If you’ve decided to take the plunge (no pun intended) and buy a freestanding bathtub, you may be wondering which style of tub will best work for your luxury bathroom space. Freestanding bathroom furniture certainly is a sign of good taste, but choosing exactly which tub suits your particular style of interior design flair can, nevertheless, be a challenge. This guide will take you through just some of the various options available to help you pick the perfect standalone tub for you.
Oval freestanding bathtubs
By far the most popular style of freestanding tub is the oval style. That’s because its qualities are just so versatile. An oval tub is just as at home in a cosy boho bathroom, paired with a beautiful freestanding cabinet, as it is in a contemporary minimalist space.
No matter how many times you decide to redesign your bathroom around it, the oval bathtub will never go out of style. Its elegance will stand the test of a hundred fashions and – if you buy it in the right material, like solid surface, which comes with a lengthy warranty – so will its durability.
Angled freestanding bathtubs
If you’re the kind of person who luxuriates in the bath until their fingertips shrivel up, you’re going to want to consider investing in an angular freestanding tub. One that’s angled at the head end giving you that extra support and comfort, in other words.
Angled bathtubs just demand relaxation. Feet propped at one end, back curved, head laid back at the other. Pop a glass of champagne on a side table, light a candle and don’t step out until your every last stress of the day has drifted away.
Contemporary freestanding bathtubs
Not everyone who buys a freestanding bathtub wants the neo-classical or hyper-minimalist feel to their bathroom development. Some of us love the sheer now-ness of the latest in bathroom design – and we deserve just the same opportunities to sink into the baths of our dreams.
Contemporary freestanding tubs give you all the same sense of grandeur and flamboyance as their classic counterparts, but they also come with a sense of daring, innovation and uniqueness that will help to set your bathroom renovation well and truly apart.
Rectangular freestanding bathtubs
Today’s minimal bathrooms are havens of simplicity where the sound of water reflected off the surfaces creates an echo that just intensifies the relaxing effect. And it is in those environments where you’re most likely to find the clean lines of a rectangular bathtub.
Contemporary Minimalism differs from its 20th Century counterpart in that many of the curves that defined the nevertheless clean-lined style of Mid-Century Modernism have been replaced by an even sharper, even harder, even more clinical approach to luxurious linearity.
Inspired by the Japani style and featured in some of the world’s most luxurious bathrooms, a rectangular tub will bring an instantaneous sense of peace to your private space.
Footed freestanding bathtubs
The clawfoot bathtub is, often, the first type we imagine when we think of a freestanding tub. Yet it can be a rather inflexible choice in the sense that it is very much rooted to boho and eclectic interior design, coming as it does out of the late 19th Century.
An elevated bathtub does, however, still feel like the most luxurious of all the different styles of freestanding tub. Which is why the top end of today’s luxury bathtubs have found more simplistic, minimalistic approaches to lifting the tub off the ground.
Materials like solid surface and Corian®, which can be shaped in continuous, seamless pieces, allow designers to continue the curve of the main body of the surface into the very feet themselves. This creates the same sense of opulence afforded to the Victorian bathroom, but without the same disruptive level of decoration.
Curved freestanding bathtubs
Whenever you see a freestanding bathtub in an advertisement for an opulent product (let’s say a luxury chocolate bar), the curved freestanding tub is the style you’re most likely to see. That’s because they signify our most basic ideas of what it means to have a luxury bathroom. They symbolise privacy, intimacy, freshness, cleanliness and opulence all at the same time.
A stunning, curved bathtub denotes both the height of good taste and true devotion to self-care. As decorative as they are functional, the sweeping lines of a curved tub will add a permanent ornamental quality to your luxury remodel.
Black freestanding bathtubs
Luxury is a quality that is hard to define. Beautifully designed, built to last and made from the best materials? Absolutely. But what about colour? What about the lavishness afforded to a product by the richness of its tones and the drama of its aesthetic impact?
If that’s what you’re looking for from your freestanding bathtub, you might be best advised to invest in the most dramatic of all the freestanding styles – a black bathtub. From the matt simplicity of Deep Nocturne Corian® to the abundant swirls of Marquina marble, black is very much back in the world of bathroom design. That’s because it’s as elegant as it is daring and will really take your remodelling project to a whole new level of luxuriousness.
Whichever style of freestanding tub you choose, one thing is highly likely: that you’ll never regret it. With a freestanding bath in your home—alongside your freestanding basin and standalone cabinetry—your bathroom is set to be the best room in the entire space.