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Designing Tips For Bathrooms


Key tips for a bold and beautiful bathroom


Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms of the house and one where you can really add a touch of luxury. The trick is to get the balance right between beautiful design and practical functionality. Need some inspiration? Try these tips from our interior design extraordinaire Julia Johnston or have a go at creating your own stylish bathroom online with our dreambuilder design studio.


  • Be creative with tiles
    Tiles make a massive difference to the finish of a bathroom, but because they are hard to replace you want to choose ones that stand the test of time—while still looking fabulous! Large format tiles are popular at the moment and can work well in a large room. Neutrals still rule and high gloss is out. Instead, we are seeing tiles that emulate different textures become widely available. Think about tiles that feel like fabric or linen, or tiles with a wood grain.

    The way you lay the tiles will also set the tone for the room. A straight lay is a timeless classic, while a diagonal pattern will make the room seem bigger. A herringbone or chevron pattern makes a strong impression and is very on-trend at the moment.
  • Choose a statement bath
  • Go frameless
  • Get the lighting right

Julia Johnston is the Interior Design Manager of Raw Interiors—the interior design division of Rawson Homes.

Speak to one of our team members for more information on how you can customise the perfect bathroom.

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