Decorex Durban awash with the latest in bathroom trends

Decorex Durban awash with the latest in bathroom trends:

As bathrooms gain more prominence within the home, designers and suppliers are becoming more innovative in their approach to décor and furnishings. Maintaining its position as Africa’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex SA will be showcasing the latest in bathroom trends in its dynamic installation, The Bathroom Project.

“The past few years, we’ve really seen some significant changes in bathroom style and design,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “From a utilitarian room that bore no real design consequence, the bathroom has evolved into a really integral space within the home, drawing a lot of attention to elements such as furniture, colours and spatial perception. We’re seeing a lot of intelligent design trends coming through which visitors to Decorex Durban will get to witness first-hand.”

Bathroom trends taking over 2019

Some of the region’s bathroom specialists, Shower Haus and Cas Tiles, have shared their unique insights into the latest bathroom trends emerging countrywide.

– Frameless

With space at a premium, many are turning to smaller bathrooms that incorporate design techniques to enhance the perception of ample space. There is also a preference of front bathroom ‘walls’ to be finished with frameless glass, thereby incorporating the bathroom into the bedroom itself.

– Walk-in Showers

The frameless trend continues into showers where the black hardware – as opposed to the traditional chromed finish – is gaining traction. There is also a move towards walk-in showers comprising a single, frameless screen.

– Internal Glass Doors

Within the bathroom, glass doors are trending over the traditional wooden doors. These can be clear or sandblasted for a more discreet effect.

– Large Mirrors

Another fantastic space-enhancing technique is the incorporation of large mirrors within the bathroom.

– Mosaic Tiles

Created from glass, mosaic tiles – in a range of colours – are becoming a popular aesthetic. Because of the nature of the tiles, they’re hygienic, non-porous and resistant to stain and mildew, making them a particularly attractive option.

– Wooden Tiles

Another local décor trend that is following on from European trends is the use of wooden tiles in the bathroom. The flexibility of aesthetic and durable nature is seeing them incorporated more and more.

The Bathroom Project

Shower Haus and Cas Tiles will be joined by fellow industry members at The Bathroom Project, featuring at Decorex Durban. This installation will see a display of on-trend bathroom products and fittings in a variety of stylised bathroom settings. Visitors can expect to see some exciting new products on the market, such as relaxed seating and soothing décor solutions suited to the luxurious bathroom space.

Alongside The Bathroom Project, visitors can enjoy a number of innovative installations which form part of this year’s extensive Decorex Durban programme, including:

• The Playroom Children’s Decor Project
• Decorex Urban Living Trend House with SHF
• #withlovefromdecorex with Ashley Furniture Homestore
• InStudio Trend Theatre By ABSA
• The Lighting Project by Springlights
• The Kitchen Trend Project by the Studio Collection
• Inscape Education Group presents 2nd Skin
• Decorex International
• Wine & Bubbly Bar furnished by Homewood
• Gin Garden featuring ISHK
• Gourmet Cooking Theatre by KitchenCo
• Rummery
• The Illy Experience
• Mint Treat Café
• The Library by EFAM
• 1-Day Pop-up Market in collaboration with TINGG
• Garden of the Future Landscaping Feature
• Bedroom Project
• Designer Project


Decorex Durban
21 – 24 March 2019
10am – 6pm daily
Durban Exhibition Centre
Trade-focused day: 22 March 2019
Ticket Prices: Adults – R95
Student/Pensioners – R85
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R85
Exhibitor – R85

Decorex Cape Town
1 – 5 May 2019
10am – 6pm daily
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Trade-focused day: 2 – 3 May 2019
Ticket Prices: Adults – R110
Student/Pensioners – R100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R100
Exhibitor – R100

Decorex Joburg
7 – 11 August 2019
10am – 6pm daily
Gallagher Convention Centre
Public holiday: 9 August
Trade-focused days: 7 – 8 August 2019
Ticket Prices: Adults – R120
Student/Pensioners – R100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R100
Exhibitor – R100

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