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Top Ten Covetable Bathroom Trends This Year

Top Ten Covetable Bathroom Trends This Year

When designing your home, the bathroom is a space that allows for a little creativity. It’s also the place where you can get indulgent and create a true oasis of calm. When planning an upgrade, updating the bathroom or kitchen will make the biggest impact as they often have the most distinct built-in fittings and appliances. On the other hand, these renovations tend to be the most expensive so it’s worth making informed decisions and making sure you are up to date on the finishes and fittings available at the time. This list highlights the current trends in bathroom interior design that will ensure your space is not only your personal haven but also the envy of all who see it.

Add a Personal Touch to Classic Elements

There was a time when everything had to be ultra-modern, with sleek lines and hidden fittings, but this year appreciation for the classics has been rekindled. In particular, art deco has come to the fore, however, the distinctive lines of the 50s are used in a more contemporary setting, which allows them to truly stand out as focal points.

This art deco inspired bath makes a statement against the contemporary black paneling in this moody bathroom
This art deco inspired bath makes a statement against the contemporary black paneling in this moody bathroom

Add a Hidden Statement In Your Guest Loo.

Guest bathrooms have come a long way from being a purely functional beige room, hidden away in a corner. More and more they are being treated as opportunities to create autonomous and exciting revelations for your guests to discover. Bold wallpaper, adventurous tiles, and dramatic colour schemes are all being seen in guest loos this year.

This contemporary guest loo with wraparound tiles creates a welcoming cocoon in a limited space.
This contemporary guest loo with wraparound tiles creates a welcoming cocoon in a limited space.

Use Simplicity To Make a Statement.

Bathrooms are developing their own characters this year, and rather than going complex, the design is getting simplified. One element used throughout the space creates a statement without having to break the bank. The repetition creates a chic sense of drama and you don’t even have to choose the most expensive finishes to achieve this look. It’s all about strength in numbers.

The green tiles, applied to walls and the bath surround create the focal point for this bathroom.
The green tiles, applied to walls and the bath surround create the focal point for this bathroom.

Create Your Own In-House Spa

Understated opulence is seen in bathrooms this year, which turn into spa-like sanctuaries. This design alternative pairs high-tech fittings and luxurious finishes to make you feel pampered and allow you to melt away the stresses of the world outside, without leaving your home..

Recessed lighting and discreet cubby holes ensure this spa-inspired bathroom remains functional

Expose Your Plumbing To Add An Edgy Twist

Gone are the days of the flush, built-in basin, bath, and toilet. Following on from the industrial styles of the last few years, exposed plumbing has gotten an upgrade and has become the focal point of the bathrooms of the less formal homeowner. Hardware is being designed intentionally to keep the pipes and fittings exposed, adding an element of raw sophistication to your space.

This masculine bathroom allows plumbing to remain exposed below the vanity, bringing the industrial look into the moment.

Chrome Is No Longer King As Fittings Get An Upgrade

Chrome fittings are so last season as fittings are becoming available in black, pewter, gunmetal bronze and more. These statement pieces will immediately give your bathroom a facelift as they are being seen in all of the trendiest spots in town.

Black pairs with pink to create this unique, edgy bathroom design

Add More Space With Less Walls

We have already embraced the open concept in our public living spaces but now it’s time for our private living spaces to do so as well. Hiring a professional interior design company in Singapore will help ensure HDB guidelines and architectural integrity are maintained so that supporting walls remain in place. While seamless glass or partial walls still provide a practical separation, the bathroom is visually included in the bedroom, allowing the design to feel more intimate.

This bathroom is built into the floorplan of the bedroom, with the addition of frameless glass to keep it practical.

Invite Art Into Your Bathroom

What better time to appreciate an artwork than when lying in a relaxing bubble bath or brushing your teeth before bed? Artworks are entering the bathroom, as these spaces move away from the purely functional and become considered areas of the home. Make sure your bathroom is well ventilated to ensure steam doesn’t affect the piece and anything goes.

This classicly elegant bathroom is elevated with the addition of an antique chair and a carefully hung quartet of prints.

Embrace Nature

While man-made materials like resins and ceramics are still hot items in the bathroom, natural finishes are taking an equal stand this year. Raw concrete and timber find their own place, being used as wall coverings, flooring, and fittings. On that note, plants are also making their way back into bathrooms, which provide the perfect climate for more tropical options suited to Singapore interior design. Stay away from the tiny decorative plant on the back of the toilet, and opt for large pots on floors and counters, allowing the foliage to really make a statement.

This concrete wall finish is perfectly complemented by a healthy collection of plants in this loft style bathroom.

Make Things Seamless

2019 sees the divide between shower and floor melting away. Rather than building up a shower tray, floors are designed with drains and flow angles incorporated to allow you to walk, uninterrupted under the spray. Slabs of marble float over drains to create a visual trick of the eye, while tiles continue from one space to the next with no breaks, creating visual flow.

This elaborate yet subtle floor tile draws attention to the seamless transition from floor to shower.

Home interior design is something to take time over, to ensure you end up with your ideal living space. Bathrooms are not to be neglected when finalising your scheme, so be sure to choose something that suits your own personality and style. Home Guide is available to help you make the choices that are perfect for you, and ensure your final design is on trend, yet unique.

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