As the place to enjoy some quiet time getting ready in the morning and the space we retreat to at the end of the day for a soak in the tub, the bathroom is a hub of activity in any home. Whether your bathroom needs a few updates or a complete overhaul, keeping the space up to snuff is one of the best investments you can make in your home, and 2014 is all about seamlessness, functionality and bold accents. Erin Feasby of Toronto design firm Feasby & Beeks shares the hottest trends in bathroom design for 2014, from flooring to showers to lighting, with tips on how to integrate each into your own space.
Black in bathrooms in faucets, tubs, lighting and tileIf you’re looking for a bold contrast to an otherwise neutral bathroom decor, introduce hits of black in your faucets, tubs, lighting and tile. The addition of this deep, dramatic hue keeps white bahroom from looking too sterile and common. “There is a bit of modern industrial style at play here in combination with highlighting and showcasing beautiful shapes,” says Erin. “The curves of the faucets, tubs and lights become much more of a focal point when set against these white backdrops. Like this one from Maison Valentina.
Matte tiles in greiges and pale shades of neutral
Theall white bathroom is a timeless, classic look, but for those interested in abathroom stlye with a bit more character, Erin suggests introducing neutral matte tiles into your design. “There are so many incredible tiles available now in the soft, powdery matte finish of natural concrete in shades ranging from the palest of greys to off-blacks,” says Erin. Try these tiles underfoot or perhaps lining the walls of your shower.
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