How to Enhance Your Ensuite

Creating a well-designed bathroom extends far beyond fixture and tile selection. Though the foundational choices in the design are critical, the decisions you make while styling have the power to elevate your ensuite in a big way. In today’s post, we’re sharing five designer tips to help you enhance your ensuite!


Soaker tub moment seen in the Gatineau Modern project by Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Gatineau Modern, Leclair Decor


ESTABLISH A FOCAL POINT

It is important to prioritize certain elements over others when designing any space in your home. In a bathroom, we recommend creating a focal point with a custom vanity complete with unique hardware, high-impact lighting, and sizeable mirrors. Mixing metals and choosing dynamic pieces will also create moments in your space that your eyes will instinctively be drawn towards.


Custom Oak vanity design in a historic home in Westmount Montreal designed by Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Westmount Project, Leclair Decor

Statement vanity moment seen at the Pinefield project designed by Ottawa firm Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Pinefield, Leclair Decor


ADORN YOUR WALLS

Fill your walls with pieces that resonate with you and consider playing with scale if you're looking to create a focal point with the artwork in your bathroom. Whether big or small, artwork is also a sure way to add visual interest to space using colour, contrast, texture, and/or pattern. The elements introduced through art will soften and bring warmth to finishes like metal and stone that are often used in bathrooms and can feel less welcoming and even harsh at times.


Brass makes a statement here in Leclair Decor's Mapleview project

PHOTO: Mapleview, Leclair Decor

Moody dark shiplap walls and white clean tile contrast one another in this bathroom design by Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Portland Cottage, Leclair Decor


GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DETAILS

When creating a spa-like bathroom, it is important to think in layers. When decorating, combine layers of linens, soaps, and botanicals to achieve a serene and inviting space. Bringing an intentional and natural ambience to your bathroom design can be achieved by incorporating pieces that are soft to the touch, easy on the eyes, and thoughtfully arranged in groups to avoid clutter.


PHOTO: Gatineau Modern, Leclair Decor

Beautiful quartz countertops contrast a dark wood vanity design in this Los Angeles home seen in Leclair Decor's LA project

PHOTO: Los Angeles, Leclair Decor


INCLUDE TEXTURAL DETAILS

Whether you're working on a small powder room or a spacious ensuite, don't forget about incorporating types of texture into your bathroom design. For those who want to fully commit to texture, consider bolder choices like textured tiles, reeded glass, or slatted wooden details. A more versatile avenue to pursue when incorporating texture is through textiles for runners, shower mats, towels, and shower curtains. These elements can bring depth to a design and make a big impact in even the smallest spaces.


Cheerful wallpaper and cute accessories fill the shelves in the kid's bathroom. Bursting with colour the Gatineau Modern kids bath is the perfect balance of warm wood tones and soft blues.

PHOTO: Gatineau Modern, Leclair Decor

A serene bathroom escape in this warm modern design by Leclair Decor. Soft whites and warm oak compliments a historic home in Westmount Montreal.

PHOTO: Westmount Project, Leclair Decor


CREATE INTENTIONAL MOMENTS

Create relaxing moments throughout your space for the spa-like ambience you're aspiring towards. Bring a botanical arrangement to life on top of a stool, arrange your favourite soaps and products together on a tray, or hang a eucalyptus bunch in your shower. These small decorating tricks will cater to your senses and bring a serene and spa-like feeling to your bathroom!


Create relaxing moments throughout your space for the spa-like ambience you're aspiring towards. Bring a botanical arrangement to life on top of a stool, arrange your favourite soaps and products together on a tray, or hang a eucalyptus bunch in your shower.

PHOTO: Los Angeles, Leclair Decor

Riad textured tile makes a statement in this spa like ensuite bathroom seen in the Leclair Home. Beautiful brass fixtures and integrated lighting showcase this tiles natural texture

PHOTO: Leclair Ensuite, Leclair Decor



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