Bathrooms are a quiet, private space where we can release the tension we’ve been holding in all day — literally and metaphorically. Bathrooms are more than a dull and unfashionable space where taking care of business is the only purpose. Your personal bathroom should showcase a bit of your personality and give you an opportunity to relax; whether that’s in the shower, getting ready for work or just escaping reality for a quick moment.
There are bathroom vanity ideas to improve your bathroom’s aesthetics and functionality while injecting a bit of your personal taste. Think about what you want out of a bathroom, and then consider if any of the following bathroom design trends in 2017 fit your requirements. One thing to keep in mind: whatever bathroom design options you choose will need to remain easy to clean.
Use Modern Tile Trends
Modern design trends are all about making a seamless, cohesive appearance. Modern-inspired bathrooms have inlaid ceramic tiles that look sleek and unified. Grout lines have been eliminated on floors and walls, and extra-large tiles or quartz panels eliminate any excess space. Some designers even invest in the same color of high-gloss ceramic tile, but in two different textures to create a pleasantly jarring appeal.
If ceramic tile isn’t an option, then artfully placed terracotta and zellige tiles also offer a rich, modern feel. Designers on a budget-conscious often try half-height tile in a smaller bathroom.
Showers with French Doors
Shower curtains are way out of style. Any modern, chic bathroom deserves a pleasant showering experience. French doors offer just that. They are sleek, inviting and serve that same purpose as the shower curtain. Water stays where it belongs, but the French door transforms the whole room’s aesthetic and experience.
Roll-in showers are often purveyed as a renovation option primarily for handicap-accessible homes, but the design goes quite well with a modern look. The level drain, easy access and option for ceramic divider walls make this shower option great for anybody who wants an open layout.
Round Vanity Mirrors
Round vanity mirrors reflect the latest surging trend in the bathroom remodeling world. The mirrors are fairly cheap and offer a subtle makeover that can become more dramatic depending on the bathroom theme. Plus, the round mirror pairs fantastically with a rectangular sink and installing a vintage mirror gives any modern-inspired bathroom a timeless edge, which is noticeable but not overwhelming.
Bathroom and Shower Plants
Plants are great. They fit anywhere in the house and make your air cleaner while adding some personal flair, especially in the bathroom. Hanging and potted plants offer a vibrant splash of color to the bathroom, absorbs C02 and humidity, and are nice to look at. Plants have also been shown to help people relax, which is excellent for remodels that add a sense of relaxation into the design.