Bathroom Trends

Sensory sanctuaries, the smallest room can add a touch of luxury to everyday bathing, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Au naturel

Soft earthy tones are being seen more and more in today’s bathrooms, from wall tiles in warm metallic greys to basins in speckled stone. Wood accessories further add natural touches, as do beautiful scented soaps and soft cotton facecloths. Keep it simple, without clutter on surfaces. A pared-back palette will make your space feel luxurious and elegant. Bring interest with subtle pattern by using small hexagonal tiles on a feature wall or heavenly ceramic or marble tiles on the floor.

1. Dial Vessel basin, $795, from Robertson Bathware.


2. Nail brush, $39, from Everyday Needs
3. Soap on a rope, $20, from Everyday Needs
4. Bath brush, $65, from Everyday Needs
Ceramic semi-gloss tile (300x300), $25 per square metre, from Bath & Tile.
Rosetta stone basin, $350,from Bath & Tile.


Mix it up

Double wall-hung vanities with matching wooden floorboards are beautifully offset by polished concrete flooring. The curved lines of this freestanding bath are accentuated by the hanging wall mirrors.

Bathroom from Bath/Co/ by Smail & Co

Standing tall

Instead of wall-hung bath taps, if you have room, consider a freestanding mixer. This Jee-O bath mixer, $3850, from Michel Cesar is crafted in black matt hammer-coated stainless steel. It exemplifies minimalist, functional luxury, which adds wow factor. Provide continuity by installing basin and shower taps in the same or similar style.


8. Aquabella Splash  shower, $903, from Robertson Bathware
9. Jee-O bath mixer, $3850, from Michel Cesar


Pure indulgence

A carefully considered layout with clean lines and few divisions enhances space in this bathroom, making it open and welcoming.

Bathroom by Robertson Bathware.

On tap

Bathroom renovations can be costly, so make style choices that you’ll be happy with for many years to come.

11Toto Le Muse basin mixer, $395, from Plumbing World.

Think pretty

Beautiful packaging, sensuous scents, what more could you ask for to ease the stresses out of a busy day?

12. Barr-Co Honeysuckle soap, $32, from Father Rabbit.


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