How Novalé Made an Inner West Small Bathroom Renovation BIG on Style

How Novalé Made an Inner West Small Bathroom Renovation BIG on Style

The Inner West council is among Sydney’s largest local government areas, a community of distinctively creative and dynamic neighbourhoods, defined by many cultures, philosophies, and life experiences.

From Ashfield to Hurlstone Park, most Inner West housing is connected terraces with smaller rooms and bathrooms. As a result, most Inner West bathroom installations require innovative small bathroom renovation tactics to make the most of their quaint inner-city living spaces.

Whether you own an apartment, terrace or house, small bathrooms are typical for many Inner West residents. While many people think that narrow and small bathroom installations are limited in size and arrangement in terms of function and style, that’s not always the case.

In actuality, making a small bathroom installation appear larger and seem more spacious, all while incorporating personal décor, is an art that many designers jump at the chance to tackle.

To demonstrate just how exciting small bathroom renovations can be, let’s take a look at a past Novalé Inner West bathroom renovation in Marrickville. Even though this Marrickville bathroom renovation includes four bathroom installations and a laundry renovation, each room is relatively small and narrow. As a result, Novalé designers utilised several design tips and tricks to make these standard small and narrow bathrooms look great and feel larger than they are.

So, how do you make a bathroom installation visually look bigger? Here are four design tricks Novalé designers used to make narrow and small bathroom installations look larger in this Marrickville home.


Bounce Light with a Light Colour Scheme

One of the most common questions Novalé is asked for small bathroom renovations is, what colours make a small bathroom look larger?

A trick that Novalé designers regularly use to make a space feel larger is to pick one light colour and use that throughout the space. Complementing colours are then used through texture to add another element. Even though a bathroom installation is small, a cohesive colour palette can make the space feel larger than it is, creating an airy atmosphere.


In our Marrickville small bathroom renovation example, the marble’s visual pattern helps add another element of texture into the small bathroom installation whilst also keeping the urban design and monochrome colour pattern in line.

With a white emphasis from the marble, natural light can easily bounce throughout the space, making the area feel lighter and more expansive than it actually is. Plus, the large marble tile mirroring on the floor up the wall achieves a seamless and spacious feel.


Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a black and white colour scheme in a small bathroom renovation! The darker hues of matte black create details throughout the bathroom installation, which gives the eyes interesting focal points to look at, so the space does not seem dull. The black offers attention-grabbing details and helps to expand the space.

Make a Statement with the Floor or Wall

One of the best ways to make any narrow or small bathroom renovation feel larger is by highlighting the room’s length rather than its width by using a stand-out tile on the largest empty area of the space. As a result, when individuals walk into the bathroom, all their attention focuses on the large tile area and tricks their brain into thinking that the surface area is more expansive.

Thus, creating a focal point with a bright, exciting, or patterned tile makes the space look larger and feel more spacious.

The key to making a bespoke tile or feature wall really work in a small bathroom renovation is to ensure the tiles don’t overwhelm the rest of the room. A good tip is to balance out the striking pattern with plain colours throughout other elements in the space, ensuring both aspects complement each other seamlessly.

Two of the bathroom installations in our Marrickville small bathroom renovation case study have a feature tile.

In our first bathroom installation, all attention is captured by the gorgeous geometrical black and white floor tiles. This small bathroom renovation creates the perfect monochrome bathroom with subtle white elements thought the rest of the space.


Following the same methodology, another bathroom installation from this Marrickville case study makes a statement with the colourful feature wallpaper.


No Small Bathroom Renovation is Complete without Innovative Storage Solutions!

One of the most challenging aspects of small bathroom renovations is incorporating lots of storage, in addition to making the storage appear elegant and integrated into the overall design. Remember to utilise your walls for smart storage that doesn’t take up too much space, such as installing wall cabinets, built-in nooks, or even basic shelves!


Open-plan bathroom storage solutions are here to stay since they’re attractive and great for displaying all of your favourite lotions and potions, as well as colourful plants! The only stipulation is that things must remain nice and tidy because they are on display.

Pretty much each small bathroom renovation in our Marrickville case study utilises hidden storage behind the mirrors. It’s just a no-brainer – for small bathroom renovations, as the mirror provides a wealth of deep storage, all whilst not intruding into the room. These minor yet compelling elements are what elevate a concept to the level of a designer.


Always Opt for Wall-Hung Sink Cabinets

Wall-hung units – or units on slender legs – are the finest option for faking square footage in any small bathroom renovation. Simply because they allow people to see the room’s borders, tricking the eye into thinking the space is more expansive. Again, pretty much each small bathroom renovation in our Marrickville case study utilises floating vanities.

For a cohesive effect in your small bathroom renovation, make sure you choose a floating vanity style that matches the colour of your walls and think about wall-mounted taps, which allow for slimmer basins and more space on top for bathroom accoutrements.

Begin Your Small Bathroom Renovations with Novalé

Whether you are looking for bathroom renovators for an apartment bathroom renovation in Ashfield or a small bathroom renovation in Hurlstone Park, Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional small bathroom design in Sydney’s Inner West.

When beginning research on bathroom renovators for your small bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Newcastle to bathroom renovations in Alexandria, as well as Bathroom Renovations across Sydney and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast. For a complete list of the Areas We Service, see here.

Our small renovations teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Sliding Shower Doors

6 Reasons To Invest In Sliding Shower Doors

How Can Sliding Shower Doors Upgrade Your Shower Space?

All in all, the purchase and installation of shower doors has the potential to be a much more involved process than you might ever have imagined. There’s a multitude of factors at play to determine the correct shower door choice for a specific bathroom space, with the size and layout of the area, shower type and interior all amongst them, as well as personal preference of course.

An increasingly popular style has emerged in the form of sliding shower doors however, which are quickly becoming renowned for their capacity to maximize space in compact bathrooms especially.

Whilst pivot or hinged shower doors necessitate a significant amount of free space immediately in front of the walk in shower or enclosure to open out into, sliding shower doors have no such requirements. They’re also very simple to open, close and adjust, offering easy access upon entering and exiting the shower area. And they represent an especially good idea for homes in which elderly relatives or those with limited movement may reside or make use of the shower facilities.

Even once you’ve determined that a sliding shower door is the right solution for your bathroom though, there’s still a massive variety of options to select from, and all sorts to weigh up.

This blog aims to provide you with all the information you need to pick the right sliding shower doors to enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your shower space, and bathroom in general…

What Are The Main Advantages Of Sliding Shower Doors?

We’ve already touched upon the space-saving aspect of sliding shower doors, and how those properties can prove advantageous in comparison with alternative shower door styles.

But there’s a plethora of benefits associated with the installation of sliding shower doors away from their streamlined profile alone, including the following…

1. Curtail The Need For Shower Curtains

Multicoloured shower curtain hung on railing nearby blue bath mat

Although shower curtains can provide an attractive decorative facet in some bathroom spaces, they can often prove to be more hassle than they’re worth.

Shower curtains are highly susceptible to a build-up of mildew and mould, which can congregate if damp curtains aren’t properly pulled across the hanger to dry out. This is an especially common occurrence in family households where plenty of people use the shower, and so the chances of someone forgetting to tuck away the shower curtain appropriately are increased.

A mouldy shower curtain can not only damage the appearance of a shower area and bathroom on the whole, but it can also prove unsafe for users as well.

You can save yourself a headache and some in-house squabbling by opting instead for sliding shower doors, which leads into the next positive we’ll highlight…

2. Easy Maintenance And Cleaning

Milano Portland - Recessed Frameless Sliding Shower Door with Tray - Choice of Sizes

The trouble with shower curtains is exacerbated with just how faffy they can be to clean, and hinged shower doors can also be difficult to keep sparkling fresh as well, with people required to frequently step in and out of the shower enclosure or home bathtub to get the job done properly.

With sliding shower doors, the amount of time required to maintain and clean the shower enclosure on the whole will be much reduced.

The doors will simply slide open, allowing you to spray and wipe them down, before being easily closed again.

What’s more, expensive solutions aren’t necessary to successfully tend to sliding shower door panels. Bleach-based products and other chemical-laden liquids are really not needed – water and a simple glass cleaner will suffice, meaning sliding shower doors are plenty cheaper to clean and maintain too.

3. Spa Designer Style

A luxury spa within a home is an understandable pipe dream for most, but that’s not to say certain features can’t be introduced at a relatively low cost.

Sliding shower doors offer an excellent means to populate your bathroom with some luxurious spa-like elements, bringing an elegant, streamlined touch of class to the area.

When selecting translucent sliding shower doors in particular, the license exists to mesh styles with surrounding tiling or other décor almost effortlessly. In fact, sliding shower doors can help your walk in shower become an outstanding focal point of a bathroom space, as opposed to a simple necessity.

To accentuate the spa aesthetic to the utmost degree, lighter colour schemes and an infiltration of natural light are useful hacks to consider.

4. Keep The Water Within

Probably the most simple reason on the list. Morning showers represent a preferable choice for many due to the sense of rejuvenation they provide.

All in all, they deliver the perfect refreshing energy boost to kick start your day, preparing you in earnest for whatever tasks lie ahead.

5. Don’t Slide Off The Pricing Scale

Milano Langley - Traditional Quadrant Shower Enclosure - Choice of Sizes

Milano Nero - Recessed Black Sliding Shower Door with Slate Tray - Choice of Sizes

Bathroom renovation projects can prove an expensive affair, as our comprehensive Bathroom Installation Cost Guide details.

As such, it’s a great idea to identify potentially stellar updates at a relatively low cost where possible, and sliding shower doors would tend to fit the bill.

For a premium performance and quality aesthetic, sliding shower doors could be installed alongside decorative tiling or shower wall panels without shelling out a fortune.

In turn, the shower doors and overall walk in shower space can become one of the most eye-catching areas of the room, and even act as a stylish bathroom centrepiece.

6. Easy, Convenient Access

One of the very most frustrating feelings one can feel is the pain of stepping underneath a shower system in full flow without an essential item you’ve forgotten to bring, or have prepared ready for when you step out of your enclosure.

And the likes of shower curtains and hinged shower doors can make grabbing what you need a monumental chore, and an unnecessarily difficult process.

By contrast, sliding shower doors offer a much more convenient vice, and make it far easier to reach out and take your new shower gel, towel or razor with minimal fuss.

Depending on the layout of the bathroom, you might not even need to leave the shower enclosure to get a hold of what you require.

If you have the capacity to position a heated towel rail nearby your walk in shower meanwhile, you could enjoy the feel of toasty warm towels without even stepping foot outside the shower space.

Milano Nero - Black Quadrant Shower Enclosure - Choice of Sizes

What Are The Different Types Of Sliding Shower Doors?

Framed Sliding Shower Doors

In the form of framed sliding shower doors, you can create a visual structure to your bathroom layout, and even choose to ‘frame’ such a shower entrance vice as a focal point of the area.

What’s more, framed sliding shower doors represent an excellent option with which to inject a unique sense of personality into a minimalist bathroom or en-suite, especially in more compact spaces.

Clean, sharp design lines are typical defining features of framed sliding shower doors, which often also incorporate toughened safety glass for extra durability and performance quality.

Overall, they will tend to deliver sleek, modern designer style, easy usability and a long-lasting premium performance.

Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

Frameless sliding shower doors offer an appearance in contrast to framed panels – sleeker still and dripping in modern designer style, they will bring a luxury aesthetic to any contemporary bathroom and beautifully enhance space.

Another type that usually incorporates toughened safety glass to ensure a robust performance and healthy lifespan, frameless sliding shower doors are able to slide in both directions, and come supplied in an immense variety of sizes and styles to suit any preferences and requirements.

Semi-Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

As a hybrid model between the two designs, semi-frameless sliding shower doors are an ideal option to deliver the best of both worlds.

Simple, clean design lines succeed in providing a visual structure to the space, whilst minimalist elements remain a prominent feature still.

Durable, easily cleanable glass can be expected to populate semi-frameless shower doors too, in company with quality, flexible hinges for easy movement in either direction.

Quadrant & Corner Sliding Shower Doors

Quadrant and corner sliding shower doors offer an exemplary practical vice for walk in showers, especially in smaller bathroom areas where the layout dictates the corner is really the only place a shower enclosure can properly fit.

Another style to create the illusion of extra space, their understated design enables them to act as a perfect accentuating feature of a modern minimalist bathroom.

You can expect reversible movement with excellent flexibility, as well as easy-to-clean, durable shower glass and a smooth but robust performance from corner and quadrant sliding shower doors on the whole.

Single And Double Sliding Shower Doors

Usefully, each of the aforementioned shower door styles are available in both single and double designs to suit any shower space or personal preferences.

Single sliding shower doors are perhaps the most simplistic type, and the easiest to use, whilst still retaining all the same sense of streamlined elegance and luxe you can associate with any sliding shower door model.

Often supplied pre-assembled, single doors are also very easy to install. It is worth scoping out the specifications of different designs, with the likes of quick release rollers and magnetic seals amongst some of the regular extra features incorporated by such types.

Sizing can prove a differential, but in many instances single sliding shower doors will be just as big as double versions.

And double sliding shower doors boast several benefits as well – not least the easier cleanability they offer, as well as enhanced space when entering or leaving the shower enclosure.

Always incorporating clean design lines and a simple-to-use design, they provide comfortable access to walk in showers of any size, and even if only from an aesthetical standpoint, will be favoured by many.

Shop Sliding Shower Doors From Big Bathroom Shop

Big Bathroom Shop offer a supreme selection of premium quality sliding shower doors in a wide variety of stellar designs. Hopefully, you’re well equipped to decide on the right style for your bathroom, and well versed with regards to all the features and advantages each type possesses after reading this blog.

If you would like any further advice or information surrounding sliding shower doors though, or have any other bathroom queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can leave your thoughts in the comments section below, or contact us via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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Bathroom Trends For 2022 – What to Watch Out For

Bathroom Trends For 2022 – What to Watch Out For

>As the Autumn months draw in and look to 2022, we take a peek at the exciting bathroom trends emerging in the new year and what you should look out for.

Japandi Bathrooms Trend

There’s a new trend on its way, Japandi – and it’s got some serious staying power. Japandi is an interior hybrid that blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles.

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Influenced by the ancient Japanese idea of wasbi-sabi, an aesthetic that appreciates beauty is ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’, Japandi also inherits the comfort and cosiness of Nordic interior design. Together, forming a gorgeous, simplistic bathroom interior style we can’t get enough of.

This new interior fusion creates the perfect combination of form and function, focusing on neutral hues, bright spaces, and plenty of texture.

To achieve the most perfect Japandi space we recommend 5 features:

Earthy HuesLavish TexturesLow Key lightingMinimal AccessoriesPlenty of Natural Elements 
Freestanding Bathtub

Countertop Basin with Floating Shelf

Nero Wetroom Screen

50 Shades of Green

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Expect to see a lot more of green hues in 2022. Pastels, tinted shades, emerald, green, sage greens and more. Green is a brilliant way to refresh a bathroom without overpowering, additionally it’s really nice hue to introduce that can encourage positive wellbeing. Bringing you back to nature with pops of colour.

We love the versatility of this colour, a wonderful fit for modern and traditional bathrooms alike. So, whether you’re looking to totally revamp, a subway tile splash back or adding a new lick of paint, here’s some inspiration that will make you love every shade of green.

Three of our go-to shades we recommend for your 2022 bathroom

Emerald green paint
Emerald Green
Sage green bathroom paint
Sage Green

Breakfast Green Paint
Breakfast Room Green

How To Incorporate Green Into Your Bathroom In 2022

Green Tiles

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Pastel green bathroom tiles
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Introduce Terracotta to Your Bathroom

Terracotta bathroom tiles
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Terracotta is one of the up-and-coming shades for bathrooms in 2022. The earthy hues are coming through, highlighting our newfound love for positive wellbeing interiors.

Since the 2020 pandemic, there has been a huge increase of people remote working and for many, this will be a permanent arrangement. Meaning, now more than ever, our homes should be light, calming, and a positive place for us to exist.

Whichever way you choose to introduce terracotta, from wall paint to tile options to towels or bathmats, feel free to discover deep burnt orange hues to soft apricot shades until you find your ideal terracotta shade.

When introducing terracotta into your 2022 bathroom think about how you want your bathroom to feel. You can create a luxury Spanish villa vibe, traditional Moroccan theme, or rustic rural elements with this beautiful colour.

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Soho London Bathrooms

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Another big trend to watch out for as we head towards 2022 is SOHO London designs. The best way to describe this beautiful interior is cosy luxury. If that doesn’t quite sum it up, think artsy, bohemian, urban elegance with an edgy flair – sounds divine, we know!

So, what would a SOHO bathroom look like?

To achieve the soho look in your bathroom you need to throw out any ideas of the clean, clinical look when shopping for tiles, paint, or wall design. Think patterned prints that will add extra style to your bathroom space. From geometric to striped or even Turkish cement tiles for a truly bespoke look.

Soho décor adopts a masculine colour palette with a focus on rich tones. There’s no place for minimalism here. The more dramatic, the better. You want your decorative elements to be emotive, passionate with an element of comfort.

If you’re still unsure, we have some Soho London Bathroom design inspiration to die for.

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Green panel bathroom

Auro gold shower screen

Elizabeth gold thermostatic shower

Milano Richmond washstand

What Paint Colours Are in for 2022?

Couple painting bathroom walls

Over the last few months, we have seen the big paint brands announce their ‘colour of the year’ for 2022 and we couldn’t be more excited about these fresh concepts.

Kick starting with the wonderful Farrow & Ball…

Ok, get ready because this is going to be a mouthful, Babouche, School House White, Breakfast Room Green, Stone Blue and Incarnadine have been named as the hues that will define 2022.

The overall feel of these shades is to offer comfort and simplicity with a mix of folk and craftsmanship. Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball’s colour curator, predicts that ‘simple and familiar colours in clever combinations will be experience a revival in the home in 2022.’

Let’s break down each colour for some clarity:


Babouche is a hue designed to bring joy to your interior, a soft yellow shade that offers a simple yet bold aesthetic.

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School House White

A Silky white without the cool undertone to ensure it still holds a warm feel to your bathroom.

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Breakfast Room Green

Breakfast Room Green offers a lively and comforting feel. It’s the perfect background for an art décor theme.

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Stone Blue

Stone Blue is here to bring back a warm timeless nostalgia to your bathroom space. Pair with traditional chrome fixture and furniture such as Milano Elizabeth Collection, for the most stunning space.

Stone blue bathroom
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Dulux Colour Of The Year

Dulux announced their colour of the year as ‘Bright Skies’, a shade to breathe fresh air into our homes and remind us of light and open summer skies.

They stated, ‘Bright SkiesTM is a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to open up and revitalise your home.’

This colour comes at the perfect time, over the last 18 months our worlds have been turned upside down and now more than ever do we need to instil a calm, natural and warming tone into our home interior.

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Mix Bright Skies with our Milano Nero matt black fixtures and fittings for a striking contrast or keep things warm and welcoming with our Modern Brushed Gold taps and showers.  

Milano Nero - wall mounted Basin Mixer tap

Milano Nero Black Shower

Milano Clarus wall mounted tap

Modern Organic Bathroom Design Ideas

If you’re taking on a bathroom remodeling, consider modern organic bathroom interiors. It’s a trend we are seeing more of in the last year and looks to be a continually popular trend. Featuring soft round edges, curves instead of rigid structures will add a relaxed feel to your bathroom.

It’s important to find a balance of modern lines and crisp whites with naturals forms of materials. Sticking to a wholesome colour palette is a must.

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Freestanding Bathtub

Oxley Wall Hung Vanity Unit

Bathroom Wallpaper Revival

If you thought bathroom wallpaper was going to stay in the 80’s you are so wrong. Wallpaper in the bathroom will be making a big comeback next year!

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With the right wallpaper, any room can be transformed and packed with personality. Not only does wallpaper look great it’s also a cost-effective way to make a big impact on your current bathroom space.

You might be thinking ‘but wallpaper in a bathroom is a stupid idea, it will just peel away?’. However, since its revival many wallpaper brands offer specially made paper that sticks perfectly, even in the most damp and warm environments. So you can be safe in the knowledge that once it’s been stuck down, it should stay down.

Whether you’re looking to create a tropical themed powder room, romantic floral pattern or even a fun geometric print – the wallpaper opportunities are endless.

Here’s some of our favourite bathroom wallpapers ready to make a statement in 2022.

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Striped Bathroom Wallpaper
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Statement Faucets In 2022 Bathrooms

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According to the future, nobody wants a ‘normal’ basin tap anymore. 2022 is all about installing statement fixtures and fittings. Long gone are the days when a standard chrome monobloc would suffice.

Brushed gold pillar tap

2022 faucets are all about unique designs and flamboyant finishes. If you’re thinking about a shower and tap upgrade in the new year, make sure you’re opting for something bold, to be right on trend. Think matt black shower and taps for a statement feature or go for copper and golds with green hues to help the brassware pop

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Clarus gold basin tap

Biophilic Bathrooms Are Big In 2022

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In a post-pandemic world, we now require an interior that will instill calm and tranquility into our lives. Your bathroom is the place you end and start your day, so there is an ever-increasing importance for it to be space that fills you with serenity.

Biophilic bathroom design are a great way to bring you back to nature. Plants are a major feature in any biophilic bathroom. They purify the air by eliminating air pollution, boost creativity and reduce stress- all to make a happier and healthier you.

So, if you want a more peaceful feel to your bathroom, you should think about incorporating elements of nature and here’s what to include…

Natural materials- Use natural materials such as wood, cork, stone, or bamboo. These natural materials can be used on the floor, vanity units, walls or even just as accessories. It will instantly add a natural feel to the room.

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Plant Trend

As we mentioned above, plants can really help improve your mood, so including them into your bathroom is key for a happy wellbeing space. The more the merrier when it comes to 2022 interior.

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It is also key to find out which plants will thrive in a dark and damp atmosphere like the bathroom and lucky for you we have a blog dedicated to all of the best plants for the bathroom. It includes, Golden Pothos, Spider Plant, Aloe plant, Snake Plant and many more.

What should I pair with my plants?

Nothing can affect the mood quite like colours can, so if you’re looking to create a natural, calming bathroom look at the lighter end of the colour spectrum. Earth tones such as taupes, beige, cream, whites, and browns are brilliant for helping add some feng-shui.

Blue Tiles

That’s right you heard us; blue is back in 2022 and it’s all about tiles. Blue tiles are available a huge variety of shades and styles so if you’re looking to include blue into your bathing space, you will be happy to know you have plenty of choice.  

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Marine blue tiles make a beautiful feature wall, with their rectangular shape and rustic edge for added texture, you will find yourself engulfed in a sea of luxury with their high gloss finish.

If you’re looking for something more subtle you can always opt for a pastel sky blue splashback. A subtle pop of colour that will provide a soft, serene feel to your basin area.

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Dulux recently announced their colour of the year for 2022 and this beautiful pale blue tile is a great example of ‘Bright Skies’– just looking at this light, soft blue will lift your worries.

Topps Tiles have created the most beautiful, fluted tile in this beautiful bright shade. The tile has a matt finish and a reeded 3D structure, the perfect combination of art décor and contemporary style.

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Flute Features

Speaking of fluted designs, we are expecting to see a surge in this beautiful art décor aesthetic finish. Flute designs add dimension, clean structure, and a feeling of movement, whilst keeping a minimal feel.

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Fluted detailing is popping up on almost every surface in recent months, and we expect to see more vanity units, tiles, panels, and light fittings featuring this functional design.

It’s all about adding more texture and interest to your furniture. Here’s some of our favourite fluted finishes…

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Stone Countertop Bowl

If you haven’t picked up on it already, natural elements are a popular choice for bathrooms in the upcoming months. Natural Stone countertop bowls are one of the most recent bathroom features we have seen in interior influencers homes.

From river stone, to marble countertops there’s plenty of options to choose from ensuring you’re right on trend.

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Bathroom Flooring Ideas

As far as flooring goes, there’s not much that hasn’t been trialed and tested. Nevertheless, in the upcoming 12 months expect to see a lot of more of wood floor in the bathroom.

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Whether it’s vinyl, laminate, or solid wood, we are seeing more and more of this beautiful natural floor finish pop up.

Here’s some of our favourites so far

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herringbone wood floor
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Japandi Bathroom Ideas and Inspiration

Japandi Bathroom Ideas and Inspiration

>In this article, we talk about the latest trend to hit the world of bathroom interiors and all the Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration you’ll ever need.

If you’re new to Japandi interiors, then get ready, because after reading this article you will be fully converted to Japan’s and Scandi’s new love child.

*Disclaimer* We can not be held responsible for the overwhelming feeling of needing to re-decorate.

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What is Japandi?

Japandi is an interior hybrid that blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles. Influenced by the ancient Japanese idea of Wasbi-sabi, an aesthetic that appreciates beauty is ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’. Japandi also inherits the comfort and cosiness of ‘Hygge’ from Danish culture.

Together, forming a gorgeous yet minimal bathroom interior style we can’t get enough of, with an emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity.

Japandi wasbi-sabi bathroom
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How Do I Create a Japandi Inspired Bathrooms?

In order to create this new interior fusion, there are some key elements you need to consider. Form and function are a must when designing your new Japandi space.

To achieve a Japandi bathroom you need these six key elements:

Lavish texturesLow key lightingMinimal accessoriesNatural material particularly rustic elementsEarthy colour paletteClean and clear design

Now we know what ingredients we need to create the most perfect Japandi space, let’s take a look at the different concepts for your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite.

Dark Japandi Bathroom

In this Japandi inspired bathroom, they have used their space expertly. Using dark textured walls and floor to create a natural stone like base. Pair your dark walls with a touch of rusticity to achieve a stark contrast, with a parting panel wall. This will nicely spilt the room whilst maintaining a beautiful open space.

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Milano Ballam Wall Hung Toilet

Milano Stamford Washstand and basin

Milano Clarus - Mono Basin Tap

Milano Elizabeth Bathroom Mirror

Opting for clean lines and minimal accessories is two of the many components that makes this a beautiful Japandi space. When it comes to creating a dark Japandi style, including dark wood /oak vanity units is a great way to introduce a variety of textures.

Light and Minimal Japandi Bathroom

Light and minimal allows you to layer textures whilst keeping the room super simple and airy. Use crisp white walls to keep things looking clean, just as a Danish designer would. Add interest to your space with natural textures, and floating furniture. Remember less is ALWAYS more.

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Milano Lurus - Floating Shelf and Countertop Basin

Milano Mirage - Wall Mounted Round Basin Mixer Tap

The key here is to avoid over cluttering with too many accessories, keep everything as minimal as possible. 

Your space should be as light as possible, try your best to keep as much natural light as possible. If this isn’t a do-able, opt for sleek lighting. Something that will keep your bathroom looking simple and soft, if you really want to emphasis the Japanese aesthetic, opt for symmetrical lights on either side of your mirror.

Monochrome Japandi Bathroom Suite

Not a fan of colour, no matter how subtle? Don’t worry, you can always go for a monochrome Japandi space. One of the staple features of Japandi design is contrast; therefore, choosing this yin and yang colour scheme will maintain the perfect balance.

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Milano Nero Thermostatic round shower

Milano Oxley - wall hung vanity unit

Milano Nero - Wall Mounted Tap

If you’re lacking colour, remember plants are your friend and should be used in large quantities to add biophilic touches.

Remember, texture is everything! – mix marble with fluted tiles, matt walls with textured floors. Go the extra monochrome mile with black brassware instead of chrome.

Bright and Open Japandi En-suite

Keep things calm and open with a neutral colours, for a calming tranquil space. Windows are a brilliant way to allow natural light to flow – so the bigger the better!

When it comes to your bathroom layout think minimal and open. This particularly applies to the shower. Try to avoid enclosures and welcome walk-in showers or any frameless structure. This will create the illusion of more space and avoid the feeling of being ‘caged in’.

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Milano Nero - black thermostatic shower with recessed shower head

Milano Nero - Wet Room Screen

Bright and open Japandi spaces are all about exposure. Exposing as much light as you can whether that’s natural light or artificial is a great way to boost mood and set the scene for a calm atmosphere.

Again, use rustic elements to add warmth and a natural touch. Paneling and wooden shelves work well for the basin area and don’t forget about keeping your furniture soft and round, for true Japanese style. We recommend a countertop basin to finish off the look.

Colourful Japandi Bathroom

One for the colour lovers – if you need that pop of vibrance, feel free to introduce soft soothing pastels. To achieve Japanese minimalism, keep furniture minimal, accents black and add your colour through paint, fluted tiles or on your minimal accessories.

If that isn’t enough, introduce colour through your ceramics. Soft pinks, blues and greens look fabulous in countertops basins or vanity units.

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Milano Overton - Freestanding Bath

Milano Indus - Heated Towel Ladder Rail

Industrial Japandi

Use a round freestanding bathtub as your focal point, pair with contrasting black taps in a beautiful matt black for an extra luxury touch.

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Milano Irwell Freestanding Bath Tub

Milano Nero - Freestanding Bath Tap

Incorporate the industrial vibes through raw and unkept walls. Limewash paint is a great way to achieve an imperfect look, ideal for an industrial feel.

Accompanied by pendant lighting and a floor standing ladder heated towel rail, that lets out warmth and enriches the style of your bathroom.

And that’s a wrap, we hope you enjoyed this Japanese and Scandinavian style guide and we have given you enough Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration to turn you into an Japandi interior expert.

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