Bathroom Trim Ideas

Bathroom Trim Ideas

Just as the right tie can really make a suit, or a well-chosen accessory can add some pop to an outfit, molding can turn a plain square room into a true showpiece. When you’re considering how best to add trim to any room, don’t just think ceilings and floors. Trim works well along the middle of a wall, three-quarters down from the ceiling, around windows and doors, or along the edges of architectural features such as built-in bookcases or recessed panels in walls or ceilings. When it comes to trim styles, you are really limited only by your imagination: You can go with chunky, wide, or layered trim for a bold look, or opt for delicate, narrow trim to keep things elegant. Plus, you can buy molding in a variety of materials, from paintable, stainable woods to lightweight, plastic molding that doesn’t need finishing. By Michael Franco Expanded View >
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

Wood trim can create a stately, old-world look in any home, but it can wind up looking heavy. Here, the wood trim runs up onto the ceiling, generating a sense of lightness. The trim also frames the ceiling light fixture—a quick and easy way to turn a dull expanse into a true “highlight.”
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

To create a clean, modern look, use thin trim around open doorways, along the baseboard, and at the juncture of the ceiling and walls. Understated trim doesn’t steal space from the room, establishing instead an airy feel. Paint the trim just a shade darker than the walls for a calm and classy look.
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

Wood trim can create a stately, old-world look in any home, but it can wind up looking heavy. Here, the wood trim runs up onto the ceiling, generating a sense of lightness. The trim also frames the ceiling light fixture—a quick and easy way to turn a dull expanse into a true “highlight.” Related: Which Lighting Where? 9 Pro Tips for Improved Illumination studio1architects.com
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

To create a clean, modern look, use thin trim around open doorways, along the baseboard, and at the juncture of the ceiling and walls. Understated trim doesn’t steal space from the room, establishing instead an airy feel. Paint the trim just a shade darker than the walls for a calm and classy look. Related: 8 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Dining Room cherylburkeid.com
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

The use of multiple bands of trim in a room can create a dramatic effect. Here, the base molding and chair rail frame out the crisp wainscoting, while a thinner and more subdued strip of molding separates the gray- and blue-painted sections of the wall. Not using crown molding ensures that the trim doesn’t look overpowering. Related: 20 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Big johnlumarchitecture.com
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

The use of multiple bands of trim in a room can create a dramatic effect. Here, the base molding and chair rail frame out the crisp wainscoting, while a thinner and more subdued strip of molding separates the gray- and blue-painted sections of the wall. Not using crown molding ensures that the trim doesn’t look overpowering.
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Bathroom Trim Ideas

Trim doesn’t always have to be placed around windows—sometimes it can be put in them as well. If you have deep-set windows, consider trimming the insides of the frames with a material like this light wood to create a fresh, Scandinavian-style feel. Painting this “inside” trim with a bold color would take the room in a more whimsical, but equally modern, direction.
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In large, vaulted interiors, running trim around the room at about the level of a typical ceiling can create the sense of a virtual ceiling. This circle of molding adds a cozy factor to a room that might otherwise feel too large and soaring. Note how the middle band of trim is painted a slightly different color to add visual interest.
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Trim doesn’t always have to be placed around windows—sometimes it can be put in them as well. If you have deep-set windows, consider trimming the insides of the frames with a material like this light wood to create a fresh, Scandinavian-style feel. Painting this “inside” trim with a bold color would take the room in a more whimsical, but equally modern, direction. Related: 10 Tips for Designing a Scandinavian-Style Interior jpda.net/
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In large, vaulted interiors, running trim around the room at about the level of a typical ceiling can create the sense of a virtual ceiling. This circle of molding adds a cozy factor to a room that might otherwise feel too large and soaring. Note how the middle band of trim is painted a slightly different color to add visual interest. Related: What’s the Best Color for Living Rooms? Experts Weigh In f-farchitects.com
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In this bathroom, Jessica Helgerson uses a 3 x 6 brick from Pratt and Larson’s Simple Solutions, which is chosen for the great variety of trim options. For example, the tile wainscot has a decorative base and top cap, and a different cap is used for the edge of the tub. She then uses black and white marble hexagon mosaics on the floor, creating a decorative border with the white tile. Photo courtesy of Jessica Helgerson
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I am redoing my hall bathroom. I saw your post several years ago and here I am back again. 🙂 I love it! Is there any chance I could see a picture of what it looks like at the top of the shower, where you added the trim board on the sides? I imagine that you made it look okay, because everything else looks great! I don’t have a window or anything, so I am not sure how I would make it look right.
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I just love your work…. it inspires me to get busy more quickly on my own ideas. Anyway, just wondered if you’ve ever come up with any ideas on what to do to make a molded tub surround look more updated? I’m just not happy with the molded look. I know I can do the front of the tub itself (one of my “to do’s next”) but is there anything which can be done to the molded part which goes up the wall? Mine is similar to yours and can’t be tiled even if possible because of curves and molded soap dish etc. Could it be trimmed somehow, or batten boards be added…. anything to update it?
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This modern and uber-hip small bathroom, designed by Brian Patrick Flynn, is full of outside-the-box ideas. From the graphic pattern on the door, created by attaching cut wood planks, to the mosaic tile accent wall that Brian added to both brighten up the vanity area and make the walls feel taller.
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When tiling a shower, Kriste Michelini suggests putting the shower niche on the same wall as the shower fixture. This allows for the main walls to be tiled beautifully with no disruptions or cut outs in the focal wall. In addition, she suggests continuing the bathroom floor tile over the shower curb and into the shower pan to visually expand the floor and keep it clean looking. In this bathroom, the client wanted a beachy vibe, so Kriste uses a mosaic tile on the walls with small white subway tiles on the shower pan. The bottom third of the shower door is frosted for privacy while the top is left clear to allow natural sunlight into the shower. Photo courtesy of Kriste Michelini
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Tile is often the most used material in the bathroom — so choosing the right one is an easy way to kick up your bathroom’s style. See how top designers create lovely loos with marble, ceramic, porcelain and glass tile.
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What a transformation! I am so behind on my reader, but I always check your blog 🙂 You are so inspiring. I wanted to tell you that I used a vinyl bead board in my daughter’s kitchen island, never had seen that before, and decided to use it because of the high traffic abuse it will get with little kids and spills. You can’t even tell it is vinyl! I think the vinyl would hold up wonderful in a bathroom with the moisture. Just my little tid bit. Can’t wait to see the finished bathroom, you are amazing.
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This project is totally doable, even if you’re a carpentry novice. Here is how I put together my simple but impactful DIY mirror frame. But first, get inspired by checking out these fifteen amazing and inspirational DIY bathroom mirror projects in the slideshow to decide on the look you want in your bathroom, then read on for the tutorial.
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Even plain trim can yield striking results when it is used generously. Here, molding not only frames the doorways and the base and top of the walls, but it also continues beyond, framing out beams and turning an ordinary ceiling into a real eye-catcher, even in comparison with the gorgeous flooring.
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Turn off the water supply, then remove the handle and trim (Photo 1). Most shower handles have a removable cap covering a screw that holds the handle on; otherwise, look for a setscrew under the handle.

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