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Fresh Design Finds: Stylish shower curtains

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Shower in style, with a fresh new shower curtain. Designs and prices to suit all budgets

So often shower curtains can be the element that lets a bathroom down – not least when they’re old, manky and mouldy.

If you’ve not changed your shower curtain in ages, or are keen to brighten up your bathroom, then why not add a fresh new shower curtain?

There are lots of stylish shower curtains available from photographic prints that give you a view to look (perfect if you don’t even have a window in your bathroom), to adorable prints and quirky animal designs.

Here are our top shower curtain finds, featuring a mix of fab budget friendly high street buys and higher priced designer styles.

A. Boho style illustrative llama shower curtain – £30, online only at Urban Outfitters

B. Tvingen shower curtain – £6 from Ikea

C. Paris lamps fabric shower curtain – £65 from Ruby & B

D. Landscape photographic print shower curtain – £19.99 from H&M

E. Grey damask shower curtain – £8 fromGeorgeHome

F. Blanchetta floral shower curtain by Lulie Wallace – £78 from Anthropologie

G. Milly medallion shower curtain – £40 from Urban Outfitters, online only

H. Zebra anti-mould shower curtain by Wenko – £62.99 from Wayfair

I. Beach huts shower curtain – £9.99 from Dunelm

What’s your favourite?


Luxury bathing with the Divina Collection from Novellini

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Want to bathe in luxury? Italian designer bathroom company have recently launched a new collection of baths that could make bathtime even more divine!

The Divina Collection has been produced in collaboration with designer Massimo Farinatti and helps fulfill the idea that the ultimate bathroom experience should help promote relaxation and wellbeing.

There are three shapes of baths in the collection, which help to cover all bathroom needs.

There’s the classic rectangular shape of Divina, with its centre taps and deep bathing experience:

Make your bathroom experience divine, by relaxing in a luxury Novellini Divina bath.

The asymmetric Divina O is wider at one end than the other. It’s a bit of a different design, but could make a strong statement in a contemporary home:

Doesn't this bath look luxurious? Oh to relax and unwind in this!

Last, but definitely not least, is the semi-circular Divina C. This is a very good looking corner bath that’s ideal for bathrooms where you can’t fit a standard rectangular bath. Unlike some corner baths though, this one definitely doesn’t compromise on size:

Love the look of this corner bath, especially as it still looks roomy despite its shape

All three of these baths have been carefully designed and made to provide users with a luxury product. They don’t skimp on space and each of them has a deep interior, so you can sink down comfortably and enjoy some quality time to relax.

The relaxation element is enhanced by the addition of the hydromassage feature. It’s a great way to feel like you’re at a spa, yet be in the comfort of your own home.

In keeping with a luxury product range, there are a number of accessories, fixtures and fittings that you can choose from too. If you’d prefer to have a coloured side on your bath, rather than polished white, then panelling is available in a range of finishes, including grain, wenge, striped white and soft white.

There are also side and central trays available – great for propping up a book to read, or somewhere to rest your glass of wine – and a head rest to ensure your whole body is enveloped in comfort.

If you’re keen to create a luxury spa-like bathroom in your home, then the Divina Collection could tick all the right boxes!

Discover more about the range in the video below:

For more details, visit or check out their Facebook page

(Disclosure: This is a collaborative post)

Go global: Colourful Peruvian-style ideas for bedrooms and bathrooms

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Love colour? Add these bright and cheery Peruvian design accessories to your bedroom and bathroom for a lively global style

Go global this summer and add some Peruvian style to your bedroom and en-suite bathroom, with these colourful accessories from M&S.

Main image – Peruvian tapestry digital print bedding set – from £49.50

Smaller images, from top to bottom -

Peruvian tassel bath towel – £18

Peruvian pattern striped bath mat – £15

Authentic weave cushion – £12

Pack of two Peruvian bedding sets – from £35

Questions to ask when purchasing products to remodel your bathroom

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Questions to ask when remodelling your bathroom

Remodelling your bathroom requires a great deal of time, thoughtful planning, and a budget that helps to control your spending. There are a myriad of questions that you should ask yourself and suppliers as you begin to make decisions about your new home improvement project.

To help you ensure you’re prepared to ask the right questions when the time arrives, this guest post offers a guide to some of the top questions to ask that will help you focus on what you want and balance that with what you can afford.

1. Is there a showroom available where you can view products that may be needed for your project? Keep in mind that for competitive pricing of a shower cabin, bathroom suite, or other fixtures needed, shopping at an online website may help you to find more affordable prices.

A good website will provide you with all of the information that you need about products and a helpful staff that can answer your queries straight away.

2. Will there be a delivery charge? If you’re shopping online, be sure to read all of the information contained in the Delivery Section so that you know how much to add to the cost of your products for shipping. This can impact the selection you make if you are remodelling on a budget.

3. How long will it take to get your items? The experts at suggest that you deal with a supplier that can provide you with a reliable delivery service.

Be sure to ask about insurance cover for your items that are being shipped, and how you to handle any problems with your shipment.

4. You should also ask about what method of payment is accepted by the supplier that you choose. Can you pay over the telephone? Will they accept a bank transfer? Can you use PayPal for items that you have chosen?

Knowing how you can pay can help you to choose the items that you want and pay for them stress-free without any hassles.

5. Does the supplier you like offer any promotions or discounts on their products? How often does their inventory go on sale? How will you get answers to your queries if you don’t understand a particular feature of a shower or whirlpool tub?

Asking questions before you purchase any item for your bathroom remodelling project can save you a great deal of time, stress, and money.

6. Will your supplier offer you a loyalty programme where you can collect points to use toward future purchases? This is an ideal way to get the items that you need now and use the points you gain for other projects that you want to do in your home. It will also be important to know how you can track your loyalty points and maintain a count of what you have available to use on your next purchase.

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Update your bathroom: 10 stylish shower curtains

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Shower curtains are prone to gathering soap scum and getting a bit grotty-looking, even if they’re regularly washed. Adding a new curtain to your shower is a quick and easy way of giving the whole room a facelift, particularly if you choose something with vivid colours or a funky design. We’ve picked out ten curtains that are too pretty to be hidden.

1. Salvage shower curtain, Dunelm

Dunelm shower curtain, £9.99

This vintage-style shower curtain in soft beige would suit a traditional style of bathroom. Available in one size, it’s machine washable and would fit in with any colour scheme. Available from Dunelm at a pocket-friendly £9.95.

2. Fresh shower curtain, George at Asda

Monochrome shower curtain, £8, George at Asda

How could we overlook this ‘Fresh’ shower curtain? Perfect for a monochrome colour scheme, it’s simple and won’t draw the eye away from other features. £8 from George at Asda.

3. Pink flamingo shower curtain, George at Asda

Budget flamingo shower curtain, £5, George at Asda

Hang this flamingo shower curtain, and your overnight guests will be left wondering if they had one drink too many the night before! Ideal for adding the finishing touch to a tropical decor, it costs a budget £5 from George at Asda.

4. Cara wavy shower curtain, Heart of Home

Cara wavy blue shower curtain, £14.99

This Cara shower curtain has a fresh, modern look with geometric waves in different shades of blue. Use it to brighten up a tired, white-painted bathroom or add the finishing touch to a nautical theme. £14.99 from Argos.

5. Horizon shower curtain, Wilkinson

Contemporary bright shower curtain, £5, Wilkinson

Lighten up a dark corner with this Horizon shower curtain with its bright colours and contemporary design. Pair it with a plain bathmat and towels in bright colours to finish the look. £5 from Wilkinson.

6. Spear shower curtain, Ferm Living

Spear shower curtain, £59, Ferm Living

Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom routine with this striking Spear shower curtain from Ferm Living. Made from 100% organic cotton and finished with an acrylic coating, this curtain is perfect for instantly updating your interior. Machine washable. Team with matching laundry basket to complete the look. £59 from Amara.

7. Cotton waffle shower curtain, Marks and Spencer

Cotton waffle shower curtain, £40, Marks and Spencer

If you prefer an understated look, this shower curtain is a stylish bathroom essential with a waffle design adding a simple finishing touch. Made from 100% cotton, it has a polyester lining to make sure all the water stays inside the shower. £40 from Marks and Spencer.

8. Butterfly shower curtain, Home by Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson shower curtain, £20 from Debenhams

For the stylish bathroom, this beautiful turquoise designer shower curtain from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson has a delicate oriental-style peacock pattern across the bottom and silver eyelets along the top. Made from water repellant fabric, it’s machine washable and costs £20 from Debenhams.

9. PEVA spotted shower curtain in blue, Tesco Direct

Blue spotted shower curtain, £6.50, Tesco Direct

Give your bathroom a quick and easy makeover with this eye-catching spotty designed PEVA shower curtain. Available in different colours, it’s ideal for injecting a splash of colour into the room. It measures approximately 180cm x 180cm and comes complete with shower rail hooks. £6.50 from Tesco Direct.

10. Hotel shower curtain, John Lewis

Hotel monochrome shower curtain, £30, John Lewis

We love the simplicity of this sophisticated, hotel style shower curtain with a grey striped edge. Made from cotton, it’s not fully waterproof so you will also need to use a waterproof shower curtain liner (available separately). £30 from John Lewis.


Stunning new bathroom collections from C.P. Hart

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

At Fresh Design, we’re always keen to discover new products and designs coming to the UK market. So we were intrigued to hear that bathroom retailer C.P. Hart is bringing some new European collections to their already extensive range.

We’ve checked them out to see what exiting new bathroom design ideas we can expect – here are some of our favourites.

Cielo bathroom collection

Luxury European bathroom design

The modern designs from manufacturer Cielo are best known for being seen in top hotels around the world and you can easily see why. There are three collections from Cielo – Opera, Le Giare and Shui.

Opera, by Paolo d’Arrigo, is a modernist design in white, black or anthracite.

Le Giare, by Claudio Silvestrin, is characterised by smooth, egg-shaped, sculptural designs.

Cielo Shui collection from C P Hart

Shui (our favourite) is named after the Mandarin word for water and represents this through its fluid flowing lines. It’s also designed by Paolo d’Arrigo and features pieces in a choice of 16 colours and finishes. We love the gorgeous earthy browns and neutral shades, which are perfect for creating a tranquil, spa-like bathroom.

EX.T Italian bathroom designs

EX.T. modern Italian bathroom designs

EX.T is a modern Italian range that effortlessly blends traditional design with contemporary style. We love the modern geometric look of the pieces and the very minimal, bared back supporting structures.

Best minimal Italian designs

Contemporary store re-design

As well as bringing some new European bathroom manufacturers and designers to the UK, C.P. Hart have also been busy refurbishing their flagship Waterloo showroom. It’s been undergoing a major new revamp and expansion, which will give them 50% more space. In fact, it will be the biggest

Set for launch in November 2015, you can expect to see some fab new designs and technology when it opens.

It’s been designed by architects Morrow +Lorraine, along with Badrock Design, and aims to provide an ‘immersive bathroom design experience.’

Along with the usual bathroom sets in action, they’ll be some innovative interactive displays, an interactive manufacturer library and a product innovation gallery.

Plus, if you need time to debate your bathroom design choices, they’re introducing a new café too.

***This post is in collaboration with C.P. Hart*** 
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