When it comes to interior design, it’s the details that make the difference! Learn how to redesign your bathroom with these design ideas.
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Are you planning to redesign your bathroom? Are you in need of some bathroom renovation and design inspiration? We can help you to brighten up your bathroom, navigate design and layout issues that often arise and optimize your space for a beautiful and functional bathroom.
Install an Italian shower
If your bathroom is currently fitted with a one-piece bathtub and shower combination, which you rarely use to soak in, consider replacing it with an Italian shower. Installed at floor level, Italian showers offer ease and convenience, a modern design and create a sense of spaciousness. In order to accommodate the built-in shower tray, it may be necessary to build up the entire bathroom floor and add a step at the entrance. As Italian showers are generally large in size, make sure you choose a non-slip shower tray or use mosaic tile flooring to add grip.
Add large mirrors
If your bathroom is on the smaller end of the scale, a mirror can help to make the space feel more substantial. You can either cover an entire wall with a mirror or mount a large feature mirror above the vanity. Wall-mounted backlit mirrors are also great for brightening up a bathroom and are available in a variety of shapes. These are also useful for makeup application, as they give an even light distribution and eliminate shadows.
Decorate the walls
To add a personal touch to your bathroom, decorate non-tiled walls with colorful prints or paintings. To create a feature wall, you might even choose to use a wallpaper, which has been especially designed for rooms with high humidity, such as a bathroom. A bold print on one wall can add color and interest to your design and is an inexpensive way to update a tired bathroom.
Choose a funky flooring
Make a feature out of your bathroom flooring by using a bold or patterned tile. Terrazzo, marble, mosaic or checkered tiles can add an interesting design detail in what is often a stark white room. Use simple wall tiling and paint colors to allow your floor to stand out. You could even use dark paint on the walls to create a sensual mood and draw attention to the floors. Add candles and an orchid as the final details!
Add a free-standing bath
The bathtub is making a comeback in the modern bathroom. A symbol of luxury and relaxation, the freestanding bathtub is a great addition to your bathroom, if you have the space. The freestanding bathtubs of recent years are generously sized with curved edges to ensure you can comfortably soak, all the way up to your neck. Consider adding a freestanding bath as the centrepiece of your bathroom.
Accessorise your bathroom
Update your bathroom affordably by adding or replacing accessories to create a sense of luxury and comfort. Replace worn out items, such as towels and bath mats, with a plush matching set, choosing a colour which contrasts with your current bathroom. Complete the makeover by adding a handful of new accessories, such as an elegant soap dispenser, a jewellery box, a scented candle or an indoor plant. Keep the items simple and place them throughout the room, avoiding too many patterns.
Add an accent wall tile
Are you looking to brighten up your bathroom? Try creating a feature wall by using a boldly-colored tile on one wall of your bathroom or in the interior of the shower. Mosaic tiles work fabulously on shower walls and floors and are easy to install in sections. Choose a color which complements the rest of your bathroom or alternatively select a contrasting color that will stand out as a design feature.
If you’re having trouble getting started, you can find ideas for your site plan in our Inspiration page. Visit industrial-style lofts, farmhouse kitchens, minimalistic scandinavian living rooms, vibrant bohemian bedrooms, and sleek, modern bathrooms to help get your ideas flowing.
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Whether you’re designing your dream bathroom from scratch or updating your existing one, make sure to include these ideas in your design.
Design your bathroom to fit your lifestyle
Make the walls a design feature
Get creative when choosing bathroom tiles