New Year, New Bathroom
New Year, New Bathroom
A new year is just around the corner. Do you know what else could be just around the corner? A new bathroom!
If your bathroom is looking tired or dated, it’s easy to give it a facelift with a new coat of paint or new wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper is back! In recent years, wallpaper saw a decline in popularity because of its reputation for being old-fashioned and frustratingly permanent. However, as the saying goes, “Everything old is new again,” and after its hiatus, wallpaper is now both nostalgic and new. Iconic prints in tropical, floral, geometric, fruit, stripes, and speckled patterns abound. The shift towards such inclusivity indicates that wallpaper could likely dominate the next decade in the same way it reigned from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Replacing outdated fixtures is a fun and fairly easy way to upgrade the look of your bathroom. Shiny chrome was the go-to option for many years and still has strong appeal, especially for traditionalists. If you love shiny chrome, but would like a change, a simple switch of your fixture’s style can update your space. Want to make chrome feel completely new? Matte chrome fixtures are a great contemporary take on a classic option. The matte finish trend has spread to black and gold fixtures, as well. From industrial to farmhouse to luxe, there’s a fixture style that will accentuate the design of your bathroom bath perfectly.
Changing the style of your vanity has a major impact on the style and feel of your bathroom. If your new vanity also incorporates more storage, your entire space will feel larger, cleaner, and more relaxing. White vanities will never go out of style due to their obvious flexibility; it coordinates seamlessly with practically any style or color. Grey saw a gigantic gain in popularity in the 2000s and 2010s. Have no fear that grey has run its course and will become outdated, however. Traditional, rustic, and contemporary bathroom vanities all work beautifully with grey, and its longevity is based upon the fact that like white, grey looks great with a wide variety of color combinations and styles. Dark vanities fell out of favor a bit in the last decade, but drama has made a big comeback and dark vanities are essential for a dramatically stunning bathroom.
Updating the tile in your bathroom is a major renovation considering the demo that is often required, but in terms of giving your bathroom a new look and feel, its effect can’t be understated. The variety of shape, color, and material options can be overwhelming unless you have clearly defined the goal and style of your new bathroom space. Glossy tiles reflect light and are a classic choice, but as in fixtures, a matte finish has become a popular option. Neutral tiles tie a look together effortlessly, while graphic patterns emphasize your style choices with punch. Unusual shapes or patterns add style in an elegant, understated way.
Changing out the standard shiny chrome, framed shower enclosure changes the entire look of your bathroom. Steel-framed windows have been growing in popularity for every area of the home, and adding steel framing to a shower enclosure adds an impactful architectural flair. The invisible shower walls provided by a frameless shower enclosure make a dramatic statement and offer the flexibility to coordinate beautifully with any design style. A free-standing claw foot or neo-classical tub add elegance to traditional bathrooms, while the clean lines of a rectangular or contoured tub flow perfectly with a contemporary design.
It’s almost a new year and the start of a new decade. If a new bathroom is one of your plans for 2020, there are now countless options available to you to customize and upgrade your space. If 2019 was any indication, the new decade’s style trends will be lavish with individuality and creative options, so feel free to showcase some personal flair in your design choices and be sure to enjoy your new space to the fullest.