Thinking of renovating your bathroom but not sure where to start? Well you’ve come to the right place! House of Home have compiled an extensive list of what’s hot in the world of bathroom trends, so you can bathe in style.
We have seen a quite a transition in bathroom design recently with a ‘less is more approach’. Bathrooms are light, bright, clean and crisp with feature accents to highlight. Think smooth textures, raw, organic elements, clean lines and geometric motifs that make a strong statement.
We are seeing two major underlying influences in the design styles, one being a nod to the Nordic raw organic aesthetic, while the other boasts a tailored elegance of class and sophistication. Both looks are being combined to create a beautifully balanced outcome.
Here’s what to look out for:
A predominantly white, stoney neutral or monochromatic palette with natural, organic accents is here to stay. Nothing beats a white backdrop to create a clean and crisp bathroom. Cool tranquil tones and touches of timber are being used to create a space that uplifts and revives.
The introduction of glamour infused, luxe finishes are also becoming increasingly popular. Bold black detailing makes a strong graphic statement, adding a little drama and sophistication, while metallic elements bring a touch of elegance and class.
Heavy, dark masculine tiles and feature border tiles have been replaced with floor to ceiling tiles in an array of basic, plain white tiles formats such as subway tiles, geometric shapes, and penny round mosaics. Walls are kept clean but the format of the tiling adds a unique twist!
Using the same material on the floor as used on the walls is also popular, as it creates a seamless look with a sense of openness. This style is paired with a vanity unit in a contrasting colour or in a timber finish to add warmth, interest and to create visual balance.
Colour or pattern can be introduced through the floor tiles. Moroccan tiles in muted colourways have become increasingly popular, as have smaller format geometric floor tiles in soft chalky colourways such as sage greens, greys and charcoals.
Tiles that take on the appearance of timber floor boards have become a hot tiling trend. Timber has long been a coveted look for bathroom floors, the options for timber look tiles have come a long way and it’s virtually impossible to tell the difference. It's perfect for creating that Scandinavian look in your bathroom without the worry by using a material that is highly durable, easy-to-maintain.
Fixtures & Fittings
Bathroom fixtures and fittings have evolved from chrome finish into an array of gorgeous metallics such as brass, copper, bronze and the ever popular matt black tapware. These are considered to be the jewels of the bathroom and work beautifully as highlight accents that really ‘pop’ against the simplicity of a neutral, organic finishes palette. These material finishes are going to be filtering through into fixtures and fittings, such as tapware, shower heads and towel rails.
Bench Tops & Vanities
Hand-made timber vanities or bench tops are being lovingly installed into new bathroom fit-outs. Floating vanities create an illusion of more space and as such continue to be highly sought after.
Recessed basins have been superseded by statement sinks with a sculptural profile. Basins that sit above the bench top create a beautiful focal point.
We are seeing a lot more wall mounted basins. They are a great space saving solution and help to prevent a bathroom from feeling heavy or cluttered if space is of a premium.
Showers & Mixers
It’s all about keeping the sightlines open in the bathroom, so frameless glass shower screens or walk-in showers are a must. Double shower heads that consist of an oversized rain shower head with a separate hand set have risen in popularity, as have Chroma therapy steam showers which offer the ultimate in luxury shower experience and appeal to all the senses.
Back to wall free standing baths are proving to be a major hit. They are perfect for smaller spaces as they are designed to sit flush against the wall. The major advantage being they don’t need to be built in and still provide the look of a free-standing bath from the front.
Unsightly cisterns are a no, no. Built-in wall hung toilets or back-to-wall toilets create a much cleaner look. The toilet should fade into the background rather than be a focal point. So no frilly toilet seat covers please!
Bathrooms are being styled pretty left, right and centre. It’s no longer just about selecting finishes, fixtures and fittings. For a bathroom to have true presence, it needs to be styled to perfection with the addition of small items of occasional furniture, and decorative accents. These can include round mirrors, stools, ladders, coat racks, hooks, rugs and mats, pendant lights, baskets, and plants.
So remember - when re-vamping your bathroom simplicity is the key; using natural and minimal materials in more interesting ways with bolder highlights and the inclusion some furniture accents will create a beautiful aesthetic.