When decorating a home, the bathroom tends to be the last space to get designed and sometime can get the least thought. There are a lot trends circulating at the minute, so if you are embarking on a bathroom renovation project, Bespoke Interiors Newcastle are here to help you implement these 2019 bathroom trends the best way possible…

Spruce up your bathroom and utilise wall space

Forget the boring white or blue tile walls and floors. Open your bathroom to a feature wall with some palm trees to create a relaxing SPA-like atmosphere. Feature walls are becoming extremely trendy and are such an easy and quick way to add a refreshing touch to your bathroom and instantaneously create an atmosphere that will help you relax and unwind.

If you prefer traditional tiling for your bathroom, why not play with some shapes and textures? Different shapes being used in tiling is becoming the new 'it' trend for bathroom designs, like hexagons and mosaics, and fascinating patterns being created with rectangular tiles.

For those that prefer a more minimalistic change, it's worth playing with different coloured grouts, when tiling. This can make the biggest difference in the feel or a look of your bathroom.

Why not dip it in gold?

Gone are the days when the only option for taps, showers and accessorise was chrome. As metallics such as gold, rose gold and nickel are sweeping interior design trends by storm, bathrooms are no exception.

Mixing metals is a massive upcoming trend in 2019, but if you prefer a coordinated look instead, make sure you choose a bathroom range that will cover all your bathroom design needs.

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Smart home systems are revolutionising the way we think of our homes. Voice-activated gadgets are becoming staple tools in a lot of homes. The bathroom is no exception.

Start your relaxing bath before you even get home so it's waiting for you once you get there or schedule your morning shower to be just the right temperature on a cold winter morning. Smart showering systems are widespread and becoming more and more affordable. These can be integrated seamlessly with a wide range of designs available.

Be a storage champ

Space-saving items are becoming more and more popular. Utilise all your space with some handy storage solutions - swap pedestal basin for a vanity unit. Vanity units are becoming more and more popular especially in the last year and a half.

With environmentally friendly solutions becoming more popular with some people, it's reassuring to see a wide range of wooden finishes and colours available in vanity designs. Ensuring that whatever style you chose for your bathroom, chances are you'll be successful at finding the perfect vanity to store all your essentials.

Shine a light on it

Lighting is an essential component for setting the right mood for your bathroom. Choose industrial lights for a minimalistic and monochrome bathroom or an elegant chandelier for more of a romantic feel. LED mirror and wall lights offer energy-efficient alternatives if that's of priority in your bathroom. The options are endless!

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It’s important to keep this busy area clean and tidy, but without adequate storage, it can easily become a dumping ground for coats, shoes and bags.

Choose sleek units, use every nook and cranny, and explore some savvy solutions. Add a bench with a lift-up seat to store away bulky scarves and winter essentials during the warmer months.

And try decorating your hallway walls with horizontal stripes in crisp white and fresh spring shades to maximise the feeling of space and light.

How to utilise unused space under your staircase

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Adapting the area below a staircase or in an awkward corner or alcove is a great way to include extra shelves and pull-out drawers if you need additional storage.

Check your stairs are straight and wide enough to offer you plenty of storage underneath, and make sure you measure the width of the area and cut shelves to fit this gap snugly.

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Usually the main family bathroom is one of the busiest, so your storage choices need to be clever, stylish and practical. Opt for built-in units with hidden drawers and, if floor space is at a premium, use modular furniture. Picture ledges can display toiletries and home accessories without taking up too much room.

Baskets are great for keeping bathroom essentials tidy, as they can be moved around as and when needed. Look out for pretty jars and containers for beauty products, such as cotton wool and soaps, instead of unattractive packaging. The floor below a console or wall-hung basin has huge storage potential.

Build shelving or a bespoke unit, or just tuck a basket underneath – ideal for keeping towels in.

How to design a pretty, practical work area in a vacant space

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Choose a desk with deep drawers and consider a surface that extends if you need extra space. Put up shelves above, and create a faux-suspended look by wrapping with hessian strips or ribbon for a rustic twist.

Keep paperwork and media cables hidden in pastelcoloured boxes or wire baskets for an on-trend look. Adding soft touches to a practical space will help it blend in with the homey feel of the rest of the house.

Finish by painting the zone in calming, subdued tones.

How to upcycle old drawers to compliment feature walls

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Begin by sanding down the wood. Wash to remove the dust and leave to dry completely before painting the fronts with a chalky matt furniture paint. Use a different bright or pastel shade on each surface for a modern, eclectic result – this also means you only need to buy tester pots of your favourite colours.

Replace existing handles or pulls with new ones – look for fun shapes or designs in complementary tones.

Get the most out of your upcycled furniture by placing it in front of a wall covered in geometric paper and hanging quirky accessories or prints above it.

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