Curated by our Experts: The Top Bathroom Trends for 2019
We asked our best bathroom design experts on what to expect for the upcoming 2019 bathroom trends and here are the top results! Before renovating your bathroom, consider these 2019 bathroom trends: Water spaces, vintage vibes, wooden furnishing, Italian inspired accents and more… Looking to get with the times? Check out the best kept bathroom design ideas below
1. Bathrooms are growing in size for optimal convenience and relaxation
Nowadays, the bathroom is not only used for hygiene, it’s also a place for beauty and relaxation. We need space to feel comfortable and fresh. So, why not expand it – if possible – by taking up some of the space from another room (e.g. an unused wardrobe). The expansion can also be in the form of clearing out space, such as moving the washer and dryer to a different location in your home.
If enlarging your bathroom is not possible, try to opt for ‘optical illusions’. For instance, tile your floor with bigger tiles so that the room looks bigger. Plus, bigger tiles mean less joints, which in turn means less dust accumulation. Not only will your bathroom look bigger, but it will also seem cleaner! What a great way to kill two birds with one stone!
2. Vintage wins for washroom decor
A vintage design seems to be all the hype right now, even in bathroom decor. Vintage mirrors or unique light fixtures – that you can find at garage sales or thrift shops – can certainly bring an interesting vibe to your private haven. You can also re-purpose an old dresser into a vanity. The entire look can be brought together with patterned ceramic tiles, or even by making gold-toned plumbing visible. If vintage is your thing, this bathroom trend is definitely timeless.
3. Clean and original: the basic bathroom
A clean and refined style remains a staple bathroom trend, no matter the time period. Of course, nowadays, these refined styles are little more contemporary and do have warmer tones. Earthy colours, grey tones, and white seem to be dominating this fashion. However, some are more daring and add a pop of colour or patterned tiles to bring a more contemporary look to their bathroom.
4. Beloved ceramics & marble, and their new friend: Terrazzo
Ceramic seems to be everywhere you look when you walk into a bathroom – from the shower, to the floor, and maybe even the walls. Bathroom tiling has been a thing for quite a while. Though, people are now opting for tiles of various shapes, patterns, embossing – either multicolored or monochrome. They’re even doing some patchwork to bring originality to their personal oasis.
Besides ceramics and the occasional appearance of marble accents, there’s now a new kid on the bloc: Terrazzo! It’s a composite material consisting of marble, quartz, and other suitable material. From decorative accent pieces, to wall refacing, or even countertops or backsplashes, Terrazzo can be found a little bit everywhere! As for bathroom décor, this composite can be found mainly on shower floors – replacing the traditional porcelain tiling. This Italian style – with an infinite amount of colour alternatives – definitely brings character to your bathroom!
5. Hot 2019 Bathroom Trend: Asymmetrical accessories
You can oppose yourself to the monotonous vibe of your bathroom by playing with patterns on the floors or walls. You can also be original by breaking the linearity found in the bathroom’s furnishings. Asymmetrical shapes are becoming quite popular when it comes to the arrangement of cabinets, drawers and shelves. Though, be sure not to commit to this style too emphatically so as not to get bored too quickly. The best way to break monotony is to play with easy-to-replace accessories!
6. Functional Trend: A water space in your bathroom
Creating a ‘water space’ is an increasingly popular concept. In this 2019 bathroom trend, both bathtub and shower are in the same open area of the bathroom. This innovative layout certainly allows the restroom to look much bigger than it is – with only a simple glass barrier, framed in either golden or dark tones, separating the water space from the rest of the bathroom.
7. Simple Storage: no more useless hoarding in cabinets
Bathroom cabinets tend to accumulate a great number of unused products. Rather than adding storage to your washroom, why not simply keeping storage space you truly need. When’s the last time you really took the time to soak in your bathtub with all those fancy products, or even used that old hair straightener?
Get rid of all that storage and keep only the necessities. Perfumes and creams may suffer because of the humidity in the room, so be sure they are stored in an enclosed cabinet. However, open storage areas – such as hanging shelves – can be ideal for daily essentials, all while keeping your bathroom looking unencumbered.