Boutique hotels have a timeless appeal, with bathrooms that feature a decadent style and make you feel like you’re surrounded by luxury. Aspiring to recreate these looks at home can seem intimidating due to the supposed expense involved. Yet, achieving this style in your own bathroom is easier than you think.

Here, brand communications manager and "sTile" consultant at Topps Tiles, Harriet Goodacre, provides advice and tips on how you can bring hotel opulence into your own home.

Brilliant Brass “Brass is a great material for accessories and fixtures, bringing a luxury and premium feel to your bathroom. It’s a mainstay at some of the fanciest hotels in the world and for good reason. Not only does brass provide a refined finish, but it also weathers well, making it a long lasting and durable choice.

"Try creating a deluxe style by pairing brass with marble to create a look that oozes sophistication. Our Carrara range is a brilliant white marble, with fine grey veins that brings timeless elegance to any interior space. Dark shades of navy blue can accentuate this further, adding an opulent finishing touch. Pair our Tile of the Year 2020, Syren Midnight Blue, to add a touch of Art Deco glamour to this look."

Bigger is better “Large format tiles offer a striking appearance that’s guaranteed to turn your head when you enter the room. Their considerable size provides a spacious feel to the space thanks to minimal grout lines. They also bring a decadence that is associated with the most premium of hotels.

“There’s plenty of variety in large format porcelain tiles as they are available in multiple effects, such as iconic types of marble. Coloured marble can provide greater variety such as emerald greens or an indulgent black.”

Making the most of the space you have “Hotel bathrooms strive to maximise the space that they have, aiming for a refreshing and luxurious feel. If you’re trying to be economical on space, explore subtle storage options to keep your bathroom neat and sleek.

“For instance, having a bowl basin resting atop a cabinet not only creates a simple and elegant look but, also provides additional storage for toiletries allowing for that pristine hotel style."


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