Classic, timeless, elegant… Just three of the many admiring words one could use to describe the icon that is Queen Elizabeth ll – who is marking her 70th year in service. Here at Mira, we are feeling particularly inspired by the Platinum Jubilee. From the comforting sense of heritage and tradition to the admirable glamour and beauty – it’s exciting to think of ways this elegantly regal style could be applied to (what should be) the most luxurious room in every house… the bathroom.
The good news is, creating the look of traditional period design in the modern bathroom is much easier than you might think – no royal interior designer required. Simply adding a few timeless touches can transform a bathroom into a truly opulent space fit for royalty.
Read ahead as we share five simple ways you can achieve the decadent glamour reminiscent of past centuries in your own modern bathroom.
When it comes to capturing the regal look in your bathroom, the first thing to keep in mind is to select designs that are not just highly aesthetic - but also functional. Look for showers with classic designs for that traditional charm, and the sophistication to allow for all the key features you could want from a modern washroom. Our Virtue and Realm ranges were created with these exact requirements in mind. You can enjoy the incredible benefits of modern technology, in a beautifully curated space. Now that’s luxury, fit for a Queen’s bathroom.
Receive the ‘royal wash’
Whether you’re starting your day with an invigorating shower or winding down with a post-work soak, equipping your bathroom opens an opportunity to make your washing experience feel deliciously decadent. Mira Mode Maxim creates an immersive shower experience thanks to its luxurious deluge showerhead, featuring Mira CloudCore™ technology. For a truly personalised and therapeutic experience, you can switch between four unique hand shower sprays (Saturate, Soak, Stimulate and Soothe). Whatever your mood, we have the Mode to match it.
Maximise your space
No matter the size of your bathroom, maximising the space is key. A walk-in shower provides that luxurious experience you might get from a walk-in wardrobe: they’re visually impactful, brilliantly spacious, and undoubtedly elegant. The real beauty here is that walk-in showers give a more continuous appearance. This makes them a perfect option for smaller spaces as there is no need for a normal shower enclosure, which can add unnecessary bulk. Frameless glass panelling, like our Mira Leap walk-in enclosure, allows for more natural light to be let in – creating the illusion of a larger bathroom and sanctuary in your very own home.
From start to finishings
For the ultimate luxe look, think about the finishings you go for. Whether your eye is drawn to the understated luxury of chrome, or the distinctive period feel that brushed nickel captures – choosing a finish that will stand the test of time and complement the other components in your bathroom is key for achieving that eye-catching aesthetic. Whatever your personal taste, the Mira Opero Dual is available in both tones and feature a symphony of spray modes across the luxurious showerhead. To accentuate the regal appeal to your new bathroom design, tiling in classic marble or tasteful patterns adds interest to the space. These work harmoniously to create a bathroom experience that makes ‘me-time’ feel truly precious to you.
The final flourish
Once you have the fundamentals of your fabulous bathroom covered, picking out charming accessories is the perfect way to add those finishing regal touches to your sanctuary. It goes without saying that the core components are the real ‘statement’ pieces of the bathroom and allowing them to take centre stage is important when considering your accessories – think uncluttered simplicity. So, where to start? Whilst not being the most obvious place to hang art, you can easily reflect the grand hallways of mansion houses in your own bathroom by featuring tasteful artwork that complements the rest of the space. A few of our other favourite ways to add instant opulence include pillar candles in antique holders, fresh-cut flowers in vases, atmospheric lighting with chandeliers, and a single glass shelf to display your very best ‘self-care’ products. You can have fun here - and if in doubt, just ask yourself: ‘What would HRH think?’