Bathroom Design Ideas: What’s Hot Right Now?

Nathan Law

Image: LEKSTOCK 3D / Shutterstock.com When it comes to home updates that offer a good return on your investment, bathrooms are at the top of the list. But you definitely don’t want to put your money into improvements that are already past their prime. So, we’ve done the legwork and […]

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When it comes to home updates that offer a good return on your investment, bathrooms are at the top of the list. But you definitely don’t want to put your money into improvements that are already past their prime. So, we’ve done the legwork and found the top bathroom trends that are making waves right now. Here are six hot bathroom design ideas to give you inspiration for your next bathroom update.

Bring Black into the Bathroom

black metal faucet in modern bathroom

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Black is back. And this time, it’s to give your old chrome and stainless-steel fixtures a sleek new look. From faucets to door hardware, black is the new metal of choice for bathroom fixtures and accessories.

This doesn’t mean you should replace everything in your bathroom with black. As with any trend, it’s all about finding balance. For example, try pairing a black framed mirror with a brass faucet or light fixture. Or if it’s time to replace your old tub surround, why not go with a modern black metal shower stall instead?

Lit-Up Mirrors

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The key to designing a bathroom that is both functional and user-friendly is to start with a good mirror and good lighting. Updating the bathroom mirror is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your bathroom a fresh new look. So instead of opting for a standard mirror, choose a modern LED lighted mirror.

Backlit mirrors add ambient lighting to the bathroom without creating any glare or reflections on the mirror. They can also function as a nightlight when dimmed and offer touch technology that changes the lighting with just a tap.

Colored Subway Tile

turquoise subway tile in shower

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Traditional subway tile is one of those staples that will never go out of style. But if you’re dreaming of something a little more vibrant than classic white, your wait is over. So instead, try a fresh new take on this old favorite with pretty new colors.

If your bathroom goals are soft and soothing, opt for muted shades like millennial pink or a pretty pale blue. But if you want to add a little drama, try a rich hue like cranberry or kelly green. You can even get subway tile with antique patterns if you want a vintage or farmhouse look.

Upgraded Toilets

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What once may have seemed like a luxury for only the most lavish of homes, smart toilets and bidets are becoming a highly requested bathroom design feature. With a focus on reducing germs, hands-free features such as self-closing lids and automatic flushing are the future of toilets. There’s even a new slate of self-cleaning functions that will clean the toilet with just the push of a button. If you really want to take your bathroom comfort to the next level, look for extra features such as air purification, heated seats and night lights.

Floating Vanities

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If you’re looking for an easy way to update your bathroom without having to re-think the whole floorplan, try taking your vanity to new heights. A wall-mount bathroom vanity offers clean lines and a minimalistic design and will bring a more modern look to your bathroom.  Lifting the vanity off the floor will also create the illusion of more space by increasing visible floor space.

Stylish Soaker Tubs

stylish blue soaker tub in bathroom

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With self-care on the rise, a place to soak your troubles away is on almost every bathroom wish-list. And as a result, the popularity of stylish soaker tubs continues to soar.  The style is, of course, not that new – a classic claw-foot tub is the original version of the soaker tub. But now they come in your choice of designs ranging from vintage to sleek and modern. If you really want to make a statement, choose a tub in a pretty color instead of your standard white.

A beautiful bathroom is like a private sanctuary where you can relax and focus on taking care of yourself. Try one of these six beautiful bathroom design ideas to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

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