While Eurocucina was the focus of this year`s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the annual International Bathroom Exhibition was also a draw. We found quite of few bathroom trends that can bring the latest innovations to your space, making this part of the house even more inviting. Sustainability was a strong theme among innovations, highlighting water efficiency, energy-saving technologies, and personal health. All these underlying concepts were combined with the latest visual and experiential elements to create a spa-like personal wellness space. Sure, the bathroom serves some very basic human purposes, but that doesn`t mean it can`t be comfortable and stylish as well. From fixtures to materials and added functions, these 20 new designs were trending. There’s no better place in the house for plants than in the bathroom: The moist, often humid environment is perfect for living greenery and they add a relaxing dose of nature to the space. Not only are plants visually pleasing, but they reduce levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the air, cut down on airborne dust, and can even help keep air temperature down. This bathroom trend can be a major feature, as in these bathrooms by Duravit from IdeaGroup, or be an accent. Either way, plants in the bathroom can make it feel more serene and relaxing.
The way in which the bathroom colors are displayed in important too. A lot of times, geometric patterns are created using tiles. If you’re not a fan of tiled walls there‘s also the option to paint the walls or to create interesting murals. Bathroom wallpaper can be an option too, although moisture may pose problems. If you're aiming for a dramatic visual impact, give your bathroom a special kind of focal point: an entire wall showcasing a cool mural or an oversized painting. Don‘t think of your bathroom as merely a utilitarian space. Give it the touch of elegance and luxury that you would normally focus on when designing the living room.
Having a window in the shower is as practical as it is beautiful. By opening up the window you ventilate the space and you let in fresh air plus even if the window is non-operable it still lets in natural light and in some cases amazing views. Of course, the issue of privacy arises when you have to evaluate if a window in the shower or the bathroom is actually a good idea in the first place. The answer is almost always yes and the remaining concern is what type of window and what proportions to choose. Perhaps these shower windows can offer you the answer you're looking for.
It`s best to decide what size your tub should be based on the dimensions and the layout of the bathroom and to aim for visual harmony. Avoid putting a large tub in a small bathroom. Even if it may seem like an ok idea at first, you can eventually feel like the room is claustrophobic and tiny because of that. A lot of times oval tubs seem to look longer than rectangular tubs. That`s usually just an impression. The standard tub size is generally the same regardless of the shape of the tub and has everything to do with the type.
Once upon a time, pendants were relegated mainly to the kitchen and dining room, but no longer. These fixtures are a great way to add illumination in the bathroom. This DXV bathroom design uses two pendants to flank the mirror, much as sconces would, adding light to the vanity area. They can also be used without the backlight of the mirror to provide moodier lighting. Also, take note that they are sleek and minimal, not fussy. This makes them perfect for a variety of bathroom styles. Pendants can also be used over the vanity in a more traditional arrangement. This bathroom design puts the fixtures off center over the expanse of countertop, where light is most needed. The large, exposed bulb styles are a novel thing to use on the bathroom, but they add a bit of an eclectic touch to an otherwise modern and minimalist bathroom vanity set. They are also a bright counterpart to the backlighting of the mirror, which is becoming more common in today’s bathroom lighting schemes. Of course, pendant lighting is not limited to the bare-bulb style. Add some luxurious warmth to the bathroom by choosing a pendant like Fin, by Original BTC from the UK. This pendant is made from bone china formed into an organic shape that has a really appealing glow when lit. Any style of pendant can be used in the bathroom, from global and organic to modern or industrial. The main idea is to throw out any preconceived notions of what bathroom lighting should be and instead opt for fixtures that are functional and achieve the look you want.
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