Regardless of its size, a bathroom is one of the few rooms in the house where you can find complete privacy, solitude and peace. It should be a room that serves as a retreat and offers not only functionality, but a feeling of comfort and luxury as well. Therefore, its décor needs to reflect the feelings of calm and serenity and one way to achieve this and capture freshness in the bathroom is by incorporating natural and organic elements.
Wood is probably one of the most popular organic materials to use in design and renovation. It’s beautiful and natural, easy to handle and reshape into any form. It also adds depth and warmth to a space. However, it can be tricky to use too much wood in the bathroom, especially in contact with water, unless it’s properly protected. But, it can still be easily and successfully incorporated into your design.
One example is to use wood cabinetry for the vanity or on either side of the shower as additional storage for towels, robes and supplies. It will give the shower a nice frame and add warmth and texture in contrast to the cold tiles.
Another interesting idea is to use bamboo. It offers a variety of colours and nuances and if lined up or woven, it will act as an excellent focal point on one wall or as a backsplash that will complement any style and add a tropical flair.
Pebbles are small and cute but a mighty accessory in designing bathrooms. They are extremely versatile and come in all colours and shapes. The usual approach is to surround your bathtub with them and creates a unique, zen-like oasis that feels fresh and outdoorsy.
Pebbles can also be used to create actual flooring, covering the whole bathroom floor or just sections of it, such as around the sink, tub or on the shower floor.
Moreover, there’s really no reason to stop there. Pebbles can also be used on walls, arranged so that they create wonderful mosaic patterns behind the vanity. They will complement the mirror beautifully and act as a unique accent wall and a piece of art.
Be creative with stone
Stone is another very versatile natural and organic material that can be used in the bathroom in numerous ways. On the walls, it adds texture. On the floor, it gives a unique pattern and a real outdoor feel. It can be cut and fashioned into washbasins and even magnificent, free-standing stone bathtubs. A feature like that will definitely transform the whole room and be a great focal point.
If you combine wood and stone, the bathroom will get a charming, warm and welcoming look. A mix-match of materials is what gives a space balance as natural elements complement each other. You can combine wooden beams on the ceiling and stone shelves on the walls, for example. Often these small elements are quite enough to make an impact on the décor; they create contrast but also happily co-exist in the same space.
Bring in the plants
What speaks the language of nature better than plants? Adding greenery to your bathroom will definitely create a real oasis of colours and scents. There are many options to choose from and bring in live flowers that are beautiful but low maintenance, such as cacti and succulents. Even decorative vases with fresh flowers on the side of a vanity can instantly transform the room and give it liveliness and vibrancy.
Bringing in natural and organic elements into your bathroom can give you a sense of peace and tranquillity, which is exactly what you might need after the hustle and bustle of everyday life. By incorporating these ideas into your bathroom design, you’ll be able to create your own beautiful oasis that will leave you feeling rejuvenated every time you use it.