Have you ever sat in the bath and wished you were at the beach? Good news, as creating a coastal style bathroom in your home can bring the holiday vibes to you.
Regardless of whether you share your home with children, a spouse, or even a motley crew of housemates, the bathroom is one of the few places we can all retreat to for a minute of privacy. While there’s no doubt that some of us daydream about a heated spa bath, twin basin and mini bar in the bathroom, the reality is that many of us don’t have either the space or the budget to accommodate every item on our bathroom wish lists. As a Plan B, most of us opt to bring a sense of calm to our bathroom and wet areas by channeling an interior design that is purposefully crafted to do so, such as a coastal style bathroom.
The fresh, airy palette of white-washed linens, natural textures, ocean inspired blues and freshly painted white timber finishes work beautifully in most Australian homes, and doesn’t ‘date’ as dramatically as other interior designs currently on trend. However, many people tend to forget about how bathrooms can be styled with beach inspired designs, so how exactly does one bring a coastal style bathroom to life?
Five Staples For A Coastal Style Bathroom
In today’s market, bathrooms are no longer seen primarily as utilitarian and functional, but as offering a place of escape and relaxation. A coastal aesthetic particularly lends itself to that spa sensibility thanks to the use of light and airy colour palettes, the use of quality natural materials, and of course, it’s quintessential Australian vibe. In order to bring this look to life, the below are considered to be a few of the fundamentals when it comes to nailing a coastal style bathroom.
A White Foundation – Although white tiles are key to nailing a coastal style bathroom, this doesn’t mean that you need to stick with the same materials the whole way through. While still sticking to your colour palette, consider adding features such as a white textured tile or use a different type of glazed option in order to break up the look and feel of the room.
Light And Bright – The enemy of a coastal style bathroom is a dark environment. Instead, aim to channel as much natural light as possible to showcase the vibe of the room. If this isn’t an easy task, consider adding a skylight, additional window, or even a larger than average mirror to make the bathroom feel bigger than it actually is.
Timber Textures – While white washed timber has long been associated with ocean inspired designs, renovators can incorporate this material in more ways than one. While most modern coastal bathrooms will be predominantly all white with chrome tapware, timber vanities and furnishings with natural accents go a long way when it comes to warming the space up.
Grey vs Blue – For floor tiles, renovators usually come up against a common conundrum when chasing a coastal style bathroom – is your second palette going to be grey or blue? While the latter is often associated with ocean themed designs, grey tiles are currently en vogue, particularly larger varieties that can make the floor of a bathroom feel bigger.
Embrace Indoor Plants – Fundamentally, a key staple of the great outdoors and seaside living is nature itself. As such, try to bring the outdoors in when creating a coastal style bathroom with indoor plants. While there’s plenty of popular bathroom friendly indoor plants to choose from, vines such as pothos or philodendron varieties not only look great, but are easy to maintain.
If you’re in the throes of a bathroom redesign or are perhaps debating one, there usually comes a point where you need to start shopping for building materials. Whether it’s advice on the perfect type of tile, options for showerheads or even what flooring solutions are on offer to you, the good news is that a visit to your local Tile Wizards outlet provides all the answers and more.
Talk Tiles With The Professionals
While your options for carpet, timber and tiles are almost limitless, selecting the right type for your home certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start conquering DIY projects at home.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.