The year 2014 is all about new and evolving trends in design, and this includes trends in the bathrooms, which have been receiving special attention in recent years. Taking into classic minimalism with new turns of fashion, through eclectic and dazzling looks, the richness of styles taps into a variety of preferences as well as the practical demands of interior design.
Our bathrooms no longer serve as spaces where we just wash, but are rather evolving into places to relax and unwind in. This trend includes rich textures such as the Concetto surfaces, and décor, furniture and accessories we might usually associate with living rooms or bedrooms, for a cosy feel. It is no surprise that the stand alone bathtubs have made their way into this trend – combined with floating sinks, the right lighting, and floor and wall cladding in neutral, soft colour palettes, bathrooms immediately turn private homes into pampering spas.
Free of clutter and chaos, the minimalist trend offers an experience of serene cleanliness, with a touch of sophistication. We are living in times of a more muted elegance, creating spaces that provide refuge and comfort to retreat from everyday life. Palettes consisting of black and white, steel grey and earthy browns, in clean and modern lines that give a fluid atmosphere, dominate this trend. An increasingly popular feature is the frameless, curb-less shower, blending in the bathroom space with seamless ease.
Nature at Home
Embracing natural, raw materials, such as concrete, wood planks, and exposed beams, has become common in home interior design over the past years. Bathrooms are now catching up with the beautiful imperfect and authentic look that natural materials bring along. Warm-coloured surfaces and natural granite tones, wood furniture and classic sink vanities reflect the ongoing fascination with nature’s simple yet vivacious forms, resulting in a “ supernatural ” look, such as in many of Caesarstone’s surfaces.
Vivid palettes are back, they are part of an ever growing trend that brings together cultural bits and pieces from different design worlds. Eclectic details, richness in colour and texture, and an alluring ambiance are created in this mix and match look. Vivid colours, black and white features and decorative details make for a striking visual effect – ornate, patterned wallpaper, velvet drapes and chandeliers can bring unexpected chic with a twist into bathroom spaces.