Every guest ends up in the bathroom. Make them feel at home with a fresh coat of paint, candles, and creative organization. “It’s less about using assumed masculine elements than about the clean, muted palettes and superimposing unexpected textures,” says Alex Caratachea, lead designer at Décor Aid. “When you’re trying to keep a room beautiful, look for simple, bespoke pieces.”
Don’t be afraid to use bold colors on walls and ceilings, and think about the lighting when upgrading your bathroom: one of the biggest mistakes you can make is relying on a source. Also, take the time to choose your accessories – shower curtain, trash, etc – and don’t be afraid of art: it’s unexpected, but it’s another great way to brighten up the intimate space.
Here are some suggestions for upgrading your bathroom.
Stop throwing your towels over the door and try this stylish freestanding rack instead. The solid ash wood, the matt lacquered steel and the wooden easel bring a manly energy into the bathroom. Rubber bands on the rods ensure that your towels don’t slip.
Add some organic texture while organizing your countertop. These natural-looking canisters house your small, personal items, while a matching trash can really hold the space together.
Get rid of old and mismatched towels and upgrade to a luxury set. The MicroCotton towels from Wamsutta are made of 100 percent super soft cotton and offer first-class absorbent quality at a good price. Or try Coyuchi organic cotton towels: medium weight with a rolled self-hem to keep the shape after washing.
Introduce brass to add another layer to your overall scheme. This Cedar & Moss wall light has a glass shade for a mid-century look that powers the room.
After a decade of latrines in the dormitory, you’ll be surprised how quickly (and cheaply) a new toilet will brighten up a bathroom. Atlas International’s Ariel Platinum has a high quality glaze that repels annoying stains, and the sleek European design proves that a push start isn’t just for Italian sports cars.
A couple of scented candles can make a huge difference in a man’s bathroom. Baxter of California has refined flavors like Moroccan cedar and English saddle leather. You can automatically replenish your supply monthly so that you are never in need when needed.
A geometric shower curtain paired with neutral earth tones can spice up a man’s lifeless bathroom. Keep a fresh plastic curtain sheet in case mold builds up over time.
Don’t forget to provide quality natural products for guests (and yourself) when it comes time to wash up. Choose handcrafted soaps from Saavy Naturals in earthy scents like oatmeal almond and yuzu green tea.
Paint the bathroom in bold colors to add depth to the space and use black trimmings to creatively transform today’s on-trend charcoal. Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue is available in three versions.
Those pesky, sporadic bursts of hard water can be overcome by upgrading your shower head. It’s easy to swap out, and this change creates an instant hotel-worthy experience. This Speakman rain shower head is made of durable brass and equipped with 12 nozzles and 96 sprays.
Floating shelves give a man extra space to store his shaving gels, add small plants, and organize electrical items. These shelves made of recycled wood from West Elm give nature a special charm.
While you are investing so much time and effort into modernizing your bathroom, don’t forget to invest in your hygiene too. The Oral-B 7000 Black electric toothbrush is connected to an app that provides real-time guidance and records the cleaning activity.