How to create a boutique hotel-style bathroom

How to create a boutique hotel-style bathroom


Posted 27th May 2015

We have all stayed in beautiful boutique hotels and enjoyed the luxurious bathrooms that have become an essential part of the getting away experience. If you have often wished that you could re-create this look at home, then look no further than Mereway Bathrooms.

Mereway’s beautiful hand crafted bathrooms offer all the style and luxury you would expect in a hotel with the added assurance that all products are British made, using traditional materials and methods, for a quality that lasts.

Modern modular furniture is a great place to start to create your new bathroom. Suspending furniture from the floor helps to create a more spacious feel as it extends the floor space and makes for a contemporary look. You can combine modular with fitted to gain advantages of both and make best use of your space. Be bold with a high-gloss finish such as black, keeping accessories to a minimum for a clean, Zen-like feel, as seen here in this ultra-modern bathroom.

Dramatic wood tones can also work well, especially when a darker tone is teamed with contrasting white ceramics for a cool look. You can keep this look crisp and stylish by incorporating plenty of storage to keep surfaces clutter-free. Have fun with handles, adding an unusual oval chrome handle, as seen here, for a personal touch.

Texture is another way to create drama and if you want to be really different then opt for one of the unique animal finishes of Zebra, Crocodile or Snake. Not for the faint hearted, these adventurous finishes add a touch of class to any bathroom and make a real design statement.

If your tastes are more conservative, you can still recreate the ‘boutique hotel’ experience using more traditional materials, shapes and finishes. Painted bathroom furniture is becoming more popular and the classic Shaker door works well in muted tones such as mussel, pumice and pebble. Choose taps and accessories to reflect the elegant style and you can still have a designer look.

For those that favour a more edgy and urban style, select a few well-chosen pieces in a dark textured finish, such as this Java Wenge bathroom. The simplicity of the modular furniture is the perfect match for the industrial backdrop of an inner city apartment or penthouse.

Whichever look you choose, add modern LED and Halogen lighting to make your bathroom atmospheric – ideal for when you have time for pampering and relaxation. Lighting is no longer an afterthought that sits in the middle of the ceiling or above the sink. Great lighting is planned into the design and hidden in the floor, in plinths and strategically placed around mirrors and baths to enhance the ambience.

A bathroom specialist can help you plan your dream bathroom, visit www.merewaybathrooms.co.uk for more inspiration and to find your nearest retailer.






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