Inspiration for adding a little warmth to your bathroom design

What do you think of when you picture a luxury bathroom? Chances are, one of the first images that springs to mind is a white, bright, and clean with an almost clinical feel to them. And that’s no wonder – it’s a classic design that has truly stood the test of time. But that doesn’t have to be the case! If you’re someone looking for something a little different to the traditional bathroom layout, we’ve got some alternatives you might find interesting.

One of the biggest considerations that some people have with white kitchens is that they can sometimes come across as a bit clinical. So if you’re looking to inject a bit of warmth into your cold bathroom setting, we’re here to help – here are a few ideas to help inspire you to turn up the temperature on your bathroom’s mood!

Transform your tiles

Metro-style white tiles have been a bathroom staple for many years now, and they don’t look set to fade from popularity any time soon. However, if you want to counter the cooler feel of white tiles in your bathroom, you may want to consider pairing the plain look of white with a second tile that softens the bathrooms corners, and adds a shot of colour.

We supply a wide range of bathroom tiles that come in a variety of styles, colours, finishes and patterns to make sure you’ve got plenty of choice when selecting a counterpart for your white-washed walls. A popular choice with many of our customers is to contrast the white with a slightly darker tone, in order to offset the phosphorescent interior.

Supply some sandy shades to your bathroom

Travertine tiles in a bathroom are a great way to evoke the varied and gentle colours of the seaside. Bring back memories of warm sandy shores, sunbathing, and ice creams, just by adding a sandy colour scheme to your bathroom, the perfect antidote to cold January mornings. Pop into our showroom on Manchester Road, and you can see for yourself the kind of atmosphere you can invoke with the addition of some well placed tiles!


Integrate some wooden features

The addition of wood can immediately change the mood of any room, to one of a cosy, rustic feel. This is even more noticeable when put in contrast with the backdrop of a dazzling bathroom, which is often the sleekest, and most open feeling room in the house.

Offset your traditional, white interior with wood-effect tiles. These offer the same great water-resistant properties, but also give you that authentic, sylvan look. Don’t be afraid to play around with some wooden accessories either! A wooden framed mirror or a wooden stool can really bring a beacon of warmth to the cold nature of an all white bathroom.

As for storage, you may have heard of étagère. It’s essentially a French word for a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying ornaments. Staying with the wooden theme that we’ve touched on above, swapping your built-in bathroom storage for stand-alone wooden pieces can really promote a more inviting feel to your bathroom. Free-standing open shelving units add essential storage and a bit of personality for a more lived-in look.

Bring in some warm light features

Warm lighting can really take the edge off a cold bathroom atmosphere. If your lightbulbs are casting excessively bright, reflective light around your bathroom, maybe think about getting them replaced. If you’re shopping around for lightbulbs, keep in mind that a warm lightbulb emits around 3,000 Kelvin, which is perfect for the kind of cosy atmosphere you’re trying to create. Lights become cooler as their Kelvin level increases.

We’d recommend a layered lighting scheme to give your room a sanctuary feel. Consider down-lighters in the ceiling, wall lights by the mirrors, and accent lighting in the wall nooks for a comprehensive lighting experience.

Whatever your personal preferences on the style of your bathroom, whether you prefer a sleek, contemporary look, or a more cosy, rustic feel – we’re here to help make your design a reality at NPM Bathrooms. Take a look at our customer bathrooms online or come down to our showroom on Manchester Road. Say hello to our team of experts if you pop by, and be sure to ask them any questions you might have about bathroom design. We’re always happy to help!

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