When a new year comes, it’s always a great time to look out for new decor trends too. And thankfully, trends for home decor don’t change so fast that you can keep them going for a few years without fear of being cliché or passé.
You can also change small things, like the shower curtain or smaller decor elements, to keep a neutral bathroom trendy and fresh.
Looking for a way to refresh your bathroom look for the new year?
Every December, Pantone declares its Color of the Year. For 2017, that color is Greenery:
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Green is fresh, clean and reinvigorating, which are all excellent attributes for a bathroom.Green bathrooms definitely have made a strong showing in the past few months.
Green is a great color to get us in that space because it connects to the world at large, where green is omnipresent.This year, Greenery reminds us that in a world that is full of turmoil and change, we can still have a meditative space where we can reconnect to ourselves, our world, and our larger purpose.
Great news for those who went with last year’s Color(s) of the Year: Greenery matches really well with them, which means that you can add accessories in Greenery without needing to change your whole bathroom color scheme.
Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish term that means “living simply”. Hygge is a lifestyle that’s about more than decor: it’s about making simple choices to avoid complicating our already over-complicated lives.
In the bathroom, hygge means functional and comfortable, but not overly stuffy or fancy. Simple lines, a few plants, soft textures: these are all things you’ll find in a hygge space.
There’s also space for personal touches; after all, hygge is all about living simply, and also simply living.
Hygge interiors look lived-in and natural, rather than staged and stiff. They are the spaces of real people, not magazine pictures.
If hygge is your thing, now is the time to splurge on large, fluffy towels rather than a gaudy chandelier.
Feathers are so 2016! 2017’s new whimsical pattern is butterflies.
Butterflies are a sign of hope, optimisim and happiness. They are colorful, graceful and even sophisticated. And they are no longer relegated to children’s spaces.
Butterflies will add a whimsical and feminine touch to your bathroom. To avoid clashes of colors with complex patterned wallpapers, keep the rest of your bathroom to neutral shades or white.
The colors of the wallpaper will give you ideas for small extra touches and accessories.
Forget the kitschy 80’s style shiny terracotta; for 2017, matte, natural terracotta is making a strong appearance in bathrooms and kitchens.
Terracotta has a naturally warm shade that’s perfect for that Mediterranean, sun-kissed look. If you have a more rustic style, the more’s the better: terracotta definitely has that Tuscan farmhouse feel that will make you feel like you’re taking an Italian vacation every morning.
Smaller terracotta tiles are sophisticated and elegant; bigger tiles are more rustic and farmhouse-like. Choose the right finish and size for your style, and accessorize with natural wood and pottery.