The New Bathroom Décor Trends to Adopt Now
Editor's Note: Designer Kishani Perera is back with her latest monthly column in which she reports on all things trending in today's interior design world.
Staying on top of trends can be a difficult task as they are always changing and new inspiration is available every day, but below I’m sharing the latest looks I’ve spotted in bathroom design so you too can keep your lavatory in vogue!
Traditionally, bathrooms were laid out with the primary concern of designating just the right wall on which to place the vanity. I mean, you have to have a big wall for your mirror, right? Well, things have changed! One of the latest trends in bathroom design is placing vanities in front of windows, capturing the natural light (perfect for primping) while also allowing you to enjoy a view! You could suspend your mirrors from the ceiling, have a simple tabletop-style mirror on your vanity, or mount mirrors on either side of the vanity (if the space lends itself to this) on a pivot or swivel.
Unique lighting has always been one of my design go-tos to add a bit of character to any space. However, when it came to bathroom lighting, the options always seemed limited, until now. Besides having more options from which to choose that are actually designated “damp rated,” we now frequently include lighting that would otherwise never be considered for a washroom space. Use vintage or new lights to ensure your bathroom will feel as luxe and finished as the rest of your home, but make sure any pieces you select are damp or wet rated, and double-check with your electrician before installation.
Copper is a trend we’re seeing everywhere, from fashion to home accessories, but why leave this trend at your bathroom door? Bring it on in! I love adding a touch of copper to my bathrooms for a bit of sparkle and warmth. There’s a vintage quality to this metal that I enjoy introducing into even very modern washrooms. A touch of copper, such as in a pendant, pair of sconces, or even a small accessory, goes a long way!
Watermark Elan Elevated Widespread Lavatory Faucet (price upon request)
I’ve always loved unconcealed elements, from an industrial space with exposed conduits to something as simple as a clock without a face, exposing its moving parts. There’s something beautiful in the bareness! This revealing trend has found its way into the washroom in an elegant and hip fashion—exposed plumbing elements. We’ve recently used pieces from this gorgeous Watermark Elan collection, which plays up this theme in a modern yet timeless way.
The final trend we’re seeing in bathroom design brings a homier feel into this typically more utilitarian space. Adding “non-bathroom” types of furniture into your washroom creates a spa-like feel while also adding a softness and warmth to an otherwise cold room. We love adding anything from chairs, chaise lounges, and ottomans to even benches, as seen in the above serene space.