Bathroom Style Inspiration for your Home

Fed up of your bathroom? Get some bathroom style inspiration for your home.

A bathroom is a place we want to chill out in at the end of a long day. Whether you’re a morning shower-er, or an evening bather, the bathroom is supposed to be a sanctuary. You don’t want to be looking at peeling sealant, mouldy tiles or a dripping tap.

But if you’ve made the decision to do something about it, you might now be wondering how to freshen up your bathroom and what style to take. These bathroom style inspiration ideas should help you pick a theme and create it in your own home.

 

Spa Bathroom

The idea of a spa bathroom is to make you feel like you’re on a luxury retreat in some far away manor house. We can all dream right?

Achieve this look by upgrading your taps. This isn’t an expensive or difficult job, but will transform the look of your bathroom suite. You can choose waterfall taps for a luxury feel without spending tonnes of money.

 

bathroom style inspiration: cream tiles with white bath and waterfall taps

 

You should also choose lots of warming colours such as creams and browns. Lighten the room using white towels as accessories on towel rails. You can also add built-in speakers to your shower to play relaxing music whilst you unwind in a bubble bath.

 

Oriental Bathrooms

Create a Japanese-style luxury bathroom to feel like you’ve left the UK and arrived in some other far away country. The Japanese love their bathrooms. They tend to have separate ‘rooms’ for the toilet, bath, and dressing room. Okay, so some of us don’t have all the space in the world to achieve that. But there are other ways of creating this style.

Use plenty of dark woods to warm the room up. If you’re scared of using lots of dark materials, use accessories to break the monotony up such as light towels and plenty of greenery or plants. Plants are essential when creating a Oriental bathroom. Use bamboo that goes from floor to ceiling as decor.

If you have room for it, elevate your bath. This is traditional in Japan.

Oriental-style bathroom with raised bath

Scandinavian Bathroom

Scandinavian decor is something that we’ve seen a lot of the last few years, and it shows no signs of disappearing. The Scandinavians are all about minimalist design and creating the feeling of space. Achieve this by using natural, light woods such as birch, and avoiding heavy or large furniture.

Their fixtures are usually hung on the wall as this creates the illusion of more floor space than there actually is.

 

hanging bathroom units, Scandinavian style bathroom

 

Look out for the new Scandinavian bathroom range being released by iflo this May! Their ranges are modern, beautiful and sleek.

 

Rustic Style Bathroom

I love rustic, cottage style bathrooms. Achieve this look by investing in a brass, free standing bath (believe me, this really should be seen as an investment; they’ll last for years!). Pair plenty of natural metals like brass with wood and stone.

You can also upcycle old units to create stunning sink units or bathroom cupboards. This is much cheaper than buying a new sink unit, though may take you some time to finish.

If you have exposed beams, make the most of them!

 

Fancy bath taps with wooden beams and wooden ladder on the wall behind.

 

Which of these bathroom style inspiration ideas would you choose for your new bathroom? Or would you go for something else entirely?

 

*Collaborative post.

Why You Might Consider a Bathroom Renovation

Taking on a bathroom renovation is a big and scary decision.

You might be lucky enough to have multiple bathrooms, but if, like me, you have one, that one is kind of important. Without it, you can’t shower or use a toilet.

When we did our house renovation, we didn’t have a working toilet, sink or shower for 8 weeks. But luckily we weren’t living there. But the days when I was stripping wallpaper for 6 hours were a struggle. Which is how I got to know all the neighbours, by using their toilets!

Bathrooms are a big part of a household, and they’re the one room we can’t sacrifice.  Yet, bathrooms are sometimes a little outdated, and the amount of water exposure means the room can get a lot more damaged than other areas in the house.

Below are a few good reasons as to why you should undergo a bathroom renovation.

 

It Adds a lot of Value

If your bathroom has been updated recently with new water fixtures and new shiny tiles, you’re going to be able to sell your house a lot faster and for a higher price. There’s a very good return investment on bathroom renovations alone, often garnering over a 100% profit when it comes to navigating the market.

If you’re not planning on selling up, your bathroom can still hold a lot of personal value. Maybe you paid for everything in it, or painted the ceiling (like me). Even if you just love your walk-in shower. There will be parts of your bathroom that you love.

 

You can change the layout

Maybe you hated the way the shower was right behind the door, or thought there wasn’t enough space between the toilet and the sink. If you’re doing a bathroom renovation, these are the sorts of things you can change.

Have an experiment with the layout and think about where things could logically go for better access.

Making a bathroom accessible is great for early mornings and late nights, and for guests who have difficulty walking or manoeuvring in any way. You could consider ease of access when your parents or grandparents come over. Just a little step like this to better accommodate them shows them all the love you hold for them, and it’s just a more practical solution at the end of the day.

The one problem with our house is that the only bathroom is upstairs, and there’s no room downstairs for a small toilet and sink. Luckily, my grandparents are all quite healthy, and don’t struggle with stairs yet.

 

It’s Water Efficient

Water efficiency is a big problem a lot of us face, and that means we need to make it easier to adhere to. Why not install a tankless source that makes sure you don’t use more than your necessary 5 minutes worth?

If you’re the type of person who likes to spend a while in the shower, taking care of your hair and skin, try to cut down. Look into the best tankless water heater for you or your family’s needs, as a lot of heaters come with different specifications, and you may need to go big or small.

 

Bathrooms are always a worthy investment! We renovated ours and now it’s a lovely space I can chill out in. You can see our bathroom before and after here!