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Bringing the Outside In: Achieving a Summertime Bathroom

Bringing the outside in is not only great for your mood, it’s also bang on trend. Here's how to liven up your bathroom with the beauty of the natural world.

From cute little cactus pots to liven up your desk, to enormous tropical plants that transform your living room into a miniature version of the Amazon rainforest, bringing the outside in to your home benefits the mind, body and soul. This has become the norm in other areas of the home, but what about the bathroom? In this article, we'll explore simple and affordable bathroom upgrades to create a beautiful and calming space. 

Bringing the outside in... What on Earth are we on about? 

We all know the benefits that getting out and about in nature brings, and we're here to tell you how to create those feelings in your bathroom too! 

Spruce up your bathroom for summer with greenery, natural colours and patterns, and a range of different textures. It’s the best way to give your bathroom that spa like feeling - and you don’t have to spend a whole load in the process. 

Ready to add some sunshine and nature to your home? Check out our top product picks, as well as some of our favourite natural bathroom ideas. 

Let’s Start with the Plants

Plants offer a harmonious environment while also bringing health and wellness benefits. Let's take a look at some of the best plants for bathrooms. 

Seriously Stylish Spider Plants

While the last thing you want in your bathroom is something with the word ‘spider’ in it, but these beauties are as far from our 8-legged friends as you can get. 

Spider plants look beautiful in a well-lit room, and have a whole range of benefits for your physical and mental health. They remove carbon monoxide from the air so they’re beneficial even in the steamiest of bathrooms. 


These do take a little maintenance (watering a couple of times a week), however, and they need to be in medium light, so if you don’t fancy yourself as much of a gardener, you might want to opt for a bathroom plant you can forget about! Let's look at the aloe vera or snake plant... 

The Queen of Succulents: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera plants are relatively fuss-free. These beautiful plants are difficult to kill (not that we’ve tried) which make them perfect if you need a gentle introduction to plant ownership.


Aloe Vera plants are great to look at and have a range of healing properties - including soothing cuts, rashes, and pesky sunburn. They’re also very low maintenance - happy in humid bathrooms and just needing one water each week in the summer. 

Sassy Snake Plants

Brighten your bathroom with a snake plant if you don’t have much natural light. These can survive in low light conditions and require very little water in bathrooms, as the air is usually humid enough to keep them healthy. Snake plants are seriously easy to maintain and look great in smaller bathrooms or ensuites. 


Fancy filling your bathroom with pretty greenery and turning it into a peaceful, rainforest-inspired paradise? Our friends over at Drench have put together a blog with their top plants for bathrooms, complete with all you need to know about keeping them alive and healthy.

Natural Woods

If you want to take your natural bathroom design to the next level, you need some light and dark woods. These can give a more rustic appeal to your bathroom furniture, and will look gorgeous in any modern, Scandi-themed bathroom design. We have various wood finishes available from light oak, to driftwood or graphite oak. 

We love these ideas to bring that natural touch into your space. Bathroom wall panels and vanity units like those below offer a simple and affordable way to achieve this look. 

Rainfall Shower Heads

Ah, the rainfall shower head! Feel as though you’re in the midst of the Amazon rainforest with these beauties - minus the creepy crawlies and wild animals! These are seriously luxurious and  a long soak under a rainfall shower head has the magical ability to transform your morning from zero to hero! Check out our favourite designs below.

Magical Waterfall Taps

Waterfall taps are a small but effective touch when it comes to natural bathroom design. The cascading water is beautiful to look at, giving your bathroom that spa-like feel while making washing your hands a moment of peace and quiet - as opposed to a chore! 

We have a huge range of stunning waterfall taps available just waiting to be paired with a natural vanity unit or sink. Check them out right here, and have a look at a few of our favourites below.

Exotic and Stone-Inspired Shower Walls and Floors - Go All Outdoorsy

Get even closer to nature with some exotic leaf patterns or tropical wallpapers. If you fancy going all out, the whole interior can be covered, or if you’d like to keep things a little more understated, opt for just a feature wall. 


It’s not all about the bathroom plants when it comes to bringing the outdoors in; natural stone bathroom design is seriously trendy and brings some luxury to the room. Stone shower trays coupled with a rainfall shower head will have you feeling as though you’re showering under a waterfall - and what a way to start the day that would be!

Let's take a peek at some of our greatest hits below.

Some Luxurious Lighting

Illuminated mirrors will add a natural glow to your bathroom, while making getting ready in the morning a pleasant experience - as opposed to one you dread! Luxurious lighting will open up your bathroom even once the sun’s gone down, and are one of the best ways to bring your natural bathroom to life. 

Let's take a peek at some of our best sellers below.

As Natural as They Come

Enjoyed our top tips for transforming your bathroom into an outdoorsy haven? Get closer to nature with some of our bathroom ideas and products, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you have. We love hearing your natural bathroom design ideas - please let us know if you have any top tips of your own!

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