A bit of an overlap here with the natural materials trend aforementioned rich toned wooden flooring has to have its own mention with a pictorial example as it’s a winning trend within a trend. This is probably going to be one of the most popular trends for the bathroom in 2014 which will also be popular in the kitchen.
Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to make the best design changes. Those looking into modern bathroom ideas will want to strike a balance between creating a sharp-looking space and making sure it doesn’t feel too sterile.
Bronze is an interesting choice for your bathroom finishes because unlike many other metals it may actually get better with age. This is due to the fact that products labeled as “oil-rubbed bronze” or “hand-rubbed bronze” are not given an external finish to protect them from the elements after manufacturing. Over time use and exposure to the elements will create a unique staining pattern that deepens the aesthetic.
Mid-century American bathrooms were in love with pattern and color. The 1940s saw suburbs filled with bubblegum-pink bathroom floors mint-green countertops and even tubs toilets and sinks in vibrant colors. The bold bathroom trend lasted into the 1970s — and many older homes have the avocado tiles to prove it.
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.
The bathroom trend over the past few years has been dominated by straight lines however in 2014 curves and rounded edges has put it’s proverbial foot in the door and is forcing its way in. This curvature applies to anything and everything within the bathroom including walls bathtubs sinks mirrors cabinets and shower enclosures.
Use recessed accessories to free up moving around area: Consider using a recessed toilet paper holder and create niches in the wall for holding towels toiletries and display items. Niches in the wall will create visual interest and will help avoid objects protruding into valuable floor area. Use this same trick in showers and bathtubs to hold soap and bath accessories. If you’re renovating your bathroom create niches in the shower wall and use tile inside the niches for a custom look.
Simply buy a normal framed mirror walk along the beach and pick up any pieces of worn driftwood which are oozing with character then glue the wood onto the frame. Also look for shabby chic white tongue and groove paneling and wicker accessories which’ll marry the design together.
This trend works with traditional long boards as in the design below as well as square and rectangular tiles. Use the same tones on the cupboards and units with the bathroom as they’ll complement each other felicitously.
If a monochromatic look seems a little too intense for your home there’s an easy way to brighten up the space while adding more visual interest: Just add natural materials such as wood stone or metal. Choose one or incorporate a variety.
Every bathroom needs storage. For the guest bathroom in particular we recommend using open storage solutions. Look for shelving units bins or cubes that allow you to keep your linens and lotions on display. That way your guests won’t need to root through your belongings in order to find everything they need.
Pair paneled walls with chrome fixtures and black-and-white floors in a circle star pattern for a look that’s as fresh as it is versatile. Banish boring with complementary colors and patterns like these mauve coral and dark burgundy tiles.
Take the picture above for example. In it you can see that whoever designed the space has taken the time to add plenty of fresh towels a plush robe a variety of high-end soaps and lotions plus spa-like bath treatments can be found on the back wall.
Adjustable lighting will create a multifunctional bathroom: When a space is limited to only one function it can feel smaller than it is. For example if you only have one overhead light in the bathroom you will find only utilitarian tasks to occupy your time and then leave. Add a dimmer switch to that same lighting fixture and now you can get ready for work in the morning and in the evening relax in the tub or shower. Your small bathroom just got a lot larger!
Use a minimum amount of accessories on the floor: Ensure floor space is kept clear and uncluttered. If you choose to use a rug use 1 large one as opposed to several small ones. The more separate pieces you have the more the floor space is broken up visually. One rug will unify the floor as one large whole and maximize your bathroom area.