When thinking of redecorating rooms in your home, the bathroom is often last on the list. That's too bad because we actually spend a lot of time there.
Did you know the average person spends three years of their life going to the bathroom? It's true, and that doesn't factor in brushing your teeth, taking a bath, and all the other things we do in our bathrooms every day.
Has your bathroom looked exactly the same for years and years now? Maybe it's time for a bathroom redesign. A new look might be as simple as replacing a sink, or maybe you're ready for a design overhaul!
Either way, we've got you covered. Below, you'll find the top seven bathroom design trends for 2018. Read on for inspiration!
1. One-Material Rooms
One-material rooms were all the rage in the 1980's and they're making a big comeback. These kinds of rooms can make a real design impact, as long as the shag carpets from the '80s don't reappear as well!
In any case, a one-material room means you use a single material to cover the entire space. It could be concrete, plaster, or tiles.
This is in contrast to either drywalling or using tiles that go only halfway up your bathroom walls. The look requires you use a single material to cover everything from the floor to the ceiling and from wall to wall.
You can make this bathroom design work by sticking to a white or light pastel colour. In fact, the uniform style is bound to make your bathroom a special place.
2. Monochrome Style
The term "monochrome" can refer to a couple of different design concepts. On the one hand, it's popular now to choose one colour and decorate only with shades of that colour. Shades of grey are particularly trendy at the moment, but, you could choose any colour scheme that suits you.
Remember, though, the more neutral the colour, the more versatile it will be for your aesthetic. For example, a bathroom using shades of grey can complement either a modern or traditional look.
Alternatively, the monochrome style can refer to the exclusive use of black and white. This design is classic and ageless. By choosing this colour scheme for your bathroom, it won't look dated when the next big design trend rolls in.
In the next section, let's look at how you can use black to as part of your monochrome style.
3. Black Fixtures
A bold black and white bathroom continues to be on point for 2018. That's because black as a colour never goes out of style. It's timeless and works with just about any design style.
Black fixtures allow you to easily update your bathroom. They let you modernize it without doing major renovations. They also allow you to keep everything else simple and minimal.
Black radiators are especially in-demand at the moment. In fact, they've become a key feature of Instagram bathrooms!
They're an easy DIY project since you can paint your radiator by yourself. One can also be installed without too much trouble.
As technology takes over more and more of our everyday lives, we crave more natural materials in our homes to provide balance. That may be why the trend of adding richly-coloured wood to our bathrooms has taken off. It's an easy way to make your bathroom feel more natural and inviting.
It's also a trend that doesn't require a complete remodelling of your room. In fact, some wooden shelving or even an organic wooden countertop can be all you need.
On the other hand, you might opt for complete wooden floors. Bamboo is especially popular right now. Wood floors can add much-needed warmth to a grey aesthetic if you've chosen that colour for your bathroom walls.
5. Put Your Bathtub In Your Bedroom
The next bathroom design trend isn't only for the bathroom. It's also not for everyone or every floor plan, but have you considered bringing your bathtub into your bedroom?
This will allow you to have a long, romantic soak in your tub. You can catch up with your spouse without the children bursting in and out of the room. Set the area up with a bookstand and a nice candle, and it can work!
There are a couple of things needed for this design to be successful. First, you have to have enough room in your bathroom to contain a separate shower, as well as your sink and toilet.
Second, make sure your bedroom floor can withstand the weight of the bathtub, especially when it's filled with water. Your bedroom floor might need a little strengthening.
Finally, you're going to want to make sure the area around the bathtub isn't carpeted or covered in a material you don't want getting wet. You might have to install some tiles around the bathtub in your bedroom.
Design-wise, though, an antique-style bathtub can bring a rustic charm to your bedroom. At the very least, it will make a statement!
6. Freestanding Bathtub
If a bathtub in your bedroom isn't your thing, consider a freestanding bathtub in your bathroom instead.
We're all so busy and tired now that a free-standing, soaking tub seems almost like a necessity! It's a beautiful option that will help you create a relaxing spa right in your own home.
Maybe put a wall of tile behind it, or add a little greenery and some stones. You can also choose a minimalist style or go for a graceful nineteenth-century French tub. No matter what style you pick, you can make the bathtub the focal point of your bathroom.
Open-ledge storage has been trending for a while now. These are the places where you want to display your perfume, your pretty soaps, and little flowers.
For things like toothpaste or shaving cream, though, get a medicine cabinet or a vanity. Bathrooms with minimalist storage aren't in style anymore. Thankfully, more practical storage solutions are back in vogue.
There are many beautiful ways to add storage space in your bathroom. For example, you can focus on unused corners and areas below eye level.
Wrapping Up Bathroom Design Trends
These are the top seven bathroom design trends for 2018 into 2019. Maybe some of them have inspired you to rethink your bathroom!
If so, feel free to contact us today! We'd love to help you make your bathroom the relaxing, peaceful haven it should be.