Bring the Outdoors Indoors
Dirt in your washroom is good! Question: Which room in your home is by nature a hot and humid atmosphere, the perfect environment for growing plants? All you need is a little light and you can turn that stark looking space into a luxurious tropical paradise with the addition of nature’s perfect natural accessory, plants. Be captivated by the colors and fragrances all year round. Got a green thumb, why not put it to use designing a botanical bathroom? Many moisture loving plants thrive in this wet environment and are well suited to this type of habitat.
Creating a garden theme in your washroom offers the bath renovator a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing way to spruce up a simple room with the contrast of lush greenery. Miss those warm sunny days? No matter what the season you can bring back memories of those lazy summer days with earthy colors and a garden palette to create an indoor getaway by cultivating a greenhouse in your lavatory.
And don’t worry you won’t be labeled a tree-hugger or “enviro-nut” because “eco chic” and organic living is finally becoming main stream. Creating a botanic shower room doesn’t even mean you have to live the green lifestyle or sell all your possessions and go off and join green peace.
The bottom line is if your only choice of greenery is a window box full of a few seedlings and you have this inbred desire to cultivate, then creating a aesthetically pleasing horticultural chamber may be just the escape you are looking for to express your inner most desires to create a peaceful oasis in your home.
The Perfect Room to Cultivate
The great thing about designing a botanical bath space is no matter what the size of the room, you have the perfect conditions necessary to create a lush indoor paradise, so you have no excuse not to adopt this emerging bath trend. Your daily morning shower provides welcomed wisps of steamy fog creating nurturing dew drops on the plant leaves.
Vegetation can be placed near a window sill or track lighting can provide high intensity illumination which can be adjusted to fulfill your agricultural needs. All things considered your washroom’s temperate atmosphere is the best place in your home to cultivate your plants.
So you have decided to put your green thumb to use after all “going green” is all the rage. The first question you may be asking yourself is which plants are best suited for this type of thematic bath? You have the option of having free standing potted plants such as citrus trees: including orange, lemon and lime saplings or you can create magnificent displays of “water hyacinth” in large glass vessels on a plant stand near a window.
Tantalize Your Senses
Plant aquariums are also available to display smaller vegetation in a controlled environment. Other moisture loving plants well suited for a botanical habitat include: jatropha as well as many different varieties of bromeliads and even orchids. The other benefit of creating a garden setting in your bathing area is the smell. Flowers and citrus trees produce fragrant blossoms that fill your bathroom with invigorating perfumes to tantalize your senses.
Be creative with your botanic environment, a bath mat made of moss would be the perfect addition to the garden theme. While accessorizing your inside garden you have to decide what to use as a suitable plant display stand; a re-purposed book shelf, converted chest vanity, sunken in-wall shelf or window sill are all interesting decorative choices. Just make sure to choose furniture that is durable and water resistant such as mahogany.
Color and Materials
For a contemporary look white porcelain fixtures offset by plastered yellow-orche walls and terra-cotta tiled floors with a natural hemp floor mat and citrus plants in the corner with herb topiaries by a large display window creates the perfect indoor setting for a retreat.
For best results when designing a leafy home spa, keep the space simple and uncluttered to complement the lush greenery, this in turn will create a sensual and sophisticated visually pleasing space. Consider using earthier textures for your room’s surfaces. Pay attention to design details such as color palette and materials. Earthy colors such as sunny walls, green tiles and brick colored tiled floors all contribute to give your plant display a sense of distinction.
A garden palette works best. Remember to keep darker colors on the floor. For materials, glazed multicolored terra-cotta tiles for the floor, Venetian plaster for the walls and glass mosaic tiles for the shower are a good combination to complement the garden hues of the bathroom’s leafy vegetation and create a spa-inspired retreat.
Designing a botanical bathroom is not only fun but in the process you can create the perfect indoor getaway filled with lush greenery that is not only “eco chic” but is fast becoming the preferred lifestyle option for trend setting couples.