Get away from the traditional bathroom look once the New Year has swung into place. Updating your bathroom’s look for 2013 will give you a refreshed way of enjoying the room in your house where you ought to feel most indulged. There are plenty of novel approaches to take with contemporary bathroom design. From a complete refit of your bathing suite to the addition of some well chosen accessories, a January makeover for your bathroom should be one of your New Year’s resolutions.
If you like a long walk through the woods during the winter months, or enjoy the outdoors with some sporting activity that mean you get muddy, why not makeover your bathroom with a deep chocolate tone to give it a new look? Avoid traditional blues and whites. Go for creams and beige surfaces as well as muddy browns for a novel approach to your usual color palette. Large wall and floor tiles, that present an even a coffee hue, look great set off against brilliant white grouting. Brown bathrooms are ideal to clean up in, once you get home after a muddy workout.
Wet Room Partitions.
If you like the idea of a wet room but still want a traditional sort of bathroom, go for a partition system. This will afford you the best of both worlds. By installing a glazed partition you can create two distinct zones. One will be for bathing and showering and the other can remain dry. After all, if you simply want to use the toilet a wet room that has been recently used to shower in can sometimes be unappealingly wet. Make over your bathroom so that you have two areas, one dry one wet, but both sympathetically decorated to create a unified look.
Expose Your Brickwork.
An on trend look for modern bathrooms is to expose the brickwork. Why hide all the surfaces under tiling, especially if the room is large enough that you can avoid splashing. This look is especially great in apartments but will also work well in regular homes. Keep your shower away from the exposed walls, and use an enclosure so that your brickwork does not become stained.
Novelty Bath Tubs.
The bath tub is at the heart of most bathrooms. For the coming year, why not replace your existing tub and replace it with one that has some more presence? There are plenty of novel approaches that bathroom suite manufacturers are taking to tempt you. From bowl baths, with overhead shower attachments, to one off bespoke boulder baths, you will find something that can make your bathroom unique. And if those bath tubs do not offer sufficiently glamour for bathroom makeover plans, why not order a mosaic shoe bath, which should be outlandish enough for even the most adventurous of tastes.
If replacing your bathroom’s suite is a little too much to take on straight after the Christmas frenzy, why not bring a little fun to your washroom by updating your choice of wall coverings. Add a selection of random tiles to your walls, and floor, so that you get a vibrant look. Alternatively, use a novelty bathtub and link it, visually, to your wall with a mural or by having some bespoke wallpaper made, like this wonderfully strange cow design. Alternatively, use the tiles themselves as a mural. Many tile manufacturers will be able to give you a range of tile finishes that will suit your mural design ideas.
If you don’t have the budget for an extensive makeover in the New Year, update your bathroom with a few well chosen accessories. How about a simple wooden bath tub caddy? They are ideal if you like to have a drink or a book with you when you bathe and great if you want to balance a mirror to shave. There are some cool bath mats available these days which will update your washroom with a minimum of expenditure, but choose one that matches your towels.