Say goodbye to boring bathrooms! It used to be a room where form followed function, now style takes center stage into the bath, creating the ultimate area to relax and recharge. If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom, or simply want a peek at the latest trends, we’re here to get you inspired with some of these looks that elevate the bath from basic to beautiful.
Shades of Black and Gray
A bathroom becomes a personal refuge from everyday living when calming touches are incorporated to offset sleek style. Turn the shiplap trend on its head by installing it vertically on the wall and painting it an accent color. The black vanity placed against the gray wall adds a moody, comforting tone to a serene bathroom. A pair of Bonita wall sconces flank an oversized mirror, adding understated elegance to the vignette. Contemporary ladder shelving displays bath necessities against an adjoining wall for additional visual flair.
2020 Idea house Cottage on the Cape. Photographer: Jared Kuzia
Easy Breezy Coastal
Bring your home right to the ocean side with beach-inspired accents, organic furnishings and an overall relaxed feel. Blue glass tiles add a sea-like shimmer to the walls. The cool and sleek Metric vanity light is mounted directly on the mirror. When selecting materials for flooring, décor and furniture, seek out dark or weathered wood pieces, such as the driftwood-like finish on the contemporary vanity, to emulate a seaside environment nestled nicely by the shore.
Elegance comes alive in this bathroom, with its distinctively different, furniture-style vanity that is accentuated by an ornately framed mirror. With its slightly larger scale and gracefully sweeping arms, the Bowman bath bar appeals to both classic taste and artistic spirit. Include a tray of bathroom accessories to up the style quotient of the room while providing basic necessities.
Light, Bright White
Calm beckons in this simply alluring bath. Sleek white never disappoints, adding a light, bright feel and a sense of sophistication to an otherwise often small room. Serene design touches of marble and porcelain white promise a soothing experience. Neutral tones found in the marble finishes, a patterned wallpapered accent wall, and textured accessories are balanced by a black-framed mirror topped by the substantial form of the Durrell bath bar.
More Tips for Bath Design
When designing the bath, a refined color palette adds a calming influence to start and end the day. Light the room for both function and beauty. Select task lighting that provides bright light around the vanity to make daily grooming and beauty routines effective. Put vanity lights on a dimmer switch in order to control varying light levels throughout the day and evening. Add decorative lighting in the bathroom to highlight architectural elements and make an artistic statement in the bath.