When it comes to home décor, bigger is better – larger homes call for furniture on a grand scale and at the same time, people are getting bigger too. It used to be that a double bed was the norm but now a queen or king size bed is the industry standard – most homes are built with bedrooms designed to accommodate at least a queen and often a king size bed in the master suite. A twin XL bed and sheets are standard issue in most kids’ rooms and many are actually designed to handle a double bed which makes sense as kids grow up and the room becomes a teen haven and finally a guest suite.
Modern homes are also more often designed to feature bedroom suites with attached bathrooms instead of one bathroom designed to be shared with two or three bedrooms. This affords a wider range of décor options because in a suite the bathroom can be decorated to complement the attached bedroom while a stand alone bathroom generally needs to be more neutral to blend in with the overall look of the home.
Suites afford you the opportunity to use more interesting details like vessel and vanity sinks in colors instead of basic white porcelain; the bath fixtures can also be more décor-specific and more ornate in a bathroom which will not be as highly trafficked as a family bathroom. A whirlpool tub, bidet and things like towel warmers and lighted magnifying mirrors are ideally sited for a master bathroom or suite but may be too complicated for a kids’ bathroom or shared family bath. One device that works well in almost any bath or shower is a handheld showerhead.