A drab bathroom can be more depressing than a wet flannel, but with a few stylish touches, your bathroom could end up being the sexiest room in the house! The Block winners turned interior designers, Alisa and Lysandra Fraser, have designed some gorgeous bathroom sanctuaries – BUT they don’t forget to emphasise the important role that styling plays!
“You can have great fixtures, however if the space is being cluttered up with thread-bare towels, ugly bottles and wilting plants then what’s the point?” says Alisa. “Get the basics right but also don’t forget to polish the look for a really luxe feel.”
The reno queens share their top bathroom tips below:
A good layout is key
Make sure you nail the layout of your bathroom so the space is both functional and stylish. It is important to establish the purpose and the vision behind this space, and design other structural elements before picking the final features. Consider early on what’s at the top of your wish list – visual aesthetics, functionality or storage. It may well be that all three are important but understanding what you value more will help you design a bathroom that meets your needs.
Choose fancy design features
One way to “trick up” a bathroom is to invest in key design features that are sure to impress visually and will create a luxurious look. Bathrooms that aren’t particularly spacious crave more aesthetic attention in order to create a balanced illusion that enhances luxury and naturally diminishes the perceived lack of space. So feel free to make more ‘bespoke’ and ‘exclusive’ choices with tiles, gold tapware, decorative
lighting, vanities and other fixtures.
Accessorise well for extra styling cred
The right styling with accessories can really bring out the luxury and complete the look. A bathroom won’t look complete without a few well-chosen items such as rolled up plush towels, soy candles with seductive fragrances and green foliage. Another tip is to choose a gorgeous hand wash in a nice bottle. We decided to create our own range, al.ive body, when we couldn’t find anything which fit the bill when styling houses. They’re a naturally derived hand/body wash and hand/body
lotion, in a choice of three luxurious scents, that come in on-trend coloured bottles.
Make sure there’s good storage
Storage is one buzzword we can’t get enough of and is an essential aspect to consider when designing your bathroom. This is particular important if you are working with a smaller space – you don’t want to risk having your bathroom looking cluttered and messy! Rather than using plain mirrors, we love the addition of shallow storage mirror cabinets, which can be custom designed or ready to buy. This contemporary storage solution is the best way to keep vanity countertops seamless and clutter-free
Take the stress out of your vanity
The bathroom is supposed to be a serene place that’s full of calm. The last thing you need is a chaotic morning rifling through drawers desperately trying to find a lipstick when you’re running late for work! When it comes to your vanity, rather than investing in three deep drawers, opt for five shallow drawers instead. This provides space efficiency and will help compartmentalise your items with ease and within quick reach so you don’t stress out!
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