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Straight Lines & Dominant Designs
By: Helen Davies
The ultimate in renovation reveries for lovers of bold styles is a design that dominates the room and pulls no punches – and this will very often be a design that’s strong on straight lines. Emphasising those angles is a sure-fire way to put some bang in your bathroom design. But where to begin?
A bathroom suite that’s contemporary and angular would be a popular starting point. Strong, straight lines through your basin, bath and toilet, reflected in linear brassware and an angular shower enclosure, will give your bold bathroom a boost from the outset.
But while there’s no shortage of chic, contemporary bathroom suite out there for the taking, it could be that a bit of contrast is actually what’s needed to make your room design more visually powerful – a modern, curved, wall mounted set of sanitaryware will contrast beautifully with a decor that’s all strong lines and angles.
No matter which route you take, what’s for certain is that there should be no half measures: curves should be sumptuous and sensuous and lines should be long and strong – no mixing and matching, no half measures.
The backdrop to your beautiful new bathroom suite, meanwhile, has to shout.
Tiled walls and floors are obvious sources of straight lines for your bathroom decor; linear patterned wallpaper is another. The smaller your wall tiles, the more the lines will be emphasised – small, rectangular ‘metro’ tiles are great for bathrooms and can be finished with a contrasting grout to make the lines stand out: try black grout against white tiles, grey grout against red tiles, white grout against emerald tiles.
Accentuate your design with some angular brassware and play with blocks of bold colour (all with sharp, straight edges of course!) around the room. Big is beautiful, too: adding a huge mirror on one wall will reflect your entire design, allowing you to enjoy it twice!
Written by: Helen Davies
Helen is the in-house interior designer for Better Bathrooms.
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