The bathroom is an essential part of home life – whether you use it as a getaway to relax after a long day or it’s a quick stop on your way out the door, your bathroom needs to be a space you enjoy. With an uncertain economy, people want to create an oasis in their own home, which has led to spending time and money on creating a space that will really catch everyone’s eye.
With that in mind, bathroom trends in 2013 are changing towards the luxurious. Storage, lighting, and fixtures are becoming higher-end. Here are four bathroom décor trends that stand out this year.
Bathroom Vintage Lighting
While a bathroom’s main job is to be functional, it’s a place that people spend a lot of time. Good lighting is a must, and recently, creating a space that’s themed towards luxury is key. Vintage lighting, such as Tiffany lamps and pendants that bridge different styles of décor are showing up in bathroom renovations this year. A well-lit bathroom doesn’t have to be harsh. Designers are experimenting with non-traditional lighting to create different moods.
While not much has changed in sinks this year, the all-in-one sink and vanity continues to be popular because of the under-storage options that work even in a small bathroom. His and her sinks for the master bath continues to be a must-have, and using the sink as a décor focal point is also a current trend. Many bathroom fixtures are leaning towards the vintage, with freestanding fixtures to create an old-fashioned feel.
With more and more people living in smaller spaces, extra room for a bathtub is a bonus. Luxury showers, with rain showerheads and European fixtures, are included with a lot of marble this season. Marble is luxurious and durable, creating a feeling of class even in small bathrooms. Tinier bathrooms focus on having clean, open lines, to make the room feel more spacious. Showers that are not closed off from the rest of the room create the illusion of a bigger area.
Image and tile installation by Pro Tile Installers.
Freestanding and claw-footed bathtubs are becoming popular in larger bathrooms. Creating a spa-like experience seems to be important for consumers this year. Mixing vintage with modern and tying the two décor styles together with appropriate wall art, paint and lighting is on the mark. For those that can’t afford the space or money for freestanding baths, using a freestanding sink with an old-fashioned feel can help with this design trend.
EiEiHome has a variety of contractors available to help you bring your bathroom up to date.
By Elizabeth Hawksworth