Fresh Ideas for 2020 Bathroom Designs
With every year comes new trends and ideas. You might not think of bathrooms when you think of these hot trends, but like any other part of the house, they always have the potential to be updated. If you neglect to keep your bathroom updated, your home could lose value and, more importantly, you might not feel as comfortable as you could.
Whether you’re on the cutting edge of postmodern design or if you love a cozy, traditional look, there are many things you can do to make your bathroom an elegant part of your home. Here are some unique and exciting ideas to consider in 2020.
The tub and shower combination, while convenient and space-efficient, is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. A freestanding bathtub screams luxury and can elevate your bathroom into something reminiscent of a five-star hotel or a posh French palace. You can make the tub the focus of your bathroom, drawing out thoughts of relaxation and comfort, or you can hide it a bit, using it as an aesthetic accessory. Either way, the freestanding tub is making a big comeback, and it’s easy to see why.
The Emboldened Bathroom
No, we aren’t talking about giving your bathroom more confidence, although if it could talk, it might feel pretty good about this trend. We’re talking about the beautiful bold look of black tones and sharp lines. These may be a bit intimidating, but when complemented by the right hardware and artwork, they can work wonders for a fading bathroom. Consider using black vanities, light fixtures, and tiles to make your bathroom really pop.
Vintage Brass and Gold
If the more modern black isn’t quite your thing, you might consider turning the clock back a bit and investing in some brass and french gold pipes and fixtures. These can give a warm yet historic look, and add an elegant touch to your bathtub, sink, or light fixtures. With some great looking brass and french gold fixtures available, this gives a nice updated twist on a classic bathroom look.
Many bathrooms only have a few main lights. They get the job done, but don’t do much to add character to the space. Getting creative with things such as feature lights and up lights can really warm the room up. Consider up lights around the bathtub, especially if it’s a central piece of the room. Or, you could hang rope lights near windows or linen closets for an interesting design.
This might be a bit too modern for some people, but others may find that it fits perfectly in their urban exposed loft. Using a lot of metal finish and keeping exposed bricks doesn’t have to feel cold and factory-like. Accent the look with some minimalist mirrors and hanging lamps, and you’ll have a bathroom that feels modern and sophisticated while keeping a unique aesthetic.
Open showers can create a lot of extra space in your bathroom and help it to look even bigger. They don’t have to be as inconvenient as the old-style ones either. New technology has made for efficient draining systems, and there are many ways to separate the shower from the rest of the room, even if it remains open. You’ll benefit from a nicer looking bathroom and a more comfortable space to clean up.
Toilets without tanks aren’t exactly new, but they haven’t been used in home settings much until recently. They provide a nice minimalist look and are often easier to maintain and clean. On top of these benefits, many tankless designs are much more efficient at water usage, helping both your water bill and the environment.
The Posh Pedestal
Elevating some of your big pieces – particularly your sink and your tub – can add an interesting, stylish look to your bathroom. You will also benefit from a little more floor space, so this is an excellent design for smaller bathrooms where square footage is at a premium.
The Deep Soak
Large, luxurious tubs are starting to gain traction, and it’s easy to see why. They give your bathroom a sense of elegance and give you a sense of relaxation! With more space to bath, you don’t have to worry about crunching into a small tub. It’s likely that many people never use their tubs because they simply aren’t comfortable enough. By sacrificing a little bit of floor space to install a large, deep tub, homeowners are doing themselves a favor.
The Outdoors Bathroom
This isn’t about an outhouse or even a villa-style bathroom that has a third wall open into nature. This is about bringing nature inside to the bathroom. Planter boxes, succulents, and things like rocks and sand add a sense of style and comfort to any modern bathroom. Because the selection of plants and pots is so diverse, you can find pretty much any color scheme to fit your bathroom, whether it’s rife with earthy tones or if it has a bold, modern look.