1. Determine the overall look you want for your bathroom. Do you want something contemporary, vintage, elegant or modern? The style you aim to achieve becomes the foundation for every purchase decision you make because different styles require certain designs, materials, textures and colors.
2. Purchase the shower, vanity, toilet, tile, mirrors and any other furnishings that you want for your bathroom based on style and size. Looks are important, but so is size, and it is important that every item is scaled appropriately to the size of the bathroom along with other furniture.
3. Create a lighting plan. Unless you don’t intend to get ready in the bathroom, you should always have a well-lit mirror. Whether you choose to get a lighted mirror or add some task lighting on the sides is up to you. Since the bathroom is also a place for relaxation, you should also incorporate some ambient lighting. An easy way to do this is do install a dimmer. Otherwise, hang a decorative overhead light to add some flair.
4. Select your linens. The shower curtain, rugs and even towels are all important elements in your bathroom’s design and are a great way to add color, designs and patterns.