A huge trend we’ve seen lately among popular restaurants, bars, and lounges around the world is to have super-stylish bathrooms that combine fashion and function seamlessly. These popular spots can often be spotted on social media platforms like Instagram, and many of our clients working on bathroom remodeling in St. Louis want to emulate these unique ideas. Even if you are working on do it yourself renovations or are remodeling a small bathroom, you can still make your space cute and stylish by taking cues from some of the world’s most stylish commercial establishments. Here are some Insta-friendly ideas that are easy to incorporate into your own bathroom.
Unique Lighting Options
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to make your bathroom look trendy is by installing unique lighting. For example, neon signs and lightboxes have been a hugely popular concept over the past few years, and are becoming much more readily available in home stores and online. These signs are not only quirky and cute, but also add more light to a bathroom that doesn’t have many windows. Another useful idea is to add wall sconces or even colorful lights. Sconces give the bathroom a romantic glow, while unique colors can complement your existing color scheme and mimic the feeling of an elegant powder room you might find in a popular lounge.
Tiki and tropical motifs have been extremely popular over the past few years. Tons of cities have recently seen the debuts of high end tiki bars and restaurants. Fashionistas have also been rocking tropical prints like flamingos, pineapples, and palm trees. Since the bathroom is a smaller space in your home, it is a perfect place to experiment with these bold concepts. Try a palm tree wallpaper if you feel like really going for it, or add small touches with tropical themes like art, soap dispensers, and candles if you want a more toned-down look.
Black and White Tiling
Unique, bold tile options have been all the rage lately, both in residential and commercial property design. Retiling your bathroom is actually a DIY project you can do yourself with some creativity, and it will completely change the look of your entire space. In particular, white subway tiles have been extremely popular because of their clean, sleek look, but we’ve also seen tons of creative black and white designs with unique shapes and patterns.
Space to Relax
If you have a large master bathroom with tons of space, consider making the space completely luxe by installing a chaise or couch to relax on. Our favorite hotel and restaurant bathrooms often have this feature, and it takes the room from functional to completely glamorous. This piece of furniture will be the focal point of the bathroom and contrasts perfectly with the sleeker lines of fixtures like the shower, mirror, and sink. To make the space even more comfortable, try adding soft rugs or even a fireplace to keep the space feeling cozy.
Many of our favorite cocktail bars are opting for industrial bathrooms that evoke the atmosphere of New York city streets. Exposed brick, steel beams, and hanging pendant lights are staples of this style, and pair well with softer elements like floor rugs and potted plants. The key with this style is to keep things minimal with lots of clean lines.
A stylish bathroom is an amazing detail to add to any home. Want to incorporate one of these trends into your space? Consider working with a local interior designer or contractor to create a space that’s absolutely perfect for you.