You spend a lot of time in your bathroom. Why not make it your sanctuary? A well-designed bathroom can be a relaxing oasis after a long day and an energizing pick-me-up in the morning. Here are eight ideas if you’re interested in learning what’s trending in bathroom design.
A free-standing tub can be a focal point in your bathroom. Add an attractive faucet, a few small plants around the edges, and some pretty towels, and you’ve created a beautiful space. Plus, tubs are comfortable for soaking, so they’re the perfect addition for a spa-like feeling. Consider a tub to shower conversion if you’d like a separate freestanding shower in your bathroom.
Bold Accent Tile
Even if you want a serene, neutral palette in your bathroom, you can create a pop of color with accent tiles. You can add a row of tiles along the base of your shower like a baseboard against a floor. You can also create a column of accent tiles down the walls of the shower or add a row of decorative tiles about halfway down the bathroom walls in a chair-rail style. Accent tiles let you make a bold statement in an otherwise neutral color scheme.
Dual Shower Heads
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes. This statement can be true in your shower as well. You won’t have to worry about turning to find the perfect spot; you can adjust the heads to make your shower time relaxing. You might not want to leave once you find the ideal angles for the shower heads. Consider installing heads with flexible hoses for even more convenience. You can take them off the hooks and spray water directly on your feet or wherever you need.
You can incorporate wood in your bathroom decor to complement any style. Do you like traditional decor? Wood cabinets and trim fit perfectly with your style. Are you more of a modern decorator? Wood is on trend, and sleek, minimalist cabinets and shelves fit in perfectly. You can use wood as an accent by adding trim and shelving, or you can go full throttle and have wood cabinets or entire accent walls.
Technology isn’t only for doorbell cameras and alarm systems. More and more appliances are designed with smart features, and you can also find them in the bathroom. Some tech features for your bathroom include:
- Toilets with seat warmers, automatic flushers, dryers and deodorizers
- Showers with timers, water-conserving features, remote-control heads, speakers and LED lighting
- Voice-activated features for room lighting and speakers
- Faucets with motion sensors
- Jungle Decor
A popular trend in decorating, jungle themes have found their way to the bathroom. Think of large, green patterns for wallpaper or even a rainforest mural. You can bring in tropical plants and grow them near a sunny window, increasing the zen factor. Try a bamboo bath mat and shower curtain with a natural texture. Green and brown towels can enhance the color scheme and complement your jungle motif.
Pastel Color Schemes
If rainforests aren’t your style, consider hearkening back to mid-century Miami for inspiration. Soft pinks and pastel greens are the keys to this vibe. You can use them as accents in your neutral palette or be bold and add pink tile or a green floor. Brass and metal complement the look, so think of gold fixtures and shelves when you shop.
Trendy Light Fixtures
Yes, you can hang a chandelier in the bathroom. You can also choose bold pieces to accent the mirrors. Draw inspiration from the style you use — modern, classic, mid-century, minimalist or whatever you like — and search for lighting that fits the description. The chances are you’ll find a range of pieces that work well.
Make your bathroom your favorite room in the house by adding some trendy features. Just remember to be bold and make it what you love.