In any home, the bathroom should be a place of sanctuary and relaxation, yet all too often it turns into an unworkable space that is lacking that designer décor look. Whilst home furnishing magazines feature some of the most beautiful bathrooms in existence, it can be difficult to put together the elements in a way that provides functionality as well as style; so in this guide we’ll talk you through the hottest bathroom trends for 2014, and talk about how you can implement them in your home to get a look that would be worthy of an interior designer’s home.
2014 will be a year of bold contrasts in the bathroom; to achieve this look you should aim for a pale or neutral base colour for your walls and floors, and introduce your accent black contrast by choosing black faucets, lighting and tubs.
For those looking for a bright feature colour, dark hues are where it’s at in terms of 2014 style; dark purples and reds can be a solution to people that find a monochrome colour scheme too clinical.
Rich, dark wood bathroom flooring
A key look for 2014 will feature rich, dark wood effect flooring; this can either be achieved through wood effect ceramic floor tiles (with delicate wood grain patterns) or, for those that would prefer a plainer look for their flooring, opt for floor tiles in dark brown hues that simulates wooden flooring.
Matte tiles in neutral colours
Whilst 2014’s hottest colour palette features a white base, you may feel that a deeper colour will produce a warmer, and more inviting area. For those that want to achieve this, you can use matte tiles that feature in greige and warm to neutral colours such as creams and off whites. Matte tiles produce the natural looking finish that is featuring in the hottest contemporary bathrooms for 2014.
Curves and rounded edges
Where previous years have seen clean cut straight lines, 2014 will see a bit of a turning point; this year the trend is all about curves and rounded edges that produce a sleek, elegant look. Key curved pieces will be curved baths (particularly free standing) hand basins and dramatic floor length mirrors.
Floating vanities saw a lot of attention in 2013, and in 2014 they remain one of the hottest must have bathroom items, particularly as this year sees a focus on keeping bathroom design simple and clean. For those that need as much storage as possible, there are floating vanities that feature an under basin cupboard.
Frameless showers were popular in 2013 and they will continue to be so in 2014, particularly as they give the illusion of added space; to maximise this illusion, ensure that both your walls and floors feature in a pale or neutral colour.
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