5 new looks for your Bathroom and shower area

Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

With Autumn on the horizon, now is a great time to shake things up in your bathroom or shower area. Whether you are seeking a practical, functional space for hectic family living, or a plush, calming environment in which you can repose after a hard day at work, this guide has the new look for you!

Remember that refreshing a bathroom or shower room can also be cost-effective. To give your bathroom a new feel, there is no need to go for a complete overhaul. It can be as simple as swapping a few fixtures and fittings or injecting a bit of colour into a tired and dreary space.

Here are 5 of the most on-trend looks of the year that will make sure to rejuvenate your bathroom and speak to the interior designer in you!


Chrome is a thing of the past. Modern metallic finishes are the new trend emerging for 2018, particularly shades of gold such as champagne and rose-gold. Less is more with this trend; add these shades into your bathroom’s fixtures and fittings or with bathroom accessories to inject a touch of elegance into your space. Rose-gold and marble are a particularly fashionable combination at the moment, and can bring a sense of sophistication to a bathroom or shower room.

Dark Interiors 

Dark interiors are one of the biggest trends of 2018. This trend has disproven the theory that dark colours make a small space look even smaller, as the trick is to use the colours sparingly. Add a steel blue or dark red feature wall to your bathroom or use on-trend matte black fixtures that contrast well with natural materials such as wood or stone. Black radiators are particularly popular at the moment, adding a modern feel to your design.

Be Bold

As mentioned above, bright and colourful feature walls can make a space pop. Make use of reds, pinks, blues and greens, and patterned wallpaper can also add a dramatic, funky touch. Coloured baths and basins are currently making a come back too, and act as a good statement piece for a stylish bathroom.

New Technology

As digital seems to conquering the world, it was only a matter of time before digital showers made their debut. They give you a great control over water temperature and flow rate and you can even save your settings so that the shower remembers your preferences for next time. Many digital showers even allow you to play music, so you can have accompaniment to sing along to in the shower!

Open Plan

Bathrooms and shower rooms are often compact in size so installing a wet room or a walk in shower is a great, and increasingly popular, way to maximise space. Many couples opt for His and Hers showers, where both partners have separate walk-in-spaces and individual screens and controls. If you have a slightly bigger bathroom to work with, standalone bathtubs are also a fashionable feature this year.