Cornwall LivingIssue #140

Bathroom design tips from Ripples

Ripples Truro Showroom owner, Daron O’Regan, shares with us some of today’s top trends when it comes to bathroom design.

From soft and subtle to bright and bold, the world is your oyster when it comes to decorating your interiors. As a crisp change of season approaches, it’s never been easier to review your bathroom design so it’s truly reflective of your style and aesthetic, especially with a little help from Daron O’Regan at Ripples.


As the trend for spending more time at home doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, the at-home ‘spathroom’ continues to gain popularity. Offering a place of retreat and relaxation, the ‘spathroom’ combines the spa aesthetic with luxury products that aid wellbeing. Freestanding baths, luxuriant showers and even steam cabins are proving popular as bathrooms become a sanctuary of comfort and calm in your home.

Feature walls

If you’re wanting to make a small change that has a big impact, then a feature wall is always the way to go. Pink is proving popular, whereas oranges and greens can bring a splash of colour and vibrancy into your room. A feature wall can be created with a lick of paint, a bold tile, or even wallpaper. You can choose how much space you want to use, be it floor-to-ceiling, half-height, or even bringing your design up onto the ceiling. One advantage of a feature wall is that it offers a clever illusion of more space in smaller bathrooms by helping to blur the lines and edges of the room.

Au naturale

Drawing inspiration from the natural world is nothing new in bathroom design, but this season it’s more prevalent than ever. Slatted wooden walls and panels are the biggest trend at the moment, as wood, especially reclaimed, brings a tactile and textural element to a scheme. The use of recycled materials is becoming increasingly important, primarily for the environmental benefits but also as a way of adding character to a design.

If you want to implement one of these beautiful aesthetics in your bathroom, why not pop down to the Ripples showroom in Truro to have a look at some of your interior options?

Find the Ripples showroom at 11 River Street, Truro TR1 2SQ.