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Moroccan Bathroom

Moroccan Bathroom

Creating A Moroccan Bathroom

When it comes to home design in the UK, French farmhouse, Tuscan villa and New England influences are very popular. However, for the bathroom, Morocco offers a blend of ethnic tradition and contemporary designs to create a luxurious, restful oasis filled with colour and light.

Moroccan design is essentially a mixture of North African, Arab and Mediterranean influences with an emphasis on colours, textures and shapes. When it comes to designing your Moroccan bathroom, your choices are limitless; it can be as elaborate or as simplistic as you wish.

Here are some ideas for creating a beautiful Moroccan bathroom.

Moroccan BathroomColours

Using a combination of vibrant and natural, earthy colours. Traditional Moroccan bathroom colours exude warmth and richness that reflect the dessert such as orange, red, yellow and rusty browns. These colours are often used in Moroccan building materials such as wall washes with hints of yellow and orange. If you like warm colours, search your spice rack for inspiration. Turmeric, cinnamon and ginger will give you an idea of ideal colour solutions.

Tiles

Mosaics painted in bright, vivid colours can be used for wall and unit tiles. The intricate and complex shapes and patterns are perfect for decorating your bathroom and balance well with neutral colour washes and textures.

Lighting

Ethnic lantern-styled wall lights look elegant, or opt for a central chandelier for a truly opulent look for your Moroccan bathroom.  Simple down lighters help to illuminate the colour and texture of the ceiling and walls. Install dimmer switches to set the mood.

Moroccan Bathroom

Shapes

Arches and curves are prominent features of Moroccan bathroom architecture. If you can’t incorporate them in the bathroom structure, use them  in mirror frames, furniture and the units. Curved steps leading up to an alcoved bath and vessel sinks work particularly well in this style of Moroccan bathroom.

Decor

Use pottery, candle lanterns and rose petal-filled bowls as decoration. Incorporate hints of gold in furnishings and blinds for a touch of luxury. If you have the space, finish the look with an over-stuffed ottoman covered in a rich-coloured fabric.

For an authentic, ethnic look, cover the walls in Tadelakt; a traditional Moroccan plaster that creates a smooth, seamless and waterproof finish. Choose from a range of natural, earthy colours to complement your fixtures and furnishings to create a feeling of light, space and warmth. 

For more information on Tadelakt, including our Moroccan bathroom services and further inspiration for Moroccan bathroom designs, contact us today or visit us online.

Tadelakt Bathroom

Tadelakt Bathroom

How To Create An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

With growing concern for the environment, home design needs careful thought in terms of water consumption, energy-efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Bathrooms are a major source of energy and water consumption, yet it’s a room that needs to be functional. If you’re planning a new bathroom then consider how you can effectively combine aesthetics while helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Here’s a few ideas for creating a beautiful, yet eco-friendly bathroom:

Low-Flow Fixtures

Toilets consume a high percentage of your household’s water; a dual flush toilet can reduce the need for so much water wastage by 30%. A dual flush fixture incorporates shorter flushes for liquids and a longer flush for solid waste.

A low-flow shower head can dramatically reduce the amount of water you use without compromising the shower pressure.

Windows

Windows provide natural ventilation, preventing moisture build-up which can eventually lead to mould and damp problems, while also providing natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial lighting.

Hot showers are mainly responsible for creating a steamy bathroom. Build your shower around a window to reduce the amount of condensation and eliminating the need for a ventilation system.

Other Lighting

If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, the next best thing is a skylight which is a great way of using natural light. If a skylight isn’t possible, consider installing a sun tunnel that passes from the roof to the ceiling, bringing natural light to dark and windowless rooms.

Use low energy LED lights and concentrate them around the vanity unit to limit the use of overhead lights.

Bath Tub

Claw foot baths are not only very popular, but their sloped design  means you can still enjoy a long soak while consuming less water.

Decorating

Recycled glass tiles and countertops create a fresh, clean and smooth surface, while making use of sustainable materials.

Use Tadelakt to plaster walls and ceilings; it’s a natural, lime-based material that is produced using the minimum amount of energy and without harmful chemicals.

Tadelakt is water and mould resistant and is sealed using a natural soap solution so it only needs to be cleaned with a sponge and water.

This incredibly eco-friendly plaster releases 80% less CO2 than cement based finishes and actually reabsorbs CO2 during its production, which means less damage to the environment.

Tadelakt creates a beautiful, natural finish to your bathroom while having minimum impact on the environment.

For more information on our range of Tadelakt finishes, contact Tadelakt UK today.

Tadelakt

Tadelakt

How To Maximise Your Bathroom Space

Creating a spacious and modern bathroom can be a difficult task. It’s a room we use everyday, but most UK bathrooms are small and cramped spaces.

However, with careful thought and planning there are ways to maximise the space you have, to create a beautiful, practical bathroom with a spacious feel.

TadelaktHere are some tips to make the most of your bathroom space to leave you with a relaxing haven that is functional, modern and stunning.

Storage

Enough storage is essential in a bathroom but finding ways to make everything fit can be tricky. If you are creating a new bathroom then add wall recesses for bottles. This is especially handy in the shower and stops you from constantly knocking them over, while keeping them easily within reach.

The space above the toilet is often wasted; use the space for shelving or cabinets.

Get rid of old radiators and install a heated towel rack instead. It will warm the bathroom and towels, helping to prevent moisture build-up while providing a space to hang damp towels.

Sink

A corner sink is a good solution for smaller bathrooms; a round vanity unit has smooth curves and is even more compact.

A narrow trough sink not only looks modern and sleek, it frees up floor space and gives your bathroom a more minimalist look. Wall mounted taps also create a minimalist feel without cluttering up the sink area.

TadelaktShower

A shower over the bathtub is an option for smaller bathrooms, otherwise consider getting rid of the bath altogether and installing a walk-in shower that runs the length of the wall. Curtains are cheap-looking and unhygienic, as they attract mould. Opt for a frameless, glass shower screen to open up the bathroom, reflect light and give the room a cleaner, more seamless look.

Tiling

Tile grouting absorbs dirt and moisture and is a breeding ground for bacteria. For a contemporary and hygienic alternative, use Tadelakt plaster. This Moroccan plaster creates a smooth, seamless surface that is waterproof and scratch resistant. It’s not only used to cover walls, ceilings and shower units, but can also be used to create stunning, contemporary bathtubs and sink units. Tadelakt is available in a range of colours and can give a smaller bathroom a modern, spacious feel without the need for grouting. Use in specific areas or use it to cover the entire bathroom, giving the room a seamless look. It can even be used as a floor covering.

For more information and inspiration, visit us online.

Tadelakt Bathroom

Bristol Tadelakt Bathroom

A cavernous, luxury bathroom development in Bristol. We custom matched the Moroccan plaster used in this project to the exact Farrow and Ball shade specified by our client.