As we head into the New Year, resolutions are abound; this year in particular is seeing people focusing not only on overhauling their diet and fitness regimes, but also updating their homes and decor. Bathrooms are seeing a big change in 2014, leaving behind the bohemian and shabby chic styles of the past and looking more towards minimalistic, sleek designs for an uncluttered home as well as mind.
Drawing on trends such as Japanese minimalism, 2014 will see shabby chic disappear from the bathroom, replaced with more fluidity in terms of shape. For example, the antique furniture once picked up and DIYed to create a mismatched, trendy room of recent years is out, and less obtrusive pieces such as floating sinks, roll top baths and built in cabinets are in. In color terms, the last few years have popularized pastels and brights in home decor, but bathrooms are likely to turn away from this towards a much more elegant and muted color scheme. Monochrome will be the ruling feature, with luxurious and elegant black and white, followed calming beige and grey hues.
Wet rooms have been becoming more popular recently, being much easier to keep clean and tidy as well as adding value to a property. Because of this, having a more fluid move from shower into the rest of the bathroom will become more popular. Investing in proper wet room tiling is the most important factor in this, but also consider shower trays without a lip or a curb in a normal bathroom to embrace this trend without going all out. This also helps with the theme of fluidity in your bathroom furniture, having one piece flowing into another.
The 2014 bathroom overall should feel stylish and luxurious. The bathroom is the one place in the home that you can spend a bit of time to yourself to relax and trends are embracing this. In addition to the more solid color schemes, having freestanding furniture such as large soak tubs or roll top baths as the focal point of the room will help to create the spa like atmosphere that you crave. It is predicted that there will also be a rise in the amount of saunas and steam rooms being developed for domestic bathrooms, so you can get a touch of luxury in your own home.
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