The bathroom has long ceased to be strictly “uninhabited room”, as it is usual to indicate in the technical documentation, and increasingly becomes an island of peace, relaxation and rest for the inhabitants of modern cities. Today bathroom decoration and design is given no less attention than other areas of the house. The main thing in the design is not to violate safety measures and remember that you are dealing with water and humid environment, so waterproofing, heating and ventilation must be carefully thought out. Otherwise it’s up to your imagination. Follow fashion trends and your home spa will always look stylish and relevant!
1. Natural Wood
In recent years, natural wood has almost disappeared from our bathrooms, giving way to modern materials. All the more triumphant is its return in 2019. Wood is used everywhere today, from parquet or plank flooring to cabinet furniture and bath screens! Special treatment and the use of moisture-resistant species ensure long life, and the material’s naturalness and sustainability are in keeping with the global design trend toward closeness to nature and sustainability.
2. Coloured sanitaryware
Forget the sterile white walls – let there be color! Bright and muted, active and pastel – colors are no longer persona non grata in our bathrooms and loudly declare themselves not only in tile collections, but also in sanitary ware.
3. The shower replaces the bathtub with an XXL size
Our showers are increasingly replacing the good old bathtub. It takes up less space, is easier to install and more practical in every way. Taking up space of the bathtub, the shower equipment itself is getting bigger: in modern homes you can find XXL-sized models more and more often. Another trend is the rejection of the standard shower cabins in favor of open spaces with minimal or no glass partitions. Shower trays are also becoming almost invisible, merging with the floor, such as the products in the new Subway Infinity collection from Villeroy & Bosch.
4. Ellipsoid shapes
For a long time, bathroom furniture design has been a war of “sharp-tongued” and “blunt-tongued,” in other words, those who advocate crisp, rectangular shapes and supporters of smooth, rounded shapes. Now, the ellipse enters the fray and wins on all fronts. It can be found in new collections of mirrors, sinks, bathtubs from many plumbing brands-trendsetters.
5. Graphic faucets
After last year’s resounding return of black and white to the bathroom, it was the turn of faucets. Many top manufacturers have released their iconic (and not just iconic) models in black. They go great with white sinks and bathtubs, giving the room a graphic effect that is so popular this year.
Neon lighting, as well as dim yellow electric lights, have long been out of our bathrooms. But now, the fashion for natural daylighting (or as much as possible mimicking daylighting) has hit its stride.
Of course, not every city apartment can do windows, but in a country house nothing will prevent you from such a project. Moreover, modern heat and moisture protective materials allow you to put a bathtub even on the veranda – and take a bath overlooking the flowering garden or admiring the stars through the glass roof!
7. Embossed patterns on walls
Along with the continued popularity of naturalistic walls made of concrete, natural stone or tiles that mimic these materials, there is clearly a new trend now – wall coverings with embossed surfaces. These can be rough, rough stone or 3D-textured tiles, which can be used to cover just one accent wall or the entire bathroom.
8. “Green Philosophy and Sustainability
Sustainability, or “sustainability” is one of the major global trends in design. For the bathroom it means the use of natural, recyclable materials, economical sanitary solutions to control the consumption of resources (water, electricity) and even the reuse of water for technical purposes. Modern faucets are equipped with aerators and thermostats, toilets use water after the basin, and bathtubs are combined with showers, performing two functions.
9. Open floor plan
Just as the kitchen is gradually being integrated into our dining rooms and living rooms, so the bathroom is gradually being integrated into the living space. There are more and more designs for open-plan bathrooms integrated with the bedroom or even the living room.
The bathroom furniture itself is also getting more and more unified: sink cabinets are getting outfitted with decorative details and look more like chests of drawers, mirrors are put in designer frames, and many lamps and sconces are getting water resistant, so that they can be used in humid zones.
10. Living plants
Finally, this year the world is really getting into the trend for living plants. Greens and flowers are a 100% must have in any fashionable interior, whether in a city apartment or in a country house. Urban Jungle is not only one of the most mentioned tags on Instagram and Pinterest, but a whole philosophy of life, which now has a lot of followers around the world. This trend has not ignored the bathroom, which in fashionable homes simply has to look like a blooming paradise garden.