Whether you're a seasoned pro or discovering Pinterest for the first time, we reveal your top 5 favourite bathrooms.
Pinterest is a social media platform that I use a lot in my role as a stylist, as it's a great way to find fresh inspiration and share my own ideas with others.
When you think of social media, the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram immediately spring to mind. Pinterest works along similar lines, in that you can comment on, like and re-share things that interest you. However, unlike these other platforms, you could think of Pinterest like a notice board, to which you can "pin" interesting images and photos that other people have shared. You can also share your own images and allow others to “pin” them to their own boards.
Why is Pinterest great for bathroom ideas?
If you are planning a new bathroom, Pinterest is a great place to begin finding ideas. You'll discover thousands upon thousands of creative images, showing different styles, bathroom sizes and products.
Create your own bathroom board and search for images which inspire you. If you wish, you can even create multiple boards for different aspects of your bathroom design, like creative tiles, bold colour schemes or sassy suites!
To help you begin your Pinterest adventure, we've pulled out our top 5 bathrooms on Pinterest, to show you the designs that have inspired our growing band of followers, now totalling over 11,000!
5. Traditional style with a contemporary twist
Starting off with our fifth most popular pin, this beautiful bathroom features a mix of styles. First off, we have the traditional: The gorgeous Dulwich freestanding shower bath from The Bath Co., which is the very definition of multi-functional use, complete with a classic look. Then we have the contemporary: An industrial-style black framed shower screen. Unsurprisingly, black framed shower screens are the big bathroom trend this year—in my opinion, they are simply stunning!
If it weren't for the shower screen, this bathroom would be fully traditional in style with clean white metro tiles, a dark border and gorgeous wood effect flooring. The classic Victorian style radiator provides ample space to warm towels, and a traditional rain can shower and valve set complete the design. It goes to prove that homeowners aren't afraid to mix and match styles these days.
4. Small space, big impact
It may feel like a small space would restrict your creativity, but I say that's nonsense. This understairs cloakroom, which we designed, proved so popular, even our competitors ended up sharing it on their own social media, they liked it that much! A compliment, surely?
One of the easiest ways to add your own personal touch to a small cloakroom is through the use of wall and floor coverings. There are plenty of patterned tile options available and the trick is not to go overboard. In a small space like this, a single feature wall is all that's needed. Meanwhile, a space-saving compact suite from our Derwent collection and a towel rack, keep things neat and uncluttered.
3. A touch of blush
Blush interiors are a major trend this year, so it’s hardly surprising this bathroom proved so popular. It was our third most shared image on Pinterest. Along with the gold fixtures and the twin countertop basin installation—perfect for you and your partner—it really does hit all the latest fashions.
The blush pink tiles and countertop basins coupled with baby blue tiles produce a softer look, which is far removed from the austere minimalist bathrooms we've seen in recent years. Gold, instead of chrome, is fast becoming a popular choice across taps, showers and accessories, capturing our collective imaginations. Meanwhile, Parquet style flooring is easy to replicate with wonderful vinyl and laminate flooring from brands like Faus and Malmo, whilst the large oval mirrors are great at reflecting light.
Why not check out the rest of this bathroom by viewing our A Touch of Blush bathroom style guide.
2. Provincial charm
Searching for a bathroom with a touch of rustic charm? The modern rustic look remains incredibly popular, not least as an antidote to the hustle bustle of modern life. So why not transform your bathroom into something that would feel more at home in the countryside? To achieve this, many are turning to the luxury freestanding bath and more organic touches, like weathered wood and stone.
For those with a lack of space, a back to wall freestanding bath is the perfect compromise. With all the elegant, classic touches of a beautiful roll top bath, like ball and claw feet, yet, taking up the same footprint as a standard straight bath, a back to wall bath offers you the best of both worlds.
Wood touches include the stunning rustic Dalston vanity unit, complete with genuine marble undermount basin. Meanhile, wall mounted taps produce a sleek result and tasteful accessories adorn the shelves—including a selection of houseplants suitable for bathrooms—one of the big trends in recent years.
1. Small but perfectly formed
If the popularity of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4 can attest, there's something incredibly inspiring about small spaces being used stylishly and effectively.
Lack of space is often cited as THE biggest issue facing modern householders in the UK, so making every square inch count is THE biggest challenge. For those with older or smaller properties, where a second toilet is desirable, many are turning to their understairs area. Whilst a second toilet can be fitted using a macerator, a full cloakroom retro-fit isn’t too big a project and can be done with great panache.
Take our understairs cloakroom design, for example. With a full length door, it can still feel deceptively spacious, with a continuation of the hallway flooring. The wall hung suite from the Cooper collection, is clean and contemporary, whilst saving on space, whilst some light, bright tiles and greenery add real character to the room. No wonder it's your most popular bathroom on Pinterest!
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Of course, Pinterest isn't the only place you'll find great bathroom ideas. At Victoria Plum, we regularly publish updates on the latest bathroom trends, including our famous "Get the Look" style guides, to help you create the bathroom you've always dreamed of.