Spa experience bathrooms are changing the way we view our bathrooms. Today the humble bathroom isn’t a cold and dingy room that’s solely used for washing and bathing – bathrooms have been transformed into havens of peace and tranquillity in which we can relax and unwind at the end of the day, as well as being a place to become invigorated and refreshed in the mornings. As such today’s designers have to combine functionality with style.
It makes sense to have flooring which is water resistant. I’ve mentioned before that the days of having fitted carpet in your bathroom are long gone. Instead bathrooms have aqua-protection wood or laminate flooring, tiles or stone. No longer do bathrooms have matching three-piece mat sets, now they have one largish rug which are designed to be water tolerant and ooze style rather than water!
Pain or tiles are the only really sensible options in bathrooms. Wallpaper has a tendency to peel or become water stained easily. For the latest looks try using slate tiles on your walls as well as your floor. Or use a textured surface wall tile to bring depth and contrast to the room. White remains the dominant colour for bathrooms, to incorporate this year’s ‘flowing water’ trend try painting or tiling one wall in a beautiful oceanic blue.
Overhead, central lighting may have it’s place in a more traditionally styled bathroom, however, for a modern and contemporary look try using spot lights and making the most of any natural light you have available.
White bathroom suites, with free standing baths are back in fashion. Storage is provided by vanity units or free standing shelving units. Many contemporary bathrooms are adopting the continental trend of having two hand basins – which look superb if you have the space.
Bathroom rugs and window dressings are the key items of soft furnishings in bathrooms. If you have a large bathroom an comfortable easy chair with cheap cushions adds to the spa experience trend. Bathrooms are also seeing a reversal of window treatments, and while blinds are still a favourite option, ready made curtains uk are also being used, particularly in bathrooms where the bath isn’t situated under the window.
To achieve the Black Water Dragon theme don’t forget that this year flowing water is a big trend – and what better place to display this than a bathroom. We’re not suggesting you leave the tap running as this wouldn’t be eco-friendly and would hike-up your water bill. However, you can get the look by incorporating greenery and wood where you can.