Whether you’re completely renovating your bathroom or giving it a much needed refresh, here our designers share their expert tips on how to use finishing touches and design details to create a stylish space you’ll never want to leave! From well considered fittings to decorative touches and accessories, read on for essential bathroom inspiration.Fixtures and fittings As well as being a basic bathroom essential for grooming and preening, mirrors also have the ability to transform a room. A well placed mirror can make a space appear much bigger – for tight spaces we recommend frameless designs for maximum effect. Framed mirrors however can also double up to create a decorative focal point within the room. So as well as incorporating functional mirrored cabinets, think about space enlarging and decorative pieces to enhance the room. Finally, ensure your mirrors are well lit for optimum illumination.
Towel bars, racks and rails can often be dismissed as a minor detail, but don’t be fooled by its functional necessity. Sleek chrome bars are great for adding a stylish and contemporary finish to bathrooms while stand alone racks are a design feature of their own. Vintage style ladders are another on-trend option for hanging towels, again creating a decorative feature within the room. Towel hooks are a fantastic option for bathrooms used by children as they are quick and remove the need for hanging. Read more about about designing a family bathroom here
Beautiful tiling design can really bring a bathroom to life and daring designs don’t have to be limited to a splashback either. From feature placement designs behind the bath to floor to ceiling contrast tiling that takes splashbacks to a whole new level, don’t be afraid of pattern and colour in the bathroom. For bathrooms where there isn’t too much moisture, the downstairs toilet for example, there is no reason to discount wallpaper either. From natural stone effect designs for a rustic look to black and white photography montages – the options really are endless for a beautiful feature wall.
Plants and flowers are often forgotten in the bathroom but there are many varieties that will thrive in humid, low light conditions as well as cleaning the air and breathing life into the room. Fresh flowers are ideal for an instant refresh however potted plants will provide year round colour. malawi A row of succulents is one of our favourite styling details of the moment – always use in multiples for maximum effect. If plant upkeep isn’t on the agenda, go faux instead – there are some fabulously realistic designs out there. Place them on the window sill, shelving, or a side table feature.
Artwork & accessories
Enhance your chosen colour scheme with framed artwork and photography, bathrooms are the perfect place to frame treasured memories, whether hung on the wall or placed on shelving. Framed typography and fun word art is another way to inject personality into the bathroom, and is a style that’s very popular right now. Finally, introduce candles ready for dreamy bathtub moments and use treasures and keepsakes to decorate window sills and shelving for that unique touch no one else will have.