5 Fresh Bathroom Design Ideas

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Don’t give your bathroom short shrift – this room can pack in a lot of wow-worthy design in very few square feet.

Instead of going for the usual, think about stepping into trendy territory and trying one of these bathroom design ideas. Getting ready in the morning was never so stylish.

New Bathroom Design Ideas for Your Consideration

These bathroom design ideas step slightly out of the box. This means they’re a little trendy, but, done right, they could easily stand the test of time.

1. Unique-Shaped Tile

We’ve all seen bathrooms decked out with square and rectangular tiles, big and small. It’s a classic look, but it can also get a little bland.

In this case, why not branch out a little? New tile shapes can spice up your bathroom while still keeping things classy. For instance, hexagonal tiles in white or black instantly jazz up the walls or floor. Another great new shape is the fish scale. Or, if you want to revive a classic tile from a bygone era, use penny tile.

2. Wall-Mounted Faucets

If you want a unique sink setup, go for wall-mounted faucet options. Not only do they add a cleaner look, they’re also literally easier to clean around. Also, if you have a teeny-tiny bathroom, a wall-mounted faucet frees up room for a larger sink underneath, since you won’t need room for the fixtures.

3. Unusual Sinks

An unusual sink can add a lot of character to your bathroom. Look beyond the regular-old, white porcelain basin. Think of materials like glass, wood, and even concrete. You could go with vintage enamel basins, natural stone, or hammered copper. The possibilities are endless with a little creativity and imagination.

4. Wallpaper in the Bathroom?

Most people will cringe at the mention of wallpaper in the bathroom. The humidity and moisture plus paper and glue will likely equal peeling, right?

Nope. Today, wallpaper comes in tons of styles and materials. Lots are hung by soaking pieces of paper in water and then hanging. If you install it right and have proper ventilation in your bathroom, there should be no peeling problems.

Wallpaper on an accent wall in your bathroom can add a jolt of life and color that no other treatment can match. There are so many options these days, you’re sure to find a style and material that speaks to you.

5. Wood Accents

A touch of wood accents in your bathroom can be the right way to bring the outdoors in. When you combine it with sleek tile and other textures, it looks incredibly sophisticated.

Depending on the look you want, there’s a wood out there for your bathroom. If you want a farmhouse look, think about turning an antique wood cabinet or dresser into your vanity. If you want modern style, try floating shelves with a wood finish. You can also use treated, upcycled, or salvaged wood as a vanity countertop.