Bathing Beauties – Top Bathroom trends

Bathing Beauties

Whether guest, ensuite or family, transforming ‘meh’ bathrooms into rooms where you’ll want to linger and relax is high on the list for most homeowners.

We look at bathroom trends, including references to iconic styles and comfort, and how choosing the right elements can elevate overall appeal.

Victoriana trends

Abingdon Flooring, SoftStep Grey-Tex, Victoria cushion vinyl from £18 per m2, Abingdon Flooring,

Think clawfoot baths, ornate pedestal sinks and vintage faucets and fixtures when creating a Victorian-era inspired bathroom. A stone-effect floor is the perfect partner for this style. Cushion vinyl floors offer a comfy, affordable and realistic alternative to solid stone without the worry of cold feet.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirrors from £495 (Gloss or original finish), large hand block printed washbags from £35, [email protected] |

A carefully selected mirror is a must for bathrooms, but maximise its impact by choosing the right location. Before installing, think about where you want to place the mirror and how it will reflect light and space in the room. Placing mirrors opposite windows or light sources can help maximise natural light and make the room feel bigger. This is particularly important in smaller bathrooms where natural lighting may be minimal.

Huddle Collection offer a bespoke service where you can design your own mirror by selecting the style and finish using Farrow & Ball, Little Green or Dulux Heritage colour.

For an instant update, consider organising your wash and makeup essentials with a bright and cheery printed cotton wash bag.

Rug must haves

Gallery Shapes collection, 9370 Secret from £205 (100 x 140cm), Louis De Poortere,

Select a rug that complements the decor of your bathroom. Consider factors such as colour, pattern, and texture to coordinate with other elements. These examples from Louis De Poortere highlight how easy it is to add a focal point and colour interest to neutral bathrooms.

Simple swoon-spas

Natural Trends, Toronto 585 cushion vinyl from £26 per m2, Leoline,

A simple and clean bathroom design focuses on minimalism, functionality, and ease of maintenance. A calming wood-effect floor, such as this example from cushion vinyl experts LeoLine, offers all the practicality and aesthetic without the worry of splinters and laborious maintenance. A simple wipe will help deal with the most common spills and mishaps, making it perfect for bathroom zones.

Mixed materials

left Moduleo LayRed Herringbone, Country Oak 54875 from £50.99 per m2 | middle Moduleo Roots, Desert Escape Lugano 46820 from £35.29 per m2 | right Moduleo Roots, English Walnut 20896 from £35.29 per m2 Moduleo,

Rather than digging out the paintbrush, consider creating a tapestry of interest by incorporating mixed material finishes into bathroom spaces. Terrazzo, herringbone and timber-effect floors can work seamlessly when paired with concrete, stone and plaster finishes.

Just the ticket

left Cascada collection, Light Chestnut Oak Extra Matt hardwood from £74.99 per m2 | right Cascada collection, White Cappuccino Oak Extra Matt hardwood from £70.99 per m2, Quick-Step,

Escape from the stresses of modern life by taking some inspiration from favourite hotel getaways. Aim for a serene and calming atmosphere by choosing a neutral colour palette with soft, soothing tones like white, beige, grey, or soft pastels to create a tranquil ambiance. Wood floors work beautifully with this aesthetic as they offer subtle layers of grain and authentic patina and helps create that boutique hotel vibe.

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