Raw style

Embrace the rugged appeal of exposed concrete and unfinished wood

Industrial design has been an interior design trend for several decades, but in recent years, it’s moved from high class hotels and restaurants to the modern home. Materials like exposed concrete, unfinished wood and raw brick don’t just look contemporary and chic, with a touch of sealant they’re also extremely hard-wearing, making them perfect for the bathroom. Combined with ultra-modern touches, such as the floor mounted basin tap seen here, the result is a bathroom firmly on the chic side of industrial interior design.

Showering area with concrete.
The consistent use of exposed concrete gives the shower and bathroom the ambience of a spacious loft apartment. The rough concrete look forms an appealing contrast to chrome and glass.

Contemporary bathroom convenience combined with the rough look

Exposed plaster walls create a sense of spaciousness, even in small bathrooms. The natural sheen of cement looks understated and blends in harmoniously with modern design. Convenience in the bathroom is ensured through the technology itself, which has a metallic sheen and is beautifully accentuated in the elegantly rustic ambience. Handcrafted accessories enhance the visual charm of the authentic surfaces here. For example, a coarse rug on smooth concrete adds a natural accent. Brickwork also forms an intriguing contrast to the high-quality taps and exquisite bathroom textiles.  

A penchant for rough surfaces and contrast

As well as concrete and brickwork, recycled or used-look materials are also utilised in this bathroom trend. This design gives the rooms an unimaginably sensual feel. Many design enthusiasts end up captivated by the rugged charm of loft apartments.
If you are looking for a simple solution in a vintage look, wall décor can create sensational visual effects. You can even get innovative photo wallpaper in a concrete look (or a style inspired by rough materials) for your bathroom walls. Wood-effect tiles that look like they have a patina are extremely popular. This all goes to show, you can alter your bathroom setting to suit the current trends at very little cost or effort.

Authentic bathroom ambience

Natural materials in the bathroom make you want to touch them, to feel them under your bare feet, and to experience their haptic qualities with your senses.

Bathroom trend: rugged Sisal mat in front of the bathtub.
Industrial and Minimalist

Natural tones make authentic materials irresistible

The perfect pairing:

The unfinished quality of industrial materials serves as the perfect backdrop to high quality chrome bathroom accessories. The key is to ensure that both the decor and the bathroom products speak a common design language. When choosing your taps and mixers, consider those with linear geometric design influences. That will keep the space contemporary, while also allowing you to make the most of the eco-friendly technology found within every hansgrohe product.

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