When you’re trying to create a certain aesthetic in your home, whether it’s sleek and modern or soft and traditional, you want every room to match, and the bathroom is no exception. Here are some simple guidelines to help you match your bathroom to the rest of the house.
For modern bathrooms minimalist colour schemes are definitely in at the moment. Use dark greys and off-blacks matched with solid whites for a smooth, luxurious feel. Splashing bright colours will really seal the deal, but you can do this later using small items like coloured toothbrush holders or small indoor plants. That way you can change the splash colour whenever you want.
For cozy and traditional bathrooms, use creamy whites and pinks, accented with light, cool colours, like lavender or air blue. There are a lot of cool colours to choose from, so consider the colours used in the adjacent rooms or hallways to guide your decision.
For both traditional and modern theme,s a row of accent tiles is the perfect way to add a splash of colour. Consider geometric shapes and patterns for a contemporary look or floral designs and patterns for a cozy look.
Walls and Floors
Solid shower surrounds made of dark, natural stone provide the sleekest, smoothest look possible for your modern bathroom. Combined with lighter solid stone or smooth wood paneling for the floors, you have a state-of-the-art aesthetic that can’t be beat. And, as an added bonus, you never have to worry about cleaning mould from the grout between the tiles
For a traditional bathroom, use creamy white or beige tiling for the shower walls, with matching or coloured tiles on the floor and painted woodwork outside the shower. There’s a lot of room to play with the tile types and colours here, so grab some samples and take your time. If the look you want is rustic rather than Victorian consider dark, natural wood paneling for the walls with lighter wood or tiled floors.
The bath or shower will be the centrepiece of your bathroom, so matching the theme is imperative. For a modern feel it’s definitely worth investing in frameless or semi-frameless shower screens. Nothing will work better to accentuate the sleek, minimalist feel you’ve been working towards, and they absolutely scream ‘luxury’. If you’re installing a bath use natural, polished stonework that matches your walls or floor.
In a traditional setting a standard framed shower will look best, like from A.T. Glass & Aluminium. The frames add a sense of solidarity to the room and can be painted to match your colour scheme. If you’re putting in a bathtub opt for the classic flat-white interior, with tiles or wood paneling to match the walls. This will cap off that warm, cozy bathroom feel, perfect for a long soak in a hot tub.
With all of these suggestions feel free to play around with colours and tile samples until you find the look that suits you. Your bathroom doesn’t need to match the rest of your house to the last detail, but theming it well will make sure you get the most out of your unique overall design.