Provided by Tapi Carpets & Floors and Sanctuary Bathrooms
The viral Mermaidcore aesthetic has amassed over 2 million views on Tiktok in the past week!1
While the Mermaidcore aesthetic originally gained popularity in fashion, it’s becoming the ‘Crustaceancore’ of 2023, with views on the hashtag #Mermaidcore having increased by over +100% in the past week.2
Users are also flocking to Pinterest to get inspired, with searches for ‘Mermaidcore’ on the aesthetic visual’s platform up by +97%.3
So, to help you achieve the elegant summer aesthetic, experts at bathroom specialist, Sanctuary Bathrooms, and carpet and flooring specialist, Tapi, have shared five tips below. These tips are from James Roberts, Director at Sanctuary Bathrooms, and Johanna Constantinou, Brand and Communications Director at Tapi.
1. Textures of the Sea
Johanna says: “Mermaidcore is essentially bringing nautical elements of the sea into your home. Think about the textures you see by the shore and mirror them to fit into each room of your home. Fish scales are smooth, bright and iridescent, and will add extra depth into your interior.”
James adds: “You can recreate the shimmering aspect of Mermaidcore by adding brushed gold or silver fittings and fixtures. It’s an expensive-looking aesthetic, but it doesn’t have to cost a bomb to achieve through small changes.”
Ca’ Pietra – Atlantis Emerald 293x274mm Mosaic Tile
Ca’ Pietra – Mermaids Garden 230x200mm Shaped Tile
2. The ‘Mermaidcore’ Colour Palette
James says: “Start by selecting a colour palette that resembles the coral reef – corals, pinks, aquas, and turquoise. A great option for Mermaidcore is marble, because the pattern looks like moving water. Consider incorporating marble-effect tiles in the walls or flooring, or as a finish on your basin or countertop. Take it a step further by choosing a marble effect that has a shimmering streak running throughout.”
Johanna adds: “Pearl is a luxury natural material that is the epitome of Mermaidcore and a great focal point. The luminous and iridescent colour palette can be used to add glamour to your home at an accessible price point. The material can be used for bathroom tiling, dazzling borders in flooring or pearl edges on mirrors or trinket trays.“
3. Incorporate Nautical Vibes Into Your Flooring
Johanna says: “Vinyl flooring is a great introduction to the trend. Atom Indra replicates the sea, whilst Arcadia Rossi provides your bathroom with a swimming pool like finish. With carpets, bring seaside inspired colours inside any room of your home with emerald or marine blue tones.
4. Adding Mermaidcore Luxury Through Fittings
James says: “A rainfall shower can also help to create that luxurious Mermaidcore vibe in the bathroom, and it’s becoming a really popular choice among homeowners who want to relish their shower time more.”
“Mermaidcore is an elegant aesthetic, and a great way to add elegance to your bathroom is by adding a freestanding bath, where possible. These come in a range of colours other than your standard porcelain white and can be a fantastic focal point to draw in all of your mermaid-themed elements.”
BC Designs Casini 1680mm Freestanding Bath
5. Take Inspiration From Your Zodiac Sign
“We recently spoke with an astrologer who gave us some insight into how each zodiac sign would style their dream bathroom, based on trends we’ve seen recently. These have been brought to life in 3D renders using existing products, and it’s evident that Mermaidcore is perfect for water signs! Cancer and Pisces homeowners in particular would enjoy this aesthetic:
Cancer Zodiac Bathroom Décor
Pisces Zodiac Bathroom Décor
More zodiac bathroom décor inspiration.
Mermaidcore is a perfect fit for any modern bathroom ‘under the sea’!
1. Tiktok Keyword Insights, 24/04/2023
2. Tiktok Keyword Insights, 24/04/2023
3. Pinterest Trends, 24/04/2023
About Sanctuary Bathrooms:
Sanctuary isn’t just a brand name – it’s the way we see bathrooms. They are areas of solitude, relaxation, an oasis. Founded by Des Roberts and now jointly run with his sons James and Richard, we’re a family-run and owned business that has been in the industry for decades – 40 years of experience to be precise. This means we know what our customers want and, more importantly, what will help them achieve their Sanctuary. We have sourced a quality range of luxurious yet affordable bathroom products – from freestanding baths to furniture – all of which is on sale and delivered to customers across the UK and internationally from our showroom and warehouse based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Step into our world and let us deliver your Sanctuary, the Sanctuary Bathrooms way.
Tapi Carpets & Floors was founded in 2015 by a group of 10 passionate people with the goal of wowing customers at every step of their journey, making inspiring flooring reassuringly simple. Tapi prides itself on:
• Rated 4.8/5 stars on Trustpilot by delighted customers and rated best carpet retail store
• Rated Best Place to Work on Glassdoor (physical retailer)
• Exceptional in-store experience and aftercare
• Free samples and home visits