While many bathrooms are designed to be purely functional, there's really no reason why your bathroom shouldn't be an outlet for artistic expression, just like the rest of your interior décor choices. Consider whether a painted wall would benefit from a colour-coordinated artwork, or whether there's space on the windowsill for a small sculpture. Although clutter should be avoided, adding ornamentation steers away from the austere feel that bare walls can create and might just provide you with the ideal location for a favoured artwork. Leafy green plants are a complementary choice for many colour schemes; choose small plants that thrive in low light and high humidity. Orchids, bamboo and philodendrons will all adapt well.
Lighting is another simple change that can have a big impact on the room's ambience. If you're fortunate enough to have a large space to fill, consider installing a modernist chandelier. This opulent, unusual touch will give your bathroom a regal air, at minimal cost and effort. Alternatively, you may wish to install a dimmer switch to set mood lighting as and when you choose, or simply fill the counters with scented candles to make your next bubble bath even more indulgent.
Select your toiletries with care, displaying only the most aesthetically pleasing and hiding the rest away in cupboards or baskets when not in use. Ensure that there is plenty of storage for the whole household's needs; look out for antique boxes, mason jars or porcelain bowls to house essentials like cotton wool, soaps and toothbrushes.