You might not think bathrooms are the first place to express design trends (we all saw how well the avocado green and toothpaste pink bathroom suites from the 70s aged!). But the design scene is always changing, and the products available needn’t be trend-led to express your own personal tastes.
Although wall-mounted showers above the bath remain a popular option in contemporary bathroom renovations, make sure to consider the newer products now available which may allow you everything you want in your space. Mini bathtubs are growing in popularity, as are compact and scaled-down fixtures such as toilets and sinks. The combination may allow you to truly maximise your space.
Trend piece: Japanese-style sit-in baths allow the comfort of a soak without losing any of the floor plan.
One thing that shouts contemporary in a bathroom is additions you might not expect to see there. With plenty of spare space, consider something like a wooden rocking chair with a beautiful blanket on it, a bulky trunk (great for storage, as a design statement, and as a surface), or a wooden ladder leaning against the wall for adding your towels, and cast-off clothes, to. If space is an issue, go vertical – add open shelving higher up the walls and display an elegant pot plant, beautiful perfume bottle, and candle, for just that touch of luxe.
Trend piece: Bring a pop of modern fun and colour into a neutral design with a terrazzo/jesmonite accessory, such as a soap dish, plant pot, or small tray for jewellery.
Windowless bathroom? Instead of drenching the space in artificial light, consider decorating this bathroom with rich, dark tones. The darkest shades of green and purple are right on-trend and make your space feel intimate and welcoming. Use lower, warmer lighting to maintain the feelings of calm and luxury.
Trend piece: Opt for a statement piece of lighting, such as a shaded wall sconce or something in enamel or frosted glass, like this piece from Pooky, to inject ambiance (keep bright lighting to the activity-based areas, for example, mirror lighting over the sink).
Sustainable, natural materials are looking to be at the forefront of contemporary bathroom renovation for the year to come. Consider natural and organic-looking materials like marble, stone, and wood, alongside neutral tones from linen shades to beige. See our Andrzej Design project for natural materials at play, but this time with a pop of colour.
Trend piece: A hammered brass mirror brings the added light you need without the harsh clean lines a usual mirror might add.
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