How to make a statement with freestanding baths.

The bathroom is often a place where we retreat into a pleasant state of relaxation and take some much-needed time to ourselves. Whether it's our morning shower or daily skincare routine, we can all find a moment of peace in the bathroom. Having a bath is more of a rare indulgence, yet one we can enjoy without leaving the comfort of our own home.

If you’re renovating, building a fresh new space, or even just aching for a bathroom revamp, you might want to consider opting for a freestanding bath for an effortless touch of style and elegance.

Freestanding baths are the perfect mix of style and function - who says practical can’t also be beautiful? Give your bathroom a designer touch and look forward to a blissful bathing experience with a standalone bathtub.

While you may think a freestanding tub is a statement feature that only luxurious homes with large bathrooms can accommodate, there’s a huge variety of designs and sizes to fit almost any bathroom and budget. Although a shower is more likely to get used on a regular basis, bathtubs are an equally important part of bathroom design. A well-staged freestanding bath is a great way to create a space that feels decadent, making it an increasingly popular choice amongst homeowners for any modern bathroom.

A standalone bathtub can transform your bathroom into a more functional and enjoyable space, and the best part is - you’re spoilt for choice!

As the demand for freestanding and statement baths grows, so too does the range of options available. The style, shapes, and sizes available are in abundance, and we have the best of the best available for you to choose from.

Some of the different styles include:

  • Freestanding and Back to Wall
  • Corner model
  • Soaker model
  • Claw foot
  • Pressed steel

Here are some hot tips (and points of consideration) on how you can dress up your bathroom with a soak-worthy statement bathtub.

Flexible placement
The ‘freestanding’ advantage is a no-brainer when it comes to positioning within the bathroom -  it can of course go anywhere. However, you can use the architecture of your bathroom to help feature the bathtub and even accentuate the shape. Increase the aesthetic impact by drawing attention to your bathtub with structural elements such as beams, archways or nooks. 

Extra space
Not only does a standalone bathtub have the advantage of being more flexible in terms of positioning in a space, but it can also create the illusion of extra space. With the negative space around the bathtub, you can avoid a smaller bathroom feeling overcrowded or achieve a sleek and minimalist feel in a larger bathroom.

Opulent design
Extra space also allows for more opportunities to get creative with design in larger bathrooms. Why not accessorise the space around the bathtub with other features such as a mixer tap or create a seamless, uninterrupted look around your bath by choosing complementary tiles for the floors and walls? Backing or surrounding a statement bathtub with a unique and stylish tile is another great way to help it stand out.

Whether you opt for an organic and rounded shape like the Fienza Nero Matte White Cast Stone Bath, something more structured like this Halo Freestanding back to wall with fully integrated overflow or a more traditional Hamptons style bath like the TurnerHastings Titan Cast, a freestanding bath can truly set the tone for your spa-like space in the comfort of your own home.

Once you've experienced a beautifully designed freestanding tub, you'll never go back to an ordinary bath again. But be warned - you may never want to leave!