Bathroom design has seen significant change over the years. While many homeowners prefer to stick with safe, classic looks that don’t age, revitalising this space can bring new life into it and turn it from a room of necessity to a sanctuary within the home, also adding significant value to the property.
With 2016 in full swing, there are a few trends we are seeing rise in popularity, including:
Textures in tiles
Tiles are the standard in the bathroom but the type of tiles you use don’t have to be! Some things we are seeing are tiles that look like another material, like marble, feature walls using small tiles to create depth and texture and larger tiles throughout the room that can open up a space, making it appear more clean and spacious, an often crucial choice in small apartments.
Homes are getting smaller and smaller, with many Australians living in apartments with a shared or non-existent backyard. This has seen a growth in plants within the home, particularly hardy greenery that can sit in spaces like the bathroom where sometimes colours are more neutral. Terrariums, ferns and other potted plants that need little sun or water are a great way to inject a pop of colour and add interest in the bathroom.
Lighting as décor
While the bathroom will always need functional lighting, there is often much to be desired from plain downlights. This is where lighting options such as brushed brass lamps and delicate pendant lights are making headway. Combined with the more necessary lighting options that you may be used to, decorative lights allow you to choose the mood within the space and add another dimension in the bathroom.
Wood versus metal
Vintage, natural styling is in and with it comes the use of timber in the bathroom. While metal fittings are still common, these are often paired with wood, whether it be a simple shelf, a mirror frame or a door handle.
Want to find out more about some of the top trends in the bathroom for this year? Or perhaps we’ve inspired you to refresh your home? To get in touch, have a chat to one of our interior designers in Brisbane on (07) 3899 0627.