Although bathroom suites are still most commonly chosen in white, which provides a clean and elegant finish, people are now looking to add more interest to their rooms with unusual shapes and textures. Designers are advising people to choose bathroom furniture and features with sleek curving lines or ultra-sharp geometry. Combining these with wood, metal and glass surfaces allows a room to have colour and character added subtly without diverting from the practicality and style of a traditional white suite. These combinations bring a spa-like feel to any bathroom, regardless of size, creating a sanctuary within your home where you can escape the stresses of everyday life. Below are the top five ways to combine the practical and the pretty in your own home bathroom.
Over time all households acquire a collection of medicines and cleaning products that are not only unsightly but can be very dangerous if they fall into the wrong hands. One way of adding a stylish touch to your bathroom whilst maintaining important safety features is to choose bathroom cabinets with locking features.
When you are choosing pieces, think carefully about all the dimensions of the room, paying careful attention to the different height levels. This will not only provide interest with the depth and use of space, but can also be incredibly practical. For example, most rooms will have low-level wash basins, bath tubs and sinks. Contrasting this with a tall, slim bathroom cabinet adds an extra dimension to the space and creates lots of discreet storage for bathroom clutter.
All bathrooms have restrictions on the placement of electrical lighting for safety reasons. However, these limitations should not hinder your creativity. The choices for dramatic ceiling fixtures are endless and they can become a statement piece for your room. However, if you are limited by space, large decorative lighting fixtures may be impossible. Instead, combine your lighting options with other pieces in your bathroom. Illuminated mirror cabinets such as those seen at www.bellabathrooms.co.uk will produce diffused soft lighting without the need for space.
When choosing a spa-like look for your home, the inclusion of wood textures combined with sleek modern touches is imperative. Natural woods can be very impractical for cleaning and in moist spaces, but many of the modern wood-effect finishes give the same appearance whilst still be usable. Choosing surrounds for your washbasin and toilet with a wood appearance will instantly add a dramatic touch of colour and interest to the space.
Instead of simply choosing square and rectangular furniture and accessories, consider putting some unusual shapes into your room to change the look. Units with smooth curved corners are very contemporary, or for a more vintage ‘shabby-chic’ bathroom, choose bathroom cabinets that look like stylish French dressers. Mixing different styles and shapes together can be especially effective, such as choosing a traditional Victorian-style bath suite and adding in ultra-sharp modern chrome and mirror-effect accessories.