03 Dec 2015 bathroom trend forecast
There’s nothing like the New Year to start renovating and building.
New Year is filled with inspired motivation, channel this energy into transforming your home into the place you want it to be. For those looking to renovate or build in 2015, there are some exciting trends emerging. Stay ahead of the curb with Pivotech’s 2015 trend forecast.
Be inspired …
In July I wrote a blog titled, The Industrial Bathroom, pinning industrial chic to be dominant across bathroom design for the later part of 2014. This prediction was spot on, and the good news is this trend is not going anywhere. 2014 has seen industrial style bathrooms increase in popularity, but it’s nothing compared to how huge this style will get in 2015. To master the industrial look, work with copper, exposed plumbing, timber, concrete, reclaimed industrial furniture and brick.
This is one of my favourite styles, for two reasons. Firstly, industrial inspired interiors won’t date. You’re taking inspiration from an interior style over 300 years old. Industrial interiors popularised during the Industrial Revolution in the late 17th century – trust me this look ain’t going anywhere! Second exciting advantage – the ability to achieve major renovations or re-styling on a limited budget. Reclaimed timber, bricks, recycled pipes and old machinery parts can be picked up for a bargain on eBay, Gumtree or in opp shops and antique stores. An awesome interior that won’t break the bank – Hello Industrial Chic! To learn more about how to master this look, check out my blog on industrial bathroom design here.
For those who enjoy more polished interior aesthetic, you’re in luck. Luxe bathrooms are set to rise in popularity next year, with savvy DIY designers understanding, it’s okay to splurge and create truly stunning interiors. Bathrooms and kitchens are true investment rooms. Spend money on quality fittings and fixtures to ensure longevity, after all quality will always be in fashion.
Lush luxury interiors in 2015 will be inspired by modern Manhattan style. White tiles, open glass showers, hardwood timber floors, dual shower heads, clutter free and finished with feature interior plants or flowers.
50 Shades of Grey
Don’t worry, I’m not talking about the book, I’m 100 percent talking about the colour. 2014 was all about black and white. 2015 is going to be all about grey. I couldn’t be more excited about grey’s predicted rise to fame. A flexible shade, it can be incorporated into bathrooms in multiple ways, across multiple styles and on multiple budgets. Why not try one of the following:
- Use materiality, such as concrete. Polished concrete floors are so on trend and perfect for domestic wet areas.
- Stone bathtubs, vanities and benches are often available in shades of grey marble or composite stone. This is an effective way to subtly incorporate grey.
- A fresh coat of cool grey across bathroom walls is the best way to give your bathroom a quick 2015 makeover.
- Contrast grey walls, floors or fixtures with a pop of bright colour. Lime, or Byzantine purple are my favourites.
Walk the Walk
Walk in showers have been popular for a while, and they are set to stick around for 2015. Team threshold free shower entry with a frameless glass shower screen. Frameless glass shower screens keep bathroom space open and spacious, while walk in showers create luxurious and sophisticated aspect. Renovators and builders, this is not just a trend, it’s a total treat. A must for any new bathroom. Visit Pivotech for a range of frameless glass hardware perfect for walk in showers.
Every interior needs a focal point. Always think of interior design as you would a painting or photograph, you are creating compositions. All good compositions need focal points. In 2015, lighting is going to be star of the bathroom. Don’t think down lights and wall sconces, think feature pendants that make your jaw drop to the ground. 2015 is no time to be shy. Research and invest in spectacular feature lighting and impress everyone with how on trend you are.