If you love the African culture, have you considered decorating your bathroom with an African theme? Although people tend to treat their bathroom decorations as an afterthought, it can be fun to spend some time to get it right. You don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money or go overboard with the decorations. A few simple touches can make the difference. Here’s a look for some ideas on how to decorate your bathroom in a way that has been inspired by Africa:
Decide on Your Decorating Style
Before you start accessorizing your bathroom, you will want to decide on your overall decorating style. This will help you select the African pieces that you’ll be the happiest with. For example, if your style is understated, you’ll want to choose pieces that are beautiful and subtle at the same time. If your style is a little bolder, you’ll want to consider hanging a bold African painting or photograph and then selected bold bathroom accessories to complement it. When choosing decorations, if you don’t stay within your style, you may not be happy with the end result.
Choose African Colors
Before getting started finding African decorations for your bathroom, you should take the time to select a good color scheme. There different things that can inspire the colors you choose, such as a nature photograph of Africa, an African country’s flag, an African animal, or simply remind you of the continent if you’ve lived or visited there. If you happen to have an African accessory or work of art that you want to display, you can also use that piece to determine the colors.
Select an Accent Piece
When it comes to decorating a room, it is always a good idea to select a beautiful accent piece. Since bathrooms are small, the piece doesn’t need to be large. Choose a sculpture, painting, or other African themed piece to showcase and then build the rest of the décor around that. For example, if you have a beautiful sculpture of an African elephant, you can select colors for the rest of the bathroom that complement the sculpture. You also might want to consider choosing other bathroom accessories, such as your shower curtain, with elephants.
Determine the Size of Your Bathroom
Before you can finish decorating, you will also want to consider the size of your bathroom. Small bathrooms require different decorating techniques than larger ones. For example, if you have a small bathroom, it may not make sense to hang large-scale art. You’ll want to stick with smaller pieces or else they will overwhelm the bathroom. If you have a large bathroom, you can easily find enough room for large-scale art or even multiple paintings or sculptures.
When it comes to decorating your bathroom, you should consider doing so with an African theme!