Firstly, on behalf of all management and staff, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers for choosing Drench and wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. A New Year has always been a time for reflecting back on the past, and more importantly looking forward to the coming year. It's a time set targets for the year ahead and the things that we want to achieve. Coincidentally January is a popular month for home owners to get their home improvements underway, with many choosing to start with the renovation of their bathroom. With a new year comes new trends, so here is a definitive guide to the up and coming bathroom trends predicted for 2014, put together by our very own bathroom experts to help you make the most out of your new or existing bathroom whatever your space and budget.
Dark Wood Flooring
A key trend for bathrooms and kitchens for 2014 is dark wood effect porcelain floor tiling. With many realistic imitation wood patterns to choose from offering all the warmth of wood with the practical features of ceramics the ideal combination for your bathroom. For a modern result, why not use the same tiles on your floor and walls, to give a fluid, cladding effect that's practical as well as modern.
Add Dimension with Geometric Patterns
On the subject of floor tiling trends, geometric patterns are set to be all the rage and not only as you would assume for the modern bathroom, collaborate these new patterns with old fashioned elements such as the freestanding claw foot bath tub with vintage style tongue and groove wall cladding and traditional accessories for a super stylish feel.
Curves are only around the Corner
Bathroom furniture can traditionally be quite boxy however, 2014 is set to bring a new wave of curved bathroom fixtures and fittings designed not only look gorgeous but that will offer practicalities such as compact wall mounted designs, freeing up precious floor space. 2014 is all about curvaceous detailing, rounded corners and sleek finishes with a predicted influx of curvaceous bathroom furniture and accessories. We offer an extensive collection of modern and traditional bathroom furniture ahead of these predictions, featuring curvaceous styles.
Frameless Showers and Wetrooms
The frameless shower and wet room trend is set to carry on throughout 2014. Frameless showers and wet rooms create an illusion of airy open space making the smaller bathroom feel bigger. We offer an extensive collection of frameless showers from leading manufacturers such as Simpsons and Phoenix with custom sizes available for those awkward rooms with angular ceilings, ideal if you are considering converting your loft space into an en suite bathroom.
Bringing the Seaside Home
Coastal inspired bathrooms themes will continue to be a popular trend in the year ahead, and adding a coastal theme to your bathroom can be an easy and cost effective way to give your bathroom a beautiful makeover. Clad walls, white washed wooden boards, sailor stripes and tongue and groove panelling combined with painted shabby chic furniture are all highly desirable for achieving the coastal theme.
Love to Lounge
The bathroom is no longer a place to just cleanse the body, it’s a place to relax and unwind. Spa like bathrooms have become a commodity and will continue to be so in the year ahead, combining boutique style décor, refined bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories that we might usually associate with living rooms or bedrooms including a chaise lounge, cushions, vases, books, ambient lighting and fluffy rugs to create an enjoyable and comfortable room to spend time in. Forget the clinical style bathroom the spa inspired bathroom is all about combining colour and comfort.
Dip-Dyed Bathroom Accessories
New for 2014 and ideal for adding a subtle amount of colour into any bathroom is accessories with a dip dyed look. Blue, white and natural hues are ideal for creating the contemporary look. The advantage of adding coloured accessories is the freedom to change your choice of colour scheme as much as you want.
Get Glamorous with Monochrome
Your bathroom needn’t be any less glamorous than any other room in your home and achieving an elegant bathroom can be done quite easily by sticking to the key colour combinations of black and white creating a cameo effect. There are plenty of monochrome wallpapers suitable for the bathroom.
Opt for Open Plan
Open plan bedroom-bathrooms will continue to be an on-going trend in the year ahead. This popular bathroom trend is all the rage, with many celebrities including the likes of Kiera Knightley opting for this hotel inspired setting in their homes.
Saturate your Bathroom with Colour
If you love colour then why not make your bathroom a bold one with a vibrant new look. To achieve this look, colour your walls and floors with a matching hue, extending the theme into your furniture and bathroom accessories. For a really dramatic effect, choose a bright colour like tangerine orange or lime green but keep your ceiling white to add depth into the room.
Just Add Marble
Marble is set to be the hottest natural material for use in the bathroom in 2014. Marble can be an expensive choice, however there are many digitally printed imitation tiles available that look just as effective. 2014 is set to see a trend in marble bathroom flooring and wall tiling, by using the same shaped size and style of tile across all your bathroom surfaces it can create an illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is offering a great trend to embrace if your bathroom is on the smaller side.