April Design Trend: Glam Bathrooms

At Avi Urban, our stylish interior designers are always up on the latest trends. This spring our designers are all for bringing some glam and sparkle into a much neglected room – the bathroom!

When homeowners start to decorate their new places, we often see bathrooms being neglected. Sometimes homeowners don’t know how to work with the limited wall space, or feel that the décor is already set with fixtures and tile. We’re challenging that by giving you some cool options to glam up your bathroom and make it a space you may never want to leave!

Here are some ways to add sparkle and shine to your bathroom with some simple décor ideas:

Work with the walls: Even though wall space can be limited it bathrooms, there’s still a ton of potential. If it’s a half bathroom, we definitely recommend bold wallpaper. It’s the kind of space that can take some intense colour or cool pattern to create a real statement. While we wouldn’t recommend wallpaper for a full bathroom (steam from the shower can peel the paper off the wall), paint is a great option to add that pop of colour. For a warm mood, try a dark teal or darker grey. If you’re looking for more of a spa space, use a light grey with a blue undertone or creamy tones.

Hang it up: Storage space can sometimes be at a premium in bathrooms, so try hanging shelving (like our April DIY project) to display some glam items like glass perfume bottles, your favorite home accessories or personalized art.

Store in style: Those cotton puffs and Q-tips don’t need to be hidden. Make them accessible by storing them in stylish containers. We like using pretty sugar bowls with lids for cotton balls, patterned glass vases for toothbrushes, or hurricane vases for toilet paper. Functional becomes glamorous!

Choose the correct curtain: Shower curtains can define the space, usually because they’re so large. Instead of going for a graphic patterned shower curtain, we use normal curtain panels hung on each side of the tub while ensuring the curtain rod is as high to the ceiling as it can go (to add height). This allows you to use a basic colored shower curtain for function, while still bringing style to the space. Try adding some decorative shower rings for added sparkle, along with curtain tie backs like these ones from Urban Outfitters.

Bringing some glam and shine into a bathroom is super simple. Let us know how you’ve “glammed up” your bathroom by commenting below.

Questions for our designers? Comment below or check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration.