Eclectic Industrialism

26/05/2017 14:00

Industrial style isn't just about brick walls and vintage light bulbs. The popular trend’s been given a face-lift with a touch of eclecticism. Gone are the typical factory-inspired bathrooms with exposed pipework and bicycle basins. In is throwing out the rules and using tribal ornaments and mismatched finishes to create a look like no other. Read on for ideas on how to make this look your own.

Play around with themes

Instilling continuity is a must for any décor scheme, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. The vast styles within the industrial trend mean you can play around with your look by mixing different influences. White metro tiles make an elegant feature wall and offer a touch of underground chic. Contrast this with traditional ceramics like the Bramhope Claw-Foot Freestanding Bath (£745) and our Holborn High-Level Toilet (£495) and you’ve got instant period luxe, without the hassle.

Mix and match the finish

Eclectic style makes it really easy to let fixtures shine. If you want to up the ante with your washing area, adding mismatched taps in stainless steel and black chrome will revitalise tubs and basins — and offer an alternative to stereotypical copper. If the size of your space has you worried about adding too much detail, try applying contrasting colours to the tops of toilets and shower enclosures. Not only will this create the illusion of more space by drawing eyes upwards, but opting for designs with terracotta and rose-gold accents gives you copper-toned industrialism with a one-of-a-kind twist!

Go Global

‘Tribal’ and ‘industrial’ are words you wouldn’t normally place together, but getting creative with accessories guarantees a bathroom that’s truly cutting edge. Saying goodbye to shaggy bath mats and opting for a patterned rug is a great way to let baths and enclosures take centre stage. Continue the monochrome feel with Aztec and Moroccan carpets, or embrace the growing African-chic trend with a striking animal-print rug. You can even instil a global feel with subtle features like an oriental tissue box, or a mosaic mirror. When it comes to the details, the world really is your oyster.

Back to Nature

Eclectic doesn’t have to mean chaotic. If bright and bold isn’t your thing, a nature-inspired twist is a stylish pared-down alternative. Slate-effect shower trays are the perfect way to enjoy a natural feel underfoot, while wooden accents not only soften industrial interiors, but also create a soothing environment worthy of a Nordic retreat. Opt for instant touches like the 900mm Solid Oak Bench (£265) and 400mm Floating Shelf (£70 / £115). Or, add a truly bespoke feel with one of our wood-effect tile and floor panels, which feature a water-resistant design to keep your bathroom looking its best.

And don't forget to finish your room with botanical accents. From lush foliage to bold and bright blinds, vibrant greenery will give any industrial interior an eclectic flair!

Get the look:

Bramhope Luxury Freestanding Bath with Chrome Ball Feet £795, Basque Freestanding Bath Shower Mixer £695, Line Basin Mono £175, Holborn High-Level WC inc. Luxury Soft-Close Wooden Seat* £495, Solid Oak 400mm Shelf £70, Solid Oak 400mm Shelf with Chrome Hangers, £115, Solid Oak 900mm Bench £265, Aquaglass Clear Walk-In Panel from £285, White Slate-Effect Shower Tray from £360, Natura Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile - Gold £55

*Metal finish cistern cover coming soon

To purchase any of the above items or to find out more information on how to incorporate into your bathroom, please contact your local Frontline Stockist using the Stockist Directory on our website.

Author: Frontline Bathrooms

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