Our homes have never been more important sanctuaries to us than during the last few years. In this time, many of us focused on redesigning or enhancing spaces like our home offices or bedrooms – but what about the bathroom? Don’t our bathrooms represent the ultimate space for relaxation and cherished ‘alone time’? Don’t ignore this important space in your home. Let’s explore the top bathroom trends in 2022 that everyone’s talking about.
There is no doubt that the pandemic continues to influence our every day lives, including our relationship to the spaces that make up our home. One thing that remains true through it all is the need to take care of our minds and bodies during these uncertain times. One way to work towards this is to create comfortable and functional spaces in our home.
Refreshing your space may feel like a big project to take on, but it doesn’t have to be if you break it down and focus on just one area of your home at a time. In spaces as small as a bathroom, even a couple of small changes can make a huge impact. Make this space the ultimate retreat and sanctuary by incorporating some of the latest bathroom trends. You may just feel like you’re stepping into your very own spa!
Bathroom Trend 1: Bring Nature Indoors
Nature is calming, and many of us have discovered how much we enjoy being outdoors during the pandemic. Maybe going for a weekend hike is your favourite way to unwind from a difficult work week or going outside for a short neighbourhood stroll is your way of moving your body in between meetings. It’s no wonder that this has translated into a home décor trend! Why not bring peaceful aspects from nature into our spaces so it can continue to create a peaceful atmosphere? Adding potted faux plants to your bathroom is a hot trend right now. Do you cringe at the mention of faux plants? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! If your space looks a little dull and you seem to kill any and all plants you bring home, try some faux plants at home. The added greenery (even if it’s plastic!) will instantly make it feel more alive. You may even forget it’s fake!
You’re not limited to only adding physical plants! Consider botanical wallpaper, framed art or even small wooden – real or faux – pieces like this hand-carved wood bowl or this golden stump tealight holder. If this isn’t your style, you can also try incorporating more green inside your bathroom, as this colour evokes a natural feeling of harmony. Paint your bathroom green or buy some green home décor accessories.
Bathroom Trend 2: Japandi Style
Japandi style incorporates elements of Japanese and Scandinavian design into one space. The Japandi interior design trend has been going strong for over a year and has spilled over into all areas of the home. It’s one of the biggest home décor and bathroom trends right now.
Japandi incorporates minimalist principles, light and neutral colours, and a focus on natural materials such as wood. There’s no surprise that Japandi style also draws inspiration from nature, as there is a large emphasis on creating a light, airy feel that invites nature into your home.
Try incorporating simple lines, decluttering, and using a neutral and nature-inspired colour palette. Neutral eggshell tones, pale greens, muted orange tones and shades of watery greys will provide that naturally relaxing feeling you’re craving indoors.
Bathroom Trend 3: Opposites Attract
Do you have a mix of different home décor pieces such as trendy knick-knacks and older vintage pieces? Don’t worry if they don’t really seem to match at first. Pairing old with new is another bathroom trend that’s on top in 2022 – and we love it!
Combining different design periods in the bathroom means mixing opposites. Think of a vintage sink with a modern faucet – lovely! Or try painting a vintage piece in a funky, bright colour. Another cool way to incorporate this bathroom trend is installing new lighting while keeping vintage elements (claw-foot tub anyone?) below. Throw in some vintage-looking candle holders and light candles while you bathe.
Bathroom Trend 4: Create a Spathroom
Want to really get on top of the dominating bathroom trend for 2022? Combine ‘spa’ and ‘bathroom’ and voila. A spathroom represents the ultimate luxury at home. To get this trend just right, you’ll need a wetroom – a space fully constructed from water-proof materials or those that can withstand moisture. You’ll be able to replicate that ‘at-spa’ feeling in the comfort of your home. What’s better than that?
To get you started, think about incorporating minimalist vibes, low lighting (opt for candles here), comfy socks and robes, a luxurious bath and quality high-performance showers. As with the other trends mentioned, creating the ultimate mood in your spathroom or bathroom will focus on bringing in neutral colours, keeping lines simple and bringing nature-inspired elements inside.
Our homes will always represent a haven and place to relax. Why not give neglected areas some TLC? If you’ve bee ignoring your bathroom, take time to create a peaceful, inviting atmosphere using the top bathroom trends everyone’s raving about.