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Bathroom Interior Design Trends & Lighting Ideas

Whether it’s an indulgent evening pampering yourself and soaking in a bubbling bath, a quick dash in and out of the shower before work or your regular nighttime routine, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It’s one of the spaces in the house which invites you to relax and unwind. Therefore, the bathroom interior shouldn’t be something left to the last minute, it should be thought about thoroughly, to ensure the room is as practical as it is comfortable and stylish.

Deciding on your bathroom lighting is an important factor to consider when designing the space, not only for the aesthetics of the room but also due to IP regulations which make waterproof lighting an essential. If you’re struggling to find the perfect illuminating addition to your space, fear not, as our range of industrial bathroom lighting, as well as our tips, ideas and trends are here to save the day, keeping your bathroom interior in-style and functional!

In this blog, we’re going to explore why a thought-out bathroom interior is so important while giving you some inspiration for your space! We’ll also end with an interview with the fantastic Zoe, the in-house stylist from Roper Rhodes.

Bathroom interior design ideas

Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms) Halcyon Bathroom Vanity, available in 500mm and 600mm sizes and three hand painted finishes- Natural White, Stone Grey, Midnight Grey, from £292. Pictured with the Fairview Basin Mixer, from £94 and the Regatta Basin Taps, £57.80

Invest in your Bathroom

Did you know that the bathroom is one of the most valuable rooms in the house? Redesigning or refreshing your bathroom can increase the value of your house tremendously. Good quality wall and floor tiles are the most sought-after feature when people are looking at properties, followed by good sized features and sufficient lighting. Not all bathrooms will have the natural light that is required and placing beautiful, vintage lights will instantly add the perfect light while ensuring your bathroom is on trend.

Light Up Your Bathroom

Deciding on your bathroom lighting is an important factor to consider when designing the space, not only for the aesthetics of the room but also due to IP regulations which make waterproof lighting an essential in this room of the house. If you’re unsure which area you’d like to place a light and are considering the IP restrictions of a bathroom, our handy diagram below may help you. All of our lights are an IP20 rating but, we wanted to go one step further and provide stylish and beautifully designed lighting which can be placed in the more prominent areas of the bathroom. Our waterproof range of lighting are IP65, meaning you can place them in areas where water is projected or they’re likely to get wet, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice style.

Industville IP lighting diagram

Planning to Renovate Your Bathroom? Get Inspired by Zoe, the In-House Stylist at Roper Rhodes

Roper Rhodes is one of the leading suppliers of bathroom furniture and products, take a look at the latest advice from an expert Zoe, the in-house stylist at Roper Rhodes and their sister company R2 to get her expertise on bathroom interiors and trends we’ll expect to see in 2019.

Zoe from R2 and Roper Rhodes

As a stylist how has the interior of bathrooms changed through the last years?

The bathroom has become an increasingly important room in the home and now comes in second after the kitchen in terms of investment, on average people are spending in excess of £10k for a complete bathroom redesign. It’s easy to overlook the style potential of a bathroom when we consider how practical and necessary a space it occupies. Fortunately, consumers are looking for more than just function now but also treating the space as a place to showcase their style credentials. This is especially true of brassware, tiles, mirrors and bathroom lighting. The bathroom is often seen as an expensive place to redesign and refurbish, but with a little thought and preparation, and a few high-quality products and materials, it can be a space of elegance and relaxation. Industville offer an extensive range of stunning lights, at affordable prices and with exquisite finishes, they can be the perfect, finishing addition to any bathroom.

Bathroom interior moodboard

Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms)

Where do you go to for inspiration from when having to style an interior?

To keep abreast of the latest interior trends which impact on current bathroom looks, I love going to trade shows and I’m forever scoping out interiors blogs, Instagram, Pinterest and interiors magazines in pursuit of the next new thing.

How difficult is it to find stylish waterproof lighting?

It’s very difficult! It’s great that you’ve designed a specific range of bathroom lighting as there isn’t a lot of choice for IP44 or IP65 rated lights which are suitable for use in bathroom zones close to the water source. Lighting schemes in bathrooms are so important in order to make the room multi-functional as you need both ambient and task lighting.

Bathroom Interior Design Inspiration

Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms)

If you had to pick one of our lights, which would be your favourite?

It’s difficult to choose. I’ve used a number of Industville lights for my bathroom shoots including the Brooklyn lights and the Sleek Edison wall lights, but I’ve got my eye on the Brooklyn Flat Flush Mount and Bulkhead Oval Light for future projects!

What interior style do you believe Industville lights suit best?

I think these lights work really well in industrial or traditional style interiors. We’ve used the Sleek Wall Light in Pewter to contrast with the traditional lines of our Stow fitted furniture range, while the faceted glass Brooklyn lights looked great with our Halycon bathroom vanity. Ultimately, lighting in the bathroom elevates the room, gives it designer appeal and helps to set the tone for the overall look.

Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

 Sleek Edison Wall Light – Pewter, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms) Stow fitted furniture, available in Stone Grey or Natural White, visit your nearest R2 stockist for pricing details.

What are the up and coming bathroom trends for 2019?

With neutrals having dominated for the last few years, I think we will be seeing a lot more colour coming back into the bathroom. Blues, greens, and earth tones will feature, and we will likely see a play on light and dark as well as with steel greys and pale pastels making an appearance.

Bathroom interior design inspiration

Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms) Halcyon Bathroom Vanity, available in 500mm and 600mm sizes and three hand painted finishes- Natural White, Stone Grey, Midnight Grey, from £292. Pictured with the Fairview Basin Mixer, from £94 and the Regatta Basin Taps, £57.80.

There are also micro trends such as using a mix of colours with contemporary wood finishes, coloured or mixed material basins and a resurgence of concrete and terrazzo. I love how versatile terrazzo is as a material, especially for picking up on accent colours- we’ve used it in quite a few R2 shoots this year, most notably our Contour shoot.

Bathroom interior lighting inspiration ideas

Brooklyn Glass Funnel Wall Light – 7 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms)

Generally, we’re seeing a stronger preference towards matte black, brass and white metals as a style statement, with bold designs across brassware and Crittall style shower enclosures. Industrial style bathroom lighting lends itself particularly well to this look. 

Finally, there seems to be a continuous play on old and new in the latest bathroom trends, and transitional era bathroom furniture and brassware are especially popular. Our newest bathroom furniture collection, Halcyon, merges elements of traditional carpentry with simple styling and clean, unfussy lines, which worked so well styled with the Brooklyn wall light.

Bathroom interior inspiration

Sleek Edison Wall Light – Pewter, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @r2bathrooms) Stow fitted furniture, available in Stone Grey or Natural White, visit your nearest R2 stockist for pricing details.

Zoe has given us a great insight into bathroom interior design, and we hope this blog has given you some inspiration and explained the importance of bathroom interior. If you need any tips on how to increase the space in a small bathroom or want to check out the design trends for 2018, we’ve got you covered! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help. Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures, by using #Industville or tagging us - @Industville.  

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