Above: Natural finishes, such as a wooden floor, and tactile surfaces, like an oak washbasin, will energise your bathroom space. If you’re not lucky enough to command views of a private garden at the back of your bathroom, which allows natural light to flood in, you can add a selection of leafy potted plants to your room to soften the look and bring a touch of the outside in. ‘An abundance of natural light is not only ideal for applying makeup and shaving, but it also helps to add a spa-like feel to your bathroom,’ says Brent Hudson, marketing and products director at Geberit. ‘By bringing nature into your bathroom you enhance the feeling of relaxation and tranquility, creating a room that is the ideal antidote to the modern, frenetic lifestyle.’ The iCon double washbasin in Natural Oak with four drawers is £513, Geberit Below Made from Lucite acrylic, the Cove bath is £1,795, Water Baths of Ashbourne 


Below Left: This head-turning scheme will add a touch of boutique hotel beauty to your bathroom. To get the look, choose a dark colour for the walls that acts as a dramatic backdrop for characterful fixtures and fittings. ‘By introducing the trend through deep colours in wall shades and tiles you’ll be able to embrace the dark and moody look without having to commit to it long term,’ says Faye Froy, marketing manager at Clearwater Baths. ‘Combining tones of deep greens, dark charcoal and mocha hues works particularly well, especially offset against crisp white ceramicware and high-shine chrome taps.’ Made from a fusion rich in milled sedimentary stone, the Uno ClearStone bath, priced £2,195, and is shown here alongside floorstanding Crystal bath filler taps on stand pipes in chrome, £719, from Clearwater Baths


Above Right: Choose a statement bath as your centrepiece with a unique and eye-catching shape and you’ll be half way to executing this look. Angular lines in floor tiles, tap stands, mirrors and vanity units will contrast beautifully with a curvaceous bath, toilet or washstand. Opt for cool tones of greige and white to complete the look. ‘The Italians have been softening the lines of their designs for a number of years, rounding off corners and introducing curves into sanitaryware and bathroom accessories,’ says Jane Gilchriest, director at Alternative Bathrooms. ‘Manmade materials have encouraged this trend as they are fabricated like sculptures and, unlike traditional pottery, are easy to make into extravagant shapes, giving the designers new freedom to experiment with form and function.’ The Vanity freestanding bathtub in white Cristalplant by Mastella is a sophisticated way to add natural, organic style to your room. It’s £5,885, from Alternative Bathrooms


Below Left An instant way to add interest and liven up your bathroom suite is to play around with pattern in wall and floor tiles. Stick to no more than three colours in one scheme to avoid the room looking too busy. ‘Hexagons are big news now and can bring modern geometric style to the bathroom,’ says Victoria Hemelaer, product manager at Avenue Floors. ‘The key here is to make sure the hexagon you choose isn’t too big in relation to the size of your bathroom, or it will look out of place.’  Goldie from the Ultimate Expressions cushion vinyl collection at Avenue Floors costs from £23 per sq. m. This cushion vinyl comes in sheet format, is slip-resistant, easy to clean and warm underfoot

Above Right Adding a touch of black to your room scheme to add depth to a neutral palette is a popular trick for many interior designers in the know. Including just the right amount of black works particularly well in bathrooms where the sanitaryware is cream or white. ‘Monochrome is timeless and promises to stand the test of time against other colour trends,’ says Tom King, managing director at The Majestic Shower Company. ‘Our new matt black MetalCraft shower screens introduce a focal point and effortlessly frame the hardware of a bathroom, complementing the ever-popular monochrome patterns that are increasingly adorning floors and walls.’ The MetalCraft Frame, from £2,000, beautifully defines the shower area in this monochrome bathroom, with bespoke wall made from Arabescato marble, from The Majestic Shower Company



Article by: Emily Peck