Eco-friendly Choices:The latest craze to sweep the nation is eco-friendly everything, and bathrooms are no exception. Interior design trends have been getting greener and greener. There has never been such big of a demand for eco-friendly options in the bathroom. The most popular ‘green’ products are water-conserving faucets and showerheads. An added benefit is that these options also save you money in the long run.
Colors Schemes: Light earthy tones are making a comeback. Nothing adds to the serenity factor like a neutral, calm color. Earthy, nature-inspired hues remain the order of the day – with whites, off-whites, beiges, browns and grays being the most popular colors in bathrooms today.
Streamlined Design: It is a mixture between contemporary and traditional – much simpler than traditional styles, but a little more elaborate than the contemporary Brass faucets are going to be wildly popular in bathrooms. Look for a return to traditional styles that are more ornate, including bridge faucets.
Nature Influences: Nature is the number one inspiration for bathroom design today – not only is this reflected in the nature-inspired color trends, and the drive for more eco-friendly products, but also in the actual aesthetics of bathroom design and the materials that are being used. Stone countertops and wooden vanities are also very popular this year. Actual graphics from nature, featuring imagery such as shells, flowers, rocks or outdoor landscape scenes, are also making their way into modern bathrooms in the form of window dressings, towels, bath mats, shower curtains or printed glass shower screens or backsplashes.
Lighting: No longer does bathroom lighting merely comprise of plain and functional fixtures. This year bathroom lighting stands as a feature in its own right. Ornate fittings, such as chandeliers or contemporary pendant fittings, have found their way into the bathroom as a proud personal statement. As far as window coverings go, sheers are making a huge comeback, particularly linen sheers, providing privacy but allowing the natural light to shine through.
Spa-like Experience: Why go to the spa when you can have your own sanctuary at home? Spa-like bathrooms are the new ‘in’ thing for 2013. The top trendy looks that create this personal oasis are: beautiful lighting, rich stonework and deep freestanding tubs. There’s a great mix of styles in bathrooms for the year– anything goes, for example modern fixtures with vintage claw-foot tubs are very popular. Other fads for the year include waterproof speakers that streamline music into the room, ambiance lighting, color-changing LED-lit shower heads, oversized spa-like shower enclosure, complete with an oversized showerhead and body jets in the tub.
Bathroom Art: Let’s face it… no one wants to hang fine art in their bathroom due to hazardous hot and steamy conditions, therefore, these spaces usually stay barren from art. For 2013, those conditions are not stopping homeowners from adding a bit of individuality into their bathroom designs. The new trend is to add eye-catching graphics through the means of beautifully printed tiles or printed glass screens. Since both of those options are waterproof they can stand the harsh climates in the bathroom, while still giving the room that personal flare.
Posted on 3/10/2014 at 8:00:00 AM