If your bathroom is more rush-in-and-out room than luxury haven, it’s time to take a look at what you could have instead, well there’s no harm in that is there? And, when all’s said and done, it may be the only room in your home where you find a little peace at the beginning and the end of the day. Here are our 10 favourite ideas.
The look: These gorgeous baths continue to be objects of desire and will turn a so-so bathroom into a show stopper when set in the centre of the room. Nice legs! Choose ball and claw feet for a classic finish.
(Top image: Luxor cast-iron bath in Olympian Blue, Aston Matthews)
The look: Forget climbing over the side of the bath, or even stepping over a tray to have a shower. You can roam around in this wet room – and invite a friend. Although not essential if you get your room tanked as it’s completely waterproofed and the shower screen does keep the water in its place.
(Above image: Wet room, Impey)
The look: This is a bathroom for those who love a bit of space come ablution time with wall-hung sanitaryware that keeps the floor area clear from wall to wall. We love the use of colour in the mosaic tiles, defining the different areas. Never mind your usual stainless-steel ladder. How about a black glass number?
(Above image: Radiator, The Glass Radiator Company)
The look: A contemporary rimless bath and basin that proves you don’t need an enormous space to create modern luxury. We like the fact that there’s really room to wallow in this capacious bath. A dark wood stand and counter-top basin provide a crisp contrast.
(Above image: Shui bath and basin, BC Designs)
This is a bathroom that’s bang on-trend. The exterior of the bath shows off one of this autumn’s most fashionable shades for homes, and wears it well, we say. Yes, you can have wallpaper in a bathroom – if it won’t get splashed and your room is well ventilated.
(Above image: Napoli cast-iron bath in Pink Flambé, Aston Matthews)
The look: Gone are the days when avocado was the height of sophistication, but white suites can be a little, well, chilly. This room adds warmth in a subtle natural style using wood detailing. Go for a tap in the middle, and you can lie whichever way you fancy.
(Above image: Bathroom suite, Hudson Reed)
The look: The contemporary way to place that bath centre stage in your room. This one is made in high-grade steel and enamel with wood panelling, and we’re already picturing it at home. Tall mirrors above the basins draw the eye upwards, emphasising the proportions of a tall room.
(Above image: Betteone Highline Duo bath, Ripples)
Spa-style showering with a deluge head and a handset so you can create watery luxury in whatever combination suits. A wall colour that wakes you up just as much as your shower is a good choice for those who are not natural early birds.
(Above image: Platinum Dual shower, Mira)
The look: It’s all about the bath with its sweeping curves, which is going to tempt you to stay in until you’re wrinkled like a prune. Shame you can’t get the view of the beach to go with it. Two basins in a shared space is a luxury worth indulging in.
(Above image: Bahia bath, The Alternative Bathroom Company)
The look: Calm, peaceful, opulent… couldn’t you just do with a room like this in your home? With its elegant lines, it’s a bathroom for those who lean to the classic above the contemporary. There’s nothing like a beautiful natural stone to give a bathroom unique style.
(Above image: Canova Royal collection by Catalano, CP Hart)
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Sarah Warwick, Guest Editor
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