Although the kitchen is seen as the heart of the home, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms and in my opinion one of the most important. Even though your bathroom is a functional room, it doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. In this post, I’m looking at the best bathroom design trends of 2019 to see if the changes you could make to your home would be worth it from an investment point of view…
In no particular order here are some of the best bathroom trends that I have noticed for 2019 – will you be including any of these in your decor?
In 2019 large oversized mirrors have become very popular – especially in smaller bathrooms. Large mirrors tend to stand out in smaller rooms and make a statement. I am a fan of this as the bathroom as it can help a small room to feel more spacious. And, if you’re doing your hair and make-up in the bathroom, you want to be able to see what you’re doing, right??
Depending on the style of home you have, you could either go for a simple large wooden round mirror or in more modern bathroom spaces you could go for a smart LED mirror that turns on when you move your hand past its sensors, removing the need to get your wet hands all over the mirror. I used an LED mirror in my fitted alcove dressing table project and I love how sleek and bright it is. I think in the future we will see more smart technology making it into our homes and the bathroom is no exception.
STATEMENT PIECES OF ART
With stress levels at an all-time high, there is no wonder why people are trying to create relaxing environments at home. Natural palettes and spa-like designs are becoming very popular in the bathroom and for good reason. Visiting a spa can make you feel like a new person, but if you have a busy schedule, there’s a good chance you can’t take the day off to relax. If squeezing in a quick shower is all the time you have don’t worry, we can bring the spa to your home.
This year I’ve seen a massive rise in art being added to the bathroom, and I think it’s a great way to add some extra personality to the room. Just like an oversized mirror, art makes a statement, especially in the bathroom where you wouldn’t expect to find it! Don’t be surprised if you visit a friend or families home this year to see a sophisticated piece of fine art hanging above their freestanding bath. What artwork would you include?
NATURAL AND SPA THEMED
To create a spa-like atmosphere you’re going to need to invest in luxury towels, remove any clutter, add mood lighting and purchase some bathroom friendly plants. While it may not have the exact same effect as an hour-long facial and back massage, a spa-style bathroom can certainly help you to relax. Plus, you’re saving money every time you head into your own bathroom to do a face mask rather than going to a spa for a treatment!
When it comes to designing your bathroom you should consider the materials being used to complete the look. Firstly the bath you choose is important – in many spa bathrooms, you are going to find freestanding baths, usually in a neutral colour. The tiles you use will also complete the look. You can go for earthy colours like browns, dark greys and greens or you can go for more neutral colours like white and light greys.
RAIN SHOWER HEADS
If you don’t have room for a bath at home it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on relaxing in the bathroom. Rain shower heads don’t take up much more space than a traditional shower and it’s a guaranteed way of making your time in the bathroom more enjoyable. Rain shower heads also work in a spa-themed bathroom so you’re achieving two trends for the price of one!
ART DECO BATHROOMS
One of the most popular styles in 2019 is the art deco bathroom. Art deco was created in the 1920s and is known for its intricate detail, dramatic colours and geometric design. If you want to create an art deco bathroom you should think about the wall colour and tile choices. A black and white floor tile combination is a must. combine this with gold or silver fixtures and your art deco bathroom starts to take shape. To complete the look add a freestanding bath and separate toilets and washbasins, as back in the 1920s there were no combination units.
NO SHOWER TRAYS
The coolest bathroom trend for 2019 is ‘clean and open’, therefore showers are losing their trays and look so much better. When constructing an open shower you will need to make sure that the floor slopes to the drain, without this slope the whole bathroom gets soaked and causes too much mess. If you do choose to get rid of the shower tray and basically create a wet room, I would advise having the tiles sandblasted as this will give you more grip on the wet floor.
Above are just some of the trends that I’ve noticed in bathroom design in 2019, but the question remains, is it worth making these changes to your bathroom in terms of investment? In my experience, I would say yes. By keeping up with the latest trends and styles you are going to add more value to your home should you want to sell it any time in the future. And if you don’t want to sell your home you can get great pleasure in knowing one of the most used rooms in your home is beautifully designed and it’s something that can be shown off to friends and family. Have you noticed any bathroom trends that you like? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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Thanks very much Liz, I’m glad you found this blog post helpful for your bathroom remodelling plans 🙂
I love the idea of using an oversized mirror as a statement piece and to make the room feel more spacious. My master bathroom looks pretty outdated, so I have been thinking about remodeling it. I will keep these design trends in mind while looking at materials.