As interior designers we take great pride in the details, this week we’re featuring a relatively simple room – the bathroom. Think of this week’s blog as a deep cleanse at the end of an especially tough and long January. We’re talking tiles, tubs and taps!

There are several trends that are predicted to be popular this year that really lend themselves to bathroom design schemes as well as in other areas of the house. Herringbone tiles are all over interior design blogs so it’s only right they make an appearance in our bathroom special! Herringbone tiles are a classic, elegant way to create a focal point or feature wall within a small space, without crowding the room.

Another design staple that has stepped firmly into the scene this year is matte black and grey. A daring choice for a wet room, but one that really works. Again, in a space that is often smaller than the other rooms in the house, it’s important to keep the bathroom simple and clean. Matte touches are modern and bold, creating a stark contrast to the porcelain or mirrored elements in the room,

Shabby-chic is in! It’s great news for those of us who can’t quite bring ourselves to totally start from scratch – exposed surfaces, brushed copper and vintage tiling is here to be celebrated! The key to creating a luxurious feeling shabby-chic bathroom is all in the balance of modern and old. Compliment vintage items with sharp, modern designs – exposed surfaces can be transformed into features with the right accessories such as toothbrush holders, vases, taps of mirrors.

Blush is in! Not your traditional water-toned colour palette but we love it. Dusty pinks and vintage peaches are the look to go for if you want your bathroom to stand out from the rest. Clay-pink palettes can be sophisticated when paired with golds and copper accents and a warm almost-neutral alongside greys.

If you really want to make a splash – black walls are in and a dramatic alternative to the white and blue bathroom affair.  What we would say – is lighting is crucial! Bathrooms need to be bright, fresh and airy – optimise daylight and spotlight selectively. Lastly, get some moisture loving plants in there – not only do they look fabulous but you’ll be looking after some very happy greenery!

We’ve selected some of our favourite bathroom design elements to get you started… enjoy!