You have probably read an article or two on how to renovate your bathroom and you probably have some ideas of your own. However, styles that are in vogue no longer change by the decade but each new year/season ushers significant novelties. What was hot in 2018 is no longer topical in 2019, as some other features inside the bathroom have taken precedence. There are so many things that can be changed inside the bathroom, from completely refurbishing it, to simply applying a new layer of paint to the walls. So, if you’re looking to be a trendsetter in your neighborhood, here is your inspiration for the hottest bathroom remodeling trends and ideas for this year.
Speaking of color, this year will see a continuation of a trend that had started at the beginning of this century. Basically, interior designers no longer prefer to use tacky colors, such as orange or fluorescent yellow because are not soothing for the eyes. Darker shades are becoming increasingly popular, such as plain white, grey (all shades of it), and earthy brown. These are all colors mellow in nature that are aimed at relaxing both the mind and the soul which is at the very essence of the concept of the bathroom as a room meant for relaxation.
Another detail that can adorn the bathroom door and the walls are mirrors. We use the plural because you probably already have a mirror, at least as part of your vanity unit. However, you should try to increase the overall number of mirrors in the bathroom regardless of their size, not to detect any vampires but to increase the amount of light this room receives. Jokes set aside, the bathroom is usually placed by architects in the middle of your home, so many of them have no source of natural light. That is why you have to use to the maximum the little light you have and reflect it to every corner of the bathroom.
In terms of night light, besides increasing the wattage of the light bulbs or switching to LED ceiling lights, you can decorate the vanity mirror with LED strips. They will be more of a decoration while you are taking a bubble bath but they will nevertheless increase the amount of ambiance and light inside the bathroom at night.
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In theory, you could be gradually sprucing up your bathroom for years but the ever-changing trends mean that you will be constantly lagging behind what is considered posh. That is why a complete renovation does not sound like a bad idea at all. You could hire a company that specializes in luxury bathroom renovations since they know what they are doing and because they have experience. If you did the renovating yourself, who knows how long would it take, while professionals know exactly which step to take next, so you wouldn’t be left without the bathroom for a long period. Furthermore, they could assist you with the design because they have refurbished so many bathrooms before.
People usually think that wall cabinets in the bathroom are ideal for storing all kind of vials and containers that you don’t want other people to see. Tucked away behind the closed cabinet doors, they sit there for years and their number steadily increases. After a decade, you open the cabinet one day to find out that you have piled up a lot of junk that you don’t need and that is taking up precious space. This is precisely why open shelves have made their way in the 2019 bathroom trends. Not only will you prevent unnecessary bottles and jars from piling up, but you will increase the ease of access. Furthermore, you can shop for extravagant looking vials that will improve the décor of the bathroom and bring in a new color pattern inside it.
Even small children can tell you that wood and water don’t go well together. However, wooden elements are making a comeback in the interior design industry, so it would be a shame to skip the bathroom. You can even decide to place hardwood floors inside the bathroom because the wood can be treated with protective epoxies that will impregnate it and make it virtually waterproof. Of course, after years of wear and tear and mechanical damages, some repairing might be necessary but all in all, a wooden floor in the bathroom is not unimaginable.
You can also look up when introducing wooden elements, so even a simple bamboo toothbrush would do wonders for the overall atmosphere of the bathroom. Essentially, wooden elements are there to bring about the feeling of being in nature and open space that helps you relax.
Truth be told, a bathroom renovation is not a whim of you as the homeowner but rather a need that arises after decades of use. Things get worn down, from the flooring and wall tiles to the toilet bowl and the taps, so sprucing up the place up becomes a necessity. While you’re at it, you might as well follow the trends and this year they throw a bit of everything at you, as you have seen from the trends listed above.