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Room of the Week – tranquil bathroom

February 15, 2012

This weeks Room of the Week is a tranquil bathroom.  From the House to Home galleries this bathroom has a calm neutral colour scheme that creates a wonderful place to relax and forget about your troubles.

Too often the bathroom of a home is viewed as purely functional. The room often lacks any storage so everything is on show and the room can never be a relaxing place. Very easily though you can create a sanctuary if you careful choose your fittings and consider what you want to achieve.

Adding a stand alone bath to your bathroom will add a touch of elegance. The style of your bathroom can be determined by your choice of style for your bath. Traditional roll top baths are very popular choice if your home has a period decorating style. Victoria + Albert manufacture a range of both traditional and more contemporary stand alone baths. The bath shown would make a statement addition to any contemporary bathroom – just ensure your floor can take the weight of the baths!

A contemporary stand alone bath usually requires floor mounted taps as the bath is situated away from a wall. Floor mounted taps also add to the drama of a stand alone bath. The Atrio tap from Grohe is a lovely contemporary styled floor mounted tap that also includes a hand shower for use in the bath. The Atrio range includes a full complement of taps to allow you to use it throughout your bathroom.

The decorating accessories you choose for your bathroom will help you to create a tranquil feel. This is when you will want to burn candles and surround yourself with ‘nice things’. Brissi have a good range of storage jars that will help to add glamour to the bathroom. The glass and chrome finish is very suitable for this area, India Jane also has an extensive range of antique mirror glass

If you get the fittings and storage right you are more than half way to creating your own tranquil bathroom. Add a few personal mementos – maybe family pictures or objects picked up while travelling – and your bathroom will stop being just functional and become enjoyable.

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  1. February 16, 2012 7:48 pm

    “Too often the bathroom of a home is viewed as purely functional. ”

    Agreed! Why not make the bathroom like an in-home spa? It can be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation when designed well.

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