If you’ve been to the stores lately, you’ve probably noticed new interior design trends being promoted this winter. The sheer amount of options can sometimes leave one amazed and yet worried about which one will truly fit their home this winter and in the coming years.
Some of these trends may warrant simply accessorizing while others would require a complete overhaul of the bathroom interior design. Bathroom design is a delicate subject and requires both colors and textures to complement one another. Here are some of the top trends this winter season coupled with some tips on how you can pull it off at little to no expense.
Use Shades of Grey
No, we’re not referring to the acclaimed book-turned-movie, we’re referring to the actual color. Grey is a very dominant color despite being a neutral one. Interior designers simply love using grey and can work wonders with it. Grey paint is the first place to start and doing so will right away introduce a modern feel to the bathroom environment. Painting a small room like the bathroom is very inexpensive yet accomplishes so much.
That’s why we recommend starting out with this. We’re not done yet though. Secondary shades of grey will also help emphasize the trend. This can be accomplished by introducing metallic items into the mix. Taps, towel racks and the like in brushed silver ought to do the trick and will create a lasting effect.
Wood and Woven Textures
Moving on, adding some accessories will also make the bathroom more comfortable and cozy for winter. Wood and woven textures, in fact, are the primary choices as they seem to complement the winter aura with the contrasting warmth and depth they provide. Woven baskets and rattan furniture are great for storage purposes and fit the trend nicely. Chunky cable knit is also popular and can be implemented in the form of towels printed with such or via patterned wallpapers.
On a similar note, wood isn’t often found in bathrooms but works well during the winter season. This doesn’t necessarily mean you replace everything with wood. Rather, you can use pieces with wood-effects. For example, there are wood-effect porcelain tiles that would work well on any bathroom floor.
It doesn’t feel like winter without a plush robe hanging in the bathroom. Try to stock up on these as guests are sure to need one for the cold season. Aside from the robe, shower curtains with winter themes also work quite well. Typical designs include frozen trees, snowmen, snow falling and even snowflake patterns.
Lastly, the use of potted plants is also a new trend this winter season. As the outside of the home is covered by a white sheet of snow, people long for some greenery. As such, the idea of placing tropical style pot plants in the bathroom came to be. They not only look great but also help cleanse the air in the bathroom as well as serve as eye candy for the users.