Five top tips for updating your bathroom with Ana Rezende, designer at Ripples Bournemouth...

• Totally rad: whether it’s classic chrome, a beautiful pastel shade or an anthracite radiator, a new radiator in your bathroom (or anywhere else in your home), will really lift the space. New this year, the rose copper finish has been a big hit for Ripples.

• Patterns that please: if you want to give your home an early 2019 update then pulling out your current cloakroom floor and updating it with a patterned tiled floor will ensure that your new bathroom looks updated, refreshed and very on-trend. Hexagons, herringbone and pleasing patterns are big news in tiles. Consider tiling your hallway and cloakroom in the same tile to ensure that what can typically feel like a small space, seems as spacious as possible.

• Concrete dreams: Concrete is the unexpected star of the bathroom, we’ve been working with some of the UK’s biggest lifestyle bloggers at Ripples recently and concrete basins are certainly going down a storm. They will add an instant update to any bathroom.

• Power of accessories: Bear in mind that accessories are more than just eye candy. Start by assessing your space and considering what you need; this will help you choose accessories that also serve a function. Next step: consider the style of your bathroom. Does it rock an industrial vibe? Think rich metals, distressed finishes and raw materials. Perhaps it is an oasis of calm? Cue leafy greens and soothing greys, blonde woods and richly veined marble. Once you have defined your style, head to Ripples.

• Tap into the trend: Taps are having a huge influence in bathroom design with so many gorgeous finishes to choose from. If you thought brassware was boring, think again! We’re spoilt for choice with everything from rose gold to matt black designs and elegant spouts along with a selection of heights, there’s something to update any basin in any bathroom in your home.

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