Room of the Week
How should I design my bathroom is a question I am often asked. What is the current style for tiles? Although we are obviously very happy to design to the latest trends when you are designing a bathroom you also need to consider the longevity of the choices. For this week’s Room of the Week we have chosen a modern white bathroom that would definitely stand the test of time – but can easily be updated when you want to refresh the look.
Although decorated in a plain white tile the design choices made allow it to appear very modern. The tiles installed are in a large format which ensures that the room visually appears larger than it is. Larger tiles mean less grout lines to break up the area – it also results in less grout to keep clean! Recently many more tiles have become available in the 600x600mm size and this size of tile is very suitable for both bathrooms, and also kitchen floors.
Using wall hung furniture in your bathroom will also make the room appear larger as the footprint of the room is not broken up by furniture. Although the installation of a wall hung WC takes more planning due to having to conceal the cistern, the finished look is much nicer and stylish. Laufen produce a very comprehensive range of wall hung furniture. Their Pro range is competitively priced but also very well designed, it is also manufactured using Swiss precision.
If you choose a neutral tile for your bathroom you can add colour through your towels. I love to specify striped towels for the bathrooms I design as it brings another level of interest to the room. Missoni make a beautiful range of striped towels in a wide variety of colours. A great trick is to have several different sets of coloured towels for different times of the year. The blue stripe towel is perfect for summer months when you want to be cooler, but in the winter you can choose a rich red stripe to bring some warmth into your home.
This room was originally featured in the extensive galleries of House to Home. Take a look over at their website for room inspiration, and be sure to check back here every week to find which one of the rooms has been showcased.
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