Luxury bathroom trends for 2018
Although the bathroom is the “smallest room in the house”, it’s not one you can afford to treat as an afterthought when it comes to renovation and restyling. A great bathroom can make a home feel serene and luxurious, providing a space to relax and wash away the stresses of a long day. Devote minimal effort to it, though, and you’re left with a purely functional room that detracts from your efforts elsewhere.
It’s worth taking the time and effort to get a bathroom right. Its small size is a benefit here– luxury touches that would present a prohibitive cost in a larger room will fit in a bathroom and within your budget. So there’s plenty of reason to push the boat out when it comes to getting the bathroom of your dreams; you’ll appreciate it all the more when you’re relaxing in the tub. Let’s take a look through the trends that will be in all the best bathrooms of 2018.
We tend to think of a shower as a functional space, but that’s no reason to miss out on style and luxury. The best showers on the market now are digital– an unobtrusive control panel that can be customised to fit the decor, regulated water temperature and, best of all, almost completely noiseless. Perfect for a gentle start to your day.
Tiles in a bathroom just feel right; we’re all used to the patterned ones that have been in every bathroom we’ve had. For 2018, however, the big trend is certain to be geometric tiles. Hexagonal patterns give a particularly stylish look, and will really make your bathroom stand out for all the right reasons. Geometric bathroom tiles are available from retailers such as CTD Tiles in a range of colours that will give you the finish you’re looking for.
Monochrome Colour Scheme
Colour schemes come into fashion and go out almost with the season. Pink and grey is popular right now, but who knows how long that will last. Monochrome, though, never goes out of style and always brings a touch of class. One word of warning, however, is that most of the look should be made with blacks and greys, perhaps with white fixtures. Too much white makes a room look and feel clinical; not what you want when you’re relaxing.
Let’s face it, sometimes a bath is just better than a shower. For those long soaks, you want a bath that’s going to be worth it, so look out for something a bit more unique than the standard tubs you can get cheaply from any home fittings store. Go over and above, and look for a claw foot bath that’s higher at the head end for those times you just want to recline and daydream while the water soothes your stresses away.
Other options that you can add to really finish the room include warm glow LED lighting for a real feeling of opulence, and — if you have the space — a relaxation zone where you can sit and read while you wait for the bath to fill. Both will elevate any bathroom above the norm, and make it feel like a room where you can let time stand still.