We are well into 2019, and you may be looking for a little bit of a change. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to switch up your bathroom and you are just now finding time, you are in the right place. This post will walk you through some of 2019’s most popular trends in bathroom redesign.
Bye bye, glass showers
The traditional shower that’s either part of a bathtub or walled in by glass is a thing of the past. If you have the space to do a renovation that highlights your shower space, these shower trends are sure to breathe new life into your morning routine. Marble walls are becoming more and more popular because they are gorgeous and easy to clean and maintain. Add in some industrial plumbing, and you are set for a stunning shower experience.
Depending on the space available, you can turn your shower space into an open concept by getting rid of the full shower wall and building up a pony wall between the shower and the rest of the bathroom instead. Use tile on the floor and walls. Make sure the floor drains to one place, and you shouldn’t have any problems keeping wet areas wet and dry areas dry.
Another direction that you could go is to add a free-standing tub. There are many interesting, conversation-worthy tub designs out there that, when paired with striking black or vintage gold fixtures, are sure to please.
Change up the fixtures
Black fixtures are – no contest – the most highly sought after bathroom accessories. They can add a touch of sophistication or an element of industrialism depending on the style of fixture. If you have a floating sink with exposed plumbing or wall-mounted shower fixtures, consider changing these up to match your more visible sink fixtures.
The runner-up to black fixtures are fixtures that are metallic or have metallic accents. Rose gold is falling out of favor, but brushed nickel, vintage gold, and brass are making a strong comeback. Consider these choices if black isn’t quite your color.
Brighten it up
People are starting to add more color to their bathroom spaces using an easy and inexpensive method: large print wallpaper on a single accent wall. This can add interest and color, and, depending on the type of paper you use, it can be easily removable. If you’re a renter, these vibrant but temporary wallpapers can add a lot of pizzazz to your bathroom and leave no trace when you take them down.
Another option is to class your bathroom up with art. Go with a minimalist frame and a pretty piece of art to create a talking piece.
Though it’s not typically thought of as adding color, black accents can actually provide a way to brighten things up. Break up the monotony and add some sophistication to your bathroom space with these accents. Look for open shelving or ladder towel hangers in black. Hooks, minimalist rounded-corner mirrors, and wire baskets are other ways to add small touches of black around your bathroom.
Also, if your bathroom is mostly monochromatic, consider adding greenery. Potted plants contribute organic color and can help cleanse the air – a definite win-win for the bathroom.
Solve those storage problems
Free-standing shelving is becoming more popular in both kitchen and bathroom spaces. It allows you to highlight your organizational skills while emphasizing cleanliness. Look for cute baskets and containers to help you keep the bathroom clutter-free, but don’t be afraid to show off a few of your favorite accessories along the way.
Renovating your bathroom is no small task and can be pretty pricey if you do everything at once. Whether you are looking to make a few changes here and there or do a massive overhaul, take some time to evaluate your tastes and preferences. Look through some of the top trends of 2019 in magazines and online, and see if anything strikes your fancy that could add to both the form and function of your bathroom space.