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5 Parisian inspired bathroom ideas

Give your bathroom a touch of oh-la-la with our chic bathroom design ideas 

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1 Choose a freestanding bath

Forget practicality, a Parisian-style bathroom should be indulged in a good-looking freestanding bath – pick a contemporary, angular one, such as the Thornton bath for a modern home, or an alluring rolltop Slipper bath for more traditional spaces.

 

2 Add a console

Okay, so we said you should forget practicality, but we’ve changed our minds… A console basin is practical and rather dashing at the same time – and just what you’d find in the bathroom of a fashionably faded Parisian hotel. Our Vittone console comes in both his and hers versions and suits both contemporary and period bathrooms.

 

3 Go mad for marble

When it comes to flooring, think glamour, natural materials and muted shades. Our marble floor and wall tiles will transform your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinaire…

 

4 Max out on mirrors

The Parisians didn’t get their reputation for looking so good by hanging miniscule mirrors in their bathrooms – au contraire, their bathrooms are adorned with huge mirrors that make the room feel lighter and larger, too. We’ve got a large range of mirrors or you can pick up a gilt-framed one that says ‘French flea market’ at car boot sales and antiques markets.

 

5 Vamp up the accessories

Give your bathroom a touch of je ne sais quoi with some indulgent extras. We’re talking filmy curtains, large candlesticks, coloured glass bottles, pretty pots of bath salts, paintings and pictures… You can find lots of French style buys, such as this soap dish, at Dibor.

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