The latest trend for glamourous, statement bathrooms which exude a sense of style, looks set to continue.
Designing a new bathroom has become more about creating an opulent, high-drama area where you can be brave in your design choices and then retreat into your own personal sanctuary.
How can you create your own statement bathroom?
We ask our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre (BIID) to give us her top tips on creating a statement bathroom.
- Follow the Trends
“One way to stand out from the rest”, Rachael says “is to get the latest look in your bathroom. At the moment black finishes are really growing in popularity.”
Choose black tiles, accessories or fittings if you want to be ‘on trend’ in your bathroom design.
A black bath will really stand out as a strong style statement.
Black basins, taps and tiles can look good in a contemporary or more traditional bathroom space.
Simplicity itself in this monochrome shower room.
2. Go Green
Greenery as an accessory can look fabulous in a statement bathroom. Make sure you use it in abundance, to give your space a sense of decadence.
How about this use of greenery, to give a sense of bringing the outside in?
3. Colour Confidence
“Have you considered any colour for your new bathroom look?” asks Rachael.
The latest look for bathrooms is challenging the usual white suites and tiling.
“I am seeing a lot more colour” says Rachael, “which is often bold and can add a different look and sense of drama to a bathroom”.
4. Make it Personal
“Design a statement bathroom and enjoy a highly-personal sanctuary. A retreat with a difference”! says Rachael.
Whatever the size and style of your bathroom, if you design your space with confidence and make it personal to you, perhaps with artwork and accessories; your bathroom will become a room you’re proud of.
5. Amazing Space
Think about where you may be able to locate a bath, shower or basin as the space itself can often become the focal point of the scheme.
Baths within a bedroom are not for everyone, but here the space has been defined by the simple addition of dark panelling. A stylish and practical solution.
Baths with a view are a fantastic way to add a sense of serenity to a statement bathroom.
6. All Shapes and Sizes
With the huge choice of baths, showers, fittings and accessories available, it is easier than ever to design your own statement bathroom.
“Be bold and consider different shapes and sizes to your bathroom scheme”, advises Rachael.
The central position and the contrasting straight lines of the window treatments makes this unusual round bath the ‘hero piece’ and focal point of the room.
Straight lines and rectangles are the key to this look.
The shape of the tiles, mirror, blind and paintwork, echo the shape of this rectangular statement bath.
The amazing curves in this space contrast and frame this stand-alone rectangular bath creating a real statement bathroom!
Rachael Kilby-Tyre (BIID) is Design Director at My Interior Design School and is the personal Tutor for students on My Professional Interior Design Course.
You can read more about Rachael’s background and experience as an interior designer and Tutor here.
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