Bathroom-Friendly Decor Inspiration

We’re always looking for new and stylish ways to add personality to our homes. It may seem easier to add flair to bedrooms and living rooms than to our bathrooms, but that’s where you’d be mistaken! In fact, a bathroom is a great place to get creative with your decor, considering it has arguably less foot traffic than other rooms of the home. Bathrooms can be a great way to showcase your unique style without drawing attention from the rest of your home’s decor. If you’re looking to decorate your bathroom in an exciting way, here are a few ideas!

Metallic Hardware

If you’re looking for subtle accents to liven up your bathroom and add a polished look and feel, metallic hardware is a great place to start. Not only are these handles and knobs durable, but they match everything! For a timeless look, you can opt for silver or copper hardware, or if you’re looking for something more contemporary, try gold handles! The shinier the metal, the more contemporary it appears, so keep that in mind when viewing your options.

Plants, Plants, and More Plants!

Not only do plants bring a little style to your space, but they also help purify the air in your home and help to relieve stress and anxiety! Adding some chlorophyll-filled friends doesn’t have to turn your bathroom into a greenhouse, but it does add a cozy atmosphere to your space.

If you’re worried about forgetting about your plants, consider a succulent – they rarely need watering and are notoriously hard to kill. Another low-maintenance option is a pothos or philodendron. These low-maintenance houseplants are beginner-friendly and look great trailing down as they grow! (Or you can simply choose a fake plant – we won’t tell anyone).

Revamp with a Rug

A rug can be a great way to add new personality to your bathroom without breaking the bank! Traditional bath mats can sometimes be too plain or even take away from the decorative aesthetic of your bathroom, so instead, opt for a colorful or patterned area rug or floor runner to add visual interest! If you’re looking to emulate this idea in your own bathroom, remember to purchase a non-slip rug mat to prevent any slips down the road, and to purchase a rug that is machine-washable or made of cotton or chenille.

It’s Okay to Be a Little Shelf-ish

To transform you bathroom into a space you’ll love, try adding pieces of art or some of your favorite aromatherapy items on a small shelf! By adding items to a shelf rather than installing it directly on the wall, this gives you wiggle room when redecorating (especially for the holiday seasons). Add a pop of color with a painted floating shelf or some textural interest with a handmade vase or plant!

We hope these ideas have helped inspire you to make your bathroom one of a kind! If you’re looking to refresh the look of your shower or bath, our team is ready to help bring your vision to life! When planning a bathroom remodel, most homeowners don’t have all the answers. At Paradise Home Improvement, we have a large team dedicated to quality construction, safe installations and excellent customer service.

Contact us or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation consultation for free today.

Bath Safety Tips for the Elderly

Outside the Bathroom

Accessibility doesn’t only apply to the bathroom space! It’s important to ensure there is a clear path in and out of the bathroom. Be sure to remove all clutter or unnecessary objects from the hallways and entryways. We all know how it feels to stub a toe – ouch!

Even worse, trying to find your way in the dark – a great tip is to plug in a nightlight or a motion-sensor light so you can see the path ahead (especially if you’re in a rush to get to the bathroom).

You may think your path is clear once you’ve installed pathway lighting and moved that old credenza, but the decluttering doesn’t stop there. Rugs and floor mats can sneak up at a moment’s notice, and can be especially dangerous if it gets snagged by a rollator or walker. Consider moving your hallway runners to another area of the house that doesn’t have as much foot traffic.


Inside the Bathroom

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), using data collected from 2012-2018, falls are the leading cause of injury among adults aged ≥65 years, who in 2014 experienced an estimated 29 million falls, resulting in 7 million fall-related injuries.

The CDC’s study found that the most hazardous activities included bathing, showering, or getting out of the tub or shower.

When it comes to home safety and accessibility, bathrooms are one of the first places in the home to take preventative measures. Here are a few tips that can help you create a safer bathing environment, especially if you or someone you know is of older age or more prone to slips and falls.

  • Install Grab Bars – These can allow older adults to steady themselves as they come in and out of the shower or bath.

  • Use a Shower Seat – If you or someone you know has difficulty standing for long periods of time, a shower seat can provide stability and comfort.

  • Non-Slip Mats – Slippery surfaces and water, infamously, do not mix well. To prevent slips and falls outside of the shower or bathtub, stick non-slip mats on the floor of your shower and the entryway of the shower for added safety.

  • Keep Things Close – An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, so the less you have to strain to grab your towel or loofah, the better. Make sure to keep either a shower caddy close by or have your items within an arm’s reach.

  • Make a Barrier – Keep the water in the wet areas! Opt for either a weighted shower curtain or a glass shower door so you can ensure no water goes on the floor.

  • Upgrade to a Walk-In Tub – Consider opting for a more permanent fixture if showering is too physically demanding. A walk-in tub is built for safety, featuring a low-step entrance, grab bars, and a built-in door. This can be a game-changer if you’re looking to enjoy bathing for relaxation again.


Ask for Help

When planning a bathroom remodel, most homeowners don’t have all the answers. At Paradise, we have a large team dedicated to quality construction, safe installations, and excellent customer service.

Contact us or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation consultation for free today.

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