Sustainable, tiny, wellbeing and emotional … the latest trends that will help you make your bathroom smart, luxurious and, a place to retreat, relax and find time for yourself.
Bathroom trends come and go, but these 2023 trends, shared by Pop up my Bathroom – a trend exhibition focussed on lifestyle-oriented bathrooms, are very much here to stay. From compact and sustainable to an experience for all the senses, they all play a crucial role in holistic bathroom planning over the next few years.
A new bathroom typology with huge potential: Tiny Bathroom
The trend towards compact bathrooms for urban homes is prompting the industry and bathroom planners to develop innovative solutions tailored to small spaces. Combining the highest standards of comfort and convenience with a new modesty, the Tiny Bathroom (one that calls for a great deal of precision, meticulous planning and workmanship) is emerging from its niche to become an on-trend model. Its distinguishing characteristics are a simple aesthetic, new, scaled-down product categories, smart solutions, comfort and convenience, as well as a high degree of customisation.
Wellbeing Bathroom: an experience for all the senses
Turning your bathroom into a private spa comes with the promise of regenerative time out with health-promoting benefits – a little piece of luxury. For years now, wellness has been the keyword in this context. But if you take a holistic view of the bathroom as an important element for wellbeing, there are components – mindfulness, taking time for yourself, being active, a neat and tidy home, eating healthily, simplicity – that play a role. As a lifestyle trend, wellbeing doesn’t just mean seeking relaxation, it means engaging in meaningful activities that increase contentment and make us happy. A Wellbeing Bathroom can play an important supporting role in all that – with simple and complex products like a bath or whirlpool (for indoors or out), an infrared sauna or individually programmable showers, classic water applications, a clean aesthetic, smart products for therapeutic lighting and experience-enhancing multimedia features, or a personal space for health-promoting activities. A bathroom for wellbeing is a place where all the senses are alive or come alive – with water as the key element.
Emotional Bathroom – high emotion beats hi-tech
The bathroom has become a feel-good space within the home. But while the bathroom’s evolution from a purely functional room into a lifestyle space has seen the part played by aesthetic factors increase over the last few decades, the pressure to opt for sustainable equipment, the arrival of LED technology, the desire for connectivity and the programmability of various functions are now promoting a more technical image again. At the end of the day, however, there’s one thing the bathroom’s users want more than anything else: pure emotion. An emotional bathroom design is based on colour, light and sensory appeal, achieved by means of sanitary-ware and smart equipment, where technology vanishes behind the wall.