Bathrooms are going beyond strict utility and function, as this humble space is back in the spotlight. From simple contemporary designs to chic luxurious fixtures, the 2022 trends are all about creating a relaxing personal retreat.
Merging the Indoors with the Outdoors
Blurring the lines between inside and out can create the ultimate sanctuary. Whether bringing the outside in via windows, greenery, or a breeze; placing one or more components fully outdoors, such as a tub, shower, or sitting area; or something in between, embracing nature within the bathroom is high on many lists.
Harmonious Patterns and Textures
Tiles, timber, and natural materials are back. The focus is on bringing in texture and merging different patterns and materials to bring the space to life. Creative use of oversized tiles and mixing patterns – which has been made easier with today’s high-tech technology, can result in stunning spaces that can be both exhilarating and serene.
The past several years have focused on grey cool colors, but warm shades are making a comeback. Mixing cool colors like blue with the warm tones of complementary materials such as wood or bamboo is another trick to create harmony. Contrasting dark with light and going from shades of white to the contrast of black is also expected to catch on this year.
Free Standing Tubs
Free-standing tubs have been in the spotlight for the past few years and their use continues to gain popularity. Not only are they comfortable, but they are also eye-catching and can serve as a great focal point for any bathroom space, giving it a lavish and sleek look.
All in One Shower and Bath
Reinventing the bathing space to include a tub and a shower separated by a glass partition, can give the room a stylish, modern vibe and cater to different tastes. Likewise, separating the toilet and sink(s) , away from the moisture can reduce cleaning time and allow multiple users to occupy the space if needed.
Creating a shower with two or more showerheads, whether to provide an opportunity for a significant other to join in or create a different water flow experience for the users can further enhance the bathroom-as-spa transformation. Multiple showerheads can also be a low-cost upgrade to increased relaxation.
Just as Smart Homes technology took off in the early 2000’s, smart bathrooms are gaining in popularity. From touchless and self-cleaning toilets to leak detectors, floor heating systems to interactive LED mirrors, and faucets to showers that can control the water flow and temperature, it is clear that the whole bathroom is turning smart. These features allow users to get the comfort they seek along with a top-notch luxury experience.
Bathroom trends come and go, but designs that function well and cater to the needs and the comfort of the users of the space are timeless.