• Brighten Up with Fresh Cut Flowers

    To brighten up any bathroom, try adding fresh flowers for an amazingly easy transformation. Although there may not be enough space or natural light for growing plants or flowers, there is nearly always at least a small area on a shelf, by a sink, or on a window ledge for the fresh pop that a container of cut flowers can provide. When space is very limited, a small hanging vase can be suspended from a hook set in the ceiling or a simple container can be wall mounted. For those with more spacious rooms, it's possible to go as big and bold with your arrangements as the area will allow. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Layout Planning

    There are many things to consider when doing your bathroom layout planning, ranging from the simple questions of who will use it, to more complex matters such as code requirements. Often the easiest place to begin is by making lists of possible features, and prioritizing them by designating each as either must haves, wish list, and so forth. If more than one person will share the room, each should make a list for comparison and negotiation.

    Budget for Your Bathroom Layout Planning

    Of course, the bathroom layout planning will be largely determined by the restrictions of budget and space. One way to help keep the budget more in line is by keeping the plumbing for the new bathroom either directly next to, above or below the existing plumbing. Continue reading

  • DECOLAV Hospitality to Exhibit at BDNY 2017 at the Javits Center, November 12-13th

    NEW YORK October 17, 2017DECOLAV® Hospitality, the prominent manufacturer of high-end quality vanities for the hospitality industry, will exhibit its custom FF&E casegoods and products in a 20’x20’ booth at BDNY at the Javits Center in New York City. The booth will be accessorized by room360· by FOH products (owned by Simone Mayer, Robert Mayer’s sister).

    DECOLAV Hospitality will showcase a complete hotel room suite in booth #1433 featuring a Double-Sided Room Divider with Built-in Electric Fireplace in the Seating Area, Circular Bar, and a Bathroom and Bedroom Suite. The raw materials used will include some of next year’s hottest finishes including Indian Rosewood, Antique Gold Metal accents, Crushed Blue Velvet, White Onyx and Brushed Copper. Continue reading

  • How to Make your Bathroom Smell Better

    Having a bathroom that smells nice makes it a much nicer place to spend time getting ready and can also help it seem a cleaner and more appealing space. Moreover, our sense of smell actually sharpens when there is extra moisture in the air, such as in the bathroom after showering or bathing. Continue to read our blog to learn how to make your bathroom smell better.

    It's certainly understandable that the way a room smells can affect our mood. Simply adding a scented candle, diffuser, atomizer, or a few drops of essential oil on some cotton balls can make a huge difference. Continue reading

  • How to Share a Bathroom

    Although some annoying habits can be tolerated, they can start to accumulate over time, damaging our relationships. So, when you live with someone else and share a bathroom, things can get messy. However, this list can help learn how to share a bathroom with a roommate, spouse or significant other.

    How to Share a Bathroom Rule #1:

    Leave the toilet seat in position for the next person and the floor surrounding it clean and dry.

    How to Share a Bathroom Rule #2:

    Don't shed clothes and leave them all over the floor.

    How to Share a Bathroom Rule #3:

    Be considerate of space and storage by controlling the number of beauty products kept in the bathroom. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Mistakes are Avoidable

    How a bathroom functions is the best indicator of great design, and one that looks terrific, but doesn't work well is certainly problematic. Therefore, a well-designed bath is efficient, easy to maintain, cost effective to implement, and beautiful too. Read our blog below to avoid these bathroom mistakes homeowners’ always regret not thinking about before starting.

    It is always advantageous to examine the errors that others have previously made, before carefully choosing a design. Below are three common avoidable bathroom mistakes: Continue reading

  • Teen Bathroom Ideas

    The teenage years are a complicated stage in life, and it may be challenging to inspire a teenager's happiness. However, most teens enjoy expressing their personalities through décor, and their bathroom should also reflect their taste. Often teenagers have favorite colors or themes that they would like to incorporate and the creative process can be an ideal way for parents to share the experience while creating lasting memories by reading our blog on teen bathroom ideas. Continue reading

  • European Bathroom Design

    Choosing a dynamic new style for a bathroom can be difficult, yet taking a look at European bathroom design can ignite those needed sparks of creativity. Although it isn't necessary to incorporate a fully themed motif, little touches of classic elements can provide interesting design concepts. So try a great escape with one of these six ideas or use them as inspiration to discover an adventure of your own.

    European Bathroom Designs to Consider:

    Roman – From ancient times, the Romans have been known for their beautiful and luxurious baths. A Roman bath would typically be a well-lit and airy room with arched openings and columns. Add faux stone tiles and create a timeless style. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Wallpaper

    A terrific way to add visual interest to your bathroom is through the use of wallpaper. Bathrooms and powder rooms offer a great opportunity to utilize splashes of bold, or unique bathroom wallpaper in these more intimate spaces, which could overwhelm if used in larger areas.

    Start Your Bathroom Wallpaper Project

    bathroom wallpaperWhen picking bathroom wallpaper, humidity, moisture, and proper ventilation must be taken into consideration. For example, a powder room will have considerably less
    exposure to damp conditions than a bathroom that is frequently used for showering and bathing, or one that is without adequate ventilation. The wallpaper should list its properties, including water resistance, and whether it is washable. Consider vinyl wall covering for maximum humidity resistance and ability to withstand scrubbing. Continue reading

  • Select the Right Vanity: 3 Easy Tips

    One of the most important items in a bathroom is the vanity, and with the vast array of styles available today, it's hard to know which to choose. A vanity is more than just for storage, it’s a decorative furnishing and the space where you get ready and start your day, every day. To help you select the right vanity for you begin by checking out these guidelines.

    Follow these tips to select the right vanity:

    Tip #1:

    Consider style, such as rustic, industrial, modern, contemporary, or natural. Continue reading

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