Thursday, April 8, 2010

Revisiting Roman And Greek Bath Houses

if there's an omnipresence in history books, it's the impressive structures of Greek and Roman influences. Up to this day, their impact on modern architecture is incomparable. Their bath houses are a force to reckon with, boasting of amazing designs, grand appearance and in our modern times, timeless appeal. You can add a touch of Greek and Roman influence to your bathroom for that classic bath house feel.

Add space to your bathroom. With this, you can now have your own private "pool" through an oversized tub reminiscent of the bath houses' washing pot of the Roman times. Marble floorings and fixtures are recommended as well as faucets and handles in copper materials. Copper is less expensive than gold but nevertheless as effective in creating the Mediterranean theme.

Create seclusion by decorating with potted plants of all sizes. This technique will truly make you feel as if you are in an outdoor bath house. Next use soft white linens for any curtains that may be necessary. Make sure these are loose and flowing. A design like this will be relaxing and adds a natural feel to the room.

Decorative items should ideally go with the theme. Essential oils, bath salts, big bottles and jars can add to the Roman/Greek-inspired bath house while also giving sophistication to the space. You will have atypical items that you don't just see in public bathrooms or other people's bathroom for that matter. Visit flea markets, thrift shops and antique stores for unique finds.

In order to keep everything organized while giving more decors, use items that are functional but look good with the theme. Urns for example can contain the plants and towels. Big bottles with sophisticated handles can store bath salts, creams and other personal items. Hygiene essentials can be put in antique-inspired containers for the ancient Roman and Greek look.

This ancient design theme will make your bathroom so unique. Where else can you find a place that is reminiscent of the early times bath houses? The romantic look for the bathroom is a surprising yet impressive interior.