Is your bathroom begging for a makeover? Don’t ignore its pleas. An updated bathroom doesn’t take a lot of money. Plus, it is one of those quick-and-easy things that make your home feel just a bit more fresh and new again.
It’s likely there is a pretty good list in your head of obvious things that got…to…go! Faded linoleum, chipped tile, a loose towel bar, colored fixtures that are so last century. Or simple things, like tired bath towels and an overused bathmat. Now is the time to reinvent your personal style in a room where you start and end every day.
If you’re not sure where to start, or are just looking for a few ideas to ignite your creativity, check out Pinterest for inspiration. Start with some broad searches:
With just a few clicks to refine your search on these pages, the latest and greatest bathroom designs and ideas are at your fingertips. Showers to sinks, hand towels to throw rugs, fixtures to on-trend colors, you’ll find it’s a snap to update your bathroom like a boss.
Here is a simple plan to follow for the top-to-bottom fresh bathroom look:
START WITH: Fabulous Floor Tiles
Floor tiles are a great way to add pizzazz and personality to any bathroom. And not only do they come in almost any shape, size or color imaginable, they add major bang for the buck. Here are a few hot ideas…
- Hide dated flooring by covering it with luxury vinyl planking or peel-and-stick tiles. Usually, there’s no need to remove the old floor as these products can be installed right on top if the surface is relatively flat.
- Go global with black-and-white Moroccan mosaic tile. Any bathroom Pinterest board proves that this trend is here to stay and is being used to create a rustic, worldly look underfoot.
- Get the look of wood with ceramic tile manufactured to look like the real thing. From distressed barnwood-like finishes to soft weathered coastal grays, this material holds up in high moisture areas way better than wood never could.
- Add punch with patterned tiles—hexagons, arabesques, circles and more—in the same hue. Or, kick ordinary to the curb and show your inner artist. Create a truly custom look with a mix of mismatched tiles in way-cool designs.
ADD: Color to Those Walls
While neutrals and whites still have a prominent place in the bathroom, many designers and homeowners are stepping outside the box with bold, bright colors inspired by nature. Take a cue from Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, “Ultra Violet.” It’s influencing everything from interior design to car colors. Other options that put you on the cutting edge: dark and stormy blue, poised plum or succulent aqua. Bold!
MAYBE SPLASH IN: Fun Wallpaper
Wallpaper is one of the most popular bathroom trends on Pinterest and is being touted as a makeover must-have. (We know…some of you may have just stripped off that ’80s wallpaper in your fixer-upper.) But we’re not talking about your grandmother’s variety of wallpaper. Today’s patterns are sophisticated and airy, and come in colors and textures that appeal to modern senses.
Start by applying wallpaper to just one wall or below a chair rail molding. Still not convinced? Frame and hang a pattern you love but don’t want to commit to yet. If it grows on you, go for it!
NEXT COMES: Dark Metal Pops
Goodbye, polished chrome. Hello, pewter. This and darker fixtures are taking over the bathroom looks on Pinterest. Pewter is a metal that has been in use since the Romans, so you know it has staying power. It’s highly durable and looks great paired with marble or dark countertops and an all-white sink. Looking for a less expensive option? Try adding a splash of pewter by changing cabinet pulls or finding a pewter soap dispenser.
ADD TO THE SURROUNDINGS: Vintage Décor
Pinterest is going crazy over vintage bathtubs and vanities. Search “clawfoot tub” and you’ll see what we mean. If you have the room, a clawfoot bathtub not only brings a touch of glamour and nostalgia to the bathroom, but they are surprisingly comfortable as well…especially when filled with bubbles!
THE FINAL TOUCH: Soft Rugs and Towels
Last but not least, throw rugs are one of the easiest bathroom trends on Pinterest right now. Reversible rugs, like HygroSoft™ Bath Rugs, can give you multiple looks and textures from one rug. Throw rugs with rustic patterns and textures are also hot. An unusual or brightly colored patterned rug is sure to bring that finishing wow factor. And don’t forget about towels, which can transform your bathroom into a 5-star hotel. Fluffy, soft and durable, Pinterest is loving HygroCotton®.