Over the past decade, bathrooms have risen from their utilitarian roots and blossomed into luxurious sanctuaries where we can escape the pressures of modern life – and this trend will assert itself even more in 2018. When it comes to bathroom design for the coming year, we’re seeing calm spaces awash with natural timber, stone and light, as well as spa-inspired styling and statement accessories.

Technology is creeping into the bathroom too – but it’s being used to amp up the indulgence factor. Crucially, though, the emergent trends are inspirational in their diversity, giving us plenty of fresh, fun new materials, colours and products to experiment with. Here, five design experts highlight the nine key bathroom trends they’re most excited about.

✪ Coverage : November - December 2017
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