Bathrooms in modern society are becoming more prevalent in terms of design, quality and style within the home.
The bathroom has taken a very contemporary approach with architects influencing the movement toward a more sophisticated room.
In affluent and fashionable homes, contemporary bathrooms have come to resemble those of opulent new or refurbished hotels, with the bathroom evolving into a sensual home spa, and an opportunity to showcase luxury or affluence to visitors.
Technology has kept pace, with everything from heated toilet seats and optical-illusion wash basins, to remote-control flushing toilets and shower gadgets available to anyone building a bathroom today.
If you are looking for new inspiration for your bathroom, check out the current top trends of 2019 for a sleek and stylish room!
1. Statement Basins
The trend for statement basins is taking bathrooms by storm. In most cases it’s all about the feature of the basins, whilst in others it’s all about the color. Less is more when it comes to color schemes especially when there is a perfect harmony of simplicity and quality. The statement basin should remain the highlight of the bathroom, and everything around that should complement it but not over power the feature. Various textures such as concrete and even terrazzo are making a huge comeback. As concrete is seen as rough, textured and almost industrial like, an addition such as a living plant can soften the room. Also adding colored towels or accessories provide simple soft furnishings contrasting toward the texture or color alike. Terrazzo tiles are also a great choice and available for those searching for a budget-friendly option. The smaller scale terrazzo tiles are more realistic in finish and has a more luxe feel to it, while the larger scale terrazzo patterns feel a bit softer and are easier to live with.
2. Colored Tapware
Replacing your tapware is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to update your bathroom without renovating it. Metallics have now become more popular than the traditional polished chrome and are compatible with most color schemes. Brushed brass, matte black and copper finishes embody modern elegance guaranteed to withstand the test of time giving your bathroom a classical yet luxurious look. Brass remains the most popular finish for tapware right now and this trend doesn’t show any signs of ending. Brass tapware gives warmth and movement in the bathroom that have not been prevalent in the past 10 to 20 years. In comparison to the sleek, silver finishes seen in designs of the last decade, the burnished tones and earthy industrial sheen of these trending metallics bring much needed warmth to what can often be a cold space. In addition, matte black is effortless in its sultry, sophistication and flattering appeal. Always timeless, the dramatic color reflects very little light so remains strong and commanding.
3. Bathroom Skylights
Skylights are a fantastic way to introduce natural light and give the illusion of space into your bathroom, especially if on the smaller side. It can brighten the interior dramatically and significantly improve the look and feel of the room. They’re also great if privacy is an issue and windows aren’t able to be easily installed. A venting skylight can provide much needed fresh air to the bathroom, acting as a natural cooling method in the summer and also warming the room in winter. A bathroom that has a skylight is not only aesthetically pleasing, but the resulting additional natural light can also make the space feel more ambient. Installing a skylight can be more cost-effective than installing a window, and provides more than three times as much light than a vertical window of the same size. Since bathrooms are wet areas, there are also practical considerations that can address issues such as mildew, rot and mold. The natural light produced by skylights reduces the incidence of these occurring, making the room a lot better for your overall health.
4. Open Showers
Open showers are designed to maximize space and provide a visually aesthetical appeal to any bathroom. This spa-inspired design instantly creates the sense of more space by removing walls, using the same flooring throughout, and letting light flow more freely throughout the area. Open showers are custom designed to fit any bathroom, which means that you will always get a unique look that suits your own lifestyle and decor. Small spaces can be accommodated for by creating space thanks to careful designs that utilize the whole area effectively. It can make your bathroom visually appear larger with no shower door blocking off an area of your bathroom and creating an illusion of added space. Its design element also eliminates the need for a shower curtain or door which means easier maintenance over time and a reduction of the mold factor within your bathroom. Open showers are also great for resale value if you decide to move in the future, adding appeal and a contemporary design element to your home.
5. Freestanding Bathtubs
Centuries ago, a freestanding bathtub made of metal or copper was the only option, and a tub in the middle of a sparse bathroom was anything but a symbol of luxury. Today freestanding bathtubs are chosen for entirely different reasons, and along with natural stone, copper is a high-end bathroom material now used. Freestanding bathtubs are associated with luxury and refinement and bring in a tranquillizing spa effect to the room. Chic and contemporary, a freestanding bathtub is guaranteed to add longevity to your bathroom. Without any wall support, it is a style that dominates and makes for a strong design feature. Whether you go for a favorite acrylic, ultra-modern composite or a vintage looking cast iron model, bathtubs are trending more than ever with a variety of options available to choose from. Coming in an array of sizes there is a suitable one for a bathroom of any size.