Whether you desire a back-to-basics approach, or a something a little dramatic for your bathroom, there are plenty of ways to do so in your bathing spaces.
Bathrooms are no longer spaces that you hide away. While most remain enclosed, what goes on behind closed doors in modern bathrooms today can rival those we see in spas. This said, bathrooms have evolved into rooms that convey comfort, style and luxury. From the utilization of stylish tiles to interesting designs seen on tubs and toilets, these spaces offer plenty of design opportunities.
To successfully makeover your bathroom, it’s important to know how you would be using the space. Maybe you just need a tub, or you prefer both a tub and shower stall in the same space. To put in a vibrant touch, there are many decorative bathing accessories out there to match the style you are going for.
Tiles are a wonderful way to add colour and depth to your bathroom space. It can also be used to define different spaces. It’s best to keep the shower stall area in a clean and simple tone, but you can always play with more colours and patterns at the basin and WC area to draw the eyes away from the toilet.
Encased in glass, this shower enclosure is set in grey tiles against a neutral background, offering a minimalist look. The sink and fittings are complemented by bathroom accessories, creating a well put together look. Form and function complement each other beautifully in the small shower area.
Soak in Style
The bathtub is a defining feature in the bathroom. To set a focal point, you can get a tub that has an ornate quality to it. Consider a standalone tub, perhaps in a different colour to create an attention-grabbing element in your space. Keep the rest of the backdrop clean and neutral so that the tub stands out.
For this mid-century styled bathroom, the designer incorporated a tub painted in a dusky pink tone. Set atop elegant claw feet, this beautiful bath adds instant sophistication to the space. The motif of the floor tiles stands out against the dark wood cabinets that line the walls. To put in a feminine touch, floral decoration is used to match the ornate quality in this space.
Dip into Details
Just because the bathroom has a very utilitarian function, that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate it. In fact, when you put in little details, you can turn it into more than just a space for your daily washing routine – it can be a space at home you enjoy spending time in. There are actually plenty of opportunities here to transform it into your home spa.
This bathroom is a wonderful example of what easy-to-apply decorative details can do. Indoor plants inject a fresh feeling, and the layering of earthy vases and baskets offsets the stark coldness of the wall and floor tiles. Not just merely decorative, these details can be functional too. For instance, little bathing accessories set over the tub or small furniture pieces.
With small bathrooms, it’s best to keep things simple and minimal. One of the best ways to do so is to go for an all-white palette. From tile to fixtures to vanities and accessories, a bathroom drenched in white is calm and peaceful, whether it’s steeped in tradition or sleekly modern. No matter the size of your bathroom, white palettes invite in light for a blissful, spa-like atmosphere.
White also helps to bounce light in a room which helps with enlarging the space visually. Additionally, this colour gives your a bathroom versatile backdrop where you can add on your favourite accessories to enliven the ambience and give it a unique personality.
In this bathroom, the white tub, WC and sink come together beautifully against the white wall and white tiles on the floor. The designer has opted for a light grey concrete-like wall on the left side which adds depth and texture to the overall space. The little niches punctuated into the white wall complemented by decorative features are a nice touch to bring out visual interest.
Forget straight lines and boxy features for the bathroom. Tubs don’t need to be white and rectangle all the time. You can also go for something less conventional for the sinks and other fittings. It may sound a little risky to take a bold approach for this space, but when done well, it can add on a wonderful wow factor for your home. Take this bathroom for instance. A black tub juxtaposed against a shimmering wall of blue glass elements anchors the space with an eye-catching effect. It is dramatic, yet the choice of solid colours brings the entire composition together to a cohesive whole that’s luxurious and glamorous at the same time. The artistic mirror also blends in beautifully with the decor to further enhance the design concept.
A luxurious bathroom should ideally allow for an enjoyable and sensual bathing experience. For instance, the lighting of the bathroom space, the texture of the materials and the fragrance used in the bathroom are important in creating a relaxing atmosphere for some personal me-time.
Refined finishes bring joy, including fine grains in natural stone, non-slip wood, marbled tiles and the pattern of small mosaics and tiles. These bathroom companions, as featured in the Martin Modern condo, have structures that please the eye and turn the bathroom into a luxurious and inviting space, bringing about a more pleasurable experience and encouraging a longer stay in the bathroom.
Article by: Lily Wong