About to design your new bathroom? We’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite trends and must-have bathroom inclusions for 2020. Take your pick!
1. Rain Showers
Who doesn’t love a rain shower? Literally, NO ONE on The Block. All the contestants included wide headed rain showers in their bathrooms. If you’ve got money to burn, why not opt for a fixture that has dual attachments, allowing you the option of using the larger overhead ‘rain’ option, or a more focused, directional spray via the secondary nozzle?
2. Coloured Tapware
Let’s face it, bathrooms can often be fairly spartan spaces. But they don’t have to be! Inject a little colour and fun into your bathroom via coloured tapware, a big trend for 2019. Monochromatic bathrooms featuring matte black tap ware are still a big trend, but if you’re feeling bold, you could opt for something different, like a powder-coated white option, or use brass or gunmetal grey.
3. Bathroom Skylights
Skylights are a fantastic way to introduce light, and give the illusion of space, to your bathroom. They’re also great if privacy is an issue and windows aren’t able to be easily installed.
These beautiful plants can be notoriously tricky to grow. But by placing them in bathrooms, near light sources like skylights or windows, they’ll very likely thrive. If you treat your orchid right – we find wanton neglect often works – this little stayer of the plant world will just keep flowering and flowering. Trust us – the less you do, the more they love you!
5. Coloured Concrete Sinks
Remember your Nan’s old pink, tiled bathroom? Yeah – it rocked. And, good news – coloured bath fixtures and fittings in blushes, pastels and pinks are making a big comeback. While coloured baths can be quite expensive (they’re a big designer trend overseas), you can still recreate the look in other ways such as coloured concrete sinks and accessories.
6. Unfinished Wood
If you’re looking to introduce a more ‘organic’ feel to your bathroom, unfinished wood can be a great way to bring warmth to an otherwise plain, tiled space. We particularly love wooden stools next to baths – they’re practical, and add interest to the room.
7. Dark Statement Walls
Dark walls continue to be a big trend in bathrooms for 2019. And while Sara and Hayden took this to the extreme on The Block in 2018, you don’t need to go quite as overboard – using black tiles around your mirror and vanity can be just enough to break up the space, and provide a dramatic focal point.
8. Backlit Mirrors
Which brings us to our next inclusion – backlit mirrors. These were everywhere in 2019 and we are seeing them again in 2020, continuing to be a big trend for this year. Oval shapes look particularly good when lit from behind, but oblongs and rectangles can also look sensational – especially when they’re mounted on a darker-coloured statement wall.
9. Stone and Wood-Planked Floors
If you fancy recreating a bit of a ‘Scandi day spa’ vibe in your bathroom, then including wood planked floors is a good way to do this. They look particularly good when paired with pebbles, and indoor/outdoor plants like palms and ferns, giving your space a gorgeous ‘oasis’ feel. Outdoor bathrooms can utilise this trend particularly well, but if you’re using it indoors, make sure your space is well ventilated.
10. Bathroom Art
Who says artwork should be relegated to the rest of your bathroom? Big statement pieces, like framed photographic prints, can look sensational in the bathroom. Another great way to introduce colour to your bathroom is to opt for a wallpaper print.
11. Organiser Baskets
Yeah, yeah Shaynna, we know – face-level storage in bathrooms is important. But what if you just don’t have the room? If space is of the essence, a good way to store your bathroom knick-backs is via organiser baskets. Whether it’s your cosmetics or extra toilet rolls, well-placed organisers can be both functional AND fun.
12. Bath Caddies
It feels like these are everywhere right now. Which begs the question – where have bath caddies been up until now? We seriously don’t know how we operated before there was a handy storage shelf for our wine, books, phone, ipad, loofer, soap, razors…you get the drift.
13. A Bowl of Succulents
Vanities can be jazzed up no end with the inclusion of a statement plant – and they don’t come much easier to maintain than a succulent. Clump them together in bowls or whimsical planters for a fun inclusion to your bathroom, like this one used in Sara and Hayden’s bathroom. Perhaps just veer away from cactus’ though – eek!
14. Shower Benches
Who doesn’t love a good sit down in the shower? We love it so much, we’ve created a word for it – a ‘bower’! Perfect for when you’re just WAAAY too hungover to remain upright while bathing. For all other occasions, inbuilt shower benches and steps are great if you want to shave your legs, or store lotions and potions.
Your bathroom is your sanctuary and the team at Hurst Homes are here to help you design and home (and bathroom) that you will never want to leave. With over 30 years experience as a local Wagga Builder you can trust your in safe hands when it comes to the design and execution of your dream home. To arrange a preliminary estimate of your dream home call 0418 692 963 or click here to fill out out contact us form.
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