With 2016 in full force, it’s time to start thinking about home trends and what the new year has to offer. Let’s start with one of the most important components of a happy and healthy home: the bathroom.
While it takes up only a small portion of your house, it’s possibly the most used room in your home. That’s why it’s so vital to make your bathroom as welcoming and comfortable as possible. You couldn’t go a day without it, so why not give it some extra love?
Start off by incorporating one or more of these trends of 2016 into your washroom. This is the best way to keep the space feeling fresh and updated. Plus, if you want to do a small and simple upgrade, you’ll know exactly where to begin.
1. Stylish Wallpaper
The walls of any room can easily make or break the space. They double as a blank canvas, waiting to be embellished in your style and personality. Luckily, thanks to the 2016 trend of bold and snazzy wallpaper, you can do just that.
If you’re cringing at the thought of old-fashioned floral wallpaper, don’t fret. This style of wallpaper is no longer around, opening up the door for contemporary and modern designs. Thanks to the Internet, you can easily find wallpaper in trendy designs. Popular patterns of 2016 include banana leaves, watercolor brush strokes, abstract prints, stripes, and geometric shapes.
For extremely unique designs, take a chance and look past the big names and chain brands. Many independent artists have begun to design and produce beautiful wallpaper. For something even more distinctive, consider seeking out companies that let you design your own wallpaper.
Dressing up your bathroom walls is an excellent way to add major “oomph” to the space. Because bathrooms are often small, it’s easy for things to get a little boring. By covering the walls with snazzy wallpaper, you’ll give the bathroom the attention it deserves.
2. Luxe Metals
In 2016, bold metal finishes will continue to steal the spotlight. This trend is a beautiful way to mix and match metals in an edgy and stylish way. Think gold, bronze, copper, and gunmetal finishes.
Gone are the days of plain silver faucets and drawer knobs. A bathroom can be instantly transformed simply by switching out any metal finish. The great thing about this trend is that it doubles as a neutral element. As a result, it will be fairly easy to match coordinating décor, colors, and prints. This is especially useful if you are planning to renovate your entire bathroom.
The best way to take on this 2016 bathroom trend is to select a metal in a matte finish. This ensures that the look is classy and simple without going over the top. Super shiny metals tend to look tacky, especially in small and tight places.
But then again, there is something fun and luxurious about going bold with gold!
3. Smart Appliances
This year, technology will continue to spread, all the way to our bathrooms. This is no surprise, considering we already have phones with voices and coffee makers with alarm clocks. When it come to the bathroom, smart appliances are designed to make self-maintenance a little simpler.
For example, hands-free faucets will allow users to wash their hands without turning a handle. It will work entirely by sensing the motion of the hands. This is not only more sanitary, but also easy and fast. While this design is commonly seen in commercial locations, it will become more popular for home installation as 2016 continues.
Another example of a smart bathroom appliance is a shower with digital temperature controls. This will allow for the user to change the water to a specific temperature. Smart appliances such as heated bathroom floors, handle-less toilets, and auto-fill tubs will also become more prevalent. Unlike most trends, these types of appliances are sure to gain even more popularity over time.
Have a green thumb? This 2016 bathroom trend is just for you. Thanks to the growing appreciation of plants in the design world, greenery will be a highlight of the new year.
Plants are excellent for adding a touch of nature to your home. They are also ideal for instantly transforming your space into a personal oasis. Because plants are available in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, it can be easy to find one that suits your space.
Remember, picking out the plants is half the fun. Once you have chosen new greenery, pick out a pot or container that coincides with the style of your bathroom. This is another great way to bring the entire space together to form a cohesive look.
If your bathroom receives little sunlight, don’t worry. Low-maintenance plants such as succulents and cacti work perfectly for these conditions. Your best bet is to consult an expert at the nursery to determine what plant works best for your space.