JENNY WOOD

Graphic geo­met­ric tiles can give bath­rooms a def­i­nite wow fac­tor, writes

Burton Mail - - Your Home -

IT USED to be called the small­est room in the house, but bath­rooms are of­ten just as im­por­tant as kitchens and liv­ing rooms when think­ing about styling our homes. To recre­ate the look here – see right – take the same pat­terned ce­ramic tiles over the floor and up onto one or two walls to blur the lines be­tween them.

A de­sign such as this one from Bri­tish Ce­ramic Tile (Il­lu­sion Blush tiles, £32.85 per sq m, Bri­tishce­ram­ic­tile.co.uk) won’t cost the earth but will make max­i­mum im­pact.

For a softer take on the in­dus­trial look, paint an ex­posed brick wall with white emul­sion. You don’t need real bricks, how­ever, go for cheaper, eas­ier brick slips. These slith­ers of real brick can be mounted on your wall in the same way as tiles. Or, use a white­washed brick-ef­fect wallpaper – Wall­pa­perdi­rect.com has a good se­lec­tion.

Opt for stylish black taps. Then add pops of black else­where with a black-edged mir­ror, black lights and fur­ni­ture de­tails.

A bath­room can never have too many plants. Choose va­ri­eties that love a damp at­mos­phere, such as palms and ferns, and con­tinue the theme with leaf-print art­work.

Mir­ror the straight lines of the tile de­sign with an­gu­lar san­i­tary­ware. Choose a squared-off con­sole-style stand for your sink; a wall-hung loo

(to avoid cov­er­ing up those fab­u­lous tiles); and a free­stand­ing rec­tan­gu­lar bath.

Add spa-like fin­ish­ing touches such as dusky pale-pink tow­els and deca­dent toi­letries. On a bud­get? De­cant bath prod­ucts into fancy bot­tles – no one will be any the wiser! Above: Jun­gle leaf poster, from £13.95, De­se­nio.co.uk

Right: VonHaus rus­tic side ta­ble, £29.99, Domu.co.uk Above: Cooke & Lewis mod­ern acrylic free­stand­ing bath, £550, B&Q

Right: Cooke & Lewis Iman­dra gloss white van­ity basin unit, £150, B&Q Be­low: Above: Be­low: Um­bra Hub wall mir­ror 24in, £95, Hur­nand hurn.com

Add some tile style to your bath­room Pic: Bri­tish Ce­ramic TileAr­ti­fi­cial pot­ted air plant, £11.97,Sweet­pea and­wil­low.com

Colo­nial black and an­tique brass twin wall light, £26, Icon­icLights.co.uk

Dar Acad­emy 3-light bar ceil­ing pen­dant, £157.38, Light­ingDirect.co.uk Ve­lar free­stand­ing bath shower mixer, £195, Front­line Bath­rooms

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