The New Year brings the perfect opportunity to look ahead at what’s in store for the bathroom industry. Ash Chilver, sales director at HiB, discusses the next big trends for 2019.
The proliferation of social media into our everyday lives has made us more style conscious as a nation. Consumers seek out cutting-edge trends in a big to achieve the perfect Instagram-worthy home, and the bathroom is no exception.
Stocking the latest styles can helps retailers to attract more business by appealing to the style-conscious consumer.
One trend we’ll be seeing much more of next year is circular and oval mirrors. Soft-edged bathroom products have been gaining momentum for a while, and this trend is only set to accelerate as consumers aim to give their bathrooms a more delicate look following the stark minimalism of recent years.
Circular and oval mirrors are ideal for householders who want a more relaxed, indulgent feel for their space.
For example, the circular Theme range features colour temperature changing ambient LED lighting, offering a dramatic solar eclipse effect.
As technology continues to permeate our everyday lives, consumers will increasingly value multi-functional designs that are both beautiful and practical.
Here, an all-singing, all-dancing mirror can provide a truly stunning showpiece.
The latest designs such as Connect are striking in appearance when incorporating light technology, and, like many mirrors, also have heated pads to ensure the surfaces remain mist-free.
Furthermore, due to the increasing trend for connected technology, products are now available with integrated charging sockets and Bluetooth speakers, allowing users charge up bathroom essentials and carry out personal grooming with ease, all whilst enjoying their favourite music or audiobook in good quality sound.
For more information, head to www.hib.co.uk.