Bathroom Set Selection
If you looking to find a wonderful bathroom set, you have made a good choice because there is no better way to finish off your bathroom and give it a pulled-together look. Once you know your requirements you will find a whole selection of bathroom sets online to choose from here, many at a discount from those you will find in local stores.
What Makes a Great Bathroom Set
The best accessories are the ones that are just right for your bathroom, so they have the following characteristics.
The Right Color
Most of us have a white bathroom these days but it does not follow that you then need only look at white bathroom accessories sets. In fact, these sets are a great way to add a much-needed injection of interest or color into your room and you do that by choosing a material other than white china! You don’t have to necessarily choose a bright color like lime green or red however as a chrome or stainless steel bathroom set would look wonderful too if it ties in with faucets and other fittings.
If you do choose a bathroom set in a particular color, think about getting a set with more than one color. For example, a set in white, royal blue and turquoise gives you a couple of colors to complement with towels and other items so your bathroom has more than two colors going on. Everything in black and white, for example, looks less interesting than everything in black and white and an injection of a couple of items in hot pink.
The Right Style
There are all kinds of styles you can buy in a bathroom accessories set which is just as well because there are all kinds of bathrooms! If you have an ultra-modern contemporary bathroom then you need a bathroom set with simple smooth lines and a plain design probably in a material like hardwood, chrome or stainless steel. If you have a period-style bathroom then you need accessories to suit too and will have more success with china bathroom accessories.
And for a kid’s bathroom look at bathroom accessory sets that are specially designed for them and which will typically be adorned with their favorite cartoon characters or fun animals like frogs, ducks or dinosaurs. If you are tempted to buy a set because it has a design you like, think about whether it suits your bathroom. Some of this is personal taste of course. Perhaps bathroom sets with dolphins, horses or goldfish appeal to you but are they going to make your bathroom look like it is ready to be photographed for an interiors magazine? Maybe not, but if that doesn’t matter to you then go ahead and buy what you like. The bathroom is a personal room after all.
The Right Items
A bathroom set should be practical above all so choose one which has the bathroom items you need and will use. If you don’t like those toothbrush holders with space for five toothbrushes (perhaps because you use an electric toothbrush or you are a family of six) buy a set that does not have this item. If you have particular requirements a set which is made up of many individual coordinating pieces that you buy as single items might be right for you. On the other hand, sometimes it can make sense to buy a bathroom set with items you will simply put to one side because it is cheaper than buying individual pieces.
Bathroom Sets in Every Color
If you are planning a new bathroom color scheme it is useful to think about where bathroom sets fit into the picture because you truly can get them in every color but sometimes it’s worth starting with a set of accessories and building your bathroom color scheme around that.
You’d think it would be easier to start with the big areas such as tiles or flooring (once you have chosen your main bathroom fittings) but that’s not always the case when you want something special. The thing is the tendency is to go for neutral colors in these areas which don’t add much to your (inevitably) white sink, bath tub, and toilet and then you have lost an opportunity to make a great scheme.
Think above all about the effect you want to create with your bathroom before you choose your colors.
All white accessories have a classic go-with-everything feel but you have to be careful that they are not just a little too boring especially if you have an all-white bathroom. Could being a little more daring with your soap dish and toothbrush mug give your bathroom a much-needed boost?
Similarly a chrome bathroom set goes well with chrome shower fittings and faucets or taps but if you want something a bit more colorful, how about these ideas?
* a blue mosaic bathroom set incorporating turquoise, royal and navy shades go well with many bathrooms and you can use the blue colors to match up towels and other accessories without being too limited with your choice.
* a wooden bathroom set goes great with either cream or white and can help give your bathroom a colonial feel especially if you complete it with wooden shutters or blinds and some large green plants.
* a bright lime green bathroom set can look good in a fun bathroom. Think shower curtains decorated with cartoon frogs.
* a set of red accessories would look good in a pure white bathroom and a red bathroom set could be teamed with other colors such as navy blue for a nautical look or with green (think summer poppies in a vase).
* a black bathroom set can be effective for a monochromatic look which can be very sophisticated. It is also reminiscent of the art-deco era. Think black and white tiles on the floor and thirties shaped bathroom fittings.
Apart from these color ideas there are also many bathroom accessory sets available locally and online with decorative and fun motifs. Have fun exploring what is out there from dolphins to cartoon characters (great for kids’ bathrooms).
How to Choose Bathroom Sets
If you’re not sure where to start when looking at bathroom sets here is our easy buying guide for choosing accessories that will look great in your bathroom.
Consider What You Need
As bathroom sets come in all different combinations of items from just a few items to everything you could possibly want to use in your bathroom, think about what you need before you begin looking. What is essential for you and what would you be paying for in a set that you really don’t need or want?
Consider which of the following items would be essential, useful or nice to have
- soap dish
- toothbrush mug or holder
- lotion bottle
- storage pots or jars
- tissue box cover
- toilet roll holder
- shower curtain
- bath mat
Think about Color and Materials
If you have not yet chosen a color scheme for your bathroom you will have more choice. However if you already have your paint and tile colors in mind you can just look at the options which will suit your bathroom decor. One thing to remember is to consider whether your bathroom falls in the warm color range (think creams, terracotta, wood, gold and other natural colors) or whether you are looking at cool clear shades (think white, grey, black and chrome). The former would look good with wooden or cream accessories while the latter would be better with white, clear glass or stainless steel.
Set a Budget
Consider how much you have to spend on your bathroom set so that you don’t go looking at sets which are way over budget. But do be open to something which is truly spectacular. It is pointless spending thousands remodeling your bathroom and then losing the opportunity to enhance it with something great. You also don’t want to go too cheap and make your bathroom look awful with ugly white or colored plastic bath accessory set.
Take a look at the many options available online to get ideas. Chances are you will come across something you love and if it meets your requirements for price, color and make up of items then you may just want to order it otherwise create a short list of your favorites.
Evaluate Your Short List
Match your favorite bath sets against the following criteria
- Is the bathroom set within budget?
- Does it include all the items you want?
- Will you use all the items that are included?
- Can you buy items individually?
- Are the colors in keeping with your bathroom color scheme or the kind of look you might like for your bathroom if you have not decided on one yet?
- Does the price include shipping charges?
- How quickly can you have the bathroom accessory set delivered?
Choose and Make your Order
Make your final choice from the bathroom sets on your short list, make your order and then all you have to do is wait for your bathroom accessories to arrive and make your bathroom great!