It’s that time of the year again when we look back at the designs and trends that made the biggest impact in the last 12 months. But more importantly, for those thinking about future renovations, additions and interior makeovers, it is the time to consider the popular trends that are expected to dominate in the year ahead. So, what hot trends await us when it comes to bathroom design in 2015? As always, there is the usual lineup of suspects like the exquisite use of gray, freestanding tubs, expansive walk-in showers and water-saving fixtures, which are already trending in 2014.Tom Dixon pendant lighting in the bathroom [Design: Webb & Brown-Neaves]
But today we look beyond these already popular ideas and look at four design ideas that are expected to make a big splash in the year ahead. Continuing the theme of luxury, relaxation and efficiency, they seem like an organic extension of the ideas that have gained prominence in the last few years.
Asian-Style Zen Retreats
As our lives get busier and far more frantic, we are left searching for avenues that help us rejuvenate, rest and revitalize at every possible turn. The growth in the popularity of spa-like home bathroomsepitomizes this idea perfectly. With homeowners willing to spend the extra buck for an opulent bathroom, beautiful Asian-style bathrooms are becoming more common across the planet. Inspired by classic Chinese and traditional Japanese design elements, these bathrooms easily usher in that spa-inspired vibe. Filled with natural materials, water features and minimal aesthetics, they are indeed perfect for the contemporary home.