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Statement Bathrooms – Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

  1. 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.”

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

Choose black tiles, accessories or fittings if you want to be ‘on trend’ in your bathroom design.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

A black bath will really stand out as a strong style statement.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

Black basins, taps and tiles can look good in a contemporary or more traditional bathroom space.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

Simplicity itself in this monochrome shower room.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

2. Go Green

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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”.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

4. Make it Personal

Design a statement bathroom and enjoy a highly-personal sanctuary. A retreat with a difference”! says Rachael.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

Baths with a view are a fantastic way to add a sense of serenity to a statement bathroom.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

The amazing curves in this space contrast and frame this stand-alone rectangular bath creating a real statement bathroom!

About Rachael

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.

Statement Bathrooms - Style Ideas from our Design Director, Rachael Kilby-Tyre

You can read more about Rachael’s background and experience as an interior designer and Tutor here.

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