The next big things: Barbara Chandler picks her top pieces for 2012

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1. Little Wet Rooms

Impey Showers' wet rooms for small bathrooms feature Aqua-Dec flooring (harder than stone but only 22mm thick) and TileSafe tanking membrane (for a watertight seal), combined with a frameless glass enclosure. From about £1,790 (for glass, floor, and under-floor heating) – plus tiles and shower fittings. (

2. Pride in London

Urban murals (from £249) and wallpapers (from £110 a roll) by Annette Taylor-Anderson, with similar images on rugs, glassware, furniture, cushions and lampshades. (

3. Spectacular splashbacks

Replace tiles in kitchens and bathrooms with hand-painted glass splashbacks by Emma Britton, digitally printed in a choice of flower designs. From £305 for a panel 60sq-cm.(

4. Hidden Hobs

Cold-to-the touch induction hobs can be hidden in seamless volcanic stone worktops – no cut-outs or dirt traps. From Pyrolave (01428 707 154; (

5. You cube

Anne B Design's Kubrik cubes clip together to build such things as bookcases, storage containers or coffee tables. (

6. Lighten up

Ultra-slim Type C lamp by Kenneth Grange with new-technology LEDs and touch-sensitive dimming. £295 (02392 224450;

7. Radiant ceilings

Space-saving and easy to maintain, heated foil in a ceiling will radiate even warmth to a room saving on energy. Kits cost about £100, plus installation. (0870 770 1500;