Following our recent piece on Creating a Spa Inspired Bathroom, today we’re taking a look at designing your bathroom around a whole different theme: Hotel Luxury – another emerging trend in the world of bathroom design. We are seeing a shift towards bathrooms becoming more luxurious and opulent with clients seeking out combinations of varying textures and materials. Of course, this is partially due to the fact that we now have readily available and affordable access to cost effective materials with the introduction of more realistic”look-alike” products such as marble inspired surfaces for example that offer a rich and elegant look in a hotel inspired bathroom design scheme.
Luxurious Materials: Marble in the Bathroom
Nothing creates a luxurious vibe in a space as much as the beauty of marble! Be it a natural stone or a replica product such as a Caesarstone benchtop for example, marble will create a fantastically elegant feel in your new hotel inspired bathroom.
For more information on Caesarstone’s quality surfaces, read our reviews of Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuvo and the new addition to their collection, Noble Grey where we also compare the pros and cons of Caesarstone vs. Marble.
Pair a marble wall tile with a marble vanity top for instant ‘Wow’ factor! Contrast the marble surfaces with timber or other darker coloured cabinetry and flooring for the ultimate finishing touch that will create that hotel inspired bathroom feel. It is however important to keep in mind that natural stones such as marble are a porous material. This means that they can easily absorb liquid or powder spills which can in turn discolour, stain or otherwise damage the stone. A high quality sealant is always recommended for any natural stone material, as well as gentle cleaning products that are specific to natural stones.
If you are looking for a more cost effective option that will also require significantly less maintenance, marble look bathroom tiles offer the next best thing, giving you the same look as an authentic marble surface at a different price point. Many tile manufacturers are able to re-create the look and texture of a natural marble with a porcelain product, allowing you the look of marble for less and without the usual ongoing maintenance costs that come with a natural stone.
Feature Bathroom Basins
Add a glamorous touch in your hotel inspired bathroom with a feature basin. Vessel or above counter type basins are often a go-to choice for this specific style of bathroom design as they create a luxurious look with their unique and artistic forms. Pair with a wall mixer or tall ‘gooseneck’ style mixer for a sophisticate touch in your next bathroom renovation.
Pendant lights and chandeliers are a perfect fit for a hotel inspired bathroom, serving an important function as a lighting solution in key areas while also adding a glamorous touch. Visit Lucretia Lighting for an astonishing range of replica designer lighting pieces to suit any hotel inspired bathroom.
Plan your lighting accordingly: Ensure a good mix of both natural and artificial lighting and also include a dimmer switch to enable you to set a relaxing mood in the bathroom. If space allows, also consider including stylish wall lights around or over your vanity unit: by installing a wall light over the vanity unit, light will fall directly onto your face without casting a shadow, making it easier to see clearly.
Wallpaper for a Hotel Inspired Bathroom
Another elegant touch that can add warmth and texture to your bathroom, wallpapers are now available in materials such as woven polyester fabric that are suited to a wet bathroom environment. Pickawall offers a custom removable wallpaper service; for use in a bathroom, ensure you request your custom wallpaper to be printed using UV inks for added durability. Using a printed wallpaper in the bathroom opens the door to an endless range of creative designer options, allowing you to include large scale murals, photography or patterns for a rich and glamorous touch.
Hotel Inspired Bathroom Fittings, Furniture & Accessories
Select bathroom fittings that focus on relaxation: large freestanding bathtubs, rain showers or spas. If your space allows, include pieces of freestanding furniture that are not only functional but also stylish such as armoires or open shelving units. These pieces will not only provide additional storage but will also be a designer accent to the overall space.
Accessorise your hotel inspired bathroom: use timber features, mirror finished trays or storage boxes, metallic finishes and florals to create a luxurious atmosphere. Add flowers or plants around your bathtub or on your vanity for a natural element. Don’t forget to include soft and cozy towels and robes for added the perfect finishing touch to a hotel inspired bathroom!