You’re in luck if one of your resolutions this year is to give your bathroom a much-needed makeover. Turning your bathroom into a relaxing oasis is easier than ever, and you don’t have to build a fancy addition to get the job done right. With a few carefully considered design choices, you can embrace the newest trends and give your bathroom the upgrade it deserves.
Take a look at some of the newest trends in bathroom design that are making waves in 2017!
1. Cork Floors
Cork is an eco-friendly material made from the bark of the cork tree. Since this tree sheds its bark regularly, it provides a highly renewable resource that also happens to be lightweight. Soft underfoot, cork will easily make you want to linger in front of the mirror each morning. Cork floors aren’t as icy cold as tile in the winter, but they’re still water resistant and available in natural, neutral tones.
2. Framed Mirrors
Bathroom mirrors have long been overlooked, but the latest trends bring them to the forefront with chunky, ornate frames worthy of the Louvre. Custom-framed bathroom mirrors add texture and visual interest to create a focal point around your vanity, literally framing your face and making you the star of your own work of art. The bigger the mirror, the better this trend looks.
3. White on White
To make your bathroom feel like a dreamy spa, just say yes to an all-white color palette. Nothing will look cleaner, and white will allow plenty of natural light to reflect off walls or fixtures and brighten up your space. White never goes out of style, which means you can soften up the look by adding fluffy towels and mats – in shades of white, of course!
4. 3-D Tiles
Are you looking to replace those outdated harvest gold tiles in your bathroom with something truly of-the-moment? Consider 3-D tiles. These sculptural additions can create a unique, quilted look in your shower or add some sharp geometry to your walls. They’re the perfect way to spice up that monochromatic palette with a layer of textural interest.
5. Fire Features
If you like to relax in a warm bath, you’ll love a good soak when you have a fireplace in your bathroom. Think it can’t be done? These days, gas logs and other vent-free fireplaces can easily be installed in any room of the house. Modern fireplace features are often much smaller than traditional hearths, so you should be able to find one that fits in your bathroom.
6. Bathtub Chandeliers
In keeping with the overall trend of making the bathtub a place to relax and unwind, the time has certainly come for a sparkling chandelier hung over a free-standing tub. Choose a vintage fixture over a claw-foot tub, or get more modern if your tub has cleaner lines. Just be sure to have an electrician approve your plan so your luxe new lighting feature is hung a safe distance from all that water.
Whether you choose to incorporate just one or several of these beautiful bathroom design trends, remodeling your bathroom doesn’t have to be a huge project. You can make small upgrades to breathe some new life into your old bathroom without breaking the bank. Which trends will you choose?