Bringing boldness and character into your bathroom doesn't have to come from out there vibrant colour, material or patterns - swapping small design elements for something exciting can have a huge impact. In this bathroom they use neutral ceramic tiles are enlivened by red grouting, adding a twist to the gloss finish.
Tiles: 'Materia' in 'Mastice', £36 per square metre, Ceramica Vogue (ceramicavogue.com)
Round mirrors are essential for bathrooms; there is no finer example than this washing space at the library hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand. Designed by Kasemtham Sornsong and over two metres in diameter the colossal piece is large enough to be used by two simultaneously.
Marble: White Statuario marble stocked by Imperial Marble & Granite Importers (imperial-marbl.co.uk)
Designing a bathroom in Grey doesn't need to be dull. In this small bathroom by Consuelo Pierrepont of American practice Sway Studio, the photographic Toile de Jouy-style wallpaper creates points of interest across of the wall. The chunky basin creates a contemporary edge (sway-studio.com).
Wallpaper: 'Pampa', £166 per linear metre, Pierre Frey (pierrefrey,com). Basin: Custom design by Consuelo Pierrepont. Tap: 'Purist' wall-mounted tap, from £1,260, Kohler (kohler.co.uk). Mirror: 'Hang1' round mirror, from £245, Blu Dot, (bludot.com).
La Vie En Rose:
Interior designer Beata Heuman has created a wonderful bathroom under the stairs in her home, the space was originally a Victorian coal store. However, using a delicate palette and rich materials creates a beautiful bathroom space.
Lights: Adjustable brass and bone chin shell wall light, £384, Felix Lighting Specialists (felixlightingspecialists.co.uk). Curtain: 'Marbleized' velvet. £125 per metre, Beara Heuman (beataheuman.com).
A Fine Burgundy:
Australian design studio, Decus Interiors has created a scheme from a single object. Drawing the dark red directly from the Calacatta Viola marble, balancing the stone's white tones with the rest of the space (decus.com.au).
Mirror: custom designed by Decus Interiors. Vanity: Bespoke fluting by Decus Interiors Marble: Calacatta Viola from Artedomus (artedomus.com).
This bathroom projects pure luxury with wall - to - wall marble. Italian brand Florim's large- format porcelain tiles reproduce the veins and natural colours of stones in a more affordable way. The marble colour featured in the bathroom is called Amazonite, which is going to be a key trend in 2020, watch this space to find out more!
Walls: 'Etoile de Rex' marble-effect porcelain stoneware in 'Illusion' from £85 per square metre, Florim (florim.com) Washbasin and flooring: 'Esprit de Rex' cement- effect porcelain stoneware in Neutral Gris, from £66 per square metre Florim (florim.com).
Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara di Pinto of Milanese firm Studiopepe transformed this space with a burst of colour, flooring, seating and storage to form a multipurpose area (studiopepe.info).
Bath: 'Morphing' bathtub with 'Pan' taps by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, from £5,385, Zycchetti, Kos (zucchettikos.it) Chair: 'Zig Zag' by Gerrit Rietveld, £1,440, Cassina (cassina.com) Table: 'Maru' by Doshi Levien, from £1,090, B&B Italia (bebitalia.com) Wall: 'Cherry Bomb' wallccovering by Gio Pagani for Wall & Deco, £171 per square metre (westonebathrooms.com) Light: 'Laurent' .
A careful mix of textures by Marcante and Adelaide creates a unique washing zone. Keep colour to a minimum to highlight the varying surfaces. Combine wood, metal and ceramic to emphasis the tactility (marcante-testta.it).
Wall: 'Pico' tiles by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mutina, £176 per square metre, Domus (domusgroup.com) Vanity: Bespoke piece made by Marcante Testa (marcante-testa.it) Basin: 'BetteBowl' by Bette Mirror: 'Randaccio' by Gio Ponti, from £592, Gubi (gubi.com) Light: 'Alouette' wall lamp by Atelier Areti (nest.co.uk).
1. Gatsby £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 2. £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre
Cladding a wall can make a huge difference, be it wood, stone or tiles. Here, Australian design studio Biasol wrapped the bathroom of The Budapest CafÃ© in Chengdu, China, in colourful terrazzo, echoing the curved alcove with the basin and accessories (biasol.com.au).
Walls: EM-35-09' Terrazzo by Signorino (signorino.com.au).
1. Tobasco £2.50 per tile, £27.50 per square metre 2. Tampa £2.99 per tile, £32.89 per tile
Encaustoc tiles make a simple yet backdrop to a bathroom, their handmade finish and intricate decorative patterns bringing a sense of craft and warmth to a room often filled with slick materials.
Tiles: 'beige Gammon' encaustic cement tiles, £128 per square metre, Otto Tiles & Design (Ottotiles.co.uk) Mirror: 'Walls' by House Doctor, £95, Nordic Nest (nordicnest.com).
A single bright tone throughout a bathroom gives a boast to your morning. Fledgling Spanish architect and interior design studio Basamenta covered this private home in a zingy apricot hue accented with a gleaming brass and playful terrazzo - sure to give you a morning smile.
Tiles: Try 'Norse' ceramic gloss tiles in 'Terra', from £46.40 per square metre , Mandarin Stone (mandarinstone.com) Lights: try 'Kew' wall light in 'Polished Brass' , £366, Porter (porterbathroom.com) Basin; Custom 'Sabadell' terrazzo in BCS S 2030-Y7OR', from £90 per square metre, Huguet (huguetmallorca.com) Paint; 'Shrimp Pink', £50 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com).
Large tiles create a sense of luxury; the seamless finish gives a bespoke feel whilst being simpler to install. Designed by Barber & Osgerby, they tiles are speckled with ceramic flakes.
Tiles: 'Primavera' porcelain tiles by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina, from £236 per square metre, Domus (domusgroup.com).
1. Formation £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 2. Geo Moroccan Black & White £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre
With thanks to Elle Decor