Turning over a new leaf in bathroom interior design
This year bathrooms are seeing the continuation of space saving ideas and cost efficiency. Bathrooms are also continuing to lean towards a personal spa experience rather than just a place to wash and clean your teeth.
Colours Inspired by Nature
Light colours which reflect the natural light are ideal for bathrooms with hints of leafy green, or oceanic blues as accents and accessories.
Patterns and Prints
Today the trend for an abundance of patterned tiles has diminished, pattern is introduced via via window dressings or a stencil effect of floral sprigs or branches on a plain wall. Towels with a patterned trim are also an effective, yet subtle way of introducing pattern into plain bathrooms.
Wood effect flooring is being used to bring a warmth to bathrooms to compliment wooden blinds and bring a natural look to compliment white baths and basins.
It's a little difficult to up-cycle in today's fitted bathroom unless you use wicker style baskets for storage as most of us don't want to use anything second-hand in such personal rooms. However, if you have a large bathrooms there are plenty of ways to up-cycle and you can even find Victorian hand basin and old styled free standing baths in salvage yards if this is your interior design style. Those who love retro can also scour salvage and second-hand shops for coloured bathrooms suites in avocado green or tan!
Replacing baths for showers is probably the most energy efficient way to consciously make an effort to reduce water consumption and lower fuel bills. This year baths or half baths are 'out' and being replaced with energy efficient power showers for a spa styled cleansing experience. Use thermal lined bathroom blinds to help keep your bathroom warm during the colder months.
Of course this trend is a must in the bathroom. However, it doesn't mean you should leave your taps running to be on-trend!
Get the Style
Do away with fitted carpet and replace with faux bois flooring, tiles or stone. For comfort and to reduce slip hazards buy rugs direct from retailers who specialise in bathroom rugs as these should have an anti-slip backing and be made from fast drying materials. If space allows try using ready made curtains uk in a sheer lightweight fabric to compliment your blinds to bring a refreshing and soft look to your bathroom window.