Texture adds visual depth and excitement to a room and incites a sensory response beyond just the visual. In bathrooms and wetrooms, which can sometimes feel quite sterile and cold, a little texture provides a different feel to the room than the traditional all-white suite.
When looking to provide an area of interest in a wetroom, consider adding texture. It can range from the simple and inexpensive to the more complex, with all kinds of options to consider.
Wall Texture Ideas for a Bathroom or Wetroom
Wall texture in a wetroom may seem like a complex idea, but in reality, it can be as simple as a feature wall. Too much wall texture and a wetroom can seem crowded and busy, but a feature wall adds the perfect amount of visual excitement, without the need for over complicated tiling.
It’s important to choose a feature wall that will provide the style and atmosphere desired. For example, if you are using white tiles, a wall that receives a lot of direct sunlight may not be the right one if you already have a well-lit bathroom, as it may be too bright and almost invasive.
When choosing the texture feature, consider alternatively shaped tiles. While most people will use a traditional mosaic, more flowing textures such as waves or circles can be more inviting in a bathroom.
Natural Textures in a Wetroom
Unlike the traditional white suite in a bathroom, natural textures can create a tranquil atmosphere that relaxes and soothes. While timber may not traditionally be the most waterproof material, if looked after carefully, it can complement a wetroom well.
Natural stones can also add a lot of texture, and even provide a practical aspect: additional grip underfoot. On the walls, natural stones provide a calming appearance and a unique one.
One of the joys of using natural textures in wetrooms is the unique variations they provide. As the material hasn’t been doctored or synthetically manufactured, it provides variances that are constantly visually interesting.
Metal Textures in Sinks
Hammered metal has risen in popularity recently with a trend leaning towards a modern vintage approach to interior design.
Unlike sleek metal sinks and fittings, hammered metal creates a rustic, more handmade look in a bathroom, and holds up to scrutiny at any angle. It can be harder to clean, but with a good polish, a hammered metal sink adds texture and arouses notice for any guest.
Hammered metal also reflects light at a variety of angles and appears to constantly glow. In a dark room, this can add an unexpected source of brightness.
Plants and Floral Texture in Wetrooms
When deciding on a wetroom design, you may not want to drastically change the materials and tiles in your bathroom. If this is the case, but you’re still looking to add some texture, plants are a popular choice. This is because the humid atmosphere means that any plants living in your wetroom require little to no additional care. The soft lighting in bathrooms complements plants well, and due to the patterns and designs on plants, the stylistic texture can be changed instantly.
Choose plants with different sized leaves, different coloured leaves, and ones that trail near ones that stand proud.
Depending on how green-fingered you are, you may have different thoughts on plants, but one thing is for certain, they complement any wetroom design.
Are you inspired to add texture to your wetroom? Do you want to add a visual spark to your bathroom? Texture may be the answer to your needs and provide something different to help your wetroom stand out. Speak to the experts at CCL Wetrooms about a wetroom design consultation.