Today, I want to keep sharing the hottest home decor trends of 2020 and we’re going to take a look at the bathrooms. If you want to start the year with a bathroom renovation, think of matt surfaces, strong tiles with shape and possibly texture, waterfall showers and free-standing bathtubs, atmospheric colors and dark ambience or vice versa – minimal rooms flooded with light. Let’s take a closer look at some of the current trends.
Atmospheric decor is all the rage, it became popular a few years ago and these dark rooms keep taking over the world as they feel relaxed and look exquisite. We’re used to seeing light-filled and white bathrooms, but moody ones are going to be a hit this year, and if you’re willing to experiment, this is it!
Minimalism is in full swing this year and the minimalist bathrooms are great: they aren’t cluttered which makes them look bigger, they are bathed in light, and very fresh and elegant – perfect for a contemporary home. You can opt for any color scheme and even mix two trends – minimalism and moody hues in one room for an edgy look.
This year is for bold tiles, and here we don’t mean colors, but shapes and textures. Make a statement with fish scales, hexagon and other geometric tiles and many other shapes that you like – they make an impression even if they are not bright, they make a statement with their shapes. But of course, you can also use colorful ones and emphasize them with contrasting mortar.
Freestanding bathtubs and sinks
Freestanding devices take up less space and look more modern and chic, especially if you pick out some quirky and catchy items. Claw-foot tubs are a hot and trendy idea, and if you prefer modern style, you can go for differently shaped modern tubs. While they may seem expensive, freestanding bathtubs and sinks both add value to your home and retain their value over time.
Forget shiny metals for this year and take a look at matte, especially black ones, which are easily noticeable and visibly recognizable. Dirt and dust are not visible on matt surfaces and the material is not easily permeable. So consider matte black if you want to give your bathroom a modern look that won’t be easily forgotten.
Chalkboards are very popular in decor as they allow you to leave messages, pictures, pictures and other things. They are interactive and create a dialogue. Blackboard is not only intended for classrooms or offices, you can find blackboard surfaces everywhere: in children's rooms, in hallways, very practical and easy-care blackboard back walls, clay pots and planters, entire walls to encourage children's creativity, and headboards leave each other messages of love. Blackboard walls in the kitchen and dining room allow you to leave a menu or shopping lists. In the bedroom, you can leave messages to your partner saying good morning. Blackboard tables inspire children's creativity and blackboard snack tables allow you to write the names of dishes right on them. Of course, you can buy all of these pieces of furniture or buy some blackboard paint and create your own personal decor. Another idea is to quickly do some chalkboard paint at home. This is budget friendly and you can make your own special hues and colors, not just classic black. There are several ways to mix blackboard colors. So read these tutorials to build some.
In the first tutorial you will learn how to make blackboard paint from plaster of paris, some water and acrylic paint, matte finish in any color. Read how to do it yourself.
Another recipe includes unsanded mortar and latex paint of each color. Make sure all of the grout is mixed in. Otherwise, the granules may be visible on the board. To make this classic black chalkboard, take black paint and mix it with white ceiling paint.
This tutorial describes the same main ingredients: powdered, unsanded tile grout and latex paint in any color you want. Proper surface preparation is important as it gives better results and painting can take longer. Thoroughly clean the surface to remove dirt or imperfections.
This project is dedicated to the production of brightly colored chalk paints. Take unsanded grout and acrylic paints of any shade. Stir the mortar into the paint until there are no more lumps. Make turquoise, red, coral, pink, green, blue and black chalk colors, have fun!
Plaster of paris mixed with latex paint can make perfect blackboard paint. Test your color on something to see if you are happy with the consistency. This mixture worked fine for me, but if it feels too thick just add some water or even paint.
Take unsanded grout and acrylic paints and stir them well. Decorate anything you want: furniture, planters, stones, cups, dishes and so on.
I absolutely love the shade of the blackboard paints made and used here, it's gray-blue, so pastel-colored and delicate! Mix grout with acrylic paints of the appropriate colors and voila, paint anything you want!
Unpolished mortar with a gray color will make your surface medium gray and cool to chalk. Read the full tutorial on how to make this type of paint.
This tray and glasses were covered with blackboard paint made of latex paints and grout. Mix them in the right proportions, and then finish whatever you like.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make blackboard paint in any shade from pink to bright orange. Find out the entire tutorial.
These are basic recipes for making blackboard paint. We hope you will choose the best one for you and make some of them. Get inspired!