As you prepare for your bathroom remodel, you might be looking around at inspiration photos and wondering what the next big trend is going to be. For a few years now, it’s been all the rage to design an all-white bathroom. Recently, darker colors have been making a comeback, and even matte black fixtures are a popular choice. However, if you’re looking for something fresh and unique, we’ve got some exciting ideas to share with you. As designers, we love exploring new trends pop up, and hope you’ll take the leap and allow us to show you some exciting new innovative trends in design.
We mean this statement in every good way possible. Countertops are one of the most expensive parts of a typical remodel, but are almost always are the first thing people notice. To achieve this show-stopping look, you might want to try an organic-looking material like concrete or soapstone. In addition to a bold appearance, it’s rumored that thick and chunky countertops will be the next big trend. It might take up a little extra storage space, but the effect is stunning!
Quirky Patterns and Colors
We saw an abundance of bold colors in kitchen remodels in 2021, but going forward we think you’ll start seeing homeowners using these colors in their bathrooms as well. This might mean a fun wallpaper, a pop of color on the vanity cabinets, or even a floor tile that looks like a work of art. If you’re looking to create a bathroom that will make your friends and family envious, try thinking outside the box and take a spin on the color wheel.
Visual Storage Options
This trend can be a bit tricky. Showing off too much storage can make the room feel cluttered, but a small amount of visible storage can bring a more spa-like experience to the room. Elegantly rolled towels, beautiful lotion bottles, and perfume might go unnoticed in those drawers, but they can display through a glass cabinet. Why buy that gorgeous Channel bottle if you aren’t going to show it off?
Floor to Ceiling Natural Stone
Natural stone, admittedly, does have some drawbacks, but many homeowners have recently been weighing the pros and cons and choosing it due to its unequaled organic look and feel. You can easily pair natural stone with metallic features and create a modern space that still feels warm and alive.
Marble is still one of the most popular countertop materials, and we think that trend will continue and spread into the bathroom. Of course, marble isn’t the only natural stone, so don’t limit your imagination concerning the materials available to you. You may even consider using a natural produce in lieu of tile flooring, wall tile, or even shower tile.
No More White Tubs
The majority of tubs that we install are white. Of course, white is an easy-to-match color that looks bright and clean in a bathroom. However, we are seeing more and more non-traditional tubs. We feel this will be continuing trend and you will be seeing more copper, concrete, natural stone, and other new materials being introduced. It’s an excellent way to bring a bit of personality to the bathroom while still enjoying a luxurious bath in a spa-like atmosphere at the end of the day.
Shower Tile Art
One of the most challenging parts of designing a bathroom is finding a safe space for art. Because of the humidity, bringing art pieces into the bathroom area is usually not recommended as the moisture may damage them. To combat this, designers are now suggesting feature walls in showers. Often there are large spaces of the wall when the shower is floor-to-ceiling tile. That space can be used to design your very own art wall creating visual interest and breaking up the monotony of all-tile wall. Don’t get us wrong, we love subway tile, but think this trend allows homeowners to elegantly show off their personal taste and style.
The best way to ensure a bathroom doesn’t mirror every other bathroom on Pinterest is to put your own unique personality stamp on it. In summary, take these design trends as inspiration and re-imagine your own space to make your bathroom a personal haven where you can relax and unwind. If there is anything the last few years have taught us, it should be that self-care needs to be higher on all our priority lists.