Refreshing a bathroom doesn’t always require a total overhaul, it can be as simple as swapping the basin, changing the taps or even looking at some new lighting.

This coming season is set to be marked by the return to the organic and natural, highlighting new and functional designs. So when it comes to bathroom design, the trend sets to be super clean colours, seamless lines and a practical, yet simple arrangement of spaces.

Continuity is key to seamless lines and one way to achieve this is the use of one single material for cladding the walls and floors, ensuring smooth flowing lines and textures and is a great way to create the feeling of space (.. if this is something that you are lacking).

On the other end of the spectrum and something also to consider is the use of a combination of textures. Being bold is not for the faint hearted, but the juxtaposition of wood and stone is a clever way to incorporate many variations of design. Ceramics, glass and natural stone can also be factored in to the décor to give a truly amazing effect.

Clever bathroom lighting needs careful consideration and instead of one main light source, the use of multiple lighting devices highlighting separate areas visually increases the space available.

Colour options for decorating purposes are undoubtedly ruled by white, however the classic decoration of black and white is set to be a hit, with the introduction of tones of grey for something a bit more unique. For those who prefer brighter colours as an accent it is better to choose one of the bold natural colours; lemon, emerald, turquoise, blue, indigo or amber if you are wanting to make a statement and give your bathroom a bit of character. Blush pink is the colour of the moment and it offers a light-hearted contrast to the usual neutral pallet. Feature wallpaper and larger format mosaic tiles in cool white can provide the perfect background for that splash of colour !

Chrome has been king for some time, with regards to accessories and brassware and recently there has been a definite trend for a more modern metallic finish.
Gold is definitely experiencing a renaissance now, but it’s important to set the right tone. Think gentle champagne and rose gold shades, rather than showy orangey tones. These can be incorporated through your choice of taps and showers, all finished in brass, chrome and nickel.

Victoriana is also making a comeback and although it may be difficult to achieve grand architecture in your own home, happily enough dark walls create mood in Victorian-inspired schemes, when paired with a cast iron roll top bath and a traditional toilet scheme.

Whatever option you choose, its often the tiles, flooring, accessories and other all-important finishing touches that really bring the dream to life. Flooring, paint and lighting solutions, which will add unique touches to your bathroom project are all available from Carvers, along with the Tile Choice showroom in store, which stocks a wide range of floor and wall tiles.

Their unique design centre studios have a complete range of modern, contemporary and traditional bathrooms with accessories to suit every budget. The design team can fully manage the project and offer a complete design and installation service, should you require. Buy Now, Pay Later finance packages are also available.

For a complete one stop shop contact Carvers on : 01902 577090
Littles Lane, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JY www.carvers.co.uk