Create the Perfect Italian BathroomLee Johnson
Think of Italy, and you think of style. From marble palazzos to minimalist chic, Italy is the home of stunning interior design, and nowhere more than in the bathroom, where clean lines and natural finishes meet to create sheer luxury.
Dressing Your Walls
The Italian look is all about understated opulence, and that can be achieved in no better way than dressing your walls floor to ceiling in tiles in neutral hues with an understated, natural elegance. Opt for the Porcelanosa Rodano Caliza Ceramic Wall Tile with its subtly textured surface. Or try the same style but in taupe for a touch of subtle drama. Try offsetting details like mirrors with whimsical mosaics from the Original Style range to capture a hint of the splendour of a Roman villa. Or simply use the matching Porcelanosa Rodano Caliza floor tiles to create an all over look reminiscent of a wet room – what the French call a ‘douche Italienne’.
Bring Drama to Your Floors
Bring a hint of drama and dark glamour to your bathroom floor with a darker textured tile like the Porcelanosa Arizona Antracita or the deep, dark sheen of Ferroker or the Madison Antracita – think of stormy Italian beauties like Sophia Loren and Gina Lollabrigida. A darker floor will also make a classic white free standing bath pop. Or keep it light and classical, referencing the beautiful marbles and granites that Italy is famous for.
Keep it Clean
When choosing fixtures and fittings, browse the luxury Italian bathroom ranges for inspiration. Keep lines clean and classical with large vanity units and generous free standing baths. If you prefer a shower, then keep it minimal – a simple shower screen will give the right Italian minimalist luxe look. This style is boutique hotel bathroom with a twist: natural textures and deep pile bath towels, beautiful Italian hand-crafted soaps and toiletries displayed with care.
If you’re interested in creating this look in your own bathroom, Tile and Stone Online carry a huge selection of floor and wall tiles to help you achieve the perfect Italian bathroom – just contact us today to see how we can advise you.