Although little can be changed in a small bathroom, you’d be surprised by how pivotal a surface is in taking this part of the house from prosaic to on point. Follow our style forecast as we give you the heads-up on the material, pattern, and palette you should be kitting your utilitarian zone with.
Go au naturel
Wood and masonry aesthetics such as stones and bricks never go out of style. We love how they impart visual depth and texture into a space – spacious or small – with the inimitable attribute that each possesses. As bathrooms demand surfaces that are hardwearing and are able to withstand water exposure, tiles emulating the facade of these materials are built for the job.
Bring back the old
A fresh take on the old means the continuity of a precious timeworn object moulded to satisfy modern palates. Mosaic makes a comeback in darker, edgier hues. They’re even hopping onto the metallic trend that we covet right now.
The vintage hexagonal tile is also enjoying a facelift with a larger dimension that makes cleaning and maintaining a breeze. Shaped tiles like these can be employed both on floors and walls. Plus, they’re able to infuse character and design into a space with nary any effort.
Patterns add interest and character
In a zone where hard surfaces abound, patterns bring warmth and oodles of personality. Monochrome is your best bet if you wish to clad all four walls or even your entire space with patterned tiles. That said, do not limit your choice. Clad the floors or a focal wall with patterned tiles as a show-stopping feature.
We spend a lot of time in the bathroom; all the more reason to transform it into a stunning sanctuary where we can escape temporarily to. A spa-inspired space gives owners a similar sense of luxury and comfort that they get in those luxurious retreats – and we’re seeing a wave of home dwellers sailing that way when it comes to choosing the theme for their lavatory.
In with the nude
This year, clean is in. As the style trend moves towards the organic, it’s only natural that nudes and neutrals fill the artist’s palette in the bathroom realm. What’s more, this colour scheme allows easy combination with other hot hues such as greys and greens for cool contrast.
This was adapted from an article originally written by Fidz Azmin published in the February issue of SquareRooms.