Here in Cheshire, we’ve enjoyed a lot of bracing fresh weather the last few months, but now I’m beginning to look forward to spring. After a long dark winter, I’m excited to clear out the cobwebs –both in my head and in the house!A good spring cleaning always leaves me feeling refreshed and revitalised, knowing my house is neat and in order. While clearing out the clutter, it’s also the perfect time to update those practical rooms in the house. This year we decided to have our bathroom remodelled –and while the building work won’t be fun, I can’t wait to create a new look for my bathroom. I’ve been scouring the Linen and Letters archive and I’ve found some amazing bathrooms for inspiration!
Create Opulent Bath Glamour
I love the statement glamour of this dramatic bathroom! A classic roll-top bath like this one from BC Designs–which has been painted to match their amazing deep blue walls –has been paired with an opulent capiz shell chandelier. The shimmery capiz shell texture is perfect for in the bathroom and offers contrast to the sharp clean lines of the bath.The dark walls are balanced out by placing the tub in front of the large windows, where the Linen and Letters Sheer Curtains flood the room with soft luscious light-while still protecting your modesty. These sheer curtains have been also customised with a weighted cord sewn in the bottom to ensure they always hang properly. A brilliantly modern look inspired by vintage interiors, it uses textures and materials to give it a contemporary sophistication.
Add Character with Trendy Bold Colours
Continuing with vintage inspired interiors, a fresh eclectic look has been created by using white paint and tile to enlarge the room, while bold accent colours bring in character and personality. The roll-top bath has been painted a deep russet red, which adds warmth to the white subway tiles and industrial inspired lighting, while the Ikea BEKVAM stool has been painted a lovely dark teal. The Linen and Letters Café Curtain mirrors the lines from the tiles, but with decorative green embroidery to match the lush plant life.I love the opacity of the linen, which just glows despite the overcast day. A Café Curtain is a brilliant choice for bathrooms, as it provides the privacy at the bottom, but also allows you to look out and appreciate the view. Perfect for watching the birds and the clouds while you relax in the bath.
Escape the World with Historical Simplicity
For a period home, plain linen sheers have a timelessness that blends with your historical pieces. I love the free-standing bath in this design. So often we feel pressured to push everything against the walls, but by placing the bath centrally it can be accessed from both sides. Plus, they have made space for the antique linen cupboard –lined with gorgeous linen door curtains! Deceptively simple, the matching linen curtains unify the bathroom design and compliment the period features.What a great way to disconnect and pretend our busy world is centuries away.
Early 20th Century Inspiration
The classic monochrome bathroom! Featuring faceted subway tiles and a high tank toilet like this Richmond Toilet by Old London, it has an early 20th century charm. The iconic chequered tile floor has been a design classic since Roman times, but here it’s been given a modern update by using smaller mosaic tiles. It works well for smaller rooms where a larger pattern wouldn’t have the space to repeat. The finishing touch is the Linen and Letters White Monogrammed Half Curtain. Monogrammed with a traditional serif font, the linen pleats give the curtain a tailored style. Hung across the bright leaded window, it adds a touch of softness and privacy to the tiled room.
Beautiful Grey Linen Accents
While I’ve always loved white linen curtains for the clarity of light they provide, I do love the bold statement made by our grey linen curtain. The thicker material of the hem and header give it a natural striped effect and help define the window. The grey linen will provide a cooler gentle light –especially helpful if you like to come around slowly in the morning.The tabbed curtain top offers a contemporary style, perfect for coastal or beach themed interiors.
Discover Modern Coastal
Continuing the beach theme, our Tie-up Starfish Valance Curtain is an obvious choice –but I love how it’s been combined here with rich contemporary textures. The luxurious jacuzzi bath and sleek modern taps and are complimented with natural stone tiles and warm bamboo accessories. The dark stone tiles have a surprising warm and cosiness, giving this bathroom a spa-like quality. I especially like the Bamboo Storage Caddy by Habitat, which combines organic texture with crisp minimalistic lines for a trendy contemporary style. A beautiful retreat from the stress of the world, you can enjoy a spa experience in the comfort of your own home.
Layered Elements for Unified Looks
An elegant bathroom of warm neutrals highlighted with vibrant violet accessories; this room creates a transitional style that blends pieces from several time periods into a single design.The Natural White Fleur de Lis Curtain helps bring several of these elements together. A white panel curtain topped with natural linen is accented with a grey and white gingham trim and natural linen lace. The panel is then embroidered with a sketched Fleur de Lis motif in a grey thread.The natural linen blends the taupe walls with the brilliant white of the bath and basin, while the grey accents compliment the floral artwork and patterned rug. Finally the French Fleur de Lis embroidery is repeated on the white hand towels. By layering several elements across, the room each piece is blended into a unified design. The basin is similar, where the modern minimalist lines of the rectangular basin blend with the simple dark wood cabinet while the white ceramic handles mirror the brilliant white of the basin.A lovely transitional room that blends modern tastes with traditional designs, while unifying elements add character and detail.
Bring the Outdoors In
Unfortunately, we don’t all have space for large indulgent bathrooms, but I’m always thrilled to see how linen curtains can make a room seem bigger. This Sheer Linen Panel disperses the light, making the window look even larger than it is, giving the en-suite a fresh open feeling despite the small space.Usually, I find darker paint makes small rooms feel tighter, but here I think the soft grey colour helps make the window the focus of the room and brings the outside in.
Discover Regal Country Elegance
If I’d created this bathroom, I think I’d slip into a sensual bubble bath and never leave! A fabulous layering of cream tones, accented with bright and gleaming fixtures gives this bathroom a high glamour style. The Sheer Cream Lace Curtain with café pleats creates a dreamy light, perfect for relaxing in the bath with a glass of wine and your favourite book. The roll-top bath combines with the brick wall tiles and parquet style flooring to create the luxury feel of a stately home with the simplicity of modern designs.
Find Art Deco Inspiration
So many gorgeous bathrooms, now I’m just overwhelmed with choice! What do you think? Which looks would you love to recreate in your home? Vintage inspired glamour or a texture rich contemporary style? At least I know where I’ll be getting my curtains! Linen and Letters curtains use beautiful French linen to provide the privacy you need, but still let softened light through to brighten the room. Perfect for smaller rooms, like bathrooms, linen curtains have a lovely glow that’s so flattering. A natural fabric that dries quickly, Linen also has anti-bacterial qualities, which make it a brilliant choice for bathroom curtains -and even shower curtains! A hard-wearing fabric which is safe to put through the washing machine, linen is surprisingly easy to maintain.
So, if you’re feeling inspired to freshen up your home, send us a message and we can help you create a beautiful, personalised window treatment to compliment your unique interior style.