Posted on November 15, 2013

Bathroom Trends

Whether you live in a house of five or a condo by yourself, the bathroom is often used as a getaway from the world, a place to relax and have a bubble bath or pamper yourself before a night out. From flooring to showers to window coverings, it’s really all about luxury and creating a comfortable retreat. Below are a few tips that revolve around the notion of making your bathroom like a sanctuary, with beautiful lighting, rich stonework and deep freestanding tubs.

Lighting

Plan a combination of practical and pretty when it comes to bathroom lighting. Great sconces flanking your mirror provide good lighting for the face. Then add some pot lights to the ceiling and then a statement chandelier or flush mount if the room permits. If you’re tired of sconces and want more of a unique look, vintage lighting and pendants will be on trend for 2013 as well. Suspend these over countertops for a more eclectic look that is a little unusual and unexpected.

Sinks

Not much has changed for sinks in 2013, with the all-in-one sink and vanity combination continuing to lead in popularity. For faucets, however, are getting a glam update. Brass faucets are going to be wildly popular in bathrooms. Watch for a return of traditional styles that are more ornate, including bridge faucets.

Showers

For showers, luxury is key in 2013. Whether it’s the newest in showerhead design or simply a luxurious stone surround, the focus is on making our bathrooms similar to a spa experience. Marble in the shower is in big demand. From slabs of marble to large tiles to mosaic patterns, it’s a classic stone that comes back as a big trend year after year.

Baths

Freestanding tubs are all that people ask for. There’s a great mix of styles in bathrooms – anything goes, like modern fixtures with vintage clawfoot tubs. And if a freestanding tub simply won’t work in your space, conduct a custom millwork for the front of built-in tubs using marble slabs.

Flooring

When it comes to eco-friendly design, the bathroom is far ahead of other rooms in terms of options available. Keep your flooring warm. When your feet are warm, the rest of your body feels warmer as well since heat rises.

Window coverings

As far as window coverings go, sheers are making a huge comeback, particularly linen sheers, providing privacy but allowing the natural light to shine through. But if you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, don’t fret. Hand blocked Indian print drapery is also making a huge return. Think gorgeous layers, full and voluminous, adding a feminine touch!

Accessories

Although white ceramic soap dishes and glass bud vases will always have their place in the bathroom, in 2013, the fabrics are all about colour and pattern. Bold patterned fabrics are trending in custom shower curtains. If you are wary of bold patterns, introduce it with a shower curtain, but keep your towels and rugs solid in a similar colour way to tie the room together.

Allowing you to customise your bathrooms the way you wish, Saran Developers, real estate developers in Bangalore have built ‘Mulberry Woods’ that enables the homeowners to make their space more adaptable. Mulberry Woods, luxury condos in Bangalore are four bedroom apartments equipped with lifestyle amenities. The expertise and care with which each of the units are incorporated, puts Mulberry Woods on par with standardised luxurious condos.

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