This year sees us being more brave with our interiors and particularly our bathrooms.
Bright pattern and imagery has pushed away subtle shades and plain tiling. It’s all about going maxamilist in your bathroom this year.
An option that is growing in popularity is wall murals, be it on tiles or wallpaper. Although these can be quite expensive to have made to measure, the effect is dramatic and so worth it. The go to pattern is still florals, which you can understand as they create the drama at the same time bringing a softness to a room.
If you are feeling brave look at painting tiles yourself or getting an artist to commission something special.
An alternative to tiles is waterproof wallpaper which can give you the same tile like effect to look at but it’s much simpler to put up. West One Bathrooms do a beautiful range of wallpapers.
A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.
The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.
Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.
With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.
For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!
Zazous is home to a lot of great interiors products (including Acapulco chairs!!) but their flooring is where we most favour their collection.
Authentic heritage patterns, retro designs, traditional looks with modern twist, so many great patterns to choose from – their encaustic tiles and ceramic tiles are incredible but the vinyl tiles are really an absolute gem. Incredibly well priced for large scale flooring, superb pattern choices and the finish is perfect for safety, warmth and durability.
This season we have started to see more decoration and pattern on furniture and accessories. Side cabinets, consoles and coffee tables have inlaid tiles and wood with decorative patterns and colours.
A brand where you can see a lot of this is anthropologie.com with gorgeous designs and colours.
We are also seeing decoration on ceramics like vases and bowls. They become textural and tactile.
Wood is clearly a big choice for all, with a lot of mixed materials being used on furniture. Parquet finishes and carved wood feature heavily. This carved look also translates to bed headboards and room dividers.
The herringbone trend has had a rise in popularity during the last couple of years, although it’s never ever really been out of favour.
It’s a classic look, a design-minded pattern and now this herringbone format has found new places to feature, not just floors and walls in wood or ceramic, but also cupboard fronts, kitchen doors, table tops and the pattern even transfers into fabrics and of course has always been a knitting pattern – thriving at the moment for throws and cushions.
Create a quirky feature in a bathroom or kitchen, use for a fire hearth to restore a vintage look in your home or for an exciting new look use to create an alternative headboard – these Moroccan style tiles from Total Tiles are just 79p each. They come in so many gorgeous different patterns, choosing may be hard – so go eclectic and mix them all up together.
When there’s only a small budget and you want to update a look of a kitchen or bathroom, when the home is rented or you’d rather not a permanent design change or you fancy a quick and easy update to your tiles; tile stickers are a quick easy way to go with so many patterns and styles now available across the high street and online.
We love the bright coloured patterns from SirFaceGraphics, the minimal clean modern look from the stickers at josiecrafts on eBay and for a unique look head to Love Maps On for beautiful map image tile stickers (see main picture)