One of the most popular interior styles to come out of 2016 so far is the ‘global’ look. This essentially consists of taking the best features from some of the most recognisable aesthetics across the globe, drawing inspiration from various different cultures and destinations, and creating an attractive, comfortable interior.
Many believe that such a style isn’t suited to a bathroom setting, but we believe that with a careful approach, any look can be achieved anywhere in the home, regardless of the room’s purpose.
Here’s how you can create a truly universal bathroom interior with the best features from around the globe.
It is an option that is often forgotten about when creating a new bathroom interior, but the way your lighting fixture looks can greatly enhance or completely ruin the style that you are trying to achieve.
Whether you choose the warm glow of a Moroccan inspired fixture or the clean, modern American style of a brushed metal teardrop light, think about the mood you want to set rather than the look of the room.
Of course, you will want to make sure your interior is aesthetically pleasing, but the atmosphere is what is really important, especially in a room which is dedicated to relaxation. Couple a main light with smaller, recessed fixtures for a dramatic, sultry yet peaceful environment.
Although you won’t necessarily want to have a wide range of textiles within your bathroom due to the damp nature of the space, there are ways in which you can bring a subtle, cultural splash of colour through material in your bathroom space.
Maybe you’ll opt for a Japanese tatami inspired mat, or the warmer tones of a Mediterranean rug – you can even utilise towels to act as platforms for bringing colour and texture into your room!
Different places around the world will have various patterns and materials that are iconic to their style. From warm, simplistic palettes that are reminiscent of incredible Persian rugs, to the bright blues and greens of the Hawaiian style, which take inspiration from the incredible Big Island itself and the crystal clear ocean that surrounds it; try to incorporate both colour and materials of one of your favourite world styles and tie it in seamlessly with the rest of the features in your room.
We are all too familiar with using sparkling silver features in our bathrooms; whether it’s a gleaming tap or the simple shine of your showerhead.
However, if you really want to encapsulate the true global style, it’s time to look beyond standard silver furnishings to the wondrous world of warm toned metals. Copper and brass are two of the most prominent metals of the global style, each bringing a level of warmth to a room which would normally feel slick and new – not that there is anything wrong with that if that is the style you want to achieve.
Change up your taps, add some copper pots which can house bathroom plants and change those drawer handles to a warmer metal to really tie the look together and bring a little warmth and character to your bathroom area.
Bathrooms which incorporate a variety of successful interior trends are a lot easier to achieve than you may think. Experiment with styles, colours, textures and materials from the world over, and you’re sure to create a unique, relaxing style for your tranquil haven in no time.
If you’d like to find out how Tile Mart can help you achieve the perfect bathroom interior, feel free to get in contact with us today. Whatever the style, we’ll be happy to help you!