The bathroom, although not seen quite as often as the rest of the house, should still be considered an important place for design. That doesnâ€™t mean a complete renovation is in order. While a full renovation is nice, it is not in everyoneâ€™s budget, nor does it mean that itâ€™s the only way to give it a fresh look. You can still give your bathroom a mini makeover by adding a few stylish updates here and there throughout the space. Hereâ€™s a look at 7 bathroom design trends for 2013.
(1) Vibrant colors: For years, neutrals have been popular in the bathroom, as well as other rooms of the home. These neutrals arenâ€™t going away, but rather taking a backseat, serving as a foundation for more vibrant colors to bounce off of. Adding some splashes of color adds excitement and drama to your space. A great way to accomplish is this by adding backsplashes or changing up fabrics on shower curtains or window treatments. Click here to check out Pantoneâ€™s 2013 color report for inspiration.
(2) Lighting: Lights are functional, but that doesnâ€™t mean they have to be bland. Today, there are plenty of light fixtures out there that are both functional and beautiful, including pendants and chandeliers, which allows you to finish off a bathroom design to the fullest.
(3) Transitional design: What is transitional design? To put it simply, itâ€™s the middle ground between traditional and contemporary. In other words, a harmonious blend of the old and the new. It is probably the perfect style for someone who loves an updated and more streamlined version of the classics without going too far into modern design.
(4) Eco-friendly: This is a trend that is continuously on the rise. Fortunately, the high demand has made more choices available. Whether itâ€™s recycled countertops or flooring, organic fabrics or water-saving fixtures, there is definitely a way you can take part in showing the planet a little love.
(5) Natural products: Color trends, as well as the desire to be more eco-friendly, have been inspired by nature, throughout the years. Today, many homeowners are taking it a step further by purchasing natural products such as countertops in quartz and granite or flooring made out of wood or cork. More and more, youâ€™ll see products such as these readily available.
(6) Artwork: This is yet another great way to make a big color impact without having to make huge changes. In the past, the bathroom seemed to be visually sterile. Now, itâ€™s becoming visually stimulating, with homeowners adding art through graphic prints, printed glass screens or printed tiles.
(7) Luxury: Many people are gravitating toward making their bath feel like a spa. Installing upgrades such as heated towel rails, soft lighting, under-floor heating, or even oversized tubs, showerheads, and body jets can add a bit of luxury and a sense of rest and relaxation.