With so many interior design trends hitting the stores this Autumn/Winter, it can be difficult to know which will work well in your home and will have longevity over the coming years. Sometimes just adding a few accessories can bring your home up-to-date and some trends can influence your entire room scheme. In terms of bathrooms, colours and textures play a big part and you can easily get a fresh on-trend look in the smallest room in the house for very little expense. Read on to find out this season’s top design trends and how you can include them in your home this winter.
A simple way to update your interiors is to include a few new accessories in woven textures. Chunky cable knit is popular for winter, as it lends a cosy feel to the room. Woven baskets, textured light-shades and rattan furniture will continue to be a key look for the coming year. These textures can easily be included in a bathroom scheme too, thanks to patterned wallpapers or towels printed with cable-knit, and adding few a woven storage baskets for your bathroom products is a simple way to follow this interior design trend.
Shades of Grey
Grey has been a popular neutral choice for interior designers for a couple of years now, and this trend is continuing through Autumn/Winter 2014 into 2015. Choosing to update your room with a fresh lick of grey paint can inject a modern feel into your home, and it’s an easy, low-cost way to update a clean white bathroom suite. A new coat of grey paint doesn't always make the room feel darker as grey tones range from off-white, through to dove grey, heritage shades and to the very the darkest chalk-board paints, so there’s something for every taste. Tap into a second design trend by including a couple of metallic items in brushed silver and gunmetal grey to bring the look up to date for the coming year.
The checked patterns and tartan prints of the ‘woodland cabin’ trend are ideal for this time of year, lending a festive flair to your rooms, and tapping into the Scottish heritage of New Years Eve, but the interior design trend for checks isn't limited to December; this is a trend that will remain strong during 2015 too. Designer Vivienne Westwood has even launched a range of tartan wallpaper which would create an excellent feature wall, but you can get a similar look in your home by simply adding a couple of patterned cushions in the living room, checked bedding in the your master bedroom, and tartan towels in neutral tones in the bathroom.
If you’re considering a bigger bathroom makeover project, think about adding a few handmade tiles to your new room scheme. This interior design trend will continue to run throughout 2015 and often features hand-painted images, strong colours such as midnight blue or inky purple, and interesting gaze effects. The hand-crafted nature of the tiles you choose will stand the test of time so be sure to choose a pattern, design or colour that you love. A couple of artist-made accessories such as vases, bowls and candles can finish off the look when combined with a fresh white bathroom suite to ensure that your unique items shine out as the feature of the room.
Which of these interior design trends is your favourite? Do you think you’ll be including any of these suggestions in your decorating projects this winter? Get in touch to let us know and we’d love to see photos of your interior design choices this winter so tweet us your pictures to @BellaBathrooms.