soft furnishings are going to be a necessity for your all white bathroom. Wicker is a popular material for bathroom furniture, and it is available in multiple shades of white and earth tones. Likewise, you should look for window treatments, bath towels, and area rugs that are constructed from soft and airy materials. You could even look for rugs that are constructed from woven bamboo to introduce more texture into your bathroom. The soft, earth tones of the rugs will nicely complement the white on white décor of your bathroom.
Did you know that the tiling of your bathroom can be used to introduce elements of visual interest in a white on white bathroom? When you are decorating a white on white bathroom, you do not have to look for understate white or rectangular tiles. Instead, try looking for opaque white or glass tiles. Mirrored tiles can also be used to create an interesting backsplash, frame a mirror, or to create an interesting tub surround. The reflective surfaces of these tiles will make your bathroom appear to be larger than it is.
No bathroom would be complete without an infusion of your personal style. You can add personal touches to a white on white bathroom through the use of decorative glass, woven baskets in earth tones, or by infusing live plants into your bathroom. In particular, orchids are an ideal plants for a bathroom, as they thrive off of the humidity in this environment, and the pop of color they provide will not compete with the white on white décor of your bathroom.