Bathroom design has transformed from a no-nonsense practical space into
a luxurious oasis that combines function with lavish indulgence.
renoexchange.com.au lays out five bathroom design trends that are making
headlines in the renovation market.
1. The Hotel Bathroom
A great hotel bathroom is a space with a fantasy element – of being away
from home, and letting all the stresses of the day melt away in a freestanding
bath with a glass of wine on the side. Highlights of a hotel bathroom include quality
lighting, generous sinks, luxurious tapware, indulgent tiling and an on-trend,
impressive toilet. You could take it to the next level with a mounted
television, premium towels, fluffy gowns and slippers, and a proud display of exotic
shampoos, bath salts and lotions.
2. The Day Spa Bathroom
Welcome to your daily sanctuary and place of indulgent retreat – your
day spa bathroom is the place you flee to when you are tired and stressed, for
a session of pampering that will restore calm and wellbeing. Imagine have the
day spa experience every day and night. While you may not have a day spa
therapist at your beck and call, you can still achieve the day spa experience
by installing steam showers with sauna features and mini whirlpools in a
minimalist and stylish decor that is guaranteed to bring back the balance in
3. The Black and White Bathroom
The classic black-and-white theme is timeless in impact and appeal – never
underestimate the effect of a monochrome bathroom because it can be just so
fabulously dramatic. The black and white bathroom offers the right opportunity
to unleash your inner designer. Consider complex tiling, or simple but stunning
subway tiling, or the cool and classic beauty of marble. Experiment with matte
black tapware instead of ordinary stainless steel, and frameless showers to match
the elegance of the black and white space.
4. The Bathroom Without Borders
The open plan bathroom design is trending with the seamless space
breaking down barriers and allowing room to breathe. Suggestions for bathroom elements
include open walk-in showers, often with double shower heads; the space might
also spill into a walk-in-wardrobe to blend in function.
5. The Eco Bathroom
Going eco-friendly in your home and your bathroom can be easy on your
wallet in the long term with all those savings from water-efficient taps,
showers and toilets. From an aesthetic point of view, consider a green wall, or
pots of indoor-friendly foliage to bring the outdoors inside the four walls of
your bathroom. Complete the look with natural finishes such as pebble stones,
timber and slate.