If you’re considering giving a tired bathroom a much needed makeover, but find yourself struggling with design ideas, it can be useful to start right at the top. In other words, ask yourself which features are really making waves right now. What styles are high profile interior designers raving about? What does your favourite movie star have in their bathroom?
Whilst the size of your budget will determine whether or not you can stretch to a gold hot tub (a la Donatella Versace), you would be surprised at how easy it is to replicate luxury designs. You can have a bathroom which looks just like the one favoured by Marilyn Monroe and you can have it a fraction of the cost. You just need to get yourself down to The KBB Centre bathroom showroom in Stowmarket and have a chat with a friendly sales advisor.
Feature Floor Tiles
In 2014, there was a dramatic spike in the sale of signature floor tiles and the trend seems to have stayed strong for all of this time. It might have something to do with the fact that Hollywood starlets like Meg Ryan and Cameron Diaz have kitted out their powder rooms with beautiful feature designs. You do not have to go for something lavish either, because even a subtle pattern or colour scheme can make a big difference to the space.
It is impossible to leaf through any kind of article on luxury bathroom design without running into the ultimate statement – the freestanding bathtub. They are a staple of fitted and bespoke spaces, but they do not cost as much these days as they used to. Plus, they can be designed and created to fit all kinds of budgets and bathrooms. To find out more about how a freestanding bathtub could transform your home, head down to the bathroom showroom in Stowmarket and browse the collections.
When it comes to showers, bigger is better in 2016. According to design experts, the size of our shower facilities has been steadily expanding for years. We are now demanding roomy cubicles, spacious booths, and gigantic walk in wet rooms. In the eternal battle between showers and baths, it seems like the former has come out on top – get onboard with the trend, by upgrading your old facilities. At the very least, invest in a luxury showerhead which will make you glad to get up in the morning.
Grey and Charcoal Tones
Interestingly, grey, slate, and charcoal tones are growing in popularity with bathroom designers. This kind of colour palette is appealing, because it exudes coolness, calm, and serenity, without also feeling flat and lifeless. In fact, if you are keen to add a little grey to your bathroom, but worry about the lack of colour, use small slicks of white to penetrate the moodiness of the palette and boosts its elegance and sophistication. Or, if you are feeling brave, you could create an accent wall in one or two vivid colours. With a bespoke design from the bathroom showroom in Stowmarket, anything is possible.
Styles to Match the Home
Yet, one of the most fascinating trends to emerge in 2016 is the ‘bathroom on display.’ In other words, we are starting to perceive the function of our bathrooms in an entirely different way. It is becoming much more common for these spaces to be designed in the same way as the rest of a home – rather than in the predictably conventional ‘bathroom’ arrangement. A good example of this is the rise in popularity of sliding doors on ensuite bathrooms; people are investing real time and money in their bathrooms and they want to see them.
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