Your bathroom might not be the first place you’re thinking of when you’re planning to decorate your house or even change the design a little bit. However, much like the kitchen, the bathroom is the place where you should feel at home just as much as in the living room or bedroom. And while renovating the bathroom from scratch every other year is out of the question, you might be able to incorporate some of the following trends into the design without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look:
1. Freestanding tubs
Freestanding bathtubs are back stronger than ever. Some eccentrics even prefer having their freestanding tubs in the bedroom this year, but this is definitely not an option for every room/floor plan out there. However, changing your existing tub for a new freestanding one might be a good idea, especially if you have had the same tub for as long as you can remember. Opt for an acrylic one to make sure you’re not putting too much pressure on your floors.
2. Black fixtures
Black bathroom fixtures are in this year. This is another easy-to-follow trend that shouldn’t cost you a fortune but will give your bathroom that nice makeover you were looking for. Make sure to get at least a couple of matching units to avoid clashes – the shower head or system and the faucets should do the trick. Another crucial thing to look for is a matte finish – as glossy black doesn’t really look that great when it comes to bathroom fixtures.
3. High-tech toilets
If you’re looking for a rather significant lifestyle change, swap your current toilet for a high-tech one. Although they are most popular in Japan and other Asian countries, high-tech toilets with built-in bidets, seat heating, and other gimmick are slowly entering the US market as well. When choosing your new toilet, make sure it goes with the rest of your bathroom furniture and fits the existing plumbing.
4. Integrated showers
Gone are the days when you needed to make space for a shower cabin to have your shower separated from your bathtub. This year, you don’t even need to think about glass panels to isolate the shower area from the rest of your bathroom, as integrated showers are in. You might still want to get at least one glass door between the shower and powder area, to make sure water doesn’t always end up on your mirror and vanity, but that is completely up to you and your bathroom design.
5. Accent walls
Although bathrooms finished in one single material (tile, limewash) are in as well, accent walls are great statement pieces that will give your bathroom a completely new aspect. Think bold patterns and contrasting colors, but make sure they are still somewhat complementary to the general color scheme in your bathroom.
These are a few bathroom design trends you can look into, and take inspiration from when looking to change something in your house. Most of these trends can easily be worked into your bathroom, even if you’re on a rather tight budget.