This week, I’m excited to share this wonderfully informative post from Claire Ruth, writing on behalf of Hudson Reed, a global supplier of designer radiators, hydronic towel warmers, showers, shower panels and faucets. We’ve been talking trends for the past few weeks, so it’s a great time to take a look at current fashions for bathrooms. Enjoy!
New year, new start, new bathroom. A great idea in theory, but not necessarily easy to implement in practice – especially when it comes to finding that all-important inspiration in terms of stylish bathroom decorating ideas. That’s why we’ve scoured the latest bathroom trends for 2015 to create the following list so that your bathroom renovation next year will be much more manageable.
Overall, the key elements to consider in keeping with bathroom trends 2015 are a greater focus on the environment with ‘greener’ bathrooms, the creation, or at least the impression of, a larger bathroom space, and a minimalist look and décor which will never go out of style.
Our Favorite Bathroom Trends 2015
Without further ado, here’s our tips for the best of all of the bathroom trends predicted to make waves in the new year.
1. Walk In Showers – Bigger is Better
Increasingly popular for contemporary bathrooms, designers are embracing the trend of walk in showers by moving towards larger showering spaces devised with a view to maximizing the overall tranquility and rejuvenation factors of the bathroom décor. Primarily abandoning bathtubs due to environmental concerns and not necessarily to economize space, this bathroom trend is now evolving into a grandiose look which can really redefine the ambiance of your space.
Although this trend lends itself extremely well to larger bathrooms, it can also conversely create the impression of space in smaller rooms, thanks to its open plan design and use of panes of glass or wall partitions that expand the space available as opposed to constrictive shower enclosures. Not only is this bathroom trend highly beneficial for the environment but it is also advantageous for those with limited mobility, an asset which can be enhanced by the addition of a handy yet fashionable shower seat. Why not add a personal touch to this bathroom idea with a designer shower drain, ideal for enriching a luxury wet room décor?
2. Freestanding Tubs – A Spa-Inspired Trend
The trend of utilizing a stunning freestanding tub as a focal point in your bathroom refuses to go away, which is perfect if you’re looking to recreate the indulgent feeling of a spa or a hotel in your own home. The ideal opportunity for ultimate relaxation as well as a major overhaul of your bathroom, a new freestanding tub will also complement a walk-in shower perfectly for that definitive spa feel.
3. Hand Showers – Stylish and Practical
Whilst rain shower heads continue to dominate bathroom trends, hand showers are becoming more and more popular particularly in conjunction with the rise in popularity of walk in showers. Functional and available in a wide variety of styles, hand held showers are the ideal accompaniment to wet room shower spaces.
4. High-Tech Faucets – Efficient and Innovative Taps
User-friendly fixtures are working their way towards becoming more commonplace in the home. Sensor-activated faucets and thermostatic mixers facilitate an efficient water control, which once again helps the environment all whilst enabling major savings on your energy bills.
Shower mixer faucets also provide a great way to control multiple functions, such as a highly practical shower-bath combination.
5. Smart Toilets – Economical and Contemporary
Environmentally-friendly bathrooms are a prominent feature amongst the bathroom trends 2015, and smart toilets are no exception. Low-flow and dual-flush toilets are key for optimizing the functionality of your new bathroom as well as for saving money and energy.
6. Vanity Units – The Smart Storage Solution
A bathroom decorating idea which is always in fashion, the vanity unit remains very much in demand, with focus shifting towards unique, custom made vanities. Traditional styles incorporating feet and pedestals are very much in vogue, whereas minimalist contemporary wall mounted designs with integrated sinks persist as a fashionable choice for a modern modernist feel. His and hers vanity units with built in basins are also a crucial feature of this important bathroom trend.
7. LED Lighting – Dynamic and Sustainable
The environment truly is a major concern for bathroom renovations next year, with LED lighting representing another key bathroom trend for 2015. Not only do LED lights constitute a more sustainable lighting option, but they can also bring a touch of color or a hint of contemporary style to your bathroom décor. A LED shower head is an easy way to incorporate this trend in your shower space.
8. Color Trends 2015 – Neutrals and Natural Tones
Earthy colors are proving to be popular for bathroom makeovers, as Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala has indicated. Neutrals and natural tones that evoke a relaxing ambiance and draw inspiration from nature are superb shades to include in your bathroom design. Opt for warm grays, chrome and copper finishes and a combination of light and warm colors to enhance a feeling space whilst creating a supreme sense of warmth.
9. Radiant Heated Floors – A Superb Spa-Like Comfort
Heighten the warm and comfortable feeling of your bathroom thanks to a heated floor solution. Practical and luxurious, Warm Your Floor offers a wide range of floor heating systems allowing you to fulfil this key bathroom trend. Don’t forget also to consider towel warmers for the ultimate heating luxury.
10. Designer Finishing Touches – Fireplaces, Televisions and Stereos
The bathroom is increasingly becoming a living space, designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. To that end, elements such as fireplaces, televisions and stereos are making their way into the bathroom space in order to boost the room’s designer potential as well as its functionality. Bear in mind that in following this particular trend you may never wish to leave your new bathroom!
What are your thoughts on the bathroom trends 2015? Which bathroom decorating ideas would you like to use in your space next year?
Don’t forget to check out our video of the best bathroom trends for 2015!