“Following to the latest trend can make your new bathroom become old faster than you’dl like” says Katie Soucek, interior designer at Capitol Ceramics Tiles. The pace of modern life means that trends pass faster, so if you want to ensure that your bathroom has a timeless quality it may pay to opt for classic style over current fashions.
“Bathrooms with boarders and trims were once very fashionable but are now looking dated.” says Soucek, an experienced bathroom designer. So choosing a bathroom design that uses a border or trim could leave you feeling blue just a few months down the line.
The quickest way to work wonders on your old bathroom is to give it a new coat of paint – even if you use the same colour as you currently have, the fresh coat with give it more life. Nude shades can add some style and panish but milder, translucent colours are more versatile and work in many different colours.
The best tip to remember is that if you want your bathroom to look more spacious, then go for light colours, ” And using the same tiles on the floor and the walls immediately makes a room feel bigger” adds Capitol Ceramics’ Katie Soucek. Alternatively, if you are looking to create a more dramatic space why not go for deep colours for a moody romantic atmosphere.
A new shower curtain or bathroom mat can also make all the difference, as can accessories. Purchase new towels that are fluffy and colourful or put a vinyl on your shower screen for an immediate glamour hit.
Purchase a selection of mirrors and even some decorative accessories (ornaments) and artwork to give the room some extra style. Mirrors add a sense of space so look to place mirrors where they will catch and reflect the light.
Katie Soucek discusses a recent project. “We’ve just completed work on a bathroom for a lovely client who wanted a ‘New England’ feel to her bathroom. We needed to create a sense of space and lightness in the room, so used simple white, mosaic tiles, coupled with tonal blues and biege stone. Then we selected a set of acrylic, glass and ceramic vases to line the shelves and finished it off with some gorgeous white cotton towels that give the room a wonderful feeling of luxury”
Kate also stresses the importance of lighting. “If your bathroom does not have recessed spot lighting, it’s worth the investment. Also, why not replace the grouting and go for a colour for instant impact.”
It’s well known among experienced interior designers that some materials add more value than others. Philip Watts, a skilled and experienced designer shares some of his top tips.”I would opt for inexpensive sanitary-ware and spend the budget on designer taps and accessories. I also use natural materials such as timber, stone, slate and limestone as these never date but can be used in a very appealling, architecural way
Thanks to Katie from Capitol Ceramics for her time and support in writing this article. Katie is the lead bathroom designer at Capitol Ceramics, a contemporary Uk marriage visa London Tile Shop based in Nottinghill Gate. To see some examples of their work please visit the Uk marriage visa Capitol Ceramics website.