8 Bathroom Design Trends to Include in Your Mountain Home
The bathroom is a room you will likely spend a great deal of time getting ready in the morning, as well as unwinding with a long bath after a long day at the office. When designing your mountain home bathroom, you want to create a space that feels calming and serene — spa-like, if you will.
While bathrooms are typically one of the smaller rooms in a home, they provide many opportunities to incorporate luxurious design elements into the space. Whether you’re building your dream mountain home, or looking to renovate your current bathroom, use these eight design trends in your bathrooms to accentuate the natural beauty of your mountain home.
1. Natural Color Scheme
Let’s talk color! This single design element plays an important role in the way your bathroom will feel. Typically, it is best to choose a natural color scheme, or one which uses deep, warm neutral colors in the majority of the space. Incorporate earthy colors, such as rich browns and blue-grays in the color scheme, as they can harmonize with the beauty of the mountains. When it comes to accent colors, choose pale shades of blue, teal or green in your bathroom, as they help maintain a relaxing ambiance in the space.
2. Rustic Elements
When designing any room in a mountain home, try to incorporate rustic elements into the design. Rustic design emphasizes rugged, natural beauty –– think elements that come from the earth. This helps unify the outdoor charm of mountain life, within your indoor spaces.
In your bathroom, you can use hand-crafted wood vanities, shelves or window frames to add a natural element to the design. You can even use ceramic tiles with wood grain patterns as flooring. This creates the look and feel of wood without having to worry about water damage over time.
Stone is another rustic option to add to your bathroom’s design. Consider using it as the material for the tile in your shower, floor or on an accent wall.
3. Natural Light
Natural light in a bathroom is a wonderful way to make a smaller room appear much larger. Use large windows to allow natural light to pour into the space, while framing the marvelous mountain views.
If your windows are small, talk to your home builder about the possibility of incorporating a skylight window in your bathroom. These “roof windows” allow for three times more light to enter a room than a vertical window. Also opt for large mirrors in your bathroom, as they bounce the light around the room, creating the illusion of even more natural light.
4. Unique Tile
As mentioned previously, tile can be used to add rustic charm to your mountain bathroom. Tile comes in many distinct colors, shapes, sizes and materials, making it one of the most versatile design elements you can use in your bathroom.
When choosing your tile, make sure that it fits within the color scheme you have decided on. Consider the impact of different finishes, too. A shiny tile will create a different effect than a matte finish will. You can also get creative with the color of the grout you choose and the amount of space between tiles.
If you want to make the space feel even larger than it is, use large tiles on the floors or in the shower area –– which also adds a touch of luxury. Consider using organic shapes to mimic the shapes found naturally outdoors, such as geometric hexagons, polygons or flowers.
5. Metal Fixtures and Hardware
Another way to create a rustic feel is to use metal fixtures and hardware. Incorporate warm metals, such as brass, bronze, copper or gold to add a luxurious feel. Black finishes on hardware and light fixtures have been all the rage recently. They can add a touch of sophistication and modernity to your mountain bathroom. The key to creating a unified bathroom design is to stay consistent with the finish you choose throughout the space.
6. Freestanding Tub
If you want to create a bathroom space that feels like a spa, consider a freestanding soaking tub. Not only will it become the statement piece of your luxury bathroom, but it will also showcase the large size of the room.
If you have a smaller bathroom space, there are appropriately-sized options available, such as Japanese soaking tubs. These small tubs come in various finishes and add to the spa-like experience in your new bathroom.
7. Walk-in Shower with Glass Walls
To update your walk-in shower, consider using glass walls. This design element keeps the bathroom feeling grand and open. When designing your shower, you may also want to remove the threshold to add a sleek look to the design.
Did you know you can now incorporate technology into your bathroom design? Smart mirrors are perfect for bathrooms. These devices allow you to conveniently watch the news or check your email, all while getting ready in the morning. You can also incorporate innovative technology in the shower area through speakers to play music and voice-controlled devices that are built right into your bathroom.
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