suggestions for my bathroom remodel please (pics included)
I am in the process of buying everything I need to have the 5'x9.5' bathroom in my condo completely remodeled. I'm a guy who has absolutely no 'decorating-sense' haha, so this has been very difficult for me. I've somehow managed to buy some of the stuff, but I still have more to go. Here's a few pics:
This is the current state of the bathroom. I've torn out the vanity, toilet and tile floor, but will be hiring a professional for everything from this point on.
This is the tub and toilet I bought (plain white cast iron tub and toilet)
This is the wall tile I've picked out (carrara-looking porcelain 6.5x6.5 and accent tile strip), and how I think I want it to be put on the wall (you might notice there are chips in the edges of the tiles. I ordered it online and over half of it arrived chipped. I'm in the process of replacing the chipped ones and getting my money back):
This is the floor tile I bought (medium grey color 13x13 porcelain)
This is the vanity I bought (48" black, looks darker in person)
Ok now for questions:
I'm thinking about doing the walls a lightish blue or blue-grey color. Do you think that will look good with what I've picked out so far?
Do you like that pattern for the wall tile?
Do you think that accent tile will look good with the wall tile?
What color grout should I buy for the wall tile? The tile is slightly off white, so should I just go white? Or slightly off white to match the tile? Or maybe a little darker like a light grey?
Do you think that is a good width for the accent strip (it comes in 12"x12" pieces)?
How high on the wall should the accent strip be? Right in the middle? A little above the middle?
What pattern should I have the floor tile? Just straight in rows, or maybe diamond pattern?
What color vanity top should I get? I was thinking about some kind of carrara or carrara-looking so it would match the shower wall tiles, but I don't know. Suggestions?
In the shower right now there is only a soap holder on the wall. I was thinking of putting 2 corner shelves in the back corner of the wall. I also need a place to hang my wash cloth though. Where do people hang their wash cloths? Right now I just hang it on the hose that goes from the shower head to the wall.
Right now I just have a mirror on the wall that's the same width as the 48" vanity. Should I just stick with that or maybe get a recessed medicine cabinet with mirrored doors? If I go with a medicine cabinet, how wide should it be?
Ok that's enough questions for now, thanks for any and all opinions and suggestions!