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When it comes to designing your dream home, we all need a little bit of inspiration. Whichever room you’re looking to update, why not browse our image galleries or read our articles on the latest style trends and release the inner interior designer in you.

Our top 5 bath shower mixer taps
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Our top 5 bath shower mixer taps

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When it comes to our comprehensive bath shower mixer taps, you really are spoilt for choice. So let us give you a helping hand, by presenting you with our top 5, hand-picked by our Product Team.

Show your true colours with our fab new paint range
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Show your true colours with our fab new paint range

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Introducing our brand new range of delectable kitchen and bathroom paints. Made by Craig & Rose, the most experienced paint manufacturers in the UK, the 1829 brand is exclusive to VictoriaPlum.com, comes in 19 on-trend colours and can be used throughout your home.

Love where you live mood board: Gemma
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Love where you live mood board: Gemma

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Our very own Gemma from VictoriaPlum.com loves our products so much, she's decided to use them in her bathroom makeover. Find out more about Gemma's experience with this handy mood board.

Trend update: Soft furnishings
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Trend update: Soft furnishings

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I don't know about you, but for me it is the soft furnishings that really make a room what it is. You can’t beat a good scattering of cushions or a perfectly placed throw. So this post is going to give you some hints and tips on filling your house with the latest trends.

Traditional bathroom inspiration gallery
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Traditional bathroom inspiration gallery

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A traditional style bathroom is designed in a way that takes in classic styles and trends that have stood the test of time. Beautifully detailed basins, elegantly crafted taps, roll top baths and high level cistern toilets all encompass the traditional style, and it’s a great look if you wish to create a warm and welcoming bathroom.

Trend update: Adding opulence to your home
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Trend update: Adding opulence to your home

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We love looking at the trends that have been predicted for the year ahead and interpreting them to suit your bathrooms and bedrooms. This post will help show you how to add a little opulence to your interior style.

The bidet is back
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The bidet is back

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Whilst it never really went out of fashion, the bidet has never been massively popular in the UK - but with it being used by many cultures around the world and coming with plenty of health benefits - could we be seeing a bidet revival return to these shores?

Create a Victorian style bathroom
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Create a Victorian style bathroom

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When it comes to forward-thinking interiors, we still tend to look back for inspiration. Victorian bathrooms remain as popular as ever, so we take a look at how you can create this heritage style.

4 top tips to create stunning w-interiors
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4 top tips to create stunning w-interiors

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"A/W15" (Autumn/Winter 2015) is often a term that is used when talking about fashion and the catwalk, this might surprise a few of you but it also applies to the world of bathrooms! It is not just your wardrobe that can do with a revamp during these colder months.

Bedroom storage? Check out our new ottoman range
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Bedroom storage? Check out our new ottoman range

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"What is an ottoman?" I hear you cry. We explain how this wonderfully simple yet effortlessly stylish item of furniture evolved from social seating to sophisticated storage. Plus, take a look through our stunning new range of ottomans. You'll wonder how you ever lived without one!

5 great bathroom flooring ideas
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5 great bathroom flooring ideas

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Bathroom flooring is the foundation of your bathroom, and whatever you choose to lay can really help frame your room. The flooring you pick needs to be durable, stylish and suited to your daily routine and lifestyle.

Tips on creating a country style bathroom
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Tips on creating a country style bathroom

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Whether you live in the city or out in the sticks, one design that never seems to lose its popularity is the country style bathroom. Find out how you can turn your bathroom into a rustic retreat with our top tips.

Modern bath and shower options
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Modern bath and shower options

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With our busy lives in these modern times, it's much quicker and more convenient to hop into an invigorating shower, rather than having to spend time filling a bath for our morning wash.

Glamour mood board
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Glamour mood board

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Are you a bit of a glamour puss who appreciates the finer things in life? If so, you'll find plenty of inspiration for your bathroom with our mood board.

Small cloakroom bathroom ideas
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Small cloakroom bathroom ideas

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When it’s time for a change, small bathrooms require big thinking. Whether it’s a cloakroom you’re renovating or your main master bathroom, this is the perfect place to start if you’re in need of ideas and inspiration.

Period bathroom ideas
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Period bathroom ideas

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With period dramas such as Downtown Abbey taking over our TV screens in recent years, there is now a real taste for traditional styles in the home and this is especially true in the bathroom. By reading our tips on planning a period bathroom and by browsing through our range of traditional bathroom suites and furniture, we’ll help you achieve that classic look in your bathroom.

Bathroom tiling ideas
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Bathroom tiling ideas

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Choosing your tile designs can be one of the most difficult decisions when renovating your bathroom. To give you a helping hand, we have pulled together some of our best tiling hints and tips, along with some of our favourite tiles.

Ensuite bathroom ideas
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Ensuite bathroom ideas

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An ensuite bathroom is your very own little sanctuary. Separate from the rest of the house, it truly is a relaxing retreat that you can rightfully call your own.

Art deco infographic
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Art deco infographic

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If you're looking for a classic interior design style for your home, the glamorous art deco era of the 1920s and 1930s could be just the inspiration you need. Our infographic will give you some handy, bite-size pointers on creating the look.

Art deco mood board
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Art deco mood board

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With films and dramas such as the Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey and Poirot arousing our interest in early 20th Century fashions, the art deco interior style has really taken off in homes up and down the country.

Share your Style
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Share your Style

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Share your Style with us in our monthly customer bathrooms competition and you could win the top prize of an iPad mini.

Baths v showers: Which side are you on?
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Baths v showers: Which side are you on?

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Choosing between a bath or shower can often be a headache. On the one hand, a bath is more desirable if you're looking to sell your property but on the other hand, you may simply prefer a shower. We look at your options...

Create a big splash in the bathroom on a budget
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Create a big splash in the bathroom on a budget

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Your bathroom should be a place where you can fully relax and unwind, a personal space that allows you to reflect, rest and regroup. So here are a few great things you can do on a very tight budget to make your bathroom beautiful.

4 ultimate bathroom relaxation tips
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4 ultimate bathroom relaxation tips

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With the busy lives we lead, it's never easy finding time to relax and think about our own well-being. The bathroom is the one place we can truly chill out, so why not take a look at our 4 ultimate bathroom relaxation tips?

Bathroom lighting ideas
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Bathroom lighting ideas

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Adding light to your bathroom can often be a difficult task, especially if you have small windows, or no windows at all. So, to help give you some “bright” ideas, we’ve compiled all our bathroom lighting hints and tips below, as well as some stylish products that incorporate light into their design.

Create a detox bath for the morning after the Christmas party
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Create a detox bath for the morning after the Christmas party

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We've all been there...the morning after the Christmas party. Where your head feels fuzzy and your mouth tastes like you've eaten a pine cone. But fear not! Follow our simple tips and give yourself a relaxing detox bath - the perfect way to soothe away your festive aches and pains.

5 Reasons why a wetroom is a great bathroom option
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5 Reasons why a wetroom is a great bathroom option

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It's a style of bathroom that has increased in popularity in the UK in recent times. A wet room is effectively a sealed bathroom - walls and floors are "tanked" (sealed with layers of matting) which stops water from seeping out. Normally the bathroom designer will also install a sloping floor leading down to a drain, so that excess water flows away.

The best showers for small bathrooms
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The best showers for small bathrooms

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If you're tight on space, but really love your shower in the morning, you may feel there isn't a design out there for you. But you may be wrong, as we take you through our selection of the best showers for small bathrooms.

Glamour bathroom style guide
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Glamour bathroom style guide

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Want to treat yourself to an indulgent, spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home? What you need is a glamour bathroom and here at VictoriaPlum.com we know just how you can get one.

Family bathroom style guide
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Family bathroom style guide

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The bathroom is a central focus of any home, but even more so where families are concerned. With a family bathroom you need to take the needs of all family members into consideration and this style guide should help you find a design everyone can be proud of.

Create the perfect bath on Bathtub Day
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Create the perfect bath on Bathtub Day

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To celebrate Bathtub Day, we're suggesting you skip the shower for 24 hours and jump into a nice, warm, relaxing bath. We'll tell you how to create the most perfectly chilled-out and indulgent bath - so you can enjoy it just that little bit more.

5 things to consider when choosing your bathroom tiles
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5 things to consider when choosing your bathroom tiles

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With a wide range of tiles available for your bathroom, it is all too easy to be overwhelmed by the variety on offer. With a huge choice of materials, not to mention colours and patterns, how do you focus in on the tiles that reflect your own personal tastes?

Shabby chic bathroom style guide
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Shabby chic bathroom style guide

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Looking for a unique way to give your bathroom a style-edge? Shabby chic is a classic design choice with plenty going for it, but just how do you go about bringing it into the bathroom?

Art deco bathroom style guide
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Art deco bathroom style guide

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With recent films such as The Great Gatsby and period dramas like Downton Abbey, the interest in style from the early 20th Century is stronger than ever.  In particular, art deco is a style that is luxurious and never seems to go out of fashion.

Bachelor pad bathroom style guide
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Bachelor pad bathroom style guide

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Looking to turn your bathroom into more of a "manroom"? This style guide is sure to give you the starting blocks you require to help turn your bachelor pad bathroom into something worth showing off.

Top taps for beautiful bathrooms
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Top taps for beautiful bathrooms

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Our taps come in a variety of styles to suit all types of basin and bath.  From low rise, separate pillar taps to high rise mixers, we have the right solution for you.

Family bathroom mood board
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Family bathroom mood board

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Sharing your bathroom with little ones? We show you how you can create a fun family bathroom, with some space-saving hints and tips, for when you want it to be your very own space. Take a look through our mood board to get some great ideas on creating a fun, shared space.

5 smart small bathroom ideas
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5 smart small bathroom ideas

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Do you think your bathroom is too small to do anything with? Don’t worry, you're not alone. We're here to tell you that if you pick wisely, you can create a compact space that makes a big style impact.

Smart ideas for compact bathrooms
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Smart ideas for compact bathrooms

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The average sized bathroom in the UK isn’t much larger than a king-sized bed, so trying to plan a cloakroom and squeeze everything you need into this compact space can be a real headache.

Find out how you can achieve a celebrity style bathroom
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Find out how you can achieve a celebrity style bathroom

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Fancy a sneak peak into the wonderful bathrooms of celebrities? Well of course you do, who doesn't? We take a look into the bathrooms of the rich and famous and share a few tips on how you can emulate these in your home and create a celebrity style bathroom.

Going the extra mile
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Going the extra mile

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We chat with our Product Designer Luke about product inspiration, quality and clocking up the miles in search of great designs at low prices.

How to create a Hollywood Regency style bathroom
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How to create a Hollywood Regency style bathroom

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Recent films such as the Great Gatsby have got us all excited about decor from a golden age of interior design. The over-the-top style is not just for the rich and famous. Here’s how the Hollywood Regency look can be achieved in your very own bathroom.

Create the perfect spa retreat at home
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Create the perfect spa retreat at home

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With the hectic day to day lifestyles that most of us lead, finding a little “me time” can be difficult. This is why more and more people are turning to their bathroom as a dedicated leisure space as well as a functional one.

How to choose the colour of your bathroom
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How to choose the colour of your bathroom

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While the colour of the bathroom is often decided by the colour of the tiles and the fittings, there is still a lot to choose between. The first thing to do is consider the look you want to achieve; this will make picking a colour less daunting.

5 reasons to choose a wall hung toilet
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5 reasons to choose a wall hung toilet

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When you think of a wall hung toilet, you probably imagine something used solely in hotels, restaurants or even bars. However, with more design choices than ever, it may be time to invest in one.

Top bathroom trends in everyday bathrooms
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Top bathroom trends in everyday bathrooms

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When designing a bathroom, style is an important aspect for many people. So we’ve taken a look at some of the biggest bathroom trends and found the VictoriaPlum.com customers who have executed them to perfection.

Plastic or wood? Which toilet seat do you prefer?
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Plastic or wood? Which toilet seat do you prefer?

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However, as the design of a bathroom becomes more important to homeowners, each element has undergone a measurable amount of scrutiny over the years – the toilet seat is no exception. From designs bordering on the bizarre to the varying materials used to provide optimum comfort, there is now a plethora of choice for the modern bathroom designer.

5 benefits of using mixer taps in the bathroom
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5 benefits of using mixer taps in the bathroom

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The traditional way of filling a bath or running water into a sink involves two taps. One is connected to the hot water supply and the other to the cold water supply. In a mixer tap, you still draw from the hot and cold sources but these are combined into a single flow and come out of a single spout.

How to create a modern rustic style bathroom
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How to create a modern rustic style bathroom

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A contemporary update on traditional country interiors, the modern rustic look places the textures and patinas of natural materials against the backdrop of an earthy, neutral colour palette for a look that’s relaxed, fuss free and easy to live with.

Indulge yourself with a whirlpool bath
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Indulge yourself with a whirlpool bath

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For the ultimate in relaxation, a whirlpool bath is absolutely ideal for easing muscle tension & improving blood circulation. Since being invented by the Jacuzzi brothers in the 1950s, the technology has really come a long way and they certainly aren’t just a luxury for the rich and famous anymore.

Hotel chic mood board
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Hotel chic mood board

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Some of the most luxurious bathrooms in the world are to be found in gorgeous boutique hotels. However, you can easily recreate the hotel chic look in your own home with help from our handy mood board.

6 style tips for compact bathrooms
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6 style tips for compact bathrooms

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When browsing through bathroom designs, many retailers and designers will proudly show off suites and furniture in bathrooms that appear to be the size of the entire ground floor of your home!

Colour ideas for your bathroom
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Colour ideas for your bathroom

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After years of using fairly unadventurous and neutral colours such as white, beige and brown, many people are now searching for bathroom inspiration in a variety of bold colours.

Copper - the metal of the moment
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Copper - the metal of the moment

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There is a demand for brass in living rooms and bedrooms, but the bathroom is the place where we’ve seen most of the demand, with copper pipes used to complement ceramics, as well as vintage copper accessories being used to further enhance the quirky theme.

Make Friends with boho chic interior style
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Make Friends with boho chic interior style

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Ever heard of the interior design style "boho chic"? No? Well, if you love bright colours, gorgeous prints and sumptuous furniture (focusing on comfort and your own individual preferences, rather than the latest trends), then read on.

Designing a contemporary style bathroom
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Designing a contemporary style bathroom

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If you're looking to redecorate your bathroom with the latest trends, you'll be creating what's called a "contemporary" style. Here are a few little pointers for getting the best out of your design.

Shower enclosures: A guide to getting it right
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Shower enclosures: A guide to getting it right

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Are you adding to the family any time soon? Will it be used by elderly relatives? Thinking about this will determine ease of access, where your shower door opens and how your enclosure will fit into your overall bathroom space.

Small bathroom furniture
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Small bathroom furniture

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Where your bathroom is likely to differ from the millions you’ll find up and down the country, is in terms of its layout. A window here, an alcove there and suddenly finding room in your bathroom is a lot trickier.

Sail away with a coastal bathroom
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Sail away with a coastal bathroom

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As I looked out of my bathroom window this weekend, for the first time in a while I was actually able to spot the thin blue band that marks the sea. Whilst I'm lucky to live on the coast and command such a view, most days I normally find the sea and sky simply blur into one grey mass, so this was a very pleasant surprise indeed!

5 big ideas for small bathrooms
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5 big ideas for small bathrooms

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Not everyone has the luxury of owning a large bathroom, but if your bathroom or cloakroom is short on space, you can still make the most of your room to create an elegant, yet functional space.

Concealed cisterns: What you need to know
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Concealed cisterns: What you need to know

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When bathroom space is an issue, you might want to consider using a concealed cistern. These cisterns are easy to install and sit out-of-sight behind a wall or in a unit, attached to the toilet pan.

What exactly is a slipper bath?
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What exactly is a slipper bath?

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The slipper baths were initially found in washhouses and bathhouses, where the working classes could finally bathe alone with either hot or cold water. Later, slipper baths found their way into the home and are still popular today thanks to modern plumbing systems.

A new year, a new view: Bathroom design trends for 2015
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A new year, a new view: Bathroom design trends for 2015

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What inspiring looks will come to the forefront of interior design this year? Which clever ideas and vibrant creations will capture your attention and inspire you in the next 12 months? Whether you're looking to update a bathroom with statement pieces, a complete makeover or just want to keep in touch with what’s trending, here are the top bathroom design trends to watch in 2015.

Is your bathroom summer ready?
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Is your bathroom summer ready?

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To celebrate summer, we've worked with some of our favourite interior design bloggers to bring together our favourite summer style trends and a few top tips on incorporating these into your bathrooms.

Grey bathroom ideas
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Grey bathroom ideas

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With all that to contemplate, we thought we would showcase a trend that is simple to pull off, won’t go out of fashion and will look great no matter the size of your room….Grey!

Lighten up! 5 benefits of an illuminated mirror
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Lighten up! 5 benefits of an illuminated mirror

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No matter who you are or what your style is, everyone needs a good bathroom mirror. It's extremely rare to find a bathroom without a mirror in it. So when it comes to picking the right mirror it is important that you go for the right one.

Style special: Art deco inspiration
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Style special: Art deco inspiration

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Art deco is glamorous, luxurious and as on-trend as ever thanks to the release of Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby. Yet again, the world is in a spin for all things 1920s. Our interior design team have produced a handy mood board to help you create your own art deco inspired bathroom.

How to create a family friendly bathroom space
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How to create a family friendly bathroom space

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Do you dream of a relaxing, spa-like experience every time you step into your bathroom, but have to cater to the rest of your family? Well, we think we can help. We've come up with some great styles that can help make the perfect family friendly bathroom.

Which bathroom tap should you choose?
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Which bathroom tap should you choose?

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Whether you're designing a new bathroom from scratch, replacing worn taps or simply looking to spruce up your bathroom with a new look, it usually pays to think carefully about which types of tap are best for your own tastes and requirements.

The Deco Suite: A work of art
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The Deco Suite: A work of art

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If you're looking to turn your master bathroom into a masterpiece, or perhaps get creative with your cloakroom, the new Deco Bathroom Suite from VictoriaPlum.com can help bring your ideas to life.

Help! My bathroom suite is stuck in the 1970s
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Help! My bathroom suite is stuck in the 1970s

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Outdated bathroom suites left relatively untouched since the 1970s are not as uncommon as you might think. As many of us make the decision to renovate our homes slowly, on a basis of one room at a time, it is inevitable that one space should be left behind.

Is wenge bathroom furniture the new black?
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Is wenge bathroom furniture the new black?

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Wenge is a relatively unknown type of wood finish for furniture and when it comes to the bathroom, but it’s making a breakthrough as an accent colour. From the *Millettia laurentii* tree found in Central Africa, this is a tropical timber that is very dark in colour.