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1. Free Standing Baths
A freestanding bath is the star of many bathrooms, both contemporary and traditional, and rightly so! With so many styles to choose from even for compact spaces, a freestanding bath is a simple yet stylish way to update your bathroom and inject a touch of luxury!
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2. Wet Rooms & Integrated Showers
Walk in shower enclosures, or wet rooms, have seen a huge rise in popularity over the past couple of years. Not only do they have the unique ability to make your bathroom appear larger than it is with no thick frames dividing up the space, but they’re also space saving with no extra room needed for a shower door to open and close. This year, even wider and simple glass panels will be taking centre stage – like these we found from Big Bathroom Shop which are stylish and easy to maintain – pair with a recessed wall profile in a stylish tile or large scale pattern for a key 2018 look.
3. Floating Vanity Units
We all love the freestanding vanity; a piece of furniture that houses your sink, hides your plumbing and is available in so many different styles. In 2018 however, we’re turning to the floating vanity. Wall hung and with no element touching the floor, floating vanities offer a more statement way to hide plumbing, house sinks and even create storage. They’re also a great way to enhance the feeling of space as they free up floor space.
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4. Statement Marble Walls
We’ve seen marble in abundance in 2017, but this year it’s all about creating one statement wall with a large scale marble pattern. To create a timeless look that doesn’t run the risk of appearing chaotic, go for marble with a simple veining in a classic tonal colour combination. Keep everything else simple so your marble wall serves as the main talking point of the room.
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Now this has to be one of our favourite trends this year! A big throwback to the 1970’s, terrazzo is making a comeback in a big way. Being a composite material formed from marble, quartz and glass or metal chippings that have been set into resin or cement, terrazzo comes in an almost limitless range of colour combinations. We suggest opting for a terrazzo with subtle colours (think rose pinks and greys) that create a soft textural look to display a timeless subdued look, rather than an in your face trend.
6. Black Fixtures
We’re all really excited to see how this trend develops in 2018. Yes, we do love brass or chrome fixture but black fixtures are stealing the limelight. They’re exactly the perfect simple yet stylish finishing touch and so easy to mix into any design scheme. Extremely versatile; they’ll add a contemporary touch to a traditional bathroom, create a statement against a white tile or mix with bolder colours seamlessly. Try the Big Bathroom Shop for black fixtures, like these.
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7. Make It An Additional Living Space
The bathroom is the perfect space to explore using mixed materials; from cement, plaster and encaustic tiles, to brass, marble, glass and timber. But now, with design experts claiming that we’re experiencing a shift from the purely practical bathroom to bathrooms being an additional living area, it’s the perfect time to introduce soft furnishings and stylish lighting! Think occasional chairs, rugs and accessories to rival your other rooms.
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8. Encaustic Tiles
Always in style and incredibly easy to fit into any room scheme, mosaic tiles are a fantastic way to inject personality, colour and pattern into your bathroom. They’re also incredibly versatile with such a large variety on offer – from herringbone and parquet, geometric and bold patterns to block colours in a variety of materials and finishes. We love schemes with clashing patterns, choosing two different tile styles is a simple way to get a custom bathroom look, think plain subway or square tiles teamed with geometric encaustic tiles.
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9. Wooden Wall Panelling
Typically seen as something a bit coastal, or reserved for another area of the home like a living room, panelling in back. And what’s more is, it’s making it’s way into the bathroom. Think floor to ceiling, or just half the wall – whatever you prefer, panelling is making a strong appearance and it’s here to stay too. There are some great DIY tutorials out there too, if you want to do it on the cheap, like Pati Robins tutorial.
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10. Herringbone Tiles
Herringbone tiles have been making their way into the home in other rooms, so it’s only natural that it’s made it’s way into bathrooms as well. Try them as splash backs, wall coverings or even floor coverings. They’re extremely versatile and available in a variety of shapes or sizes so perfect for any home.
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