Pared-down and utilitarian bathroom design was big in 2018. While inspiration drawn from factories and warehouses continues, there is also a shift towards softer, more indulgent design schemes in 2019. If you’re looking for some inspiration, help is at hand. KSL’s design team share their favourite bathroom design trend ideas for the year ahead.
If you’ve been contemplating that bathroom renovation for a while now, it’s time to take the next step. 2019 is enjoying a range of new design trends from victorian vibes, wooden furniture, italian inspired tile feature walls to bold modernist designs. We’ve been keeping a close eye on this Spring’s bathroom design trends – these are some of our favourites.
Rebecca Brown’s favourite: Tile feature walls
Gone are the days of mundane white walls or tiles. With a huge variety of wall and floor coverings to choose from, you really can be as creative as you like.
Classic and timeless whites and greys are on trend with colour and patterns injected into bathrooms in feature walls or splashbacks. I am enjoying seeing some beautifully designed showcase walls of geo-patterned tiles in bathrooms in various shapes, patterns and embossing – either multicoloured or monochrome.
Adding mosaic into your bathroom is an easy way to achieve a stunning feature wall. In the KSL showroom we have an example of a mosaic shower interior wall using Porcelanosa’s ‘Victorian Diamond Marmara Mirror’ mosaic tiling. I love the way the small round mirrors project the light adding some sparkle to this bathroom display.
Click here to find out more about Pocelanosa’s mosaic tile collections.
Katy Pearson’s favourite: Victorian inspired classic design
Classic, vintage design seems to be all the hype right now. Victorian style bathrooms are really popular at the moment. The Barden Blackwood, Sussex Range bespoke classic style bathroom in our showroom has received a lot of positive feedback and inspired numerous bathroom choices so far this year.
Offering elegance and balanced proportions, classical fittings with softer shapes harmonised with a classic colour scheme, victorian inspiration means it’s possible to create a sense of grandeur in your bathroom.
A show-stopping feature such as a striking vintage style mirror can complete the look. You could even find a genuine vintage mirror at a garage sales or repurpose an old dresser or wash stand into a vanity unit to create some classical heaven in your bathroom space.
Click here for more information about Barden Blackwood Sussex furniture range.
Richard Hibberts’s favourite: Wooden bathroom furniture
Natural materials, including wooden furniture, are another strong look for bathrooms in 2019. Adding a warm and neutral tone to your bathroom, wood has become increasingly present recently. Although not the most popular material for a wet room, more and more people are going for vanity units and other furniture pieces for their bathroom made of wood. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, wood breathes well and naturally absorbs moisture, making it a great option for the bathroom.
The Edition Lignatur furniture collection that KSL is proud to stock is an extraordinary bathroom concept with furniture made from solid wood; Walnut, Oak and Venetian Oak reclaimed from the sea. The Venetian Oak Furniture is, in my opinion, incredible. It gets its unique appearance from natural embellishments produced by a shellfish (known as shipworm) that has drilled shelter holes in ship planks and other water-borne wood structures.
Click here for more information about the Edition Lignatur collection.
One to watch: Matt black accessories
Black taps and other accessories are no longer considered a strictly high-end taste. A bold, modern alternative to white, black matt in particular can create a dramatic statement in your bathroom. Available from bathroom Villeroy and Boch, their ‘Finion’ range includes matt black units as well as accessories for anyone wanting to create a modern, bold look.
We hope you can take inspiration from these bathroom design trends for 2019 and get started on your bathroom project!
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