It’s time to break the bonds of conventionality and express yourself with the latest trend in bathroom design: Maximalism. Celebrating The Great British Bathroom, we’ll help you “Get the Look” with our latest style guide.
Following the latest trends in home interiors, we’ve come up with 3 different designs, including a family bathroom, ensuite and cloakroom, to provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need. Make a statement, try the unusual and adopt a “no fear” approach by combining bright colours, bold patterns and original features.
What is the look?
This look is all about expressing yourself and transforming your space into something that is truly unique to you. Maximalism, as the name might suggest, is the opposite of minimalism, which has been a key bathroom trend for many years and offers far more in the way of creativity than some recent contemporary styles.
Here are some of the main things to look out for when creating a Maximalist bathroom.
Bright primary colours and patterns can be used liberally, recalling different time periods, like 1970s style oranges and yellows, for a touch of nostalgia. Find out more about how to use colour in your bathroom.
Don’t be afraid to use tiles in exciting and interesting ways with multiple colours and textures. Accessorise with patterned towels and soft furnishings.
Items which offer a break from the norm are the order of the day. With a hand-crafted appearance, they will certainly add a more playful element to your décor.
Freestyle your family bathroom
With all the usual things that the average UK family bathroom might contain, our Maximalist bathroom is bright and playful, making it the perfect place in which any family member can spend time.
Immediately, the first things that jump out at you are the tiles, which are bold, colourful and used in an intriguing way, to highlight the bath and basin. And speaking of the basin, you’ll notice that it really does break with convention, being a glass bowl countertop design, rather than the usual pedestal basin or vanity unit you might find.
Darker accent elements are provided through the use of a dark grey countertop shelf, on-trend dark-framed shower screen and brushed black taps. Meanwhile, glass shelving mirrors the design of the basin.
- Zenith orange flat gloss wall tile 100mm x 300mm
- Zenith green patterned gloss wall tile 100mm x 300mm
- Mode Mackintosh clear glass countertop basin
- Mode Orion slate gloss grey wall hung countertop basin shelf
- Mode Spencer round thermostatic twin valve matt black shower set
- Orchard square edge double ended bath
- Mode 8mm black framed bath screen
- Mode Spencer round wall mounted black bath mixer tap
- Mode Spencer round black high rise basin mixer tap
- Orchard Options round corner glass shelf
- Orchard Options freestanding quadrant 2 glass shelf unit
- Orchard round bevelled edge drilled bathroom mirror 600 x 600mm
A powerful shower room
Of course, we don't all have the luxury of space. Indeed, many bathrooms come with an awkward floor plan, meaning a shower enclosure may be easier to fit. However, just because you have a compact shower room, rather than a master bathroom, doesn't mean you can't create a maximalist design.
Much like with our master bathroom, we've used colourful feature tiles to liven up the interiors of this room, this time with geometric patterns. Soft yellow walls and accessories bring that summertime feeling, whilst a pristine white vanity unit, heated towel rail and duck board complete the overall look.
To save on space, a square-shaped shower enclosure is a great choice, along with the short projection toilet and wall hung unit.
- Valencia Ria traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm
- Multipanel Classic Blizzard Hydrolock shower wall panel
- Clarity White heated towel rail
- Orchard Derwent white wall hung vanity unit and ceramic basin 420mm
- The Bath Co. Traditional square pivot bathroom mirror 500 x 500mm
Small space, subtle statement
Whilst maximalism is all about those big bold colours and patterns, you can still make a statement with a more subtle approach. Our maximalist cloakroom is a great example, with beautiful pastel-coloured Maxi Metro tiles used in a vertical brick bond fashion, plus a traditional style bathroom suite.
- Maxi Metro aqua bevelled gloss wall tile 100mm x 300mm
- Maxi Metro blush pink bevelled gloss wall tile 100mm x 300mm
- Maxi Metro carrara bevelled gloss wall tile 100mm x 300mm
- The Bath Co. Camberley complete cloakroom suite with white seat and full pedestal basin 500mm
- The Bath Co. Traditional round pivot bathroom mirror 500 x 500mm
The Great British Bathroom
Throughout the year, we’re celebrating everything that’s great about the humble British bathroom. From the smallest cloakroom to the grandest design, discover inspiration for the nation over at The Great British Bathroom.