By Andrew Stenos
Trends in bathroom design tend to come and go, much like clothing, fashion or hairstyles. When renovating your bathroom, it is always best to be focussed on creating your dream bathroom, not necessarily working with the hottest bathroom trend in the marketplace.
Having said that, the top bathroom trends for 2016 can have timeless appeal if you follow good design principles as you go. Today, we are talking about some of our favourite bathroom trends and showcasing some amazing pictures to go along with it, hopefully to inspire your next renovation!
Concrete and Textures
As we showcased at Interiors Addict’s recent #BathroomAddict event, you don’t have to be conventional with your tile choice. Go big, bold and beautiful instead. This creates warmth and depth in an otherwise sterile room and can create a feature in a room that sometimes can lack personality. The amazing concrete tile we used in our Lindfield bathroom makeover creates such a rich, gritty texture, keeping the bathroom modern and edgy, while still being completely functional and practical.
This is one trend that isn’t going to dissipate fast. Hotel-style bathrooms can be identified by their luxe appearance, using the finest of finishings, effortlessly combining textures and colours to create a warm and rich room, still modern and clean. Inspired by your favourite deluxe hotel, whether it is The Belaggio or 1 Hotel Central Park, New York, or in the case of this Bondi bathroom makeover, The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Pick and choose the best features from these bathrooms, whether it is the vanity, tile colour or the black trim, and make it your own — in the space you have.
Totally Decadent Bath Tubs
Large tubs have been on trend for bathrooms for some time now. Gone are the days of the shower-over-bathtub in a new renovation, and instead we are seeing bath tubs getting bigger and better than ever, becoming a total feature in a room. However be practical and consider the floor space you have. Will it overwhelm the space and would your family use a shower more? The bathroom is one of the most utilised spaces in your home.
Whether it is a Moroccan style makeover, using a patterned Turkish tile, or whether it is using tiles to create patterns like chevron and herringbone, pattern is one of the biggest design trends in a bathroom right now. It is also an excellent judge of renovator – patterned tiles, particularly geometric patterns, are difficult to do, so if your renovator is working with this kind of pattern, you know they are worth their salt.
At the base of it all, any bathroom renovation is about creating your dream bathroom for you – whether it uses some of these trends, or none of them. It’s about making sure that your home is somewhere you want to come home to.
–Andrew Stenos is managing director of Integriti Bathrooms, who can project manage your entire bathroom for you. Integriti are currently renovating Jen’s bathroom and powder room. Look out for the reveal on the blog in October!
All photos shown are of Integriti Bathrooms projects.