Natural Inspirations Influencing Modern Design
Design and style within the home is something many of us consider important. Your interior design choices help create a home that reflects your personality and
tastes, as well as helping to make it feel welcoming to others.
Each room should take on its own characteristics, including the bathroom, which is often a neglected space (just because this room is highly functional doesn’t mean it has to sacrifice style.
Just ask Bella Bathrooms; they understand how important it is to have a stylish, yet functional space. You don’t have to focus on the bog standard white suites, neutral colour palettes and basic furniture. You need to inject your own style. After all, the kitchen is highly functional, but it is no longer a neglected space. Surely the same should also apply to the bathroom?
Nature has always been a key inspiration and there is no better place to include the theme than in the bathroom. The space can easily handle multiple textures and materials and support the need for practicality whilst being effortlessly stylish.
Typically, bathrooms can appear stark and cold. Adding natural elements can add a touch of warmth to the space.
Recently, bathroom suites have been redesigned. The usual ceramic and plastic bathtubs and sinks are becoming a thing of the past, instead other materials such as wood are being introduced - the wooden bathtub is becoming increasingly popular – helping to change the look and feel of a bathroom and create a cosy and relaxed environment. Something that wasn’t always possible with more traditional materials..
Bathroom furniture needs to have a strong sense of practicality; you need to incorporate clever storage facilities. A shelving unit, usually found in the living room, or a chest of drawers, that wouldn’t be out of place in a bedroom, could be included in a bathroom. And again, using materials such as wood, helps give a warmer feel to the room.
Increasing the functions of a space fulfils the ideals of modern living. The kitchen has become an area of practicality, entertainment and relaxation and the bathroom can also change purpose. Increase its function by introducing plush velvet sofas or wicker chairs.
Stone flooring is practical, whilst giving a cool edgy look and is one of the best materials to use when focusing on a natural design approach.
Use materials such as wood, stone and wicker to include natural elements into your bathroom and remember it no longer has to be a space that purely fulfils a need; it can also be an area of true design and multiple functions.
Debbie Fletcher is an enthusiastic, experienced writer who has written for a range of difference magazines and news publications. Follow her here: @Debbie_Fletch18
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