Step aside Pinterest, you’re not the only platform primed and ready for interiors inspiration in dreamy droves. From those personal account that document home renovation projects and the lives of the people inside them (have a read of our top 10 interiors Instagram accounts article for our suggestions of who to follow) to the dedicated grids of the most influential interior designers out there, it’s a total treasure trove of ideas for what you could do with your very own kingdom of walls and floors.
January’s a time for serious home decor projects – kitchens and your bathrooms especially – because so many of us begin the new year fuelled with drive and steely determination to take the biggest projects by the horns. If that rings true for you then feast your eyes on these five bathrooms of Instagram –
The pink-on-pink scene
Property developer duo Mike and Victoria of @insidepropertyinvesting are well-accustomed to diving in at the deep end to transform unloved spaces into homes that make people go weak at the knees. Cue this trend-led millennial pink bathroom that they created for an Airbnb rental – needless to say it was booked up in a flash.
Teaming our ceramic Carter tiles in Rose – a slender take on the classic metro tile – with the striking starburst Lily Pad collection – in the porcelain Bubblegum version – the result is a bathroom that isn’t afraid to celebrate the trend for all things pink. And what better way to skyrocket even further up the style charts than to throw in brushed gold accessories, from shower rose to towel rail, and a honed marble countertop sink. Perfection in pink, achieved.
A story of blue, black and brass
The world’s love affair with deep, inky hues in our homes is one that’s been seen and felt in most rooms, though dramatically dark bedrooms and nearly-black navy kitchens were this trend’s crowning glory. This family bathroom in north London, designed by @westonebathrooms, goes to show that bathrooms can get in on the atmospheric action too, even if just in a segment of the space.
Having seen scheme upon scheme on social media that incorporated deep blue with black Crittall frames and brass accents, they opted for porcelain mosaic tile, Atlantis, and its glossy Navy finish. The soft scallop ensuring there was a playful touch to the space (being a family bathroom after all), but that was also immediately calming thanks to its rounded contours.
West One tiled the entirety of the shower enclosure in Atlantis as well as other sections such as behind the sink and loo to ensure the rest of the space could benefit from its pared-down glamour. For a similar floor tile pairing, try mimicking marble with the Chelsea collection.
The majesty of monochrome
Monochrome is many things. It’s timeless, it’s chic, it’s bold, but it’s not often thought to be fun-loving. This second family bathroom however, is proof that black and white doesn’t have to be so serious.
By taking our Mono Hex Daisy mosaic tiles to the floor and keeping things simple with a white metro and dark grey grouting on the walls (for a similar look, try our Delicate Metro collection), it lets the smile-inducing character of the Mono Hex Daisy occupy center stage.
Made-to-match bathroom accessories like matte glass brassware only make the daisy pattern jump out from the floor even more, and we love @renovating.no47 has used a soft grey on the uppermost part of the wall to bring in a bit of softness too.
Ice cream sundae chic
We love nothing more than seeing our tiles at large in your homes, and this colour-crazy 1940s villa in Fife is yet another inspiring example of how to get creative in your bathroom.
Heather’s home has a particular penchant for pink and green (with the occasional dash of yellow in certain rooms), and her bathroom pays particular tribute to her favourite hues. With lively mint green tongue-and-groove panelling on the bottom section of her bathroom walls and pastel pink paintwork above, she’s then picked out two of our Neapolitan porcelain tiles to decorate her floor and shower enclosure.
Through the Crittall-style shower door, all three walls (and even the shower ceiling) are tiled in the Aqua Green finish with their stripes perfectly aligned to help the enclosure feel taller. Step outside and look down however and you’re greeted with not just a different colourway (needless to say, Heather picked pink) but a different layout too so that the stripes intersect at random to really sing to their geometric influence.
So head over heels she was with the Neapolitan collection and its ice cream colour palette, she’s taken the tiles to other spots in her home too, such as tiling below the countertop of her kitchen island – imagination overdrive!
A vision in marble
And finally, how could we not count a marble-clad bathroom somewhere in our favourite five? Enter this sublime space designed once again by West One Bathrooms for the master ensuite at @thehouseofhooper – a child-free sanctuary within their beautifully decorated family home.
Desperately seeking a space that could be free from children’s bath toys, step-ups for the sink and practical tiles (for her daughters’ shared bathroom they chose our Lily Pad collection), this tranquil ensuite bathroom teams not just one sort of marble tile but two, which makes it feel even more indulgent. Zen Scallop separates the shower enclosure from the rest of the room (there’s a small splash back section behind the his and her sinks too) and then the Long Island Hexagon mosaic tiles line the floor. By having marble as the material in common and the same honed finish, the two tiles feel familiar yet distinct at the same time, so that the contrast is ever so subtle. Add to that a deep and cool green on the walls and walnut-hued steps that lead from bedroom to bathroom and you’re left with a space that bridges, beautifully, heritage and trend.