There are few spaces in the home that have experienced such a shift in approach over recent years as the bathroom. This essential but once uninspiring part of the home has evolved into an inviting, nurturing and beautiful room that not only echoes, but elevates a building’s overall aesthetic.
We have seen the introduction of colour and pattern, celebrated the reimagining of basins, baths and tapware, and even embraced concepts of sustainability and smart technology. But as we enter a new decade, what next?
Bathroom design will continue to evolve, amplifying spaces both big and small to new levels of style, comfort and functionality. Think fresh, energised colours, dynamic patterns, unexpected materials and smooth, sleek lines in everything from bowls and bathtubs to tiles and towel rails.
The options are greater than ever, but they can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’re on hand to guide you through it.
A trend that has gone from fashion and food into fixtures and fittings; there is no doubt the vintage fused with the contemporary is the look to love in bathrooms. It can suit a variety of tastes, whether channelling art deco with geometric tiles and oodles of black and gold, or within the brights, neons and florals popularised in the later 20th century. These styles serve to add warmth and depth to the cold technology of the modern home.
Ensures the bathroom provides an escape from the chaos of modern life, delivering an area of calm efficiency. In a nod to the Japanese aesthetic and its emphasis on ‘kanso’ (simplicity), it’s about making the best use of space and letting the essentials not only sing, but tell their stories.
Your mother might have told you mixing stripes and spots is a fashion no-no, but the rulebook is out the window, as patterns stand proudly side-by-side. This year you’ll find new shapes and textures in every aspect of bathroom design, not least in tapware, and there is a new appreciation of the dynamism that comes with bringing these patterns together.