In 2023, too, the development of home decor continues unabated. The bathroom is no exception, as the bathroom trends for 2023 show. The bathroom has long since lost its sole purpose as a purely functional space and has become a living space, even a luxury space.
Bathroomtrendss brings you closer to the latest trends for modern, individual bathroom design. Modernity is not only interesting for younger generations and middle-aged people. Seniors in particular benefit from the wide range of options offered by, for example, barrier-free bathrooms. In this article we also give you numerous design tips for a possible bathroom renovation.
- 1 The bathroom: a small space of great importance
- 2 The bathroom as a mirror of personality
- 3 Bathroom without a barrier: a concept that pays off
- 4 Saving energy in the bathroom: a wide range of options
- 5 The smart bathroom
- 6 Shower toilets: toilet and bidet in one
- 7 Toilet without flushing rim: the trend towards improved hygiene
- 8 Contactless fittings: another plus for hygiene
- 9 Freestanding bathtub: accessible and easy to clean
- 10 Skilfully furnishing small bathrooms
- 11 Bathroom ceramics open up new perspectives
- 12 Bathroom furniture – small and elegant
- 13 Tiles for the bathroom: wood look, maxi and retro
- 14 Floor, ceiling and walls in the bathroom: further trends
- 15 The latest trend: the seamless bathroom
- 16 Light in the bathroom: LED is the future
- 17 Designing windows in the bathroom
- 18 Plants: air purifiers and stars of decoration
- 19 10 plants that enrich every bathroom
- 20 Accessories and decorations for the bathroom
- 21 Multimedia in the bathroom
- 22 Bathroom Checklist 2023
The bathroom: a small space of great importance
It’s not that big at eight square meters, the typical Austrian bathroom and yet on average they spend around 65 minutes in it every day. Extrapolated to the year, this results in a period of more than two weeks, about as long as a nice summer vacation. It is therefore not surprising that the demands on comfort will continue to rise in 2023.
The basic bathroom equipment is still the same as it has been for decades: a toilet, a washbasin, usually a shower and in many cases a bathtub. Statistically, complete renovations are rare. On average, they are only carried out once every 30 years at a cost of between 10,000 and 14,000 euros. But when it comes to bathroom renovation, it should be done quickly: professionals from Bathroomtrendss offer a complete renovation in the record time of just 24 hours. More under 24h bathroom renovation.
After the renovation, the owners are often amazed at the considerable added value, because renovation means quality of life. But regardless of whether it is a complete renovation or only partial renewal: A well thought-out plan is necessary in order to get the highest possible benefit for well-being.
It is a well-known fact in living rooms and bedrooms that living spaces reveal the personality of the people who live in them. The bathroom still has some catching-up potential as a recognized mirror of personality.
The classic bathroom – all in white, neat and clear – meets functional requirements and is hygienic and easy to clean. This style, which is no longer up-to-date, sorely lacks personality.
The industrial style, which is popular in the young urban milieu and combines rough, unplastered walls with the distinctive charm of non-shiny steel, is already creating a small extension, away from the traditional norm.
But much more is possible with today’s bathroom design ideas. The trend towards more atmospheric comfort can be initiated with skillfully set accents. This can be a dimmable lamp instead of a bright fluorescent tube, an artfully framed mirror instead of a rimless model or fittings in a vintage look instead of the standard design.
Tiles set as a mosaic reveal echoes of Art Nouveau. With real wood accessories, a free-standing bathtub or a multi-armed candle holder, nostalgic sceneries can be developed in the bathroom without much effort. A country-style bathroom with wooden floors and seating becomes a complete living space.
Walls and other surfaces in the bathroom are then often matched to the ambience with warm or muted colors such as ocher and champagne. A visit to the bathroom is developing more and more from a short, purpose-related stay to a longer, contemplative lingering with pleasure. No wonder that multimedia is also a big topic in the bathroom.
Another trend that is enjoying increasing popularity in bathroom design is the integration of Asian furnishing concepts, for example in the Japanese style, according to the Chinese design concept Feng Shui or in a mixture of various oriental elements. In general, the integration of different style elements is also extremely popular across cultures.
The same tendency to mix and overcome fixed boundaries is also evident in the fact that fitters are increasingly viewing bathrooms and bedrooms that are next to each other as a dual unit in newer living concepts. Common muted colors, decorative objects in the same style, the use of the same materials such as bamboo or plants of the same kind create a feeling of togetherness and harmony between bathroom and bedroom. Other connecting elements can be shared lighting or furnishings such as shelves.
Despite all the development towards the homely bathroom, it would be a mistake to forget that the bathroom is not only a functional room, but also a functional space. The comfortable access to the bath, the unimpeded hand washing and safe exit from the shower : These are basic requirements that always keep in the bathroom renovation and new equipment in mind, the designer your permanent place.
It is not for nothing that providers like Bathroomtrendss are very successful with precisely this approach.
In short: functionality remains central, but you no longer want to see it clearly in the foreground in the bathroom of 2023.
Those who do not have a disability themselves and are younger often do not even think about including accessibility in the concept of a redesign when planning a bathroom. Such an approach makes sense in several ways. In the case of long-term owner-occupied properties, a barrier-free bathroom is a precautionary measure for one’s own age.
In properties that are intended for sale or rental from the outset, a barrier-free bathroom justifies a higher price. In view of demographic change, it can already be foreseen that unhindered access and comfortable use will become even more important as quality features for a bathroom.
One of the main characteristics of good barrier-free bathrooms is unhindered access to all areas with a wheelchair that is approx. 90 cm wide. Correspondingly wide door frames, avoiding tight corners and obstacles such as high door sills are basic requirements for a barrier-free bathroom. In the case of barrier-free showers, there have long been concepts that get by without the classic shower tray and are also convincing in terms of aesthetics.
A look at Bathroomtrendss’s offers shows a nice selection of attractive versions of such showers and bathtubs with doors, which are particularly suitable for people with restricted mobility. More under: Bathtub with door.
In addition, accessibility extends to handicapped-accessible toilets, height-adjustable washbasins and comfortable grab bars. In 2023 none of this contradicts an aesthetically sophisticated interior design. Fortunately, the days when accessibility inevitably made people think of hospitals or nursing homes are over.
In addition to accessibility, energy efficiency should also play a prominent role when planning the bathroom. The reasons are obvious: one-off investment costs in energy-saving measures are significantly exceeded by long-term cost savings.
In addition, building owners can benefit from government subsidies for energy-saving living. In apartments that are intended to be rented out, higher rental prices can be justified by lower energy costs for tenants.
Saving energy in the bathroom: a wide range of options
The energy-saving measures for the bathroom can be roughly divided into two areas: provision and consumption of energy. When deploying, choosing an inexpensive tariff is obviously an important factor.
At Bathroomtrendss, employees notice time and again how many people are unnecessarily spending money by choosing a tariff that is too expensive. It is worthwhile to regularly watch the current offers. This does not have to be done on a monthly basis. An annual comparison of your own tariff with current offers makes sense in any case.
The way in which the water is heated is a second major cost factor in the bathroom. Instantaneous water heaters quickly drive up costs. This is especially true if the instantaneous water heater is not only used to wash hands, but also heats water for showering or even bathing.
When it comes to using energy in the bathroom, washing machines and tumble dryers have particularly high savings potential. Devices of the energy efficiency class A +++ are the measure of all things here. The buyer should not be too confused by the price differences compared to models with lower energy saving classes and be tempted to buy supposed bargains. The long-term increase in energy consumption compared to washing machines and tumble dryers A +++ is considerable.
The frequency and duration of bathroom ventilation can also significantly increase or decrease energy costs. The rule is: Better often and briefly than rarely and long.
With brief ventilation, there is sufficient air exchange without the bathroom being completely cooled down. A good guideline is five to seven minutes of ventilation.
Further potential savings in consumption are offered, for example:
- Water-saving shower heads
- Water- saving
- switch on the toilet Time switches for heating
- Small energy-saving devices such as hair dryers, razors and electric toothbrushes.
- LED lighting
The smart bathroom
The smart home continues its triumphant advance and also includes the smart bathroom, which is connected to central control devices. Practically every aspect that can be controlled manually can be automated in the smart bathroom.
The heating in the smart bathroom starts exactly at the desired time, for example a quarter of an hour before the owner of the bathroom gets up in the morning. Roller blinds can be closed and opened automatically at the desired times. The lighting can be automatically and continuously adjusted to the prevailing lighting conditions.
The basic requirement for a smart bathroom is undisturbed WiFi reception. If this is available, it is only a matter of establishing smooth communication between the components to be controlled and the power source. The appropriate equipment for a smart bathroom can be integrated immediately when planning a new one. Retrofitting is also possible.
Shower toilets: toilet and bidet in one
Shower toilets have long been known and popular in Asia. In Europe, the sensible combinations of bidet and toilet will gradually begin to lose their status as exotic in 2023.
Combining the functions of the toilet and intimate hygiene with warm water offers clear advantages: shower toilets are more comfortable than a separate toilet + bidet and they save space. That is why they are an interesting choice, especially for small to medium-sized bathrooms.
Modern versions are already available with heated seats and can even play music. Like hardly any other development, the increasing popularity of shower toilets shows how much comfort and living quality have moved into the center of bathroom design. The Swiss have so far been the most open-minded among the Europeans. Shower toilets can already be found in 10 percent of bathrooms in Switzerland. In Austria, the owner is still one of the real pioneers of modern bathroom culture in 2023.
Toilet without flushing rim: the trend towards improved hygiene
The typical toilet has a flush rim. The recess is intended to distribute the rinse water in the bowl and at the same time prevent it from splashing. The flushing rim does this job very well. At the same time, however, it has hygienic disadvantages.
The rinsing edges are not visible. Urine stone and other deposits can build up in there unnoticed. This makes cleaning difficult. The toilet without flushing rim scores better here. It’s not a new invention. Rimless toilets have long been found in hospitals and similar institutions.
In 2023, the rimless toilet will now be one of the most important trends in private bathrooms. Modern models replace the protective function of the flushing rim against splash water with a design that makes it less easy for water to reach the top.
Optimized flush manifolds offer additional protection. The time it takes to clean a rimless toilet is significantly shorter than that of a rimless toilet. The result is also easier to check because there are no optically shielded areas in the bowl.
Contactless fittings: another plus for hygiene
Similar to toilets without a flushing rim, contactless fittings offer a hygienic advantage that is in demand for bathroom trends in 2023. Swimming pools and other public facilities have been taking advantage of this for years. Depending on which fitting it is, it reacts to movements of the hands, other parts of the body or the whole body.
The technology of the motion sensors does not mean too much additional financial expense compared to fittings where the water flow has to be started manually.
The effort for cleaning is significantly reduced by contactless fittings. In a typical three-person household, for example, the controls or handles on the taps in the wash basin are touched many times a day.
The touch leaves inevitable traces that have to be removed again and again. In the case of a contactless fitting, there are only traces of water and no grease, dirt or other impurities that have to be removed.
Freestanding bathtubs have been a favorite of people who set up a bathroom from scratch for a number of years. At Bathroomtrendss, too, they are long-running favorites. Nothing will change about that in 2023. Strong design and the resulting possibilities for creative interior design are among the most important advantages of a free-standing bathtub. Models with feet convince with their vintage appeal, while unusual shapes, colors and surface structures can appear almost futuristic.
Another advantage arises from the accessibility of the bathtub from all sides. It benefits seniors and is also useful when bathing children or pets. Last but not least, free-standing bathtubs are among buyers’ favorites because of their good hygiene properties. They are easy to clean all around and do not block the way to nooks and crannies that would otherwise have to be cleaned with great effort.
Skilfully furnishing small bathrooms
A small bathroom places high demands on intelligent equipment. Even in the planning phase, every detail should therefore be checked with a view to making the best possible use of the available space. In addition to the optimal use of the available space, the creation of a positive subjective sense of space also plays a major role.
Washing machines take up a large part of the available space in small bathrooms. If possible, the washing machine should be outsourced. The kitchenette is a sensible alternative location. If outsourcing is not possible, top loaders are recommended. They are usually built much narrower than front loaders.
Cabinets also take up a lot of space. They can be easily replaced by wall-mounted shelves or wall cabinets. A bathtub should be avoided in a small bathroom. As beautiful and comfortable a bathtub is, it also takes up so much space.
A shower is the better choice and space-saving potential can also be realized here. Walk-in showers, which demarcate the shower area with a curtain or partition, make shower trays superfluous. They also fit perfectly with the concept of the barrier-free bathroom. Providers like Bathroomtrendss.at offer barrier-free showers in an attractive design.
There are numerous aids to choose from for the subjective sensation of a larger room. First and foremost, this includes a lot of light. Larger windows, skylights, and bright lighting make a noticeable difference. The effect can be increased by choosing light colors in the bathroom.
In addition, uniform materials or material combinations make sense in small bathrooms. Different materials such as wood, bamboo, glass or steel require space in order to be able to develop their effect. If this space is missing, the effects mutually disturb each other and, in the worst case, create a feeling of constriction.
In the guest toilet, the space saving requirements are particularly high. In addition to economical furnishings, large windows and light colors, narrow-cut toilets and small washbasins with small fittings are ideal for this room for optimal use of space.
Offers for innovative bathroom ceramics can be found even more frequently in 2023 than before. The design goes strongly in the direction of a filigree style that largely dispenses with bulky or bulky-looking elements. Instead, the new bathroom ceramics focus on narrow edges and a flat and slim cut.
The washbasin is the main vehicle for this change. From round and oval to rectangular to square, practically all regular shapes are available with their own offers. There are also designer washbasins with an irregular design.
Countertop washbasins that are mounted on base units or vanity tops are very popular. They offer the user more than enough space to store important bathroom utensils. In the wide open spaces, the mostly slim washbasins almost take on the character of accessories or decorative objects, without this plus in design being at the expense of functionality.
The variety of colors, so far more of a hallmark for bathroom furniture, walls, tiles and accessories, has finally reached bathroom ceramics in 2023. This opens up further creative leeway for the owner to aesthetically integrate the washbasin into the overall concept of the bathroom. The selection ranges from lively yellow to stylish light and dark gray tones.
In between there are all the colors of the rainbow as well as gold and silver tones and even hand-painted bathroom ceramics. Shower trays, bathtubs and toilet seats are also fully embraced by the trend towards a more relaxed color scheme.
Bathroom furniture – small and elegant
Large and heavy bathroom furniture will no longer be in demand in 2023. The present and the future belong to the small pieces of furniture. The vanity unit remains as the only larger piece of furniture and, together with the mirror cabinet above the vanity, often forms the core of the furniture. Basically, furniture that comes into contact with the floor is used sparingly.
Most of the time, it is about narrow, low sideboards. In the case of storage space at eye level, elements with wall mounting predominate. Bulky standing cabinets are among the discontinued models. In order to follow the trend towards small parts without having to forego the necessary storage space for towels, cosmetics and electrical devices, the space required should be precisely estimated in advance.
Only when the need is clear does the selection of the right bathroom furniture begin. Important quality criteria will also remain good moisture tolerance in 2023 and tightly closing doors and drawers for wall cupboards in order to provide additional protection for electrical devices. As with other furnishing elements for the bathroom, the choice of colors and materials is almost unlimited.
Tiles for the bathroom: wood look, maxi and retro
Tiles with a wood look:
Wood looks for floors and walls are on the rise. Not only the look, but also the surface structure of wood can now be imitated deceptively realistically with ceramic tiles. The characteristic structures of popular local woods such as birch or spruce as well as the look and feel of exotic such as kauri are available to choose from. In addition, the classic laying patterns such as floorboards or herringbone parquet are available. They round off the real wood look.
At the forefront of imitation wood is porcelain stoneware, which is also known as Böttger stoneware. In addition to its visual advantages, porcelain stoneware impresses with its excellent resilience, a long service life and good resistance to mechanical loads. With normal everyday use, the material remains scratch-free and the colors stay fresh for a long time, just like on the first day.
Maxi tiles : In addition to the real wood look, maxi formats will be very popular in 2023. XXL tiles create a flat impression that cannot be achieved by smaller tiles. As a result, the walls automatically appear larger overall. This impression is supported by the precise cutting of the tiles.
The joints are very narrow and barely visible, so that the breaks in the homogeneous surface are hardly obtrusive. XXL tiles are also popular as floor cladding. They can be used to create an authentic natural stone feeling in the bathroom. The next step in terms of spaciousness is then the completely seamless bathroom, as available from Bathroomtrendss.
Retro tiles : The third highlight among tiles can be retro tiles in 2023. They create a nostalgic atmosphere with vintage patterns from the 50s to 80s. These tiles are very popular in muted pastel tones, which awaken associations with hotel rooms of the past century. Those who like an even more nostalgic design choose vintage tiles in an Art Nouveau look. In order to match the flair of the past time, these tiles are usually kept small and square. The rectangular Metro tiles with typical dimensions of 10 x 20 cm, which are also in demand again, are an exception.
Floor, ceiling and walls in the bathroom: further trends
The tile is not only back in well-known and new formats: in 2023 it will also face competition in the bathroom when it comes to cladding walls and floors. As an alternative to tiles with a wood look, there is a choice of wood laminates and a real plank floor in the bathroom is possible with impregnated planks.
Those who tend towards mineral materials and still value a natural flair will make a good choice with natural stone. The dignified charm of natural stone can be loosened up with mats and carpets, giving larger bathrooms an unmistakable, slightly Mediterranean flair.
A marble floor, which will also be popular in 2023 to redesign a bathroom in a Mediterranean style, looks even more luxurious. The beautiful and distinctive grain of granite, in turn, harmonizes with a wooden furniture in a country house style. Tadelakt, which is common in North Africa, is all about cross-cultural bathroom designs: a lime plaster that goes particularly well with warm yellow to brown shades.
If you want to try wallpaper in the bathroom, you can choose wallpapers with 3D effects in the style of the time or use materials such as fiberglass and fleece. Regardless of the material, the trend towards ecological shopping will also remain intact in bathroom design in 2023. There are plenty of options for corresponding offers with eco-certification.
The ceiling often takes a neglected place in relation to the floor and the walls when planning new bathrooms. It doesn’t have to be like that. Ceilings that are inclined, wavy or otherwise irregular in nature benefit from complete cladding, which has the additional advantage of elegantly concealing pipes and ventilation.
A false ceiling can also be useful in bathrooms with high ceilings. It creates additional storage space, a great advantage in bathrooms that have only a few square meters of space. If the ceiling is to be painted, light, friendly colors are ideal, for example sky blue or grass green. The wiping technique can be used effectively in bathrooms with a creative, youthful style. A recognizable longitudinal structure acts to enlarge the area. In return, circular swiping movements create a dense and dynamic atmosphere.
If you want to do without tiles and the joints associated with them, wall panels are the best choice. Wall panels for the bathroom are available in different designs and variants. In addition to their interesting appearance, these bathroom panels also have many other advantages. Panels for the bathroom are easier to clean and mold in the joints is a thing of the past. Seamless bathrooms are not only trendy, they are also enjoying increasing popularity.
The classic light bulb has almost completed its slow exit from the history of light sources and is hardly to be found any more. Their place has mostly been replaced by energy-saving lamps, but these, too, seem almost out of date in view of the omnipresent trend towards LED lighting. The lighting in the bathroom is by no means excluded from the development, on the contrary. In the bathroom, LED can impressively display the whole range of advantages over energy-saving lamps.
This includes first and foremost the quality of the light. Energy-saving lamps emit a rather cold light that can be reminiscent of the atmosphere in a laboratory or an operating room in a hospital. The light from an LED lamp is significantly warmer and – another advantage – available much faster. While an energy-saving lamp always needs a little time to develop its full luminosity, the desired maximum is immediately reached with LED light.
The warmer light from an LED lamp is also an advantage when looking in the mirror. While applying cosmetics or shaving, most people want to click themselves in a literally comfortable light. But LED can do even more. When choosing the appropriate skirting board, different colors are possible.
In the evening bath, for example, you can create a pleasantly dim mood in the bathroom with subdued, yellowish to reddish light. When going to the bathroom in the morning, for example, you can choose a light yellow shade that suits the morning and gives the day a dynamic start.
Another advantage of LEDs is the low emission of outside heat. This is why the lights can also be positioned near temperature-sensitive design elements in the bathroom. The possible uses within the bathroom are not limited. LEDs are available as ceiling lights, for lighting the mirror cabinet or as a strip with a freely selectable location.
As with all lighting, you can experiment with LEDs with a mixture of direct and indirect lighting and direct illumination of individual objects. If there are plants in the bathroom, amazing effects can be achieved with a skilful illumination of the green beauties of the room. The same applies to statuettes and, in principle, every accessory that makes a bathroom more homely.
The integration of a bathroom window into the overall concept of bathroom furnishings essentially depends on the type and function of the window. The so-called roof hatch windows in the bathroom are often used on attic floors. They allow light to enter and usually do not allow any view except directly from the roof. From the point of view of privacy protection, you can simply leave such a window as it is.
A frosted glass window on lower floors that is not in the roof but in the house wall does not have to be specially screened, as this function is already fulfilled by the frosted glass. A beautiful plant on the windowsill creates an attractive eye-catcher, but requires that there is a skylight that can be opened separately. Otherwise the daily effort for ventilation is too high.
Clear windows that can be seen from the outside, almost everyone will want to equip in one way or another with a privacy screen to make it impossible to look inside. In addition to curtains, roller blinds or blinds are also possible. In addition to privacy protection, high-quality blinds can take on other important additional tasks. This includes protection from heat in summer and protection from the cold in winter.
Blinds for the bathroom are no longer just available in dreary colors. A color match to the bathroom design is easily possible. Numerous manufacturers of blinds and roller blinds offer an extensive selection from the spectrum of RAL colors, which contains 213 individual colors. Another option for privacy protection, which will be used in the bathroom trend 2023, is pleated blinds without drilling. They can be simply clamped into the window frame and quickly removed again if necessary.
The trend towards the smart bathroom as part of the smart home is nowhere more noticeable than on the bathroom window 2023. Opening and closing the windows for ventilation purposes, controlling roller blinds, blinds or even curtains and, last but not least, securely locking the windows. All of these functions can be integrated into the central control.
Plants: air purifiers and stars of decoration
Green plants and blooming flowers enrich every room in the house. The bathroom is no exception. It is all the more astonishing that the plants in the bathroom have not been part of the standard bathroom furnishings for a long time. There is now a change in bathroom trends for 2023. Plants in the bathroom are trendy like never before.
The benefits of plants in the bathroom are many. In addition to the aesthetic added value for the bathroom, the plants take on the function of a very effective air purification function and play an active role in eliminating odors if they are appropriately selected.
As hard-working oxygen producers, they also contribute to healthier breathing air in the bathroom, regardless of the odor suppression. They absorb moisture and create a feeling of liveliness that contributes to well-being in the bathroom. Not all plants are equally suitable for use in the bathroom, and not every bathroom offers the same requirements. The lighting available is a very decisive factor. A simple rule of thumb can be used as a guide here. The lighter the leaves, the greater the need for light, the darker the leaves, the better the shade tolerance.
Another important factor is the humidity. It is generally higher in the bathroom than in any other room in the house. That is why subtropical and tropical plants are particularly suitable for bathroom greening. In addition, heating habits have an important influence on which plants feel comfortable in a bathroom. In terms of design, four types of plants can be divided:
- Small potted plants to be placed on the window sill, on sideboards or other surfaces
- Large potted plants to sit on the floor
- that invite climbing plants, a creative design of the growth direction
- The selection of suitable plants is so large that everyone can easily find the right green companion for the bathroom.
Cobbler palms : The cobbler palms (Aspidistra) are potted plants with high moisture requirements that can easily cope with a moderate amount of light. They are made to beautify the bathroom with their large dark green leaves.
Some varieties, for example Aspidistra elatior, also have green and white striped leaves. On a pedestal or sideboard, the cobbler palm can show its full potential in a beautiful terracotta tub. Larger specimens of the up to 80 cm high plant can also be placed on the ground. Cobbler palms are very easy to care for and thrive even under less than ideal conditions.
Lucky feather (Zamioculcas): The lucky feather is one of the easiest potted plants to care for and inspires the owner with its extremely fast growth. It has only become popular in the last few years and is still rarely discovered as a bathroom plant. The thick, dark green, glossy leaves create a wonderful contrast to the light background. A good location for the lucky feather is about two to three meters from the window. The plant, which comes from East Africa, copes well with high humidity, but should only be watered sparingly.
Efeutute (Epipremnum aureum): The evergreen Efeutute is a very fast-growing climber. With the right climbing aid, it can easily reach the ceiling of the bathroom starting from the floor, but it can also be cut back sharply at any time. If you want to green a room divider in a large bathroom, the Efeutute is the perfect plant for it. She feels comfortable in normal potting soil and also in hydroponics. Alternatively, it can also be grown as a hanging plant in hanging baskets. What the Efeutute does not like are temperatures below 16 degrees, which hardly occur in a normally heated bathroom.
Bow hemp (Sansevieria) is one of the plants that are characterized by very good air purification and moisture regulation of the ambient air. The plant is therefore ideal for the bathroom and particularly suitable for smokers. With its characteristic, long, fleshy leaves with light green and dark green stripes, the bow hemp is a real design object of nature. It harmonizes particularly well with a dark mineral substrate. Bow hemp does not react to a lack of light with disease or limp growth, but with a stronger coloration of the leaves. A location away from the window is ideal. The arced hemp must not be completely dark either.
Tree lover (Philodendron): The tree lover is native to the rainforests of Florida and Central America and is ideally suited to the conditions in the bathroom. Like the efeutute, it can grow as a climbing plant and, under good conditions, can reach room height. Alternatively, it can be used as a hanging plant. Its lancet- to heart-shaped, strong green and slightly leathery leaves make it a wonderful choice for color contrasts in friendly, bright bathrooms. The light requirement is low.
Vanda : Vanda from the genus of orchids is the right choice for the bathroom, if not only lush greenery, but also magnificent flowerswith a beguiling fragrance are in demand. Depending on the type, the flowers can be white, blue, purple, orange, yellow, red, pink or even multicolored. In other words, the right type is available for almost every color preference. The flowers are unusually large and extremely luminous. The long flowering period extends from March to November. As plants with a pronounced preference for high humidity, they are perfect in the bathroom. However, they need more brightness than the plants described above and cannot tolerate temperatures below 14 degrees. Vandas are best cultivated in a larger planter and placed in a place that does justice to their suitability as a real eye-catcher.
Kentia palm (Howea): Like the bow hemp, the Kentia palm is one of the plants that are ideal for cleaning the air in the bathroom. It feels comfortable in partial shade at a distance from the window, where it can grow up to 20 cm annually. Kentia Plamen harmonize beautifully with natural wood furniture in the bathroom. Plants don’t just like moisture in the ambient air. The substrate should also always be kept moderately moist. Watering once too much is better for the Kentia palm than once too little. However, this decorative plant with its subtropical flair does not like waterlogging.
Single leaf (Spathiphyllum): With its long-stemmed, piston-shaped flowers and up to 25 centimeters long leaves, the single leaf is a very attractive potted plant. It reaches heights of 30 to 80 centimeters and, depending on the size of the specimen, can be in an elevated position or on the floor of the bathroom. Your requirements – lots of water, little light – are ideal for the bathroom. The single sheet likes it warm. 20 to 25 degrees are ideal. The plant is sensitive to temperatures below 16 ° C.
Flamingo flower (anthurium): If you want your plant to bloom strongly in attractive red to yellow tones, the flamingo flower is the right choice. The flamingo flower is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, tolerates very high levels of humidity and appreciates a partially shaded location. The look of the reddish flowers and leathery leaves harmonize very well with the metallic colors of the bathroom furnishings. The flamingo flower has a special requirement: it needs decalcified water.
Bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae): The name already reveals that the bird of paradise flower is a plant with exceptionally attractive flowers. The yellow to red flowers are often surrounded by a beak-shaped bract and give the flowers their characteristic appearance. The plant easily reaches heights of one meter and more. In a beautiful earthenware vessel in a prominent place in the bathroom, it cuts an extremely attractive figure as a standing plant for the floor. The bird of paradise flower needs sufficient light, so it is more suitable for large, light-flooded bathrooms.
A real dream bathroom doesn’t just need the right basic equipment. Only accessories and decorations give the room its developed character and create a harmonious overall impression that fits the personality of the owner. Even small discrepancies can seriously disturb this overall impression.
When it comes to furnishing, you are on the safe side when you buy accessories such as toilet paper holders, toilet brush stands, soap dishes and similar accessories from a single manufacturer, preferably from the same product line in which all elements are harmoniously coordinated.
An additional advantage is that individual accessories can easily be bought later if they should ever break. The complete replacement when changing the bathroom style is easier in this way than when purchasing individual accessories from different sources. On the other hand, buying accessories from different sources gives you the greater creative leeway. When setting up, you should therefore consider: What is more important to me: a uniform design or your own freedom of design?
With decorative objects that are not intended for the bathroom from the outset, it is always important to keep an eye on moisture tolerance. This is especially true for photographs, posters and self-painted pictures, for example by your own children, which are often hung up in different places in the house. Moisture-resistant foils and similar materials have a clear advantage over conventional paper, even if it is coated.
Paper should always be framed behind a sheet of plastic or glass. It also helps avoid abrupt changes in room temperature. If the temperature rises or falls rapidly, condensation forms quickly. From an energetic point of view, sensible intermittent ventilation helps here, in which the bathroom does not cool down.
With other decorations for the bathroom, moisture is completely unproblematic. Shells that were collected on your last beach vacation, as well as statuettes and other objects made of natural stone are particularly suitable for long-term bathroom decoration. Displayed in a beautiful glass showcase and charmingly lit, even relatively common stones can create significant aesthetic added value in the bathroom. For a change in the change of the seasons, for example, bouquets of dried flowers and scented bouquets and of course fresh cut flowers from your own garden.
Even in 2023, candles are still the undefeated classics when it comes to creating a romantic atmosphere in the bathroom. Thanks to an inexhaustible variety of sizes, colors and shapes, there are no limits to the creative scope. The same applies to candlesticks: from classic, multi-armed candlesticks to bowls and striking stones to small statuettes, the options are inexhaustible.
A well-filled rack with magazines in the bathroom is a sensible purchase for both the owner and the visitor. Many people like to read in the toilet and at least as many like to read in the bathtub. The nearby water and damp hands in the bathtub pose a certain problem, but it is easy to fix. Towels can easily be placed on a beautiful bamboo bathtub board and magazines can be stored during the reading break.
Multimedia in the bathroom
Multimedia in the bathroom provides a significant plus in entertainment. At the same time, as with all electrical and electronic devices and devices, safety and protection against moisture must be a top priority. When choosing the sockets, special damp-proof sockets with splash protection are recommended. These sockets are easy to identify by the hinged cover on the front. High-quality designs also offer forced drainage on the back. Moisture protection is even more important for all end devices, regardless of whether they are radio or TV.
The IP protection class, which consists of at least two digits, provides information about the protection. The first digit (0 to 6) indicates protection against foreign bodies and the second digit (0 to 9) indicates protection against moisture. A value of 65 is recommended for multimedia in the bathroom. Such a device is dust-proof and offers protection against strong water jets. In extreme cases, for example, a radio with IP protection class 65 could be rinsed off directly with the shower without being damaged. In addition, for safety reasons, the devices should run on low voltage ((12/24 Volt DC).
Devices that are becoming increasingly popular in the bathroom trends in 2023 are mirror televisions or mirror TVs. This is a television that, when switched off, has a reflective surface and can be used like a normal bathroom mirror. When switched on, the reflection disappears and you have a high-quality television in front of you.
Mirror TVs are preferably positioned at three locations in the bathroom: above the bathtub, above the washbasin or in the shower. These are the three places most people spend more time in the bathroom than anywhere else. The location above the bathtub is the most popular, because what could be nicer than taking a long bath while watching your new favorite series? When buying, it should be noted that not only the television itself, but also the remote control has the necessary moisture protection.
A mirror television above the washbasin primarily has a mirror function. Instead of a classic television set with a remote control, a smart mirror with a touchscreen and voice control is recommended. Instead of watching TV series or movies, the vanity is more like the place where most people would like to briefly consume news, find out about the weather or watch the latest sports results. Remote control would be too cumbersome for such short infotainment formats.
Smart screens are also ideal candidates for integration into the central house control and can be used as an interface, for example to raise the blinds in the bathroom or other rooms, to regulate the heating or to do other tasks. Even the coffee machine can be activated with a smart screen in the bathroom. The prerequisite for this is of course that the relevant devices are all networked.
The television or mirror television in the shower is still one of the newcomers in the bathroom trends for 2023 in Austria. In other countries, above all in the United States, the multimedia equipment in the shower is already part of everyday life for many people. Similar to the installation on the washbasin, brief information and entertainment offers are the focus in the shower.
When choosing the devices, the buyer has an enormous price range. It ranges from a few hundred euros to several thousand euros, depending on the quality and size of the devices. Very high-quality multimedia offers in particular should be installed by a specialist. Anyone who spends a lot of money on multimedia in the bathroom also expects that everything will then run one hundred percent. With your own installation, the potential for errors is naturally higher.
Bathroom Checklist 2023
As the bathroom trends for 2023 show, there are more options to choose from when redesigning than ever before. One more reason to go through the most important points before starting so as not to get bogged down.
- Measure and check everything precisely: Floor plan, connections for electricity and water
- Design: Develop and note down basic ideas
- Observe use: Who should use the bathroom when and for what?
- Estimate costs: what is the budget for the bathroom?
- Compare offers: What can I do myself? What should a specialist company do?
- Subsidies: Which state subsidies are possible?
- Patience: Don’t rush anything. Planning a bathroom takes time.
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