As a fresh new year gets underway, we take a look at the key bathroom design trends to watch out for in 2015.

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.

Retro chic and rustic bathrooms

Retro chic and rustic materials will feature heavily in bathrooms in 2015

Outside graces inside

Natural materials will be emphasised in the coming months, with wood and stone being used more readily. Capitalising on the repurposed and rustic chic trends that have been gaining traction in recent years, salvaged timber accents for floors, walls, and ceilings will be prevalent. Wooden basins, counters, and even baths will prove ever more popular. Cascading greenery, potted plants, small trees, and vertical gardens are being recognised for bringing intrigue, cleaner air, and uplifting effects to bathrooms.

Reclaimed pieces: sustainability meets customisation

Reflecting the global construction trend championing sustainable design, more and more designers are embracing reclaimed materials and upcycling as ways to be eco-friendly while also adding unique touches to their creations. Antique dressers become custom-made vanities, vintage tiles make big statements, recycled glass adds graceful allure to basins and counters, and reclaimed wood elements imbue spaces with warmth and charm.

From feature walls to feature floors: Floor tiles to make a statement

A rising trend in 2014, feature floors will be hot again this year. This style is particularly useful if you don't have the space to add statement pieces elsewhere in the room, and can be translated beautifully in bathrooms of all sizes.

Wood effect floor tiles

Floors can be made a feature, through the use of interesting designs, such as these distressed wood effect tiles

Bathrooms become living rooms

Designers predict that the lines between bathrooms and other living spaces, including bedrooms, will continue to blur in 2015. Design will flow more freely throughout the home, making transitions between different spaces seamless and natural. Aligned with the freestanding bath and repurposed furniture trends, bathrooms will become increasingly integrated with the rest of the home.

Retro goes moder

After making a splash last year, metro tile accents will be more deeply incorporated into bathroom designs this year by pairing the retro metro look with contemporary aspects. This style will also blend easily with the noir sleekness of black and white mixed with bold geometric patterns, another big trend for 2015.

Marble is marvellous

Richly veined marble with striking swirls was a big winner in 2014, and looks to uphold its allure in 2015. Keep your eyes peeled in reclamation yards for pieces to accent your bath, or opt to integrate the trend in the form of dynamic faux-marble wallpaper.

Shakespeare roll top bath

Gorgeous freestanding baths will continue to be popular this year

It’s ALL about the statement bath

Continuing their upward trajectory, freestanding baths will be incorporated into more designs than ever this year thanks to the way they invoke an idea of utter relaxation. These fixtures can also be striking design elements that add a sculptural feel to the bathroom.

The bigger the better

In contrast to our previous point, another design trend set to take off in 2015 is bigger shower spaces. With many people choosing to take a daily shower over a daily rest in the tub, investment in a spacious shower enclosure in place of a bath is fast catching on.

What do you feel about these bathroom design trends? Maybe there's another trend you think will catch on this year? Let us know by tweeting us @VictoriaPlumUK.