Have you noticed that the nights are still light and it is a lot lighter when your early morning alarm goes off? You might not always feel it, but summer is here!
To celebrate, we have 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.
Pastel colours are going to be a big hit again this summer. Using a mix of gentle pastel colours is a great way to soften your space. This year the pastel trend seems to have evolved by adding dark grey, contrasting colours and retro patterns.
This trend can be easily adopted in your bathroom, although you might find it hard to find a pastel colour toilet or basin, there is a wealth of accessories out there that can be incorporated into your room. Towels are a great way to do this, as it is easy to have multiple different colours that complement each other.
Having a feature wall will also work wonders with this trend, picking your favourite pastel colour and covering one wall with it allows you to contrast the rest of the room with that colour.
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Bringing the outdoors inside
There's a huge trend for houseplants at the moment, and they can work perfectly in bathrooms. Many varieties thrive in the warm, humid air, and adding a touch of summer greenery is a great way to create a serene, spa-like feel and bring a bit of nature indoors. For me, a bathroom full of plants brightens up morning showers and makes for super-relaxing evening soaks!
To create an up-to-the-minute look, I'd suggest displaying a range of different plants on a shelf, cupboard or bath surround; they look particularly good with a few trails of leaves dangling down over the edge. Plants which originate in tropical environments, such as ferns and spider plants, do especially well in bathrooms and look wonderfully verdant. If you want a more elegant look then try placing a row of orchids in matching pots on a window sill or a sleek countertop; they survive particularly well in bathrooms with a fair amount of natural light. None of these plants require much care, but whatever you choose, the important thing is to avoid over watering, as they will soak up most of the moisture they need from the steamy air.
Add plantlife and wood furniture, such as the Drift Oak range, for a more natural look and feel
This trend is one that has been around for a while now, but there seems to be a new wave of ethnic prints coming. The mixture of paisley, Persian and Indian designed with contemporary colours has brought a new lease of life back to this trend.
Ethnic designs and earthy colours add energy to your room and give off a cultured feel. Mixing the prints with natural material is such a great combination.
Again, you will struggle to find bathroom furniture that fits perfectly with this trend, in terms of colours and design, so you’ll need to accessorise your heart out to make this trend work. Wooden furniture and printed fabrics are the key to a successful ethnic styled bathroom.
Mix and match
Jen Stanbrook from Love Chic Living explains how combining a few trends is becoming a trend on its own, saying:
There are a few home interior trends that have really gained momentum, and even developed further as the summer season really kicks in. The urban jungle leaf print is still huge and we are seeing this more and more on the high street now – it’s a look that’s perfect for bathrooms too. Add to that a little fun, kitsch flamingo and you’ve got your summer trend covered. Metallics are still big, with bronze coming forward to possibly take the place of copper. And don’t forget your indoor plants and succulents. Mix all this together and you've got a perfect look for any summer home.
This is another trend that has been around for years, and it is still going strong. Although you might think there is only one way to do black and white, we have discovered there are many different ways to achieve the monochrome look.
Simple and delicate white walls with a few key black pieces. Geometric black and white tiles or warehouse style walls with faded lined and a hint of grey and charcoals. Or even the black and white prints with bright colours thrown in there to stand out?
Whichever you choose, it’s simple to style to pull off in your bathroom:
- Black and white tiles on the floors and walls
- Black bath and storage solutions
- White mirrors
- Bright coloured towels and finishes touches
The Hardy bathroom suite looks great coupled with charcoal tiles
We would love to hear your summer style predictions and how you have styled your bathroom accordingly. Tweet us @VictoriaPlumUK using the hashtag #SummerStyleTrend.