Have you ever wanted to create a moody and dark bathroom? These style of bathrooms can easily make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a spa! Get the design basics right, with great lighting solutions, and you’re on to a winner. Moody bathrooms are commonly associated with using dark finishes, and while that is largely true, you can create a moody bathroom using lighter finishes as well – it’s all in the textures of the materials and lighting!
In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a moody bathroom in your home!
What Makes a Bathroom Moody?
A moody bathroom can be recognized in a few different ways. Firstly, through dark materials and lots of texture (as featured in the mood board above), this is probably the most common moody bathroom look but isn’t the only way! If you prefer lighter materials in your bathroom, you can still create a moody bathroom by being creative with the lighting and ensuring there’s lots of texture through the tile choice. Use LED strip lighting to your advantage, keep them on a separate circuit from the main lighting so you can have mood lighting!
The history of bathrooms dates back even further than you may think, the first of which dates back to 3000 B.C. They weren’t originally used with hygiene in mind, however, water has strong religious values and it’s thought that this is the main introduction of bathrooms.
By the 1800s, bathrooms were often wood-paneled rooms with hand painted porcelain tiles and if you were rich, the vanity unit was a piece of bedroom furniture. Plumbing didn’t become commonplace until the early 1900s when a porcelain bowl and jug were used as the basin and faucet.
Since then, bathroom design has come a long way! From hand painted tiles and colored bathtubs, it’s amazing to see lots of different styles of bathroom design.
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