The interior design world is awash with the term bathscaping at the moment, so we thought we’d dip a toe in and find out more.
This rise in popularity to create a beautiful bathroom sanctuary might be due to many of us spending more time at home during lockdown, having spare money from missing out on holidays, or needing a calm place to unwind and relax. Let’s face it, even if you’re more of a shower person, you can’t beat the occasional long soak in the bath.
When it comes to the stats, the search term ‘Bathroom’ on the Direct Tile Warehouse website is up 136% from last year. According to Drench, 47% of Brits are making their bathroom modern, and 1 in 4 customers are upgrading their bath or separating it from the shower.
What is bathscaping?
Just like landscaping involves making a piece of land more attractive by adding foliage and ornamental features, bathscaping simply means sprucing up the area around your bath. This could be by adding accessories, storage or soft furnishings.
The beauty of bathscaping is that, unlike a bathroom renovation, it doesn’t need to cost a lot, so you can refresh the look every few years. You can buy wonderful accessories from soft furnishing retailers, find bespoke pieces from local craftspeople or scour eBay for bespoke vintage delights.
Stylish and functional are the bathscaping keywords to bear in mind so that your bathroom is an oasis of bliss but everything you need is to hand. Especially that cup of tea or glass of wine!
Relocate your bath mat
A very simple place to start on your bathscaping adventure is to move your bath mat. Try taking it off the floor and draping it over the bath, radiator or towel rail. This will instantly add interest and texture to your room. Not only will this look great, but it also gives your mat the chance to air and collect fewer germs or mildew.