From bold taps and mosiac tiles to natural materials, designers are moving away from hard, angular lines towards creating furniture and fittings in flowing shapes with a more ergonomic feel.
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation for the new year, make sure you consider these luxury bathroom design ideas for 2018.
Influences from the ocean make perfect tones for a bathroom. And in 2018, indigo in particular is set to make a splash. ‘indigo is the new black,’ claims Rich Store, head of design at Utopia Bathrooms. ‘Hints of rich turquoise and texture will deliver a sophisticated combination.’
Go bold. Give your bathroom a bit of character by adding a splash of bright colour. Coloured baths and basins are coming back, but in bolder shades than 1970s avocado, adding a sense of drama and luxury.
Feature wallpaper and larger-format mosaic tiles in cool white provide the perfect background for a funky curved basin cabinet in vibrant red.
Mosaics have had a style renaissance. Rather than simple squares, glass formed into new shapes, such as chevrons and geometric styles, brings a shot of high-end luxury to a scheme
While gloss is still a great finish for small bathrooms as it reflects the light, matt is proving popular in larger spaces. Less likely to show up fingermarks, it’s practical for family bathrooms. Choose more muted tones such as this grey-blue, and you’ll find it compliments well with natural materials such as wood and stone.
Bathrooms are the perfect space to explore the use of mixed materials because they offer a wide opportunity for decoration, from flooring and cladding to furniture and lighting.
One fitting where this trend has been especially prevalent is taps, with handles made from crystal, etched glass, marble and even timber, as well as variations on gold and brass.
Design experts agree there has been a shift in the role of the bathroom from practical room to additional living area. As it has become a place to spend more time relaxing, its decor has changed, too. Soft furnishings, storage that resembles furniture and chic lighting fixtures are now the norm alongside indulgent rainfall showers, recessed mirrors and open shelving.