The new serenity trend is inspired by the Japanese notion of Zen. Create a simplified, pared-back look that is the perfect antidote to the pressures of urban living with tonal colour combinations and natural wood such as raw oak for warmth. Oversized tiles (above) will minimise the amount of grout lines, which will make for cleaner open wall and floor areas.
Add personality by combining multiple shades of green with exotic wood grains – perhaps adding metallic finishes for a tropical glasshouse look. Decorative floor tiles in bold trellis and geometric designs such as the Hackney range from bathstore will anchor the overall look. And plants have a hugely positive psychological effect on our happiness, so include plenty of moisture-loving ferns and palms.