The bathroom is one of the most intimate spaces at home where we are literally stripped both mentally and physically in private, enjoying a silent moment alone. Yet, in this space that we perform our daily ritual of up keeping, homeowners often neglect creating an atmospheric experience to enhance it.
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Have you always wondered why the bathroom is often referred to as a restroom? Perhaps because it really should be - a place to escape and unwind.
Clad with boring, simple tiles and furnished with sanitary-wares that match, sadly these are all typical bathrooms we're use to seeing.
But with a few different selections and adjustments, and a great contractor, along with some patience, see below for inspiring bathroom makeovers you could have for yourself.
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By adding accents of brass, copper or gold elements on a marble base, bathrooms with this mix can look and feel like your very own luxury hotel spa.
Mixing stone, marble and metallic pieces on the sink counter as accessory trays or planter vase are all elements you could include to complete the look.
See our Imperial Tribute Jar in gold for flower arrangements and plants.
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For a cosy environment, pick a palette of warm greys and timber finishing. Timber tiles come in many different colours and textures for your selection, making it an easy and varied material for bathrooms. For cement and grey shades, pick one with a brown tinge instead.
Another way to cosy it up is to play with light temperature and intensity. Try installing a light dimmer for versatility in switching moods. You can also swap your ceiling light colour to warm white or add a pendant lamp with warm lighting.
See our quirky selection of hanging lamps.
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If you're a homeowner who is currently searching for design concepts and bathroom inspirations for your new home or re-styling, another great direction that works well are bold and dark designs.
Glossy black subway tiles or beautiful hexagon ones look great in small spaces, while looking stylish as a backdrop for other materials like a tall gold basin tap and cabinet handles.
By adding a full length mirror (perhaps from one of your vintage finds) will give your bathroom space an optical illusion of a larger bathroom, plus interior points for personality and treasure find!
But if you're not ready to renovate a brand new bathroom, we say baby steps! Remember to accessorise and add elements on your bathroom sink for an immediate game changer with different materials, or woodwares like tray or mugs, candles of your favourite scents, or plantscape your bathroom to complete the look. See more about plantscaping ideas here. You could also try freeing up the space of your bathroom by adding wall-shelving or a wooden ladder for hanging clothes.