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Bathroom Finishing Touches

Bathroom Finishing Touches

Whether you’re getting dressed, baking a cake or renovating a home, we all rely on finishing touches to add an air of refinement and luxury.

The bathroom is no different, and whilst we may prioritise our bathroom furniture selection or choice of vanity mirror, the finishing touches are the final step in creating a stylish and curated space. As Michael Kors famously noted, ‘I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point to a woman’s outfit’, the same notion can be applied to your bathroom. Punctuate your space with elegant bathroom accessories from toothbrush holders to soap dishes.

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Metal Choices:

When designing a bathroom, ensuring the space feels cohesive is just as important as functional considerations. To create a bathroom that feels luxurious and styled, try pairing the finish of your bathroom furniture handles with complementary accessory finishes. By blending the brass finish of your handles, for instance, with a towel rail and toilet roll holder, you will subtly accent the space and allow it to feel curated without seeming overdressed. Of course, mixed metals may be more of your design preference, but if this is your particular style of choice, try to at least keep the metals within the same tone. Matt black, for example, will clash with a high shine gold finish, and can create a feeling of clutter, even in the sparsest of bathrooms.

When designing a bathroom, ensuring the space feels cohesive is just as important as functional considerations. To create a bathroom that feels luxurious and styled, try pairing the finish of your bathroom furniture handles with complementary accessory finishes. By blending the brass finish of your handles, for instance, with a towel rail and toilet roll holder, you will subtly accent the space and allow it to feel curated without seeming overdressed. Of course, mixed metals may be more of your design preference, but if this is your particular style of choice, try to at least keep the metals within the same tone. Matt black, for example, will clash with a high shine gold finish, and can create a feeling of clutter, even in the sparsest of bathrooms.

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Complement your Scheme...

Selecting bathroom towel rails and robe hooks that pair well together is just the first step in producing a beautiful bathroom design. The next, ensuring that your accessory choices are complementary to your wider bathroom colour scheme. Taking it back to primary school arts and crafts, the colour wheel demonstrates this basic colour theory. The colours that sit side by side on the colour wheel blend harmoniously when paired together, so if you’re looking to create a space that feels cohesive and calming, this is likely the palette for you. For instance, green sits by yellow on the colour wheel, so pairing a deep green bathroom furniture unit with a luxe brass handle choice will ensure your space feels blended. However, some contrast may be needed to avoid your bathroom feeling as though it’s lacking life.

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... With Complementary Colours

Complementary colours, however, are those that sit at opposite sides on the wheel, for example, yellow and dark blue. By selecting colours that are at high contrast with one another, you are able to create a space that can feel exciting and dramatic. This is often seen in hotel bathrooms, where the space is highly stylised, to create a space that feels impressive, but the same principle can be used in your bathroom at home – for instance, pairing black brassware with a white tiled backdrop. This can create a dramatic feel that is still in keeping with the subtlety desired in home schemes.

Meeting your Needs:

Aside from bathroom accessories appearing as the jewel in an interior crown, they are of course there for function over anything else. If you’re looking at accessorising an ensuite, then your needs are drastically different to proving bathroom accessory solutions in a larger family bathroom. The limitations differ drastically between these two spaces, and therefore you may be reliant on nifty storage solutions in smaller spaces or those that fill quickly with clutter.

One quick way to reduce the amount of clutter in your bathroom is to assess the needs for the room. So, if you find that your beautifully tiled floor is often obscured by mounds of wet towels, opt for a towel ring or heated towel rack to keep things off the floor and reduce the level of clutter.

Similarly, if the sides of your washstand or furniture have toothbrushes and various soaps strewn across them more often than not, try a toothbrush holder and soap dispenser or dish to limit the level of clutter and allow the space to feel more refined.

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Sophisticated Shelfies:

It may seem odd to think of shelves as a finishing touch, yet creating a sophisticated space with the shelving that you have available is a perfect way to add a refined feel to an area. Not only are bathroom shelves the perfect option for additional storage space, by coordinating the aesthetics of your shelving, you can create a sleek space that feels luxurious. Take inspiration from The Home Edit and roll your towels to create a hotel feel, and add metallic elements that compliment your brassware and accessory choices to create a cohesive feel throughout your bathroom space. Try presenting typically mundane bathroom items in a stylish fashion, with glass bowls and wicker baskets, or go fully Marie Kondo and organise your skincare by colour to create a feature out of your everyday bathroom items.

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Accessories have the power to transform

Finishing touches enhance the stylishness that can be found in any space. By selecting your bathroom handles, brassware and bathroom accessories with this in mind, you’re able to create a space that feels highly curated and well-styled – something all of us can aspire to!

By emphasising the luxury that can be found in the everyday items, you will be able to create a space that feels indulgent, yet familiar, keeping your bathroom feeling spa-like and calming, whilst remaining functionally sound.

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