Trends often come and go and just like we don’t live in homes untouched since the 1970s, we do occasionally follow them. That doesn’t mean that we have to follow each and every one of them, but it does mean that when we do update our homes every now and again, we buy accessories (and consequently dispose of some) which are more in keeping with the times and look to current trends when changing whole rooms. What goes for other rooms does of course also go for bathrooms.
When it comes to updating our bathrooms though, things can get a little tricky. Updating bathrooms with current trends in mind isn’t a bad thing in itself, but they do need to be in keeping with your personal style. After all, re-tiling your entire bathroom with this months’ favourite colour won’t do you any favours if you change your mind next month because there’s a new colour trend emerging. There are some trends, however, which only require small (and easily reversible) changes or which will stand the test of time for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.
Some of the trends for 2015 certainly fit into those brackets and – as long as you choose them with your own taste in mind – are timeless as well as beautiful. Take for instance the idea of making your bathroom look more like an actual room. You know, not just a place to have a quick shower and brush your teeth, but a place that incorporates in your home just like the other rooms do. Think about what gives your rooms personality and you’ll soon discover that it’s of course pictures hung on your walls. So, why not hang up some favourite images and quotes in your bathroom? It’s an instant and affordable update that will lift your bathroom from practical to homely in an instant.
If you’re looking to do some major changes, then the bath tub, flooring and shower are most certainly items that you will need to consider. In a way, the current trends take their inspiration from the past. Free standing baths are one of the key trends for this year, but we all know that they’ve been around forever (clearly, completely built-in bathrooms emerged much later) which in turn means they won’t go out of fashion in 6 months time. In a way, the same goes for flooring. Patterned tiles are one of the other key trends and the possibilities are endless. From Victorian patterns to modern geometric ones, there really is something out there for every taste which makes it a fun and very personal way to update your bathroom.
On the slightly more practical (but no less beautiful) side is the frameless shower. A shower that blends into its surroundings without looking like somebody has stuck a big box into the corner. These showers are also larger than they used to be and will make your mornings more pleasurable and give you a more relaxed start to the day you might have when stepping into a tiny cubicle.
And last, but by no means least, plants. This might be one of my favourite quick updates. Yes, plants have migrated from the living room into the bathroom giving even the smallest space life and a little bit of a jungle feel. The moisture that naturally occurs in bathrooms lends itself particularly well to this trend and this is another great example of how to ‘dress’ your bathroom like an actual room.
I hope these tips on the latest trends will be helpful to you if you are looking to remodel your bathroom and that they might even inspire you to make some changes you hadn’t previously considered.