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4 industrial-style bathroom looks to consider for your home

The experts at Roper Rhodes share their tips for creating the industrial bathroom of your dreams
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 14-09-2018 16:00pm

Once only seen in lofty warehouse conversions and ultra-minimalist city apartments, the industrial look has evolved into an interiors style accessible to all, and is at home in any room in the house.

Concrete basins, utilitarian brassware, metro tiles, Edison bulbs and factory-style light pendants all work beautifully in the modern bathroom; with pared-back, minimalist or artisan bathroom furniture leading the trend.

Inspiration by Roper Rhodes

The modest design and clean lines of the industrial trend allow for an abundance of light, as well as adding interest, texture and depth to your bathroom.

Mixing materials, from warm, richly-grained wood to exposed steel can create a truly unique bathroom full of character while neutral or monochrome colours allow for a calming space.

We’ve chosen four high impact industrial bathroom looks that pair form and function to beautifully capture the trend…

1. Sleek and simple
The sleek finish of the Roper Rhodes Aruba Fitted Furniture Collection in Gloss Dark Clay is perfectly contrasted with the rust patina of the column radiator. Choosing sanitaryware with soft square styling and a sculptural design such as the Roper Rhodes Accent Basin and WC is an easy way to recreate the industrial trend in your bathroom. Natural materials in lighter tones such grey oak parquet flooring soften the sharp lines while a distressed pendant lamp, simple ceramic vase and a black wire basket complete the look.  

Inspiration by Roper Rhodes

2. Beautifully balanced
Achieving the industrial design style in your bathroom is all about balance. High, elegant ceilings in a simple colour are perfectly offset by matte black windows and an angular vanity such as the Laura Ashley Bathroom Collection Monograph unit, with a definite nod to Mid-Century styling. A textured tile statement wall is the perfect way to give this airy space depth, while an earthy colour palette and a touch of lush greenery keeps the look fresh and contemporary.

Inspiration by Roper Rhodes

3. Go bold with your colour
Go all out industrial with strong colour, geometric shapes, raw concrete and metal finishes. This bold look might be mistaken for being cold were it not for the addition of the dramatic vertical metro tile work, drawing the eye upwards to create space. Ombre tiling in vibrant blue, grey and white keep the look playful rather than austere. The gentle lines and warm light of the Roper Rhodes Eminence Mirror soften the room, while dark grouting picks up the matte finish of the light fixtures to create a well thought out, cohesive bathroom design.

Inspiration by Roper Rhodes

4. Something old
Industrial need not always mean modern. Known as 'the first minimalists', Shaker carpentry is renowned for it’s uncomplicated, pared-back charm that perfectly blends traditional and contemporary. The Burford Fitted Furniture Collection in striking Slate Grey is an excellent example of this early industrial style, brought to life with the addition of a few well-placed string Edison lights, a salvaged stool and stunning black-framed windows to add contrast and drama.

Inspiration by Roper Rhodes

Browse more high-impact industrial bathroom looks, that pair form and function beautifully, visit RoperRhodes.co.uk.

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Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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