9 Ways To Design A Stylish Bathroom
As both a private and functional space, the bathroom serves as a personal sanctuary. “In today’s interiors, bathrooms are regarded as luxurious retreats and spaces for relaxation,” says Nikki Hunt, principal of Design Intervention. She observes that more homeowners are allocating larger floor areas to the bathroom. In the firm’s recent projects, underutilised spaces such as the guest bedroom or study have become transformed into a new bathroom for the home.
Invest in the design of your bathroom to make it a cohesive part of your interior; furnish it with as much attention as the rest of your home. “Feature lighting, architectural mouldings, as well as loose furniture, audio equipment, wallpaper and artworks are elements that we add to make bathrooms statement-making spaces,” says Hunt.
Feature lighting, architectural mouldings, as well as loose furniture, audio equipment, wallpaper and artworks are elements that we add to make bathrooms statement-making spaces
Nature-derived elements are another way to add to the calming environment in your bathroom. “The most beautiful bathrooms let you bathe and shower close to nature, such as in beach resorts,” says Robert Cheng, founder of Brewin Design Office. To emulate the effect of a resort-style bathroom, he recommends maximising the amount of natural light and to have picture windows (if the space permits) that look out to scenic surroundings, which you can admire while soaking in the bathtub.
Even a petite bathroom can have plenty of design potential. “Install a full-length mirror on one wall that reflects the other three walls, or have two full-height mirrors on opposing walls,” suggests Cheng. “This adds visual interest and creates a playful detail in the design.” Here are some key pieces to get you started on crafting your dream bathroom.
1/9Create a nostalgic edge
Create a stylish bathroom with exquisite designs from Kohler. The brand’s Artifacts collection (also featured on top) features faucets and shower fittings inspired by the charm of vintage-style bathrooms. For a cohesive and polished look, the range also includes accessories and other fittings such as wall sconces and towel bars, in a variety of finishes and tones so you can achieve the exact look you desire.
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2/9Add A Perfect Frame
Elevate the design of your vanity area with the Kartell All Saints mirror. It features a metallic pleated-effect frame and elegant proportions that will help to create a focal point in your bathroom. Its timeless design makes it a perfect match for a variety of styles.
Available at Lifestorey and Space Furniture
3/9Soak it Up
Enjoy a leisurely soak in the Evok free-standing bathtub from Kohler. It features the brand’s Bubble massage air jet design, with around 120 air jets strategically positioned within the interior of the acrylic bathtub to produce a delightful bubbling massage. Evok has a sleek and seamless appearance, which makes it beautiful to behold and easy to clean.
4/9Craft a scented passage
It’s the little things that will make a big difference—accessories such as a stylish candle collection can be both pleasing to the eye and a wonderful olfactory addition to the space. Housed in jars that feature a playful array of illustrations, these chic candles from Fornasetti will fill your bathroom with soothing scents and a touch of whimsy.
Available at Escentials
5/9Inject cubic accents
Furnish your bathroom with faucets that look as sleek as your minimalist design scheme. The Eurocube E single-lever mixer from Grohe has a design inspired by the angular edges of a cube. It’s also equipped with infrared motion-sensor technology, which allows for hands-free activation and a streamlined look in your bathroom.
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6/9Do a rain dance
Imagine yourself singing in the rain or coming close to that while enjoying an invigorating shower. Available as a hand-held showerhead or a wall-mounted shower, the Hansgrohe Raindance features the brand’s powder rain micro spray technology, which produces a much finer spray that reduces splashing and feels pleasing on the skin.
7/9Instil perfect order
A beautiful space is also a tidy one, so keep bathroom essentials neatly organised with oak accessories from Maissone that balance form and function. The Segment tray collection features a smooth yet structured design and the cylindrical Gaussian vessels have stackable tiers that maximise storage space.
8/9Design a boutique display
A flexible shelving system featuring recessed lighting, the Men Sole collection from Italian lighting specialist Viabizzuno makes for a sophisticated addition to a bathroom. Its streamlined design is reminiscent to displays in a stylish boutique—curate and store decor objects as well as your bathroom essentials on its open shelves.
Available at P5 Luminaire
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9/9Add wooden warmth
The use of natural materials such as wood and stone can complement the resort-inspired tableau in your bathroom. Take the Dama side tables from Poliform, for instance. Made of cedar or canaletto walnut, these tables have a seamless aesthetic, striking wood grain and come in the perfect compact size for keeping bath essentials handy.
Available at Space Furniture
This story was adapted from Singapore Tatler Homes April-May 2019