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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