Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
It’s the place we begin and end our day making the bathroom an important area of the home. With such an essential role in our everyday lives, this space needs to be functional but that does not mean it cannot reflect your personality. If you are thinking about refreshing your bathroom now is a good time as the start of the year always brings with it fresh inspiration and 2023 has some wonderful trends that will be sure to spark your creativity. From bold tile choices to elegant lighting fixtures, 2023 is the year homeowners will break the traditional moldings to find their own way to showcase the things they love in their design choices.
Bathroom color trends
White has remained a top color choice for bathroom vanities but more homeowners are exploring the benefits and even expression other colors provide. As color plays such an important role in the overall look and feel of the bathroom it is a good idea to give careful thought to what you want, to a color that truly speaks to you. Neutrals such as creams and grays offer a soft, welcoming atmosphere while cool tones such as blue and green give a spa vibe making it easy to relax and unwind. Don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional box of colors and try something different such as a bold green or even pink. While the bathroom vanity is often the most colorful option tile and flooring fall into this category as well along with a surprising feature, the sink. It seems that the traditional sink is no longer the only option as manufacturers are rolling out choices such as green and blue which can be great for powder bathrooms that need a splash of color. As one of the funnest elements in design, color is meant to be enjoyed and can create a whole new vibe for your new bathroom space. Be sure to talk with your designer about looking into a variety of color options.
Bathroom lighting trends
Lighting is a critical part of any design especially when natural light is limited which can be the case with bathrooms, particularly powder rooms. There are multiple ways to add or incorporate lighting into the bathroom, mirror lights, wall sconces, and recessed lighting to name a few. In 2023 decorative lighting has become a popular choice for homeowners looking to showcase their personal flair. Though its primary focus is functional, elegant lighting can also contribute to a calming environment and transform a bathroom from drab to fab in an instant. Wall sconces, an accent light, provides extra lighting and a pleasing aesthetic. They work well with multiple design styles and look great next to your mirror. Recessed lighting is a practical choice that brings more light to the bathroom but in a non-invasive way though it can have a decorative flair when used to highlight a particular area or feature. Discuss which lighting options will work best for your bathroom layout and particular needs.
Bathroom tile trends
Tile is an important element in the bathroom. Not only is it a practical choice for the most humid, moist area in the home, but it also adds beauty and charm to the bathroom. Size and style are two of the tile trends pushing their way to the front as homeowners enjoy trying something different such as larger tiles and bold patterns. Subway tile is still a popular option but with a twist. Instead of placing it above the vanity or in the shower, designers are using it for wainscoting. This gives a whole new dimension to the bathroom plus it makes maintenance super easy since all you do is wipe and dry! Patterns outside of the traditional like a simple herringbone are being replaced by bold mosaics which make great focal points or even splashes of color like blues and greens. For homeowners, this new trend gives them more freedom to express their personality in personal spaces so don’t be afraid to try something different in your bathroom.
Bathroom design style trends
Style is about finding the right elements to tell your story and in 2023 the inventory has enlarged to include a variety of different styles such as Japandi. Described as Scandinavia meets Japan, Japandi places an emphasis on tranquility by selecting materials like wood that bring texture and warmth to the overall design. This style also mixes elegance by incorporating modern shapes and pops of black whether in wood stains or accent pieces. While traditional is still a great choice for style, some are seeing the benefits of mixing it up a little such as a traditional bathroom vanity paired with a vintage mirror. This opens a whole new field of opportunity to blend the elements you love into a style that is right for your home. The bathroom is an intimate area of the home which means the style needs to be one you love so be sure to browse around inspiration places like Pinterest to find things that speak to you and don’t worry if it doesn’t fit into a particular category.
In 2023, homeowners are wanting to create their own mini spa within their bathroom and one big part in the design process is the choice of materials. Wood still remains on top as a go-to material especially as it mixes well with any style and is a great complement to a variety of other materials such as metal and glass. However there are natural material options rising their way to the top including cork and bamboo. They each bring something unique to the bathroom not to mention they are both an eco-friendly choice. Several are using cork as a flooring option in their bathroom especially since it is a hypoallergenic material and does well in humid areas since it is resistant to mold and mildew. Bamboo can also be used as a flooring option but it also has a wide range of uses that can add a touch of luxury and even spa qualities to your bathroom. One great choice is as a vanity, especially with its smooth elegance and light coloring. Floating shelves are a beautiful accent using bamboo plus an instant visual interest. Incorporating some plants and maximizing the natural light in your bathroom will be the finishing touches needed to make your bathroom an immediate spa-like getaway for you after a long day at work.
Bathroom trends for 2023
Your bathroom can be transformed into a place of refuge and relaxation while still remaining functional for all your day-to-day needs. Sometimes all that is needed are a few adjustments to the current layout or style to give you the missing “wow” factor. Replacing the vanity with something more suitable to your current needs and in a style you love can do wonders for a bathroom. And upgrading your flooring or lighting will instantly transform it for you. No matter if you need a little facelift or a complete remodel, our staff is ready to assist you in having the bathroom that is perfect for you and incorporating some of the 2023 trends might be just the place to start.