The ensuite is very often a retreat and haven for the occupants of the house. More and more the ensuite is becoming the indulgent pamper space in your home, rather than just a convenient little spot to shove a shower and toilet. The main bathroom is more family friendly and functional, good for high traffic, while the ensuite is something personal, private and sumptuous.
When you are considering bathroom renovations, keep this in mind.
While you may want to create an ensuite with real wow factor and a high class and luxurious feel, if you are living in the space it still needs to have your own personality in the finish.
Add your own personality in the finishes.
Design with colour and themes in line with your own aesthetic; don’t just choose random photos online that look expensive and you think will impress your friends. If you are unsure of a clear colour palette or design theme, there are still elegant and personal finishes that you can achieve.
Selecting complementary shades of grey will create a smart and sophisticated look that you can play up and down with colour touches through the seasons. Keeping your joins and grouts as minimal as possible throughout the whole room creates a timeless foundation that you can then add style touches to such as fittings, art, plants, towels and embellishments.
Here are some interior design must-haves for a gorgeous bathroom renovation:
Stand out lighting
Use of lighting in your bathroom plays a couple of roles. When you choose beautiful or impactful lighting pieces they look amazing, but these also need to be placed well to create mood and let you see (or not see) whatever you want. Lighting has to be an intelligent and practical design decision; you need to consider carefully what lights you place, where you place them, and what they can do.
Natural lighting is also another consideration. If possible, place a skylight in the room to drench the space in incredible sunlight as well as give your mood and the living energy in the ensuite a huge oomph. And then there’s the added indulgence of being able to bathe under the stars that you really can’t argue with.
Tiles can be used to very interesting effect in bathroom renovations and can bring real pop and pizazz to your room. You can choose tile for its colour or intriguing patterns. You can also choose tiles for texture and natural looks and feel, such as river rocks, stone or cement finish, or even timber look tiles. This natural element brings warmth and comfort to the room, as well as high-end glamour.
You can keep your tiles or bathware simple and sleek, but add real knockout touches with stunning taps and fittings. Wonderful looks at the moment include brushed nickel, gunmetal, gold or rose gold, or metallic finishes or colour. Think expensive industrial and you might be on the right track.
Clever use of your shower space means you can save on clutter and create a much sleeker look, fantastic when you are working with a little ensuite. Use shower recesses for storage shelves rather than adding bulky storage into your shower. It looks more contemporary and stylish and is a far better use of your restricted area.
Another great way to create the look of more space in your ensuite is to get things up off the floor. Use wall mounted or floating pieces like vanities or even toilets to reduce bulk and create a streamlined finish. This also makes things easier for cleaning! There is a wide range of floating vanity designs from vintage through to modern and everything in between.
A place to soak
If you have the space and the finances, make a bath a magnificent focal point in your ensuite. A beautiful bath is where true indulgence comes into your bathroom renovation; they need not be long but can be lovely and deep. There are a variety of freestanding options which reflect different designs themes, and you are sure to find one that you love. The difficulty might be getting you out of it at some point!
Add true luxury
If you really want cultured sophistication, when designing your bathroom why not go all out, and add the truly luxurious touches you know you will savour for years to come? Think of things like heated floors and towel rails, built-in technology like music and television, or smart lighting you can adjust from a bath filled with bubbles. The ensuite is where luxury resides; why not create a mecca to complete extravagance and pleasure?
If you would like some extra inspirational bathroom renovation ideas, follow me on Pinterest or contact Interior Flow about designing and building the perfect ensuite for you. It is a personal space, and we will work with you to create the unique and personal retreat of your dreams.