1. Biophilic Design For The Bathroom
Nature lovers, you’ll love this biophilic design trend! This look puts man in touch with nature. It’s been proven that we’re much more efficient and performing, calmer and more focused if we’re surrounded by nature. You may have even noticed this trend in commercial surroundings – such as Rosalinda or Planta – that integrate plantation beautifully into their spaces.
Integrating the trend: a quick way to make the bathroom seem like it’s been thrown into nature is to integrate many plants into the decor. You can create a wall full of greenery, pick natural material tiles, opt for a standalone tub and oddly shaped sink to inspire natures natural shapes. In terms of colours for the space, opt for soothing tones with some whites, greys and greens.
For a powder room, wallpaper with greenery on it would be best. Lighting also plays a pretty big role when we connect with nature. Adding a skylight or big windows – or a dimmer – will allow you to mimic the natural light found outdoors.
2. Tubs & Sinks: Keeping in Line With Cultural Traditions
Standalone tubs and water basins can be quite the showstoppers. Designers redesign and rethink what they should look like, getting inspired by Japanese bathrooms, natural asymmetrical shapes and artisanal vibes. This back-to-basics style puts our origins and culture at the forefront through its imperfect, yet subtle and refined, shapes. Next year, massive tubs made of natural stone will be most popular – putting the nature inspired aspect of the space as its main focus.
Integrating the trend: Your standalone tub can be installed by a wall, right in the middle of the space, or even in a corner! It all depends on the space you have available. For the wash basins, go for natural, rough-looking materials like stone, concrete, marble, etc. Keeping the natural mat look of the stone is ideal and picking stones with many prominent veins is totally fine! To tie the entire look together, the rest of the bathroom should remain neutral so the tub remains the focal point of the space.
3. Matte White Fittings
This trend is a rather acquired taste. An increasing amount of people are getting matte white fittings in their bathrooms. Given the minimalist nature of the colour, this look works well in contemporary and simple bathrooms.
Integrating the trend: Opt for a simple looking bathroom vanity. Unique bathroom fittings should be combined with simple looking tiling so they can be at the forefront of your bathroom’s design. It’s best to get an open or glass-walled shower as well. If white isn’t for you, opt for black matte fittings which are still on trend.
4. Colourful Sinks for a Different Look
Rather than putting colourful walls or a colourful vanity in your bathroom, opting for coloured sinks are all the rage right now. We are accustomed to seeing mostly white bathroom sinks, so this coloured trend is sure to make all the difference!
Integrating the trend: Accompany the sink with neutral tones for the rest of the room to make the most of this trend.
5. Terrazzo is Still a Beloved Material
Back on trend in 2019, terrazzo remains loved by designers. A mix of natural stones, cement, and marble, terrazzo can now be found everywhere: in decorative accessories, wall surfaces, counters, and backsplashes. For the bathroom, this material is most often found along shower walls and flooring, or even replace a ceramic sink. This Italian material is definitely never dull with its unlimited colour and material combinations!
Integrating the trend: Terrazzo is a long-lasting material, thus making natural toned versions of this material favourable. Seeing as it’s made of a variety of materials, it has a fragmented texture. It’s best to go for rather small fragmented Terrazzo as opposed to large fragments.
6. Open Showers Are The Way to Go
In terms of showers, there are many different kinds on the market. However, open-concept Italian showers are quite on trend – especially those that are multi-functional and fully equipped: integrated bench, misting system, ambient lighting, anti-fog mirror, linear drain, etc. The new trend is also to include the tub in the shower area! A shower/bath space can be separated from the rest of the bathroom with a glass wall. The advantage of such a look? The bathroom looks a lot more spacious. We often notice separating walls with black frames – giving the space a loft-like look.
Integrating the trend: before committing to this look, it’s important to think of practicality. A shower-bath can be a great idea, but not so practical on daily use basis. Any water or soap residues not only end upat the bottom of your shower, but also your bath if you have them both combined as one. If your space permits, we suggest going for an open shower and a separate bathtub.
7. Kitchen Island Looking Vanities Vanities
Double-sink vanities are coming back in full force! However, instead of being side-to-side, they are installed in an island-like vanity. This concept is similar to that of a kitchen island.
Integrating the trend: this trend requires a little more space, but provides a lot more storage space! As it is a little difficult to integrate this type of vanity, it’s strongly advised to get the help of an interior designer.
8. Tiny Bathrooms Have Huge Potential
Do you need to redesign your powder room? Designers are becoming ingenious with the way they decorate these spaces. They look just as great as full four-piece bathrooms! Since the space is rather small, opting for more luxurious materials is more affordable. We also see wallpaper on accent walls in powder rooms or tiling from the floor to the ceiling. Sinks are also rather unique with interesting shapes and designs in concrete or marble.
Integrating this trend: To make the most of your space, storage can be put in up to the ceiling. If the size of your bathroom doesn’t allow you to fully express yourself, make it a well organized space with personal touches.
9. Refined and Sought-After Tiling
When it comes to tiles, it’s all about detail. Extravagant looking tiles are out. We’re not looking for a more sought-after and sober style. Neutral colour palettes are at the forefront, typically in grey tones and matte black. For a little more of dynamic look and feel, you can opt for textured tiles. If not, there are some higher-end tiles that have both matte and shiny properties. Luxury is in subtlety!
Integrating the trend: It’s not because a certain tile is expensive that it’s nice. Designers are having fun with new styles, but it’s always best to go for a more elegant look that’ll stand the test of time. If you absolutely want to go for coloured tiles, opt for dark or light tones, but nothing too flashy.
10. Bathroom Lighting Musts for 2020
Lighting is incredibly important in your bathroom. Not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for practicality. Next year’s trend is headed towards minimalist and linear lighting, which allows other elements in the bathroom to shine brightly. Light fixtures and appliqués are also popular but will be characterized by simple and pure lines.
Integrating the trend: If you plan on remodelling your entire bathroom, consider installing light strips between walls and dropped ceiling. If that’s not possible, opt for a mirror with integrated lighting.