Using the Tactile Textures trend in bathroom design

If you’re looking to update your bathroom with a fresh, contemporary look, then a trend you might want to consider is the idea of incorporating tactile textures.

This trend has been highlighted by luxury bathroom supplier, C.P. Hart. In essence, to achieve this trend think textured finishes on your walls or floor, incorporating patterned tiles, using natural wood and adding touches of tribal influences. The end result can evoke a modern rustic vibe.

A bathroom is an ideal room for this type of trend, as it’s a place to relax and unwind and let your senses be calmed or refreshed by the feel of warm or cool water. We naturally use towels to dry off in the bathroom and the feel of the soft fluffy texture of a towel can be inherently soothing and comforting. So in a similar way, this trend takes the idea of tactile textures one step further, applying them to other areas of the room and additional ways in which we can stimulate our senses.

We’ve been exploring the trend and the bathroom design opportunities through a Pinterest board, which has been a useful way of gathering together ideas and inspiration. You can get a good idea of how different textures can be used and mixed together and of how the end result might look. We came across these four images which we think help illustrate the different ways the modern rustic trend can be used:

Bathroom images by Sara Svenningrud

(All above bathroom images by photographer Sara Svenningrud, source KK Living)

If we were creating a bathroom with this trend, then wood would have to be included somewhere. Be it in a pure and natural state, such as wooden beams or a rough, textured countertop, or in products that show off the pure beauty of wood with its natural grain exposed.

Smooth painted or lacquered wooden finishes are stunning too and dark wood can create a sleek look in a contemporary bathroom. In fact, used in this manner, with a dreamy dark wall colour and contrasting lighter towels and accessories, it reminds us of a luxury spa bathroom.  Textured tiles are a brilliant addition, on the wall and/or floor, and those with a hint of pattern can look very effective.

Bathroom decor ideas from Fresh Design Blog

(Featured items: Giro furniture, single drawer unit; Sheridan dark grey Trenton towels; Loire ardois décor pattern tile; Tribal print coasters ; contemporary beauty wall mounted soap dish and holder and Mariel towels).

We love the fact that bathroom furniture doesn’t have to be pure white. Metallic style baths are gorgeous and add a very stylish and opulent feel into a bathroom. If you want to create your own metal texture, then the freestanding Greenwich Boat Bath can be painted in your choice of finish. The golden copper looks nice, but we’d opt for moody dark steel.

Greenwich boat bath from C P Hart

Not everyone likes or even wants to attempt DIY and if you want the best possible finish in a room you’ll be using every day, it’s a good idea to seek the advice and services of someone working in the trade.

For more inspiration and bathroom product ideas, take a look at C. P. Hart’s bathroom showrooms.

(Disclosure: This post is in association with C. P. Hart)


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