From elegant, vintage bathrooms to ultra modern, industrial designs – today we celebrate our favourite wet room trends of 2017 and look at what everyone’s been talking about this year.
Vintage designs are enjoying a big revival thanks to TV dramas such as Downton Abbey. Filled with character, it’s a look that works surprisingly well in a wet room and is typified by sculpted sanitaryware and classic brass fittings. With period fittings and a touch of vintage-inspired glamour, you can achieve a sense of timeless elegance.
This elegant bathroom suite and heritage brassware with its classy 1920s/Edwardian look, is a great example of how you can introduce vintage glamour to your bathroom design.
Why not add some modern touches? While we love authentic pieces, no-one wants to have to suffer the indignities of Victorian plumbing, so it’s worth investing in a few modern luxuries. Power showers, loos with eco-flushes and taps with ceramic washers are easy to incorporate.
The experts at Bathroom Eleven can help you to find manufacturers whose designs are based on historic drawings and traditional construction methods.
When choosing your wall and floor colours, for authenticity, heritage paint colours and replica tiles are a good way to go. Soft greens and blues are popular right now, or you could simply stick to a modern neutral such as grey. Metro tiles – either with or without bevelled edges – are a perfect addition to your vintage bathroom.
Industrial style wet rooms
When we talk about the most popular interior design trends of 2017, it is inevitable that industrial style makes its way into the conversation.
What started out in factories and warehouses, and was defined by efficiency, frugality and necessity has now turned into a hip way of giving your home an entirely new look. Achieve this no nonsense, contemporary look by using metallic tiles, rough materials and leaving the pipes visible. Materials such as concrete, visible bricks, glass and wood are ideal. Finish off the cool look with clever reclaimed industrial art and lighting.
This bathroom, designed by Bathroom Eleven for a young couple living in a Victorian terraced house in Wandsworth, incorporates industrial influences beautifully.
Country cottage living
If you think the country cottage style has to be all about floral wallpapers, then think again. Whether you call it ‘shabby chic’ or ‘rustic charm’ country style bathrooms can be thoroughly modern looking and continue to grow in popularity.
This eclectic style mixes antique furniture with pastel colours and natural woods. Complimented by tiles with a ‘worn’ design this creates an informal, comfortable, relaxing space. Naturally weathered or distressed pieces make for a really pleasing, lived-in aesthetic. The look is easy to create and ideal for your peaceful, perfect wet room.
Art deco is a style that is luxurious and never seems to go out of fashion. Rising to popularity throughout the 1920s and 1930s it is defined by its bold, geometric shapes and strong colours.
The great thing about art deco is that, although it is a design from the early part of the 20th century, individual touches can be added to make the feel as modern or retro as you like.
Bathroom wallpaper has recently seen a rise in popularity and there are loads of cool geometric and patterned designs out there that are just perfect for getting that art deco vibe. Square black-and-white tiles laid in a geometric pattern on the floor will also give a room an art deco feel.
Accessories are an important way to complete the look. Why not hang an art deco mirror? The sleek design features are instantly recognisable and will give your bathroom a stylish focal point. And what about some vintage art deco posters? Or perhaps framed pictures of famous buildings built in the art deco style? The choice is yours – it’s time to get creative!
2017 was a great year for Bathroom Eleven as we worked on some of our favourite wetroom projects ever. We wonder what next year will bring!
Why not speak to the designers at Bathroom Eleven to understand all of the options and the perfect wet room design for your home? They will work with you to create a space that is a reflection of the rest of the bathrooms or a statement contrast in pattern, colour or texture.