Bathrooms do not have to be purely functional spaces. There is an increasing trend towards creating a bathroom that acts as a space to relax, unwind and destress.
The bathroom is a room people use frequently, at least twice a day according to studies. In fact, research has shown that the average woman spends upwards of 29 minutes a day in the bathroom. Why not make the most of this space and take inspiration from the latest bathroom trends for 2023 to inspire a bathroom remodel, or even a simple interior design update.
After a stressful 2020, it may be no surprise that that bathroom trends in 2023 include the rise of the home spa. Many sought to create their own home retreat with the inclusion of things such as more ludicrous fittings and scented candles to offer comfort and relaxation. The incorporation of spa-like elements is also popular with the installation of state-of-the-art saunas and steam rooms, hydrotherapy baths and massaging showers.
Like the spa trend, people are looking to create a more satisfying experience and want to ensure that the bathroom design can deliver the spa-like atmosphere at home. Things like luxury tiles and using spa-like nooks for storage, as well as the inclusion of more elements of nature, is growing in popularity. A popular trend is a bathroom design that contains certain patterns that improve creativity and reduce stress while featuring materials that are usually found, or emulates those found outdoors.
In keeping with the theme of natural elements, green is a popular interior design choice for bathrooms in 2023. From green bathroom tiles, cabinets, furniture and ceramic create a strong look. Soft shades of green create a natural sense of calm and harmony with nature, while bolder and darker shades of green evoke depth and individuality. You may want to try painting or tiling bathroom walls in this colour or opting for it as a colour for your sink or vanity unit.
With the increased desire for comfort, there is also a trend for warmer tones, such as rust, terracotta and caramel. Tiles with earthy colours create the perfect antidote to the traditional cold and clinical look of past bathroom designs. Another popular choice is the inclusion of natural wood.
Unlike the sterile bathrooms of the past, today’s minimal bathrooms aim to be relaxed and free of clutter. The idea is to keep the bathroom feeling open by not adding too many things to it. Store and hang towels and look to simplify where you can achieve a room that feels bigger and more spacious.
Another huge trend for bathroom design in 2023 is an emphasis on lighting. Statement lighting is the way to go, with crystal or outsized lighting proving popular. Don’t be afraid to go big with your lighting choice. The focus is on glamour and luxury, not sensible lighting choices. You don’t have to redesign the entire bathroom to make a difference. Large chandeliers, giant floor lamps and drum pendants are excellent choices for those looking to make a statement with their lighting.