Coastal touches will also be popular in 2014. Look for natural seaside accessories such as rocks shells and driftwood which will give the bathroom that natural beach feel. The design below is a great example of a driftwood mirror which can either be bought or made by yourself; that is if you have the time inclination and access to beach doodads of course.
There’s something about the way that light reflects off of copper that makes it particularly eye-catching. For this reason it will soon become a go-to choice for anyone looking to create a bathroom that is truly a showstopper. Consider using it for the focal point of the space like a large soaking tub or consider mixing and matching it with another metal.
Once you have your color palette in mind you can add more visual interest to the room by playing around with a variety of shapes textures and materials. Think about featuring things like a tastefully curved sink or an eye-catching vanity.
Day spas and spa hotels are classic examples of escaping and recharging a trend which has pierced the home improvement market. Designers and architects are adding those places of escape within the home including steam shower rooms saunas whirlpool baths and hot tubs into their designs in response to this need. Take the gorgeous example below which sports a sauna and steam shower combination unit; a perfect addition to an at home spa retreat.
One of the easiest ways to create a modern look in your bathroom is by largely sticking to a monochromatic color scheme. This classic combo looks sleek and sophisticated and never goes out of style.
Use lighter wood color for cabinetry: If your bathroom has under counter cabinetry at the sink consider using lighter woods as opposed to dark colored woods. A light colored wood will allow for more light to reflect off of surfaces and will not make the eye stop abruptly at the dark cabinetry. If you are renovating consider using a light colored sink to coordinate with the lighter wood.