Bring your Bathroom Design Back to Nature

Spring is underway, and most of us are starting to spend more time outdoors.  Whether you are enjoying the longer evenings by going for a walk or getting your garden ready for summer, spring has a way of bringing us back to nature.  So why not re-create this sense of calm and rejuvenation in your home by bringing a bit of nature into your bathroom design, using our tips here. 

Natural Materials

There are a wide array of natural materials that can be included in your bathroom design, including stone, marble, limestone, reclaimed wood, bamboo, pebbles, and much more.  Natural materials have a wonderful way of adding texture and natural color variations without being too elaborate.  They go with almost any style bathroom renovation, and evoke a sense of natural calm.  What more could you ask of your bathroom design!

Natural materials can be expensive so you may decide to include them throughout your bathroom or just in one section to create a focal point, depending on your budget.  For example, a stone tile floor can be expensive, but provides a timeless, sophisticated look.  Using pebbles brings the serenity of nature into your bathroom design, especially when combined with wood.  This can be seen in the Asian-influenced bath pictured here with an extra deep feature tub surrounded by river rocks and warm cedar wood. 

Bathroom design with extra deep feature tub surrounded by river rocks and warm cedar wood.

Bathroom design with extra deep feature tub surrounded by river rocks and warm cedar wood.

Nature-Inspired Color Schemes

Many of the popular colors for bathroom design are inspired by nature, since they tend to be relaxing colors that leave you feeling clean and refreshed.  Natural earth tones like cream, beige, brown, and grey bring you back to nature and provide continuity with the tones of your natural materials.  You might consider adding a splash of color to these neutral shades like a calm green or a cool blue.

Let the Natural Light Shine

A lighting design is an important part of any bathroom renovation, and including natural light is a great way to bring the rejuvenating feeling of natural sunshine into your bathroom.  If you are lucky enough to have private, beautiful views from your home, make the most of it by including big picture or greenhouse style windows.  Position your bathtub near the window and enjoy the view and natural light while soaking in the tub. 

Bathroom design with clear, frameless glass shower with rainfall showerhead.

Bathroom design with clear, frameless glass shower with rainfall showerhead.

Even if you do not have private views you can still include high windows or glass block to maintain your privacy while allowing natural light.  There are also blinds that roll up instead of down allowing you to keep light flowing from the top of the window while bathing in privacy.  Another way to ensure natural light flows through your space is by keeping things as open as possible inside the bathroom.  An open style shower design or a clear, frameless glass shower allows natural light to shine through.  Top this off with a rainfall shower head like the one pictured here for a truly relaxing experience.

Incorporating nature into your bathroom design can be as simple as a nature-inspired color scheme or using loose stones for decoration.  Or, it can be as extensive as exclusively using natural materials throughout your bathroom renovation with plenty of natural light and beautiful, private views.  You decide how much room you have in your budget and what natural elements fit your style.  For more bathroom ideas visit our bathroom design gallery or contact us today!