One of this year's biggest trends (opens in new tab) has been concrete bathrooms (opens in new tab) – and we don't see your love for all things concrete (opens in new tab) slowing down any time soon. In this rustic, concrete Cornwall cottage (opens in new tab), concrete is matched withback-to-nature textures such as the wide, wooden sink.The oversized bathtub was originally created for use as an animal trough, but it works brilliantly as a bath. The trough itself cost under £200 – though ittook five men to get it in place. It could have cost four times that amount to have it made.
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2. MODERN MURAL
We love a good wall mural (opens in new tab). This show-stopping image shows a floor-to-ceiling mural from Tres Tintas. The brave, eye-catching mural dramatically spans the dining room wall from top to toe, and arrived as five huge panels. It's no wonder it's one of this week's most loved pins.
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Modern wallpaper is a great way to add an instant lift to your dining room.Dress your walls in decisive, modern patterns to create an entertaining space packed with wow-factor and allure. A study was transformed into this bright, companionable dining space. It strikes an elegant but informal note, thanks to a Palm Springs palette and rosewood dining table.
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Ever-popular (it's also one of this year's top trends (opens in new tab)),Crittall style (opens in new tab) translates well in the bathroom, where creating a stylish space that feels both light and open but retains an element of separationis a key objective. Work an industrial aesthetic with classic metro tiles (opens in new tab) or ramp up the luxe with marble (opens in new tab).If you have an unusual-shaped bathroom likethis one, go for a custom-made enclosure. If you’re worried about the bathroom looking too industrial, team a natural material like marble withthe steel frames to give it a spa vibe.
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5. TAKEIT TO THE MAX
Colour in the bathroom has spenttoo long being confined to accessories and the odd sanitaryware line. But change is afoot. From fearless hue combinations and in-your-face patterns, designers are challenging the norm and exploring the infinite possibilities of maximalism. To master this trend, confidence is crucial – it must be embraced wholeheartedlyor not at all. Indulge in shades that bring you the most joy and patterns that speak to your personality. Break all the style rules, except one – try not to suffocate the space. You can achieve this by introducing white areas into your scheme that will offer a dash of light relief.
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6.IN THE FRAME
Crittall-style windows (opens in new tab) are enjoyinga moment. In fact, the metal-framed windows – first invented in the 19th century – are so popular, their comeback includes doors and partitions too.Elevate a monochrome scheme with a metal-framed shower panel. Here, it pairs well with the vanity unit. What its basin lacks in depth, it makes up for in width, extending into the shower to create a handy shelf.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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