By following some simple design rules and investing in luxury fittings, as well as high-tech gadgets, creating the look of a boutique hotel-style bathroom in your own home is within reach. So, to help you achieve your dream bathroom this year we have created this handy guide that shows you how to create an on-trend bathroom.
Sleek, contemporary style
Think sleek, contemporary style when creating an on-trend bathroom. Take inspiration from boutique hotels, and don’t be afraid to use darker colours to add an opulent and luxurious feel. Bathroom furniture in dark wood finishes is set to increase in popularity, and you could even create a feature wall of dark tiles for a designer statement. Dark colours contrast brilliantly against the white of a basin and WC.
Glossy finishes don’t just scream sleek, contemporary style but help to enhance a sense of space by bouncing the light around. Large format, high gloss tiles provide a clean, modern look and create the illusion of more space in a small bathroom. For a totally seamless effect make sure to choose grout the same colour as the tiles.
The bathroom is no longer just a place to get washed, it’s now used as a place where you can escape and leave the stresses of the day behind. The latest technology is designed to enhance your bathroom experience, whether that may be with an LED mirror that incorporates Bluetooth, speakers, motion sensor switch and demist pad, or being able to digitally control the temperature of your shower wirelessly with an App, it’s definitely worth investing for a multi-functional bathroom space.
Fitting concealed waterproof speakers allows you to stream music into your bathroom; perfect for a relaxing bathing experience, and so you don’t miss any of your favourite TV programmes or just want to catch up with the news, why not fit a waterproof TV for added luxury?
The right choice of fittings is essential for creating a streamlined bathroom. A walk-in shower enclosure or wet room glass panel is a definite must for adding sleek, minimal style, and opt for a low profile shower tray that can be fitted inset or flush to the floor for a look that seamlessly flows. Your shower enclosure won’t be complete without a fixed shower head that delivers a refreshing rainfall style effect that’s controlled by a concealed thermostatic shower valve.
To enhance the minimal look and to create a sense of space choose a wall hung WC, basin or vanity unit, this makes cleaning the floor so much easier too. For the ultimate in boutique hotel style, fit two basins next to each other and fit some ultra-modern basin taps.
The small details can make all the difference to your bathroom. Invest in high quality accessories, towels and luxurious toiletries for those all-important finishing touches.
Key design points
- Opt for luxury, high quality finishes that will endure the test of time.
- Choose products that feature the latest technology for a multi-functional bathroom.
- Enhance a sense of space by maximising the visible floor area.
- Choose spa-like fittings to complete the look.
Author: Liz Robinson