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5 Bathroom Trends to Transform Your Space in 2023

The bathroom is the room of the house where functionality meets creativity. While bathroom materials and finishes are designed to last and endure daily use, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for outdated finishes or styles. From contemporary bathroom vanities to accent tile designs and modern fixtures with mixed finishes, the possibilities for refreshing your bathroom are endless. To inspire your next bathroom makeover, asked top interior designers for their insights on the top five bathroom trends captivating them in 2023. In this article, we go over these trends and pick some Porcelanosa products to complete your look.

1.  Wood-Look Tile

In 2023, one of the top trends that experts are raving about, according to 50% of those surveyed, is the use of wood-look materials in bathroom design. These innovative ceramics and porcelain tiles beautifully mimic the appearance of wood, while offering numerous advantages over real wood. Not only are they easier to clean and maintain compared to natural wood, but they are also scratch-resistant and waterproof, making them ideal for high-moisture areas like bathrooms. To incorporate this trend, consider adding an accent wall with wood-look tiles, particularly in the shower area. This simple addition adds personality and warmth to the space without overwhelming it. Additionally, upgrading your shower with wood-look tiles can be a cost-effective alternative to retiling the entire bathroom. Porcelanosa’s Noa-R or Ice collections in the shade of your choice are both great and trendy options to match this look.

2.   Natural Materials

Another timeless and elegant trend this year is the use of natural materials such as stone or marble, as well as their imitations. While imitations offer affordability and ease of maintenance, authentic stone and marble bring unparalleled character to the bathroom. These natural materials blend seamlessly with wood elements and can be incorporated into other areas of the space, such as different walls, or even sinks (like the Maya Stone sink) or countertops. Whether you opt for the authentic versions (real marble like Persian White Classico) or their more cost-effective imitations (like this Porcelain Calacatta Green Polished), incorporating these natural look materials into your bathroom design will elevate its overall aesthetic and bring a touch of luxury to your daily routines.

3.   Back-lit Mirrors

Another popular trend predicted by 47% of experts for 2023 is the rise of backlit mirrors in bathroom design. These mirrors emit light from their edges, providing not only practical illumination but also an enhanced ambiance to the room. With additional task lighting and anti-fog capabilities, backlit mirrors offer both functionality and versatility. Moreover, the wide range of options available ensures that you can find a backlit mirror that perfectly suits your style and preferences, from rounded ones to square black-framed ones. One notable advantage of backlit mirrors in terms of bathroom design is that the projected light onto the wall accentuates its texture and color, creating a subtle and sophisticated touch in the bathroom. These mirrors typically range in price from $60 to $300, making them an accessible and affordable choice to elevate your bathroom’s overall aesthetic.

4.   Textured Tile

Textured tiles have also emerged as a popular trend for this year, according to 36% of experts. These tiles can be applied to various surfaces in the bathroom, including walls, showers, and flooring, but they truly shine when used as a focal point, such as behind the bathroom sink. Pairing textured tiles with a backlit mirror can accentuate their unique texture and create a visually captivating display. Just like other patterned tiles, textured tiles can help define and delineate specific areas within the bathroom. For instance, combining plain tiles with textured tiles in the shower area or as a border can visually separate it from the rest of the space, adding depth and visual interest. The cost of textured tiles varies depending on the material and quality, ensuring that there are options available to suit different budgets. Hawi dark gray or Contour Natural are both great options for a natural and sandy look while Mosaico Nantes Acero will give a more geometrical appearance.

5.   Wallpaper

Another trend that is expected to gain traction, as indicated by 26% of experts, is the use of wallpaper in bathroom design. Wallpaper has seen a steady surge in popularity in recent years, extending its influence to bathrooms as well. However, considering the high levels of humidity and moisture in these spaces, it is crucial to select wallpapers that are specifically designed to be moisture-resistant or even waterproof. This ensures their durability and longevity in a bathroom environment. With a wide array of designs and patterns available, wallpaper allows you to infuse personality and style into your bathroom décor while being a cost-effective option for transforming your bathroom and adding a touch of visual intrigue. Use Skim Dreamland Rose for a soft touch of “glam” art deco and Skins Buckingham Coal for a more classic and dramatic look.



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