Not many people think of restaurant bathrooms as places for design inspiration, but did you know that many restaurants give priority to the design that goes into their restrooms? They even pull in the same elements that create the specific atmosphere of the restaurant itself, the food and the culture. Just think: how do you feel when you walk into an unexpectedly well-designed restaurant bathroom?
Are you searching for bathroom design inspiration? Here are some other unexpected ideas to incorporate:
Go beyond traditional lighting
Don’t feel like you have to stick with the traditional above-the-mirror bathroom lighting. Bring in a chandelier, sconces with fabric shades, pendant light or even table lamps. Just make sure you’ll have enough light for getting ready in the morning.
Make it feel extravagant
When you walk into a restaurant or fancy country club bathroom, the first thing you see is a comfy chair, couch or chaise lounge. If possible, add a piece of comfy upholstered furniture to make your guests feel like they’ve stepped into a lavish lavatory.
Move away from brand new
Well-designed bathrooms don’t have to be state-of-the-art. In fact, it’s often less expensive and much more stylish to fix up an old claw-foot tub. You can also bring in vintage mirrors with funky frames that will make your bathroom stand out.
Add drama with curtains
Adding curtains in an unexpected place, like above the bathtub, is a great way to add color and depth to your space. This look also requires little commitment as you can switch up the curtain color, style and print throughout the seasons.
So the next time you step into a beautiful restaurant bathroom, don’t envy their designer style. Take inspiration and create your own dream bathroom space.