A subject I’ve talked about before is how essential I think it is to add art to your decor. In fact, I wrote a whole post on the importance of it, especially if you’re trying to get a more “collected” look. But something I really love, is finding art in unexpected places. Like the kitchen. And believe it or not, the bathroom. Art in the bathroom is one of my absolute favorite ways of using it, and I’m glad to see it’s a trend that is becoming more common!
The freestanding tub. Is there a more romantic look for a bathroom?! I’m not sure why they disappeared, but for decades it has been the trend to build a bathtub/shower combo, or in the case of my master, no tub at all (horrible!) Whatever the reason, the stand alone tub is back and I for one am thrilled to see it return!
I love antique mirrors. In fact, they are one of my favorite antiques to own. And in a bathroom, they are wonderful. Especially an all-white or neutral bath. It’s amazing how with all the hard surfaces, straight edges, and cool colors of a bathroom, introducing an antique mirror (usually gold) can add so much warmth and character. It keeps a white bathroom from looking too antiseptic and cold.
I don’t know if you are aware, or maybe you are, but grey and gold is having a moment in the interior design world. What I like about the combo is the unexpectedness of it. Usually, until a couple of years ago, grey was usually combined with silver tones, even in clothing. But now, the contrast is so refreshing. Grey is a cool color, while the gold warms things up. I think it’s a natural reaction to the grey on grey trend where sometimes, in my opinion, it got so one dimensional that it appeared very cold. Either way, this trend is pretty! And now that brass is big as well (you can read my post about that here if you want to see some more beautiful inspiration!), I’ve seen grey with brass as well. Equally as pretty!
Trends in home design come and go, and sometimes come again! Brass seems to be one of those things. I remember when we first moved into our house and there were several brass light fixtures and they looked so “80’s”, and so, of course, they had to go! Door handles in the last decade looked better if they were chrome or oil-rubbed bronze, not dated brass. Oh, how things have changed! Brass is back and bigger than ever! That’s the thing about trends. I know some people complain about them, and I agree, sometimes it can feel like we are always playing catch up. But I have to say that often when they re-appear, they do feel fresh! When something has been “out” for awhile, it feels new again when it comes back. Lately I have been seeing a ton of brass and/or gold in hardware and lighting and I’m loving it. It often adds much needed warmth to a room, especially if the rest of the room is all neutrals or cool tones.