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?

 

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Achieve a Beautiful but Practical Bathroom

Wondering how to achieve a beautiful but practical bathroom? Here’s the best advice!

Most importantly, your bathroom needs to be practical. You need a working sink, toilet and bath/shower. But you can have all these things, as well as make your bathroom beautiful.

Here’s how to create a beautiful but practical bathroom that you can relax in.

 

Making your bathroom practical

Firstly, your bathroom needs to do the job it’s there for. You need toilet, sink and shower/bath as well as any storage units to hold products, razors, flannels, etc.

You need to prioritise your bathroom essentials and get rid of anything that isn’t used or needed. Especially if your bathroom isn’t the largest.

A bath can take up a large amount of space. You could get a shower that hangs over the bath, but if you only have a scrub in the tub a couple of times in winter, you should consider getting rid of it. You can replace it with a stunning walk-in shower instead.

Or you could use the extra space to store other bathroom necessities.

Money is also an important practical factor. Only go with what you can afford to spend. You should be sensible with where and how you’re spending.

Is it necessary to have a top-of-the-line massaging shower head, or would a cheaper alternative do the job just as well?

There may be other pressing matters that money can be spent on. Do you have a damp problem? Maybe the paint on the ceiling is peeling? These things can make your bathroom look shabby, so be practical and sort them out.

 

Making your bathroom beautiful

Your bathroom is used regularly, but also looked at regularly. Maybe you get embarrassed when someone asks to use it. This is a sign to make some changes!

First, you should draw inspiration, find ideas, and take advice from professionals in the industry of creating beautiful bathrooms, such as Drench.co.uk.

You should then take all the information you can find or are given and make them fit around YOUR bathroom. You must do this, because there is no point in getting things into your bathroom that neither fit or suit its shape and style.

Then you should assess exactly what is needed in your bathroom and see how these necessities can be made to be pleasing to the eye. This could mean filling your walls in waterproof tiling that suits your colour scheme. Or, this could mean decorating your toilet with little accessories, such as plants.

Finally, you should ensure that your bathroom is kept clean and stain free AT ALL TIMES. And yes, this means getting the old elbow grease out and scrubbing away at all those bathtub rings in your bathtub until they disappear.

Our bath/shower has a glass panel that has a flexible plastic slider that ensures water can’t escape under the glass panel and onto the floor. This is the sort of place mould tends to grow, so we bleach it every month and leave it to dry.

 

Your bathroom is a place that is going to be both looked at and used regularly, so it needs to be in equal parts a beautiful but practical bathroom. Bare this in mind when it comes to your next bathroom renovation.

 

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!

Tips for a warm and toasty bathroom

Bathrooms can often feel like cold places, with their hard tiles and white suites, so here’s how to get a warm and toasty bathroom ready for the winter.

Have you ever noticed that your bathroom is the worst room for feeling cold? Ideally you want a warm and toasty bathroom, as it’s the room where you  wear the least amount of clothes. You can’t just stick the electric heater on when you’re in the bathroom waiting for the shower to get warm.

So how can you get a cosy bathroom the sensible way? With the right sort of research, you can find loads of different tools to keep the heat in your bathroom. To help you out with this, I’ll be exploring some of the best options out there. With these ideas, you’ll have a warm and toasty bathroom in no time.

 

Underfloor heating

The worst offender for the chill in most bathrooms is the floor. Bathroom floors are normally made of tile and sit directly on the floorboards of the house, unlike carpet which will sit on underlay. This is why your bathroom floor is always cold, and can’t gather any heat during winter. 

To solve this issue, some underfloor heating should do the trick for most people. Like a normal heater, this sort of device can be controlled by your thermostat, and will only turn on when it needs to.

 

Heated Towel Rail

Most people don’t like to waste space in this sort of room with bulky items like heaters. Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house, so you don’t want to waste any precious space.

In reality, you can find a stunning selection of bathroom suites which include heated towel rails. This sort of product adds heat to your room, while the other elements will compliment it nicely.

We opted for a towel rail in our bathroom to replace the old radiator in there and I love it. It’s slim and fits in perfectly without looking bulky. It adds heat to the room and also makes the towel nice and toasty when you get out the shower. 

 

Good Insulation

Finally, as the last option to keep your room warm, it’s time to think about insulation. Windows, walls, and ceilings can all be insulated to keep heat inside your home. There are loads of companies out there with the tools and resources to make changes like this to your home. But, like most construction jobs, it’s best to read some reviews before you choose.

 

Getting out of the shower into a cold room is never comfortable. Heat in the bathroom will also reduce the amount of water which condenses on the windows, as the surfaces will be warm. Of course, though, just the thought of using the toilet in the cold should be enough to convince you.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start adding some warmth to your bathroom. It doesn’t take much to make improvements here, and it’s worth putting in the effort to get a warm and toasty bathroom which you can relax in.