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What's hot right now in bathroom design

Bathroom trends making a splash in 2021

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. From soaking in the tub on a Sunday afternoon, to scrubbing the pooch after a muddy walk in the park. A bathroom needs to be both functional and attractive. After all, it’s one of the few rooms in the house where we can enjoy some peace and quiet.

Decorating a bathroom allows you to experiment with colours and have fun with design. Do you want to change up the look in your bathroom, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Discover the latest bathroom design trends for 2021 – from jungle aesthetics to vintage vibes, we’ve got the lowdown on the freshest looks.

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Wallpaper with wow factor

If you want your bathroom to really stand out – add some vibrancy with wallpaper. It’s a question we hear time and time again: Can I use wallpaper in the bathroom? The answer is, yes you absolutely can! As long as you avoid high splash areas (above the sink or besides the shower) – there’s no reason to hold back. We suggest covering one or two walls with a punchy print for a standout feature. Or, if the bottom half of your walls are tiled – paper the top half of the wall for contrast. Move aside clinical bathrooms – we’re using colour and pattern to bring bathrooms back to life.

Our range of bathroom wallpaper has been designed specifically for wet rooms. With a splash proof vinyl coating, they’re hard wearing, waterproof, and easy to keep clean. What’s more, our Superfresco bathroom wallpaper has anti-bacterial properties to help stop the spread of grime and bacteria. Choose from bold, geometric prints or delicate, floral prints – whatever floats your boat, we’ve got it.

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Bauhaus-inspired bathrooms

Over a hundred years have elapsed since the roaring twenties – and yes, we’re still looking to this era for design inspiration. Art deco bathrooms are sleek, bold, and daring. Pair angular shapes with geometric design, intricate details, and chrome accessories.

Looking back in time, classic metro tiles have always been a preferred choice. Choose from black, white, petrol blue, dark green and a selection of other colours. Arrange them in a chevron or herringbone pattern for a modern spin. For some extra glitz and glamour, ditch plain grout in favour glitter grout. Or, if you’d rather not have tiles in the bathroom, that’s okay too. Use our metro tile effect textured wallpaper instead. It’s waterproof, washable and creates a smooth surface.

Our Serina and Waverly bathroom suites are the perfect candidates for creating an art deco bathroom. With their sharp lines and classic shapes – you’ll achieve the vintage flair you’re looking for. If you’d prefer to have a modern bathroom suite, use retro accessories to add some Great Gatsby charm. Use frosted glass, bevelled mirrors, and retro art prints to bring the whole look together.

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Jungle vibes

With more time spent at home, our bathrooms have become something of a safe space. A place to relax and reflect after a stressful day. Go one step further and create a jungle-inspired bathroom to escape to. Think cascading greenery, bamboo accessories and stone effect tiling. It’s the up-and-coming trend and we’re totally here for it. Have a peek on Instagram or Pinterest and you’ll find heaps of tropical bathroom inspiration.

Botanical prints and oceanic hues are not only stylish, but they will make your bathroom even more relaxing. Combine blue and green using tiles and paint to give your bathroom a marine feel. Incorporate natural elements like marble and stone with our Splashwall panels. We have an array of houseplants suitable for bathrooms – dot a few around the place to transform your bathroom into a botanical paradise.

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Big, bright, and bold

Wave goodbye to that flickering fluorescent (and rather noisy) light that has been there ever since you moved in. Say hello to stylish chandeliers and smoked glass effect lights. Statement lighting is having a moment in 2021.

The great thing about lighting, is you can never have too much of it. Let both function and fashion come into play. During the day you can rely on natural daylight to stream into the room. In the evenings you can use wall lights, spotlights, and pendants to create ambience and illuminate the areas you need. Our new range of bathroom lights consist of contemporary glass and sleek chrome designs with integrated LED bulbs. It’s time to make your bathroom more than the place you simply shower and brush your teeth.

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Revive your rental

Living in a rented home? Feel like you have zero control over the look of your space? While you may be limited in some respects – there are still plenty of ways you can make your bathroom work for you!

Add personality and drama to your bathroom with wall art, houseplants, and trendy accessories. Command strips are the hassle-free way of hanging art on the wall without using nails. So, when the time comes to move out, you won’t be left with any holes in the wall. We have a range of freestanding bathroom furniture that doesn’t need to be fixed to a wall. With a mix of open and closed storage solutions – you can store and stack essentials and textiles without compromising on style.

Transform lacklustre surfaces with sticky back plastic. It’s water resistant and suitable for bathrooms, as long as you seal edges with a silicone sealant. From Moroccan-inspired tile effect to navy woodgrain effect – take your pick from a range of styles. And don’t forget, you can add a burst of colour with your shower curtain, bathmat, and towels.

Watch our video for more helpful tips and ideas for a rented bathroom…

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Tidy bathroom, tidy mind

A tidy bathroom never goes out of style. It’s all too easy for our lotions and potions to clutter up our surfaces. With our vanity units and storage cabinets you can keep everything tucked out of the way. Shelf ladders are climbing the style charts recently. Our Nantua open shelf unit delivers this look with a solid oak frame and white shelves. Pair with a range of stylish pieces from our Nantua range – such as our storage trolley with adjustable shelves. Our bathroom furniture and suits a variety of styles, from classic to contemporary.

Utilise the space around your vanity unit by decanting your liquid soap into one of our wall mounted soap dispensers. Or if you have a solid soap bar, make sure to use one of our dishes to keep soap scum off your sink. We also have toothbrush and toilet brush holders in matching styles for a streamlined look. We’ve got everything you need to keep your bathroom clean and make it a peaceful place to rest.

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