Beyond the Boring Bathroom Rug
Restrain the urge to buy just another standard, fuzzy rug set and consider more eclectic and colorful possibilities for your bathroom.
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For the guys, there's Vita Futurist's polyacrylic "Bilbao" rug, lush and thick but not shaggy, with compelling stripes of different browns and beiges throughout.
In keeping with the design of an Asian-theme or spa-style bathroom, there are rugs that aren't rugs at all: Burmese teak and cedar bath mats. The big ones are intended for use inside the tub, but the smaller mats are every bit as mold- and mildew-resistant and can rest beside the shower or bath so you can stand on them to towel off. No need for an underlay, either, since the idea is for the water from your feet to drain through the slats and evaporate.
A designer creates a sense of tropical paradise and serenity in one homeoowner's master bathroom.(4 photos)