Breathe easy in your very own organic bathroom design. We show you how to “Get the Look”.
It’s safe to say, 2020 was an unpredictable time for all of us. After experiencing so much turbulence, it would come as no surprise if you simply wanted to escape all the stress and anxiety the pandemic has caused. Sure enough, many of us have turned to mindfulness and meditation in recent months, as a coping mechanism.
If you don’t know what it is, mindfulness is the act of remaining still and silent, paying attention to your sensations, the sound of your breathing or heartbeat or even your thoughts. By doing this, you’ll learn to focus your mind, experience calm and relax.
That’s why, to kick-start your 2021, we’ll show you how to create an essential hideaway in your home with a new and inspiring bathroom design. With this organic bathroom, we’ll help you find that much-needed warm and comforting space in your home—a place to which you can truly escape. We hope this will help you get those design ideas flowing, to assist you in your next bathroom remodel.
So, what is “Organic Oasis” all about?
Bathrooms are an often overlooked part of our living spaces; however, they are one of the only places in our home where we can spend some time alone. This look is all about harmony between mind, body and bathroom. To create this look, you need a bathroom that is natural, organic and the ultimately, calm. We have seen the trend of mindful spaces develop in recent months and, as we have spent more time in our homes, we have come to realise that our interior spaces are really quite precious. For many, our homes are our personal escape from the world. It is important you ensure that your home design is as relaxing as possible—now more than ever.
Colours, textures and materials
To create this modern bathroom design, you’ll need a healthy mix of colours, textures and materials. “Organic Oasis” is all about creating that much needed balance in your bathroom. Muted pastel tones, like soft pinks, and rich organic hues are what make this bathroom design feel warm and welcoming— a must in any relaxing space.
There is a conscious effort to create harmony throughout the space using a combination of surface finishes too. Consider a rustic stone floor, natural wood cladding and a polished wall tile. The tiles can be placed in a vertical line format for a more modern bathroom finish. This will help create a visual balance in this organic bathroom design that’ll help you to unwind.
Products that have curved lines and design features
Simple curved lines help keep this bathroom calm. Avoiding sharp edges and harsh angles is essential in making this look work.
When selecting a basin, consider a rounded edge rather than a square one. You can also opt for a pedestal sink, just make sure the design isn’t too angular. Your bath should have an organic shape to it too. There are many freestanding baths to choose from, however, I’ve selected the Spencer freestanding bath—the ergonomic shape is a unique design feature which provides more comfort and style. Alternatively, if your bathroom won’t allow for a freestanding bath, or you’re looking for a shower bath instead, consider a bath with a rounded interior or even a P shaped bath.
The concept of curved edges can be applied throughout your decor, including taps and shower heads. For this look, I selected the Spencer round shower set and taps from Mode Bathrooms to match. This gives the design a more cohesive finish.
The power of 4
The walls and floor are a key feature in this interior design. From experience, I know it’s important to group 4 key surfaces together in one design. This will prevent your bathroom looking flat and it will make the design feel more connected.
From left to right:
First off, for our home retreat, I’ve selected wood as a key design feature. This can be incorporated into the design using a cladding effect on the walls. We’ve also incorporated a wood finish countertop, to produce a more organic bathroom feel.
The second texture we’ve added is the stone effect floor. This is incredibly easy to create from a range of 3 different tile finishes which you can easily break up and place back together in a simple mosaic pattern.
Next, we have the very popular classic metro tiles. This adds a modern yet practical touch, along with some brightness to lighten up the space.
Finally, the stucco patterned wall finish. You can mimic this idea using a simple concrete effect finish, but ensure you swap the greys for natural tones instead. You can see how this concrete texture is achieved in the video below.
Top tip: Wood cladding is a popular trend for 2021 and it’s very easy to create. This is a design idea you simply must consider if you want to make that perfect organic bathroom design.
Bring all those bathroom design ideas together in one handy mood board
You can scour the internet looking for photos, design ideas, bathroom remodels and find lots of decor images on Pinterest, however, even if you’re a home pro, all that information can feel quite overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this handy bathroom mood board, to pull all those design ideas and decor inspiration together for you.
Top tip: Finishing touches can make a bathroom feel complete. That’s why we’ve incorporated some additional decor ideas into the look. Organic shaped vases in a range of designs work well along with a soft touch towels and trinket dishes. Also, don't forget to add a touch of mother nature to the room, with the occasional plant. You don’t want to over-do it though, so consider using these items sparingly, ensuring you create that perfect, cohesive bathroom design.
Shop the look
For this organic bathroom look, I picked out the following products, mainly from the contemporary Mode Bathrooms range but also from other brands—all exclusively available at Victoria Plum.
The Spencer freestanding bath (pictured below) features a beautiful organic shaped design—perfect for immersing yourself and alleviating stress. An ideal bath for this look.
For smaller bathrooms, the Orchard P shaped left handed shower bath adds a curved element to the design, which incorporates the look seamlessly.
A rounded shower head, like this gold set from the Spencer collection (pictured below) is the perfect design for this bathroom, keeping in-tune with the overall theme.
You may consider choosing a full pedestal sink. I’ve selected the Foster pedestal basin as it has a beautiful thin-edged design.
If a pedestal basin isn't your thing, consider a countertop basin, like the Swan from Mode Bathrooms (pictured below) with a wood finish worktop. This will tie in with 2 key themes of your bathroom design.
Freestanding bath tap
Freestanding bath filler taps are a great way to make a statement and a necessity in any home pro’s home. I’ve selected the Spencer bath filler tap to pair seamlessly with the freestanding bath.
Basin mixer tap
Your design theme shouldn’t stop when you get to your taps. Incorporate your organic ideas into the smaller items too. This will bring the room together and make the bathroom feel complete and considered. I’ve selected the Spencer basin mixer tap, as it has a lovely, rounded design.
Wall mounted basin tap
More relaxing bathroom ideas
For more bathroom design ideas and interior design inspiration, why not browse our bathroom inspiration page? Whether it’s a modern bathroom design you’re looking for or simply ideas on how to lay out a small bathroom, you’ll find many more designs here.
Still looking for more design ideas? Why not check out some of our customers’ home designs and bathroom remodels on our Instagram feed?
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