One of the biggest interior design trends of 2021 is bringing the outdoors, in! Following almost a year of us all spending a lot more time at home, interiors have started to reflect our desire to get back outside, with bathrooms, in particular, taking on a new nature-inspired aesthetic.
At Pietra, this particular trend is one that we know our products are designed for. From our use of high quality materials for our range of marble baths and marble basins to our selection of accessories perfectly crafted to give the illusion of a luxurious spa, it’s easy to create a space inspired by nature.
We’ve asked our bathroom design team for their top picks for bringing the outdoors into your bathroom.
What Is A Nature-inspired Bathroom?
Nature-inspired doesn’t have to mean including house plants in every nook and cranny or littering your surfaces with wooden accessories, rather, it’s recreating the serene, tranquil atmosphere that many people relate to being immersed in the great outdoors.
Spas, retreats and hotels all call on and tap into this feeling when designing their havens for relaxation, ensuring that their visitors and inhabitants leave feeling suitably soothed and pampered.
Whether it’s the colours used in the decor, aromatherapeutic techniques or the sense of calm and peace that can be achieved through minimalist design, there’s so much more that goes into achieving a successful nature-inspired bathroom.
Now that we know what attributes can amount to a bathroom that’s inspired by nature, let’s explore some of the techniques and materials that’ll help you achieve this look.
Marvel At The Natural Beauty Of Marble
One of the most luxurious of all the natural materials, marble has been widely used to convey opulence as well as a natural aesthetic since the times of Ancient Rome.
Formed under the earth’s surface, marble is a metamorphic rock that is commonly found in limestone and dolomite. It’s characteristic veins, swirls and colours are caused by mineral impurities such as clay, iron oxides, sand and silt, and it’s these patterns that are unique to each slab of marble, meaning that no two pieces are the same.
By incorporating this character-filled, quality marble into your home, you’re ensuring that your bathroom benefits from a truly individual feature that denotes the influence of nature. Our stunning Pietra range features high-quality and expertly hewed marble baths, basins and countertops that allow you to give a nod to nature in the most magnificent of ways.
Make Your Bathroom Open and Airy
Opening up your bathroom and allowing the space to breathe is a sure-fire way to successfully achieve a nature-inspired look.
One means of doing so is to think about factoring in a walk-in shower or wet room to achieve that feeling of openness and optimum luxury with dramatic results. Combined with a stunning waterfall shower head, simply close your eyes and you’ll be transported to a tranquil jungle bathing spot or your favourite exotic 5-star resort.
You can also think about including simple-yet-effective storage to keep the energy in your bathroom space flowing and surfaces free from clutter. The likes of our marble vanity units are simple, sleek and stylish, meaning that they’re able to effectively tread the line between contemporary aesthetics and the uncanny ability to blend with nature-inspired decor.
Stir The Senses With Finishing Touches
The final step to injecting your bathroom with nature-inspired touches is those all-important finishing articles.
Plants are the obvious inclusion here, providing flashes of colour, aiding in purifying the air and effortlessly bringing in elements of the outdoors. It’s important that you look for plants that prefer humid conditions and will thrive in your bathroom space; the likes of aloe vera, spider plants, monstera, ferns and bamboo all work brilliantly in this environment.
It’s not just plants that provide the perfect natural finish, the addition of scented candles, incense and essential oils all go a long way to setting your nature-inspired bathroom off. Relaxing scents such as lavender, jasmine and ylang-ylang help wash your space with the notes of nature and create the ultimate luxurious bathroom experience.
For more expert advice, take a look at the rest of our blog for more tips and design help from our team.