Achieving masculine tones, colour palettes and strong decorative features is simple and easy to do within bathroom spaces. Through clean lines and bold colour choices, alongside wood and stone combinations, you’ll find a space that’s easy to relax and unwind in.
Whether you are looking to create separate spaces in the house or decorate your home in a unique style, there are simple and effective ways to adopting a more masculine ambience. Follow these practical style tips so you can add create a masculine bathroom.
Here’s how to add a masculine feel to your bathroom
Creating a masculine bathroom or adding bold touches is easier than you might think. Colours and tones play a crucial role too, alongside materials and accessories.
1. Go dark
When you think of a masculine space, darker colours and tones likely come to mind. You can choose to go with striking dark colours on the walls, or stick to darkened accents, such as metro tiles with a darker grout, a walnut-coloured wood vanity, or grey tiles for the shower or floors. For the walls, consider dark blues, greys, or even black. Contrasting colours and textures can even create a masculine feel. Just be sure to keep the other elements lighter to offset the colour of the walls if you choose darker shades. You can also pull those tones in with the accessories, like towels and bath mats.
Bold darker tones are often used, all complemented and toned down with accents of warm wood to soften the rough edges. Geometric furniture designs will take the place of organic, baroque pieces whilst neutral shower curtains and blinds will replace floral choices.
Keep lighting to a minimum. Discreet LED spotlights and underlighting help create a contemporary atmosphere that makes great use of striking accents.
2. Choose materials wisely
The materials that you choose for the space will have a big impact on the overall feel of the room. If you are working with a tight budget, you may not be able to afford high-end materials like granite and marble. However, a slate tile or top-end vinyl is a good option for floors.
You can also paint a vanity cabinet any colour you want, so it may be more affordable to purchase a white or light vanity and then transform it into a bold piece with paint or wood varnish. Stone and marble tops create a durable and sophisticated look. Stone walls are a great way of adding texture and personality to a stark and plain design.
Concrete is a popular material because its hard polished surface helps creates an industrial feel to your space. One of the most appealing traits of concrete is its ability to change colour tone when splashed with water, returning to the original colour tone once dried. Grey is the second most popular colour behind black in masculine-designed bathrooms, so concrete is a desirable material.
Tough and industrial materials such as copper, iron and stainless steel are great for taps, metal work and highlights. Masculine bathrooms want to avoid the overly ornate, but metal accents can be used to add an antique quality for even more sophistication.
A masculine bathroom can really make a statement, transforming the space into something grand. You can give it a more modern feel or keep it classic and vintage.
3. Keep it simple
Sometimes, less is more. A budget remodel means that you may not be able to get everything that you want in the design. Consider keeping it as simple as possible by selecting the elements that will make the biggest statement and have the greatest impact. If you stick with white walls, simply put your money towards dark tiles and a handsome vanity.
Even if you are working within a small budget, you can make some big changes that will allow you to remodel the room and achieve a design that you will love. Bathroom design is ultimately influenced by individual tastes. Whilst masculine bathrooms can incorporate any of these common elements, the important thing is to be true to yourself and transform the space into the luxury bathing haven you desire.
4. Add nature
Nature, for anyone, adds an element of calm and peace to a bathroom. Dried flowers or leaves can add a more rustic appeal to a masculine wetroom. Likewise, succulents and plants that thrive in humidity perfectly complement wooden and earthy tones too, giving the bathroom a more refined appearance.
On the other hand, plants like a Swiss Cheese plant can make a wetroom seem like a more calming space, as well as being relatively low maintenance. If you’ve got limited to no sunlight, artificial plants can add a lot of visual variances to any space. Plants are a fantastic complement to any wetroom and they can improve the air quality in some cases!
5. Don’t be afraid to be different
Masculine style, whilst often defined by darker tones and clean lines, doesn’t have to be restricted to these rules alone. Always make your wetroom or bathroom your own as, ultimately, you’ll be the one using it. Whether you want masculine touches, such as darker tiles, or want to complement your copper fixtures with dark sinks, the choice is up to you!