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.
A mud room is a room that you step into and which you will definitely need some storage units to store your clothes, shoes, umbrellas, keys, bags and many other things. The problem is that a dirt room or entrance area is often small and you just can't put all of that storage furniture in there. Also, your entryway should look more or less stylish to make an impression, as this is the first thing you and your guests see home. How can you do all of this in this little mud room? Let's take a look at storage ideas that dissolve the entrance and hide all unnecessary things.
Mudroom and entrance area lockers
A locker is a small, usually narrow, storage compartment of varying heights and levels. Width and depth are usually standard measurements, although non-standard sizes are occasionally found. A mudroom locker is the most popular and convenient storage idea because it looks stylish and can hold a lot of things. I don't mean just one closet, I'm talking about an entire locker unit that can include multiple closets, shelves and ceilings. The combination is up to you. Even if your hallway is tiny, you can always order a small locker that will save space and hide your belongings.
Built-in mudroom solutions
If your mud room is tiny, go for built-in ideas: built-in shelves, ceilings and counters, racks and benches. They won't take up that much space, but they will provide enough space.
Open shelves and racks
Open shelves are another great idea for small mud flaps and entryways. Open shelves don't look that bulky and have space for a lot of things, from scarves and umbrellas to clothes and boots. Mix them up any way you like, make a colorful rack for fun and you will love it!
This is a must for any mud room! Even if your dirt space is big enough, don't waste this convenient storage space and organize shoe storage there. In fact, for another season, a storage bench can hold anything from boots and shoes to various accessories.
In conclusion, I would like to say that all of these solutions can be mixed and matched at will. Open shelves with lockers, storage benches with built-in solutions, racks and lockers, etc. - take a look at your dirty space and decide what suits you best. Do not forget that bright colors will visually expand the small space. So if your entryway is tiny, stick with those hues.