Decorating Your New Bathroom
BY Cook & Bathe
You’ve decided to take the time and make the investment to renovate your
bathroom and you’ve got that picture in your mind of how perfect it
will look all the time - so how do you make sure you bring your vision
to life? We look at all of the details you need to consider when
decorating your new bathroom.
When you’re dreaming up your new bathroom, do you picture clean lines in a bright and inviting space? The minimalist style can help to create a beautiful, tranquil bathing space. Choose beautiful textures like warm coloured woods paired with simple fittings and fixtures that you can offset with interesting, neutral tiles. Ensure you consider enough storage to hold all of the items that you use on a daily basis so that they can be easily tucked away from sight when not in use to keep that serene feeling all day long. Find restraint in choosing just a few simple, but purposeful decor items, incorporating high-quality towels and luxury hand soap into your design palette.
Starting with quality tapware and basins will ensure you have the foundations of a luxurious space. If you have the space to work with, choose a beautiful feature bath in a gloss finish and work in high-quality materials like marble and glass to bring a luxe feeling to your bathing space. Add towels in crisp white, choose opulent, detailed mirrors and add a low maintenance plant, like a spectacular orchard for that extra touch of class. You’ll feel like you're escaping reality each and every day.
For a high-end, day spa vibe, choose black tapware, natural finish woods and dark towels against fresh white tiles and a square-set benchtop. Add luxurious toiletries to give you that instant sense of relaxation every time you step foot in your sanctuary. You could consider selecting a large, impressive mirror that works back with your tapware and doubles as a work of art.
Even if you’re not able to have an outdoor shower in your home, you can recreate the ambience of a tropical retreat by choosing earthy materials like slate tiles and natural woods to feature in your bathroom design. Work in a selection of plants to your space and in no time you will have built your own tropical retreat. Consider hanging plants from the ceiling and placing pots on the floor, rather than just on the bench top, to create layers of interest. Wooden features like a duckboard and a low stool or a bath tray will also help to recreate that rainforest style and have you jumping out of bed each morning.
Capture the essence of modern beachside living by adding textural neutrals to a clean and simple design. Offset a warm-coloured tile on the floor with a bright white tile and paint on the walls. Consider choosing a simple glass screen and going for a walk in shower paired with sleek chrome tapware and shower head for effortless chic. A rattan bath mat will add extra texture and help to keep everything light and bright for a relaxed, summertime feel.
Don’t be afraid to work with bold colour when designing your new bathroom - not everything has to be neutral and white to achieve a beautiful, zen bathing space. The sky really is the limit when working with colour. Whether you pick cool colours like blue or green or warm colours like dusty pink and rust to suit your taste, try working in feature tiles and bold paint colours back with a more sleek and simple basin, tapware and accessories.