How to choose stylish Bathroom Suites

bathroom suitesIf your bathroom suite has seen better days and the time has come to consign it to the rubbish heap, you may be wondering exactly which new bathroom is for you. Well, there are loads of new bathroom trends (and new bathroom suites) out there for you to choose from.

Firstly, you need to think about the style of the rest of your house. Generally, what every good interior designer will tell you is that you need to be consistent throughout your whole house. This doesn’t mean that you need to have old fashioned furniture if you have an old fashioned house, however. Equally, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to contemporary furniture if you live in a new-built house or modernist apartment block. Sometimes a mixture of the two can be very appealing.

However, you do need to know what the style of your house is. If you have a slick white kitchen with plastic coated cupboards, a Smeg fridge and granite countertops, the chances are you should be looking at choosing very contemporary bathroom suites. If your house contains a lot of vintage or antique furniture, it’s best to choose a heritage style. Luckily for you, they are both very much in fashion at the moment. If you’re in the process of creating a style, however, then a bathroom is a good place to start.

The next thing you need to think about, of course, is the size of your bathroom. If you have a very large area to work with, then you can think about the very fashionable trend of having his-and-hers sinks and mirrors, for example. This works for both the contemporary and the heritage style bathroom. If you’ll be looking at contemporary style for a large bathroom, then a spacious walk-in shower would be a great option. For a heritage bathroom, a cast iron Edwardian or Victorian bath would look amazing standing away from the wall. You could also think about having both a toilet and a bidet, a trend that has come over from Europe and become very popular here.

If you only have a very small space to work with, don’t fear; there are loads of space-saving solutions nowadays. Generally, this is easier to achieve with a contemporary bathroom as you have the option of a shower rather than a full sized bath. There are many shower enclosures these days that have either inwards opening doors or sliding doors that don’t require any space in front of them. You can also choose to have a very small sink that is attached to the wall and require no floor space.

Finally, you need to choose colours. The best idea here is to decide if you are going to have painted walls, wallpaper or tiles first, as you can then match the colour of your bathroom suite to these. With a contemporary bathroom, you are free to choose quite bright or striking colours, while heritage style best suits more muted colours. Whatever you choose, make sure your bathroom matches the style of your house and that your fittings match each other, and you won’t go wrong!

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