Today marks 3 months since we tied the knot at a gorgeous manor house in Cornwall. Time has flown, and subsequently, I haven’t had a chance to blog nearly as much as I usually do. We’re now back to reality and getting used to married life – although I still sign for the post using my maiden name sometimes! We had the BEST wedding and then we went backpacking around Thailand and Cambodia for 5 weeks. We had our backpacks in the bridal suite and went straight to the train station from the venue the next morning!
Stories are best told visually, so I’ve shared just some of our wedding photographs and videos from the day. Yep – just some! There were a whopping 2,500+ images – it wasn’t easy, we whittled it down to our very favourites. I’m going to be putting together heaps of posts about each individual bit of the day but, hopefully, this will give you a preview of our special day if you couldn’t make it, and in years to come we’ll look back and reminisce.
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, a place to clean and groom and space where you can relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the main house. Bathroom design is constantly evolving as manufacturers use the latest technology and materials to produce an array of bathroom products in a range of styles, from traditional fixtures to ultra-modern designs.
Here, bathroom specialists Bathroom Planet have compiled some of the top bathroom trends to inspire you to create a bathroom that will stand out from the crowd. Whether you are looking to update an existing bathroom or start from scratch, these trends are bound to get the creative juices flowing.
Walls and floors
Tiles are one of the easiest ways of creating a focal point and drawing people’s eye to specific areas of the bathroom. Showcase the shower enclosure by using geometric tiles on the walls or create a luxurious feel with bright white subway tiles for a traditional look.
Statement floor tiles will draw the eye down while using a plain colour emphasises the bathrooms fixtures and fittings. Textured wall tiles provide dimension to space, while natural stone tiles offer a modern design.
Bathroom wallpaper has evolved over the past decade and is now specially designed to stand up to the rigours of the bathroom. It is often a cheaper alternative to tiling and offers an array of designs not possible on tiles. Bathroom wallpaper is also available with a textured finish and is quicker to fit than standard tiles.
Using Bold colours
Another great way of creating focal points within the bathroom is to use bold colours. The contrast between light and dark has always been a popular choice in bathroom design, but adding pops of colour such as gold, copper and brass to specific areas is a great way of creating excitement in an otherwise monochrome room.
Fixtures and Fittings
Bathroom design has come a long way in the past few years, with statement pieces being in high demand. Forget the traditional rectangular mirror, instead, opt for round or oval mirrors to create an elegant space.
Taps and mixers are now available in a range of different styles too, so whether you are looking for something a bit more traditional or something sleek and modern, there is a range of fixtures to suit.
Minimalist designs are becoming popular bathroom trends with frameless shower enclosure doors and screens dominating. These spa-inspired fixtures create the illusion of more space in the bathroom and allow more light into the room.
Wet rooms are also becoming a popular choice; these simple designs are especially good for bathrooms that are awkward shapes or for those who need easy access into the bathroom.
Warm metal fixtures such as brass and copper inject a sense of luxury and glamour into simple bathroom designs and are available in matte or polished finishes to suit any colour palette.
It was only a matter of time before technology made its way into the bathroom and we are starting to see more and more manufacturers using technology to save water, consume less energy and to make our bathrooms run more efficiently.
Whether it is smart showers that can be set up for different users, sensor-activated toilet flushes or smart lighting options, the technology used in bathrooms is expected to increase exponentially over the coming years, and who knows what the future will bring.