Your bathroom is where you like to relax, and you want to make it a welcoming and authentic space! With the preservation of the planet and ecology being significant concerns, you want to give your bathroom a style that matches your aspirations. The natural bathroom is very trendy and allows you to bring a touch of freshness into your interior. This post will uncover all the secrets of the natural bathroom to you.
What materials should you choose for a natural bathroom?
In a natural bathroom, opt for mineral materials: stone, waxed concrete, etc. If you opt for floor and wall tiles, combine them with pebble strips, and use these for the Italian shower floor. You can also choose slate with its deep anthracite color for both natural and contemporary decor.
You can also cover one of the walls with a wallpaper that evokes nature. Forest, jungle atmosphere… everything is allowed, without going overboard. Don’t worry about the wallpaper peeling off with humidity. Modern wallpapers are designed to stick on your wall for as long as you wish!
Furniture and sanitary facilities in a natural bathroom
It is wood that will be the first choice for natural bathroom furniture, whether it is lighter species such as oak, or warmer and more exotic ones such as teak. It will dress the doors of the vanity unit, the vanity top, but also the shelves. It can be solid or laminated, but always in a quality suitable for damp rooms.
Note: Choose a piece of furniture with an FSC label, which guarantees that the wood comes from a sustainably managed forest.
Alternatively, choose a renewable and softer material such as bamboo, which is ideal for use in damp rooms.
Natural sanitary facilities
Choose a washbasin to be placed on the vanity top and not built-in: it will evoke a container dug naturally in the rock, especially if you select a granite or stone model.
Install a teak or bamboo grating in the shower tray to give it a warmer look. It will also prevent any risk of dangerous slipping.
For the bathtub, opt for a model with organic shapes, very simple, or if you have the budget and the desire, a Japanese style wooden model.
Note: Cascading spouts, which let the water flow like a waterfall in the bathtub or basin, are particularly evocative of nature.
Lighting and colors for a natural bathroom
Which lighting to choose?
If you have a light source on the ceiling, you can choose to dress it with a wooden or bamboo suspension, taking care to select a model suitable for humid rooms. Prefer indirect light sources, to keep a certain softness and a Zen character. Please don’t neglect to allow natural lighting to shine directly around the mirror; it is essential for shaving or applying makeup.
Colors in a natural bathroom
Opt for colors close to nature. The ranges of brown, from the lightest to the darkest, but also beige and gray, will be your best allies. They will blend perfectly with the mineral and vegetable materials of decoration and furnishing.
Good to know: avoid green on the walls or the floor, as it tends to make you look bad. If you like this color, keep it for bathroom linen or accessories.
If your nature bathroom has a bay window and is not facing your garden, don’t hesitate to leave it without curtains or blinds to enjoy the direct view of nature outside.
Don’t forget the right decor
A successful renovation is completed with plants and decorative accessories.
The combination of wood and plants will immediately give your bathroom a natural look, even if the rest of your decoration is more classical.
If your bathroom has a window, don’t hesitate to install green plants (ferns, papyrus, etc.) that will enjoy this bright and humid place. If the bathroom is windowless, there are now some very well-made artificial plants that will still add greenery.
Small and large accessories
Whether it’s the soap dish, cup, or boxes that allow you to hide tissues and makeup, choose them in wood, porcelain, or even bamboo to add an extra natural touch and match the rest of your bathroom decoration.
You can get a bamboo or teak ladder to place your towels: this ladder has the added advantage of being easy to move around as you need it.
Now you know how to renovate your bathroom by combining materials, furniture, sanitary facilities, lights, and paint without forgetting to complete with plants and accessories that will join your bathroom’s beauty. Don’t forget to share your experience with us!