Over the past 20 months, we’ve seen a steady shift in the way people are redesigning their homes, and especially the bathroom. New bathroom trends are more luxurious and pack a real punch when it comes to style and functionality.
Here are 8 bathroom trends that are here to stay in 2021…
Marble finishes bring class and glamour to even the smallest bathroom space. This trend is hot right now as marble is both luxe and durable, and therefore a worthy finish in a bathroom environment.
This trend sees greenery and nature extend to the interior of our homes. In the bathroom, biophilic features are lush, live greenery to decorate vanities or even entire walls. Greenery can also shine through the choice of colours and textures in the bathroom. What makes bathroom biophilic features extra-cool is that tropical plants thrive off of bright natural light, and the moisture in the air created by warm showers.
Large, Open Showers
Grander, bigger and walk-in. These are the trends words when it comes to modern showers. Sometimes boasting a single minimalist sheet of glass to divide the shower from a toilet or vanity. Gone are the days of wonky shower doors and musty shower curtains – more and more people choose to enjoy the space and freedom offered by an open shower.
This is certainly not a new trend. Subway tiles have been around for a century and still offer a timeless look. Particularly popular at the moment, the jet-black subway tile makes a bold, moody statement in a shower or as a bathroom vanity backdrop.
Let your sanitary ware do the talking! Brushed brass is a beautiful, luxurious finish and we can see why it is so popular in modern bathroom designs this year. Brushed brass is particularly effective with mirror framing, bathroom fittings, and other decorative items such as pots or vases. The brushed effect offers the understated elegance of brass, without the garish glare, and is easier to maintain.
Dramatic Guest Bathrooms
Smaller guest loos or powder rooms are taking centre stage this season. Gone are the days of minimalist spaces. Today we are seeing a surge of dramatic designs. Think bold wallpaper prints, vibrant colours and textured finishes. Decorators are now seeing that the dimensions of the small bathroom, or powder room, are ideal for dramatic, over-the-top, expensive finishes, making it more than just a powder room, but a luxuriant bathroom experience to wow visitors.
Floating fixtures are currently on trend and this include vanities that are installed directly from the wall, and have no legs or a floating toilet that does not have a base. This minimalist floor space makes for a modern bathroom, both easy to clean and easy to look at. You can take this look one step further, with a tankless toilet.
Is there anything more luxurious than a freestanding tub? This can be a showpiece in a modern bathroom.
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It may be difficult to function in a small bathroom. However, you can still make the most of your space with a few designer tips from OXO Bathrooms. The right fittings and accents can help you achieve a high-end, luxurious space you’ll love.
Here’s what you need to do to get the look…
Choose A Corner Sink
Large sinks may be out of place in a smaller bathroom. This can actually become a stumbling block rather than a statement of style in a small space. However, tiny sinks may not offer you the functionality you need either. So, what’s the solution?
We suggest considering a not-so-traditional corner sink, right beside your toilet. This works a lot better than being placed awkwardly alongside the shower. Now you can wash your hands, and see yourself too!
Float Your Vanity
Large vanities can be cumbersome in a small space. Choose a floating vanity that will make your room feel more spacious and a add a little luxe factor to your bathroom. It will also free up some much-needed floor space when you step aside to wash your hands.
Open Your Shower
Save on cash and create the illusion of space with an open shower. Skip the purchase of a door – this will not only visually increase the size of your bathroom, but also provide a convenient “step in, step out” style that is perfect if you need to “rinse and run”.
Choose a Modern Wall Mounted Toilet
Installing a wall mounted toilet brings an instant modern aesthetic to a small bathroom. The bowl and actuator plate are the only parts in the room, meaning the bowl is much closer to the wall. In turn, this will save you precious floor space and legroom in a small bathroom.
Go For Luxe Lighting
The right lighting can totally add an element of elegance in even the smallest room. Add a few warm tone lights to your bathroom. This will enhance the luminescence and reflectiveness of the room. Furthermore it will help to create a brighter and roomier-feeling space.
Choose The Right Mirror
Mirrors come in many shapes and sizes. A mirror reflects light and space and can instantly make a smaller room feel much larger. In the bathroom, we suggest looking for a modern round mirror. This will certainly pack a punch in a smaller space and create a more contemporary aesthetic! Suspended just above the soap shelf, a round mirror will open up the space like only a mirror can!
Be Strategic With Colour
Colours can influence the feel and overall look of a room. Dark walls may make the room feel smaller, while light walls often make a room feel larger. However, to add a bit of contrast, you could choose moody, darker floor tiles paired with lighter walls. Check out this beautiful monochromatic bathroom (above) and see how well the dark floors work with the lighter subway surrounds. This will add visual interest and a luxe factor, even in the smallest room.
Less Is More
Don’t overthink your small bathroom. Keeping things simple can help you achieve a more streamlined look. Less is more here. Therefore, we suggest designing your bathroom for the space available. Keep it clean, uncluttered and in tip-top shape. This will ensure it feels welcoming without overwhelming.
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