Bathrooms are highly personal spaces in a home and considerable thought goes into making sure they serve functional objectives and meet aesthetic goals during the design phase. As one of the most important rooms in a home, a bathroom needs to be practical and user-friendly as well as visually appealing in design.
Here are a few contemporary design trends that you can consider for your next bathroom project.
The concrete look introduces an all-natural, calming energy into the bathroom space. The Nood Co. range of concrete basins (stunningly Scandinavian in their minimalist, organic, and functional design) is the perfect candidate, especially if you like to play with colour. Go for pastel peach or musk for something slightly more unconventional to suit a bathroom dressed in warm tones. For a more sophisticated and cool-toned space, there’s mint or the blues. The subdued hues will complement even the most neutral palette. When you want something equally brilliant yet slightly more subtle, you can count on charcoal, ivory and grey. No matter what colour or shape you choose, a concrete basin is a complete bespoke luxury for a contemporary bathroom.
Matte black tap fixtures against a concrete surface deliver a striking effect, while adding a chic and modern edge to the space, complementing the often neutral palette of contemporary bathrooms. Forget traditional tapware materials such as chrome; black is the way to go when it comes to fixtures that add the wow factor to any bathroom space.
Microcement has a major role to play in contemporary bathroom design. Benefits such as a seamless grout-free finish or direct application over existing surfaces make it an excellent option, especially during renovations. Microcements such as X-Bond can be used on walls, floors or ceilings – the material is a lot lighter and easier to maintain than normal concrete and looks just as good. Suitable for wet or dry areas, it’s as practical for the bathroom as it is for any other room of the house. Microcement also comes in a wide range of colours to meet both minimalist and maximalist contemporary trends.
A backlit mirror can truly elevate a bathroom when done tastefully. Particularly sensational behind a circular or oblong shaped mirror, the softly diffused light is a modern touch without being too harshly futuristic. A backlit mirror works especially well when paired with some of the other design ideas on this list such as black taps, oval-shaped concrete basins, or hand-troweled microcement walls.
While the egg silhouette has been part of interior design for some time now, egg-shaped baths are considerably newer to the scene and very in-vogue right now. An egg-shaped bath introduces a sense of minimalist elegance inherent to simple curved forms. It can become the feature of your bathroom in a bold statement colour, or blend in with its surroundings for a soothingly seamless feel.