We’ve all heard the saying: less is more. But what about when it comes to colour? If you're looking for bathroom design inspiration then look no further than the glitzy bathroom suites found in hotel rooms. The use of colour is often minimal and this is based around the idea that a tiny bit of colour can actually be a very powerful design tool. Over recent years there has been the temptation by some to inject a lot of colour into bathroom, the popularity of bold feature walls can't be denied, but sometimes there is another way to use colour in a bathroom. If your bathroom is open and spacious, you can get away with using more colour. If the bathroom is small, bolder colours or large areas in a solid colour can make it appear even smaller and more cramped. For that large bathroom, try using a statement colour on your walls, but keep all your appliances in a plain single colour.

The white fixtures will contrast the bright colours, being easy on the eye but very stylish. The contrasting black and white have a minimalistic and very stylish feeling that makes the room look much more expensive, its also a very popular colour scheme at the moment. Many of these types of rooms can hide personality though, so to brighten them up a little, try installing some colourful accessories. Just make sure that the accessories are all in complementary colours to avoid your once stylish bathroom looking overly cluttered One of the most common mistakes bathroom redecorators make is trying to do too much. Instead of choosing numerous standout features, like large fixtures simply choose one elegant standout feature to be your focal point. Choose a Freestanding Bath. Freestanding baths are the height of fashion for smallest room chic and they come in a whole range of modern and vintage styles. It’s not by chance that baths tend to be tucked into the corner of the room. It’s usually the most efficient use of space in what is generally a small room, plus the corner position and a bath surround hides the plumbing. 

Freestanding baths can be sited with the length going along a wall but aesthetically they need space at each end to show off their contours. Freestanding bathroom furniture is more adaptable and means you can change the room format when you want to. Don’t forget to factor in the space impact of towel rails (and whether you want these to be heated as well as coat and towel hooks behind doors and on walls, which also need clearance (and are often at head height). Creating a simple theme that runs throughout your bathroom can be achieved with accessories and colour to create a well rounded fresh bathroom setting. Perfect.

February 11, 2014

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