Embrace industrial chic by giving your bathroom a pared-down look that will ensure it stays looking contemporary for years to come.
Bathroom trends come and go, but industrial style looks set to be around for a while. Most modern bathrooms are free from clutter and décor, so a simple scheme works well, making it look well put together without any unnecessary additions. You don’t have to live in an old warehouse or converted factory to get the look, just pick your favourite elements to create a beautiful space.
Instead of the more obvious water-themed colours of blue and green, go for a more subtle colour palette which includes greys and browns. The look needs to be slightly clinical, but still interesting, so you can add accent colours through the use of plants or lighting. Bright white tiles with black grouting can complete the look. The Telegraph suggest using industrial materials such as marble, porcelain and concrete, which are perfect for bathrooms as they can be used on walls or as flooring.
You can’t pull off an industrial look with a traditional radiator. Thankfully there are now hundreds of cool heating solutions which will fit with your theme. Get inspiration on contemporary bathroom radiators from a supplier like http://apolloradiators.co.uk/Category/43/header/57/bathroom-radiator-ranges. Consider a branch away from the usual white radiator with stainless steel or matt chrome finishes.
Expose Your Pipes and Brickwork
Don’t be afraid to really go for it and have some exposed piping, ideally in copper, silver or black. You’ll need expert help with this from an architect or plumbing professional, but it will be worth it if you really want the right look. Exposing the bare brick on just one wall is another key element of industrial design.
Choose a showpiece bath in metal or with a stainless steel surround and sinks made from concrete or marble. Look online for copper or brass taps and showerheads which complement the look, and avoid polished chrome.
Once you’ve got the look you want, you don’t want to ruin it by having lots of mess and clutter everywhere, so invest in storage solutions which hide it all away, keeping just a few items out to put on display.