Mirror mirror on the wall
The classic shaving cabinets are being replaced and the bathroom mirror is now a focal point and big statement feature in bathrooms.
Scandinavian inspired simple round styles set back in finely honed frames are a popular choice along with timber framed mirrors recessed into the wall above the vanity. This look is elegant and streamline and looks fantastic when combined with feature lighting such as led backlights or decorative wall sconces.
The storage show
Display shelving is a great way to show off your pretty bathroom accessories e.g. planter pots, perfume bottles and towels.
The trick to making this look good is to keep it tidy and not too much.
Hiding everything away in cupboards is so 2017.
Forget handles and drawer pulls, make the materials and finishes the main event with timber or stone (whether its the real thing or ceramic lookalikes). A minimalist floating vanity adds a luxe touch while open shelves create a lightness and feeling of space.
If you are on a limited budget a statement basins can add a wow factor without costing a bomb.There are so many options to make this the hero of the room – Texture, colour, pattern and interesting shapes – so many options.
Styles of basins vary from rustic stone or timber, jewel hued glass and soft floral painted ceramic. We are also seeing the use of metallics which reflect light beautifully
Resort and day spa inspired bathrooms are still a massive trend. Bringing the vibe of an indulgent, zen retreat within your own home can be achieved with elements like free standing tubs, floor to ceiling tiles – stone and concrete are popular choices. Wall recesses in showers and oversized shower heads are essential for the ultimate at home spa experience. Black tiles are a popular choice for a wow factor and mixed material vanities add texture and
Tip: Mounting the bathtub on a small platform will add another dimension to your bathroom and define the bathing area.
Metallics are a big deal in 2018, with rose gold, brass and chrome all featuring in contemporary bathrooms.
Chrome is still the most popular finish for tapware and accessories, it’s classic and never dates. We are seeing it reinvented with different textures, tones and shapes ranging from porcelain chrome to brushed nickel. Zorlu adds that tapware is the easiest thing to change in a bathroom, and a simple update can transform the whole look of the space. What to look out for? “Tapware in unusual shapes and colours, such as chocolate, gunmetal and rose gold.”
Matching the tapware with the cabnitrey is the finishing touch to your bathroom styling.