Botanically Inspired Paradise

A few years ago we wrote an article about jungle inspired bathrooms (linked here if you’d like to check it out) and it was really well received. The enduring popularity of the jungle/botanical/nature trend has prompted us to revisit the topic with a fresh perspective and new ideas. Given that some of the original featured tiles are no longer available, we believe it's about time for an updated article to keep you all in the loop.

Botanically Inspired Paradise

Firstly, it’s probably worth looking at why bathrooms featuring botanical inspired, statement tiles are still a popular choice. We believe customers favour this trend because of the ability to blend aesthetics with a sense of the outdoors and tranquillity in a space that they can relax and unwind. Creating a natural ambiance evokes nature's beauty and lushness, and by bringing in elements like tropical plants, vibrant foliage, and earthy textures, it makes a calming and refreshing atmosphere. A perfect solution for offering an escape from the every day, mundane stresses. Botanical and nature themes allow for unique and visually striking designs in your home. Bold patterns, oversized leaves, colourful flowers and exotic elements like bamboo or wooden accents, create an intriguing atmosphere, setting these bathrooms apart from more traditional designs.

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Our new Folia collection fits the bill perfectly with its botanical and jungle decorative motifs and tasteful colour schemes. These 60x120cm tiles are bold and striking with a repeat pattern designed for continuous surfaces. Elements are accentuated with spot finishes, glossy highlights and textured edging around flowers and leaves. These large format showstoppers work wonderfully with some of our simpler, yet exquisite contemporary, stone effects such as Coniston and Windermere. The contrast between the natural, earthy tones against the vibrant botanical and jungle elements in the collection work wonderfully.

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We unfortunately live in a world which is increasingly disconnecting from nature, nature-themed bathrooms offer a way to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. The presence of plants and natural elements adopts a connection with the natural world, even in an indoor setting, and there’s no denying that soothing greenery and organic features, promote a sense of calmness and serenity. We are very lucky to be located very close to the sea and less than an hour away from the Lake District, so we know all too well how breath-taking nature is and how much of a good feeling it evokes, why not bring that into your home if you can? Earthy tones have a soothing and grounding effect on our psyche, making them an excellent choice for creating a calming atmosphere in the home.

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Stone effect tiles authentically replicate the look and texture of natural stone, capturing the organic beauty and earthy allure of quarried materials. Our Elysian collection is one of many stone effect tiles that sits alongside these lush, vibrant statement tiles in harmony. Minimal in look, yet rich in surface and realistic detail, Elysian’s delicate replication of natural stones bring a warmth and tranquillity to a room.

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Ultimately, the popularity of these bathrooms lies in their ability to create a captivating, natural, and relaxing environment that allows people to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, even if just for a moment while taking a refreshing shower or soaking in the bath. What better way to work some natural elements into a bathroom than by using wood effect tiles. The prints used on wood effects now are that realistic they are often mistaken for the real thing, take our Grizedale collection for instance, featured below alongside one of the Folia collection. Using wood effect in a bathroom is another great way of incorporating nature into a space whilst exuding an aura of opulence and sophistication. Each tile bears the intricate details of natural wood grain, meticulously replicated to capture the essence of premium timber, without the expense and upkeep of real wood and the durability and moisture resistance of tiles.

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Leafy, floral, jungle tiles can effectively transform a bathroom, offering visual appeal, relaxation, and practicality all in one. Whether used as a feature wall, shower backsplash, or flooring, these tiles can elevate the ambiance of the bathroom and create a luxurious spa-like experience for users. If that’s not enough to have you craving a botanical, tropical retreat, then we don’t know what is? 


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