Our top 5 bathroom trends for 2016!Lee Johnson
Are you fed up with your outdated bathroom? Is it more DIY disaster than tranquil haven? Maybe your bathroom is perfectly functional but lacks the wow factor or simply needs sprucing up? If you’re looking to take the plunge on a new design or update in 2016, you’ll definitely want to ensure the finished result is stylish, durable and functional for years to come. Take a look at our top five current bathroom trends to give you some inspiration on how to create your perfect bathroom space.
1. Go natural!
This year, it’s all about using natural materials to create stunning textures and clever contrasts. Think warm timber hues, colourful ceramics and striking polished stone. Create a connection to the natural world and see your bland bathroom transformed into a relaxing retreat. Tile and Stone Online’s range of exquisite geostone, quartz and porcelain wall and floor tiles are a great way of injecting a hint of the outdoors into your new bathroom.
2. Get creative with your tiles!
Wall and floor tiles really finish a room off and, as such, they’ve never been so popular. In 2016, however, the emphasis is on using tiles creatively with bright pops of colour, alternating sizes and different patterns to really bring the space bang up to date. Basketweave or windmill patterns look great and experimenting with colour combinations gives the bathroom a funky, modern vibe. Go on, get creative!
3. Everything has a place
This year, clever storage is huge. Too often, our bathrooms are cluttered with linen, hairdryers, toothbrushes and cosmetics and this really can make the space appear fussy and cramped. When designing a new bathroom, opt for hidden storage solutions and built-in cupboards so that your space has clean lines and a minimalist feel. A clear bathroom equals a clear mind!
4. Bathroom furniture
The bathroom should be a place to retreat to, to unwind and forget the stresses and strains of the day. As such, a popular trend this year has seen more and more furniture coming into the bathroom. We love this idea: inserting a well-placed dressing table or comfy armchair will make you feel as if you’re getting ready in a hotel every day of the week!
5. The Industrial Revolution!
Oh yes, industrial materials have been huge in kitchen design over the past few years and now the trend is starting to make an impact in bathrooms too. Expect to see cool concrete-look tiles, stainless steel and stylish metallic fixtures and fittings. You may want to provide a texture contrast with natural-fibre rugs or accessories.
Here at Tile and Stone Online, we stock an extensive selection of wall and floor tiles, in colours, sizes and textures you’ll want and at prices you’ll love! For all your bathroom tile requirements, contact us at 01539 741155, where we’ll be happy to discuss your individual requirements.