Bathrooms offer more than just a space for daily cleansing. Be inspired to create a personal zone where you can rest and relax, with these trending bathroom looks.
In other areas of the home, cornices may be a mainstay of this look. In the bathroom, however, achieve a modern classic style by matching classic wall tiles with bathware carrying simple lines. Gamma Due Update tiles, available at Hafary, are a 21st-century interpretation of this beloved style that has stood the test of time.
Where space allows, a freestanding bathtub elevates the modern classic bathroom – and a floor-standing mixer enhances the setting like no other! The Grandera from Grohe is a single-lever bath mixer that comes with a handshower, too.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Shades of beige, brown, grey or white bring out this look. Complement these with light woodgrain finishes.
“Install an extendable make-up mirror as part of the vanity setting, like they did in the old days.” – Montie Mohan Mahtani, managing director of M3 Studio.
Why not turn your space into a tropical paradise? For powder rooms, where there will be less moisture than in a typical bathroom, botanical wallcoverings like the ones pictured here introduce the beauty of nature in a vivid manner. Available at Bode.
A pedestal sink is ideal for a small bathroom or powder room. Kohler’s Tresham pedestal sink, inspired by Shaker-style furniture, comes with a generous amount of storage space on its three sides for your toiletries.
LIVE YOUR GREENS
For an out-in-nature feel, balance shades of green with light neutral colours, such as grey or white.
“Bathrooms typically have lower light with higher humidity. I’d recommend tropical ferns such as staghorn fern, Boston fern and bird’s-nest fern. Mount or hang staghorn fern on the wall. These unusual plants make an excellent alternative to regular house plants, as they require minimal watering.” – Darren Neo, business manager at Noah Garden Centre.
A CLEAN SLATE
The contemporary look is sleek and urbane. Push the boundaries with textures and striking shapes. The patterns and textures of stone soften the crisp lines of contemporary bathroom fixtures – consider tiles or the Kompac Wall Linate Slate from Kompac Plus.
Bathroom products with conical shapes and light-installed mirrors from Gessi’s Cono collection make a strong statement with a futuristic touch.
AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
Solid colours do the trick here. There’s also room for the unexpected, with colours like green, red and yellow when paired with neutral ones such as white and grey.
“For bold, contemporary bathrooms, nothing beats using marble with strong colours and veins. Or, have a dark countertop as a contrast against a white vessel sink, or a light countertop against a black vessel sink.” – Terri Tan, design director of Designworx Interior Consultant.
PRINTS & PATTERNS
Cheerful and informal, this style is all about feeling cosy! Let loose with patterns to reflect the look’s easy, carefree vibe. It’s best to confine the patterns to one wall so as not to overwhelm the space. These Unica Maiolica Mix tiles are available at Design Hub.
A shallow sink like the Kaldewei Silenio doesn’t fight for attention with the bright and vibrant cottage elements. Be sure to look for sinks that minimise splashes to maintain a dry, clean environment.
Cottage-style interiors come in a multitude of colours. Anchor the look with one wall in a solid colour and incorporate patterns in a palette of grey, blue, white and red.
“Aside from sanitary accessories, framed trim-design detailing further enhances the concept.” – Eddie Tay, division director at Fuse Concept.
CLEAN & BRIGHT
While it’s functional, the Scandinavian look makes space for individual style. Clean, streamlined tiles work with the characteristic compact lines of Scandinavian furniture. Takenos tiles from Ape Ceramica are available at Hafary.
OFF THE WALL
A wall-mounted water closet not only looks good, but also makes cleaning a lot easier. Go for an uncomplicated design like this one from the Subway collection by Villeroy & Boch.
White walls may be de rigueur, but the look is also open to personalisation! This mix of mint, greys and woodgrains creates a refreshing and rejuvenating space.
Invite as much natural light into the space as possible. You can opt for large mirrors to help reflect more sunlight to low-light corners.
A LUXE LOOK
The Old World style calls for embracing nostalgia. The hallmarks of this look are its intricate details and shiny finishes. Stone finishes like marble and granite are excellent options. To up the ante, look to the Prexury collection by Cosentino. Its range of surfaces is made using semiprecious stones such as rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz and agate.
IT TAKES TWO
Two-handle bathroom fixtures are central to this style. The Axor Montreux sink mixer comes with matching shower and bath mixers in colours such as brushed red gold. Available at Hansgrohe.
SHADES OF GREY
Grey hues form a perfect backdrop to the white bathware.
“Aside from the stone look, homeowners can have water-resistant resin panels or fulllength vintage mirrors cladded on one side of the wall as an accent.” – Larry Lim, managing partner at Summerhaus D’zign.
Text ROSSARA JAMIL.