The best way to ensure a bathroom design with everlasting appeal is to make timeless design decisions. The following bathroom renovation trends have already stood the test of time, guaranteeing everlasting appeal in every Australian home.
On average, a bathroom renovation in Australia can cost anywhere between $15,000 – $30,000 depending on the fixtures and finishes included. Being such a great investment into your property, you would expect that the finished outcome will be enjoyed for many years to come without the risk of dating your home’s style.
From black and white interiors to elegant freestanding tubs, let’s have a look at which trends have already proven themselves to be a timeless design decision!
Black and White Bathroom Design
Black and white colour schemes have long been a favourite in the home, working well within any interior design style. From Art Deco styling to more contemporary schemes, black and white designs always create a sense of drama and elegant, timeless beauty in the home.
The added bonus of using a black and white colour scheme in your bathroom design is that you can always mix up your decor and accessories as trends change over time. Include bright, bold colourful bathroom pieces, from tumblers to canisters; use tactile textures in your soft furnishings and of course, include a touch of greenery in your new bathroom to create a sense of character and warmth in the space. Your new black and white bathroom creates the perfect backdrop for all your wonderful and unique accessories!
Large Bathroom Tiles
Your chosen bathroom tiles will ultimately dictate the overall style and vibe of your new bathroom design so it is crucial to spend some time researching the best options that will suit your home, lifestyle and budget. As tile manufacturing technologies evolve and grow, larger bathroom tile sizes are now becoming increasingly available, making them an excellent choice for the busy home.
The biggest benefit of large bathroom tiles is that they will obviously require much less grout, which means much less cleaning! They also have a knack for blending in extremely well in both spacious and smaller bathrooms, provided of course that your selected size remains in proportion with your bathroom’s dimensions. There are an incredible amount of large tile sizes available, from 400 x 800mm rectangles to whopping, jumbo tile sizes that are up to 1400mm in length, so your options are most definitely not limited.
Natural materials in the bathroom have always featured heavily in interior design trends, from luxurious marble countertops to rustic timber vanity units and stone bathroom basins, you will find that the unique aesthetic of natural materials provides a truly timeless look that will always be on trend.
It should be noted that any natural material used in the home will require some added maintenance to ensure its longevity. Natural stones and timbers for example, will often require a sealant or similar protective coating that will need to be applied immediately after installation and then every couple of years or so after that to keep your bathroom products looking their best.
Another key everlasting trend in the interior design industry, a freestanding bathtub is the epitome of luxury bathroom design. Although freestanding bathtubs work especially well in larger spaces, there are many more compact options that will suit smaller bathrooms, so you can rest assured that there is an option available to suit your design.
With the rise in popularity of freestanding bathtubs, bathware manufacturers have created a diverse collection of options to suit just about every size or shape of bathroom, from wall mounted tubs that offer the illusion of a freestanding bath (suitable for narrow bathroom designs) to more compact, deep tubs, perfect for smaller spaces.
Twin Shower Rails
Providing a wonderfully relaxing bathing experience, twin shower rails include a large, overhead shower that releases a soft stream of water droplets, similar to a rain-shower fixture. The twin rail also includes a handheld attachment with stronger water pressure that is ideal for a quick, refreshing shower as well as offering more ease and flexibility when it comes to cleaning your shower enclosure.
Interior design trends come and go but every so often, we see some design elements that have a tendency to stick around for years to come! Each of the above design elements and trends have featured prominently in the world of bathroom design over the years and thanks to their incredible durability and added functionality in the bathroom, you simply can’t go wrong when including any of these choices in your home.
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