Bathroom Trends Make a Statement

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In interior design today, everyday luxury rules in bathrooms. Many homeowners want an opulent spa-like room, and 2021 trends do not disappoint. 

When it comes to fixtures, one-piece toilets, larger showers, and floating vanities without handles and with an extra thick (3-6 inch means very stylish!) quartz countertop are in vogue. If your remodel includes a tub, consider a freestanding, flat-bottom, asymmetrical soaking tub in black, white, or stone, and position it in the center of the room, if space allows.

Lots of finishes for faucets and shower heads abound today. Try oxidized nickel or silver, brushed brass or bronze, or, new to the market, warm copper. 

Consumers today favor supersized wall tiles or slab stone shower walls. I recently saw a powder room at a client’s home in Quincy with large-scale, marble-look tile on the floor and all the way up the wall behind the sink and toilet and the look knocked my socks off! Non-traditional subway tiles in various sizes, colors, and textures remain popular, too. 

Integrated lighting under floating vanities and backlit mirrors and medicine cabinets add a wow factor that you typically see in high-end hotels and spas. If you splurge on just one thing, add glamour with a large, round lighted mirror.  

For wall colors, mustard and teal make a statement this year in all rooms but, in my opinion, make sure you can live these colors in the bathroom for a few years before you head to the paint store. You have heard me say this before: in all design choices, it is better to choose what you like than to be a slave to trends. 

With many satisfied clients since 2008, Barbara Graceffa owns and operates Secretary of the Interior in Quincy, MA offering decorating services at reasonable rates. If you want to suggest a blog topic or have a decorating, downsizing/decluttering or home staging project needing professional help or are interested in hosting a workshop or quilt show, please contact her via her website or phone 617.921.6033.

By Barbara Graceffa

Barbara Graceffa, CEO of Secretary of the Interior, serves decorating clients; assists with professional organizing, home staging and moving assistance; teaches on these subjects; and delivers quilt lectures and trunk shows.

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