KBSA retailer Caroline Cooper from Roman Bathrooms gives her predictions for bathroom trends in 2014
The coming year will be all about combining cutting edge technology with traditional glamour –digital shower controls alongside soft lighting and chandeliers, high tech and luxury blended together to create a timeless bathroom that’s right on trend. Bathrooms are becoming less about pure functionality, and more about lifestyle.
This year we’ve seen a rise in requests for bathrooms optimised for the whole family – a roll top bath for mum, a walk in bath for Gran and all the latest gadgets for the man of the house. Increasingly, the bathroom is the designated space for relaxation and calm for every member of the household, and the 2014 trends reflect that.
Boutique hotel luxury will be a key inspiration for designers this year, together with a wider renaissance in enthusiasm for classic silver screen style and the opulence typified by that era. Look out for sumptuous fabrics and chic stand-alone pieces that add an air of indulgence to your bathroom – vintage-style cabinets are a great way of maintaining practicality without compromising your aesthetic.
Co-ordination is a major watchword for 2014. Where stark colours and clean lines have been popular previously, we expect to see warmer shades and softer looks.
Accessories will be key with tiles, mirrors and lighting coming together to create an ambience that embraces the lifestyle bathroom trend, moving away from sleek minimalism towards luxury and comfort. In terms of on-trend shades, choose from the pastel palette, or warmer cream tones. Making a statement doesn’t have to mean bold colour, so for the ultimate chill-out zone be subtle to make your bathroom the perfect place to unwind.
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