Friday, March 8, 2013 3:21 PM EDT
Bathrooms have become the places we go to escape from it all, and as a result they’re becoming more spacious and luxurious. Bathroom design trends for 2013 are all about bringing a new level of comfort and elegance to your sanctuary, with everything from Persian rugs underfoot to gilded mirrors on the wall! Below are five suggestions for keeping your bathroom on trend in the coming year.
Carpets in the Bathroom
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Say goodbye to the standard terry bath mat! Bathrooms are reaching for a new level of luxury with Persian and other exotic carpets underfoot. They bring a level of sophistication and elegance to your bathroom and are actually quite hard wearing.
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If you’re the kind of person who likes to take long, relaxing showers then an oversized shower room is for you. Many people are eschewing tubs these days in favour of an all out shower sanctuary with multiple faucets, built-in benches, and steam room functions. Floor to ceiling glass doors go without saying!
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Statement making mirrors like the kind you would normally find over a fireplace are making their way into bathrooms. Like the Persian carpet trend, this is all about making your bathroom feel even more like a comfortable room in your house. Large mirrors are great for small bathroom spaces as they help bounce the light around and can make a tiny space feel much bigger.
Furniture in the Bathroom
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Along the same lines of adding a woven rug to your bathroom is the idea of incorporating some furniture pieces, whether it’s a small stool or an upholstered chair. These objects add to the notion of luxury and languor. Since you’re spending so much quality time in your bathroom sanctuary, it should be comfortable!
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Finally, graphically patterned and beautifully coloured encaustic tile is making its way into more and more bathrooms. Since this tile can be quite busy it is often used as a feature either on the floor or up one wall. It’s another way to add a little bit of luxury to your space.
Check out our Bathrooms Guide for even more decorating tips.