Who needs a bath mat when you can have a plush vintage rug? Bathrooms lately started feeling more "decorated" than designed, with items typically found in other rooms seeping into wet areas.
Taps on the wall
With homes getting smaller and smaller, it's no surprise that this clever space-saving trick became a bathroom staple in 2016. This trend was especially popular in weathered brass and black finishes.
Rounded vanities, lacquered wood finishes, and deeply veined colored marbles made their way into bathrooms everywhere, proving that art deco is, in fact, making a comeback.
We've all had a love affair with traditional subway tiles for years, but this year we saw a different type of subway tile emerge: the square tile with dark grout. Popular in Scandinavian designs, it made its way into bathroom everywhere, like this Brooklyn townhouse.
The bathroom may not have been the place where to traditionally place your statement modern chairs, but 2016 forced us to reconsider. Why not have statement furniture to appoint our most lavish bath sessions?
Whether clawfoot or soaking, freestanding baths blew up our Instagram stats last year as one of the most beloved trends for 2016. It seems showering in bath is no longer a thing—but finding the space for both a tub and shower is a luxury not readily available to all. One can only dream.
And the award goes to… Aésop bath products, for seeping into every single bathroom counter last year. It seems as though everyone wants to get that boutique hotel feel, and why shouldn't they? It's the little luxuries that make life more enjoyable