When we plan for the design and decoration of our home, the bathroom is not something that instantly comes to mind. Often, it is one of the last spaces we pay attention to, and many of us do not have the luxury of expansive bathrooms that bring home the ambiance of a luxury spa. The color scheme of the bathroom is something that we all get stuck with, and while the options and themes are endless, few, if any, come close to the classic black and white look. The black and white bathroom is a timeless choice that can be adapted to suit any design style, ranging from the rustic to the minimal.
Be it a stunning chandelier, lovely sconces or dazzling pendants, lighting sets the tone and the mood. While that is true in most cases, it is especially important in rooms that use black extensively, as poor lighting can lead to too many dark corners. Most lavish home bathrooms that embrace a black and white combo have a smart blend of several layers of artificial illumination, along with adequate natural ventilation.
Your powder room – also called a guest bathroom – is one space in your home that might not be used very often until you have a friend over, or hold a party. Due to its limited daily usage, a powder room can often be either grossly under decorated or cheesily overdone. If you cringe a little every time one of your guests asks to use your restroom, then this is a good indicator that it might be time to make a few changes.