Bathroom by Design Director, Heather Darby recently visited the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy where leaders in Italian furniture design showcased their latest collections alongside the latest in kitchen and bathroom trends at the premiere exhibition.
'Designers are being challenged creatively in the bathroom areas specifically as they showcase really interesting and inventive ways to create additional storage space – especially in smaller spaces. Creative ways to create storage space behind mirrors and in really small living areas proved incredibly popular and I believe will be the driving force of the future of design.’
Here are some insights Heather Darby discovered and shared with Bathroom Butler on where bathroom and home design is heading in 2019 and beyond:
Green is making a massive statement in interior design – everything from fabrics all the way through to shower dividers, bold tiles, and even green baths. The trend also transcends through to accessory usage where plants and ‘greenery’ maintain its popularity as key décor embellishments and visual backdrops – both real and artificial types and of both light and dark hues.
Designers are placing emphasis on the shaft from the basin to the head of the tap and using various colour options like rose good, brass, grey steel, and chrome.
Funky angular shapes
Shower heads that look like poised, angle lamps have also proven popular which Heather suggests may see trends move towards more angular, funky and defined bathroom designs for the more courageous home-owner or designer.
This trend aligns with continued recognition of modern apartment-style living where large, open living spaces are separated by screens as opposed to physical walls. ‘This allows occupants more freedom when deciding the use and size of each space in the home.’
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