Is your bathroom in desperate need of an update? Be inspired with these must-have design trends and get a bathroom you will enjoy spending time in.
Time for tranquillity
Bathrooms are often the only place where people regularly have time to themselves. For that reason, bathroom design should create a refuge of serenity and personal luxury.
This year’s bathroom trends focuses around natural materials. Designers will move further away from artificial materials, and natural stone and timber will appear in more and more bathrooms. Timber vanities, seats and accessories showing timber grain will become more prevalent. Timber will be more often used for bathroom floors and even in taps. Timber will continue to be a prominent feature in our bathrooms, from wall features and open shelving to hardwood floors and even timber vanities. Greenery, whites and a patterned tile work beautifully with tactile timber surfaces.
Make it monochrome
Black and white remain timeless, whether you are freshening up with new towels and soap dispensers, or completely changing the space. You can consider a gorgeous pendant over the vanity or bath and change your tapware to matt black for a sleek, classy look. White freestanding baths will also be very much in demand this year, linked with black velvet ottomans and a sexy crystal light fitting, they give the bathroom an air of elegance and a sense of pampering.
Be bold with brass
Brass is really on trend this season, with either a beautiful light fitting, candle or even a shower caddy. Injecting metallic into a bathroom gives off such a glamorous, warm feel. You can use black, pewter, brass or aged brass tapware in your bathroom and very little chrome.
Patterns are becoming richer, we are slowly going away from minimalist all-white simple form. As always happens in times of economic stagnation and downturn, people resort to brighter colours and busier patterns to introduce some variety and movement into their daily life. We will see playful combinations of materials, patterns and sizes. Instead of bath mats use small rugs such as small kilims or cow hides for an adult en-suite.
Another trend that clearly dominates this year is the hexagonal tile. From small mosaics to larger and bolder hexagons used for feature walls, they will be bringing freshness into our bathrooms this year. The success of hexagonal tiles comes from the organic shape that catches the eye and creates various associations, from animals’ carapace.
A balance of natural, task and mood lighting is important in bathrooms for functionality and atmosphere. There is
nothing better than having a shower in sunlight. Niches with low-voltage lighting are also another trend that will continue.
You may not think of your bathroom as an art space but you should always hang art and style the room so it feels inviting to spend time there rather than just somewhere to shower and brush your teeth. With a simple and refreshed design, your bathroom does not need to be the dullest room of the house.