With many people spending more time at home, interior design has become a priority. So it’s no surprise that many homeowners plan to start a renovation or have already started one. By creating an environment that supports your individual lifestyle, great interior design can contribute tremendously to one’s overall health and well-being.
But where do you start and how do you put a design together?
Every design starts with an inspiration. This can be a favorite color, a design you saw in a magazine or on Instagram or Pinterest, a photo, or an existing item which remains in the space, such as a piece of art or furniture.
Colors play an important role in the overall look and feel of a space, but choosing the right color can be overwhelming, there are just too many options available. Many homeowners find it hard to pick a color scheme and personal preferences add another layer of challenge. Just because everyone else likes a white subway tile doesn’t mean you should have it in your house if you prefer a different color. This is where an inspiration becomes important or at least can serve as a starting point.
If you’re like most people you may also have pinned 100+ ideas and may feel overwhelmed on where to start or how to pull it all together.
The secret is to pick just one photo or item that stands out or speaks to you the most. Then choose one of the most important items or area of your renovation project to start your design process and build up the design from there. Use your inspiration as a guide.
Of course, this is easier said than done.
Our inspiration for this bathroom design came from a photo I took on a walk. The colors are just so beautiful and pure and really spoke to me.
We used the colors from our photo as inspiration and as basis to create the color scheme for our design.
Organic designs incorporate nature-inspired colors, natural materials, or organic forms, which are all incorporated in our design.
Hues of blue, grey, and brown create a welcoming and warm feel whereas gold and black accents add interest and a little sparkle.
We selected the floor tile first since it takes up a lot of space in the bathroom and sets the tone in the space. This floor tile spoke to me because of its color variations which makes it appear very organic. Hues of blue in combination with some metallic and greys create a nice background and base in this bathroom.
Warm brown tones complement the hues of blue very well , which is why we chose a natural oak as the main material for the vanity and accent pieces. The color and wood grain of the oak veneer add warmth and another organic element to the space. The black marble countertop, which is included in the vanity, serves as basis for an accent color and is repeated in some of the accessories.
To create a clean looking yet inviting shower area, we chose an off-white ceramic tile with a blue undertone for the shower walls. Gold shower fixtures add warmth and complement the warm wood tones perfectly. An accent tile in the shower niche adds depth and interest.