Delightful Bathroom Design
Designer Kristen Bonney-James of KBJ Interiors uses the power of color and texture to transform ordinary spaces into rooms with personality and character
Vibrant wallpaper, painting and a bold vanity with simple decor
As an experienced interior designer, Kristen has seen firsthand the transformative power of color, pattern, and texture in creating vibrant and inviting spaces. While neutral colors can create a calming atmosphere, they can also make a room feel flat. By incorporating pops of color and various textures, one can elevate a bathroom from a purely functional space to a delightful destination.
In terms of color, using complementary colors can enhance the overall aesthetic of the space. Complementary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange or red and green. These colors create contrast and visual interest when used together.
In addition to color, textures can also add depth and interest to a bathroom. Different finishes, such as matte and gloss, can create a dynamic and visually appealing space. Textured tiles or textured wallpaper can also add a luxurious and inviting touch.
By carefully selecting colors and textures that complement each other, Kristen creates a vibrant and inviting bathroom that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. With a little creativity and attention to detail, even the dullest of bathrooms can be transformed into a delightful space with character and personality.
Bringing the beauty of the outdoors to boost your mood
The right wallpaper can truly transform a space. In a bathroom, using wallpapers with vibrant and colorful nature scenes can bring the beauty of the outdoors into the room and improve the mood of those using the space. If you'd like to create a sense of calm, bring in softer colors - specifically blues and green to evoke feelings of tranquility. Additionally, the use of bold and bright colors can energize the space and make it feel lively and inviting. So, if you're looking to add some life and personality to your bathroom, consider using a nature-inspired wallpaper with vibrant colors.
Custom, original abstract painting by Colleen Leach
Textured, organic shaped mirror and bold colored vanity
Kristen loves adding little details that make a big impact like vintage inspired light switches. Mixing new items with pieces that are old or have a vintage feel creates an interesting space that is layered. Using acrylic backplates for the switches keeps the wallpaper clean and creates a cohesive, polished look. This attention to detail shows that the design has been thoughtfully considered and planned, and can elevate the room to the next level.
Acrylic backplates for a cohesive and polished look