When people think mouldings they generally associate them with hallways, entry’s, living areas, doorway architraves and skirting boards, but one place the power of mouldings can transform a space from wow to “WOW” is in the bathroom.
With a small space like a bathroom, you can add architectural details which make a huge impact, without leaving your pockets empty. You can easily add sophistication and personality and create a beautiful space that will be unique and the envy of your friends.
We are often asked how to best use mouldings in a bathroom, so we have compiled some of our favourite bathroom designs and some tips on how to get the look in your home.
Add a Chair Rail & Wall Panelling
This bathroom is the epitome of classic and oozes a relaxed sophistication. The design is relatively easy to achieve by applying some simple wainscoting treatment to the walls, framing with a chair rail and skirting board and voila! you have an effortless styled bathroom like this.
Intrim CR19 Chair Rail, CR25 Inlay Mould and SK68A Skirting and Architrave has been used in this bathroom.
Add Wall Paper
If you’re really looking for drama, adding wallpaper above your wall panelling or wainscoting will give you a spectacular bathroom you can be proud of.
Make your windows POP
Choose a thick architrave with lots of detail to frame your windows and sill nosing to give more depth, and create a stand out feature.
Apply a Complete Wall Treatment
This look is on trend for 2018 and can be applied under a chair rail, or more popularly to the whole wall. This is relatively easy to DIY by affixing flat panels of wood vertically and horizontally to your bathroom walls and painting. You can try different timber widths (from chunky to fine) but remember to balance the size of the panels so that they are evenly spaced across the length and height of the room. Add a touch of colour for real impact. This bathroom also cleverly uses moulding to create a frame around the mirror.
Simply add Skirting
Instead of using the typical finish with a full wall of tiles, or a tile border as the skirting, why not try a skirting board to finish your look. This powder room adds details with the monochrome herringbone tile and a textured wallpaper, giving some breathing space between the two with a Intrim’s beautiful modern SK50 skirting board.
Add some Curves
If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful arch window, or you’re ready to tackle having one installed, a custom architrave will frame the window and draw the focus to the feature masterpiece in the space.