If you’re planning on designing a new bathroom, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. It can often feel like you’re banging your head against a brick, or in the case of your bathroom, a tiled wall. However, to us the answer to this problem is clear… literally. Long gone have the days of tiled walls, which over time become dated with grime and dirt. While tiles may seem like a great choice at first, after just a few months, the mortar between the tiles often becomes plagued with dirt and grime build up. Without constant and rigorous cleaning, this can quickly make your bathroom look far older than it actually is.
Glass is an incredibly versatile material to use in a number of different ways in your bathroom. We will have a quick look at all the different ways you can use glass in your bathroom to give it an injection of life. You shouldn’t just think of glass being used in shower dividers and mirrors. One of the latest trends in the bathroom industry is splashbacks. But, what exactly are bathroom splashbacks, and how can you use them in your bathroom?
Bathroom splashbacks are quickly becoming the go-to product for interior designers who are looking to modernise dated bathrooms. Unlike traditional tiled walls, glass splashbacks aren’t in danger of suffering from mould. Often the grout in tiled walls can start to mould. With glass splashbacks, the smooth glass surface can be quickly and easily cleaned. You don’t even have to worry too much about what product you’re using, you can use any chemical to clean the glass surfaces without damage.
Splashbacks are versatile and can be used in a number of different areas of the bathroom. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your shower, you can use a bespoke Splashback to personalise your shower and get it looking exactly how you’d like. The glass can be customised in a way which fits with any colour scheme or interior design style. The image below shows a great way to use a Splashback to create a running theme throughout your bathroom. If you’d like to fully personalise your bathroom, you can often choose unique designs or even incorporate photographs into a printed Splashback
Glass walls and splashbacks
One of the best places to use splashbacks is on bathroom walls and around a sink. Often, when using a sink, water splashes can leave stains which often go without being cleaned. However, glass splashbacks are a modern and sleek alternative to using traditional tiles. The glass is completely water resistant so there’s no need to worry about water damage to any of your glass surfaces. If you’re looking for an ultimate bathroom design, you can even match the glass design on your bathroom walls, sink and shower for a fully personalised bathroom.
Shower dividers are a super simple and great way of making the most of what space you have in your bathroom. Often, by using traditional shower curtains, you can block the space behind the curtain and make a bathroom look much smaller than it actually is. Instead, with a shower divider you have a sleek, clear divide for your shower and bathroom, without having to compromise on space. By keeping your shower enclosure well polished, you can also make your bathroom look amazingly clean. What’s not to like?
Mirrors can be a great way to enlarge a bathroom by both creating an illusion of extra space and by making the most of available light by bouncing it off reflective surfaces. The reflective surface helps to bounce light off surfaces and into darker areas. Non-toughened mirrors are a great option on large bathroom wall claddings or shower enclosures. One obvious issue with non-toughened walls however is the fact that they aren’t reinforced and they can be easy to break or damage in comparison with other, tougher bathroom materials. One other slight issue with using mirrors in a shower enclosure is the potential for rust and general ware at the edges of the mirror; this is caused by a reaction between the silver and water molecules. Rather than choosing a mirror design in your shower, you could instead opt for a splashback design. Splashbacks are completely waterproof and still provide a shinny, glossy finish.
House Plants with a glass vase
Adding decorations to a bath room can be a create way to add personalised touches and to draw someone’s eye to different parts of the bathroom. House plants are a great choice for a bathroom as they give a fresh and clean feel. Using a glass vase can add a raw feel, by exposing the roots. Before picking your bathroom plant however, there are a few things you need to consider. Often, bathrooms have low levels of light as they have no or very little windows. Also, the use of hot water can often make a bathroom humid. If this applies to your bathroom, you’ll need to select plants which can survive in low levels of light and can deal with high levels of humidity.
One such plant which can survive in wet and dark conditions is the humble orchid. The steam from your bathroom will keep your orchid well hydrated and healthy. As orchids are also an incredibly versatile plant, you can also choose to move the orchid to other parts of the house to allow some exposure to light, while still adding some lovely colour to that particular room. Alternatively, if your bathroom is well lit, just be sure to pick a plant which can survive in humid conditions and you’re free to pick whichever plat or flower you prefer.
We hope you’ve picked up some new ideas on how to decorate your bathroom. Always remember to make your living spaces personal to you and create designs which you love. If you’d like any more information on any of the bathroom design idea we’ve featured in this article, please feel free to contact the Creoglass team via email at [email protected]