Your bathroom is a functional space above all else – but that doesn’t mean it can’t make a statement. Before sprucing up the rest of your home this year, consider the spaces you use most.
Here are a few trends we think you should take a look at.
Big Impression Small Space
Powder rooms have always been a place to add high drama to a small space, but now oversized floral wall prints and pattern-on-pattern are feeling very of-the-moment, particularly in bold, bright colours. A high-contrast, large-scale wallpaper expands a small space and infuses it with an artful attitude.
Complete with Concrete
We’re getting used to concrete sink basins and interior floors now, but what about countertops and walls? Traditionally viewed as cold and non-welcoming, it can have the opposite impact when paired with organic elements like the wood used above.
These days it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience. Black never goes out of fashion, so using it ensures that your decor doesn’t go stale. With a few tweaks once in a while, you can refresh a black bathroom for a limited cost.
Devil’s in the Details
Pewter and gunmetal is the trend we are loving. It’s not as harsh as pure black or specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth. We’re also seeing a lot of those Art Deco influences we talked about here in some gorgeous new bathtubs in a nod to old-world craftsmanship.
In bathrooms, we’re seeing the incorporation of more exposed shower plumbing. The industrial look pairs beautifully with a white, modern marble.
White and grey marble continue to be strong, popular materials into 2019 for bathrooms and kitchens alike. They are classic and timeless, can go from traditional to modern in terms of aesthetics, and are also great for resale. Man-made materials, such as quartz and porcelain tiles that look like natural stone, are also incredibly durable and will continue to be popular.
We’re seeing that people no longer view the bath as a utilitarian space and more as an experiential space. They’re looking for spa-like experiences as well as a kind of theatrical beauty for what used to be a very interior and private space.