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Luxury Bathroom Trends for 2017

Luxury Bathroom Trends for 2017

Renovating or redecorating your bathroom can be a big investment in time and money. To get the most out of the experience, it’s important to do your homework before you start planning your luxury bathroom.

When conducting research into ideas and budget, writing a bathroom wishlist may be the thing that ensures you have a clear and concise vision of how you want your new space to look and feel.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, reading up on luxury bathroom trends can help to get you on track for what you need and want from your new space. Our luxury bathroom trends for 2017 predictions can help you pinpoint what you’re looking for in your new luxury bathroom.

A Touch of Timber

2017 will see timber continue to standout in luxury bathroom trends. The recent release of high quality, new purpose timber products has enabled homeowners to bring natural warmth into a traditionally cold and wet space.

From a feature wall to a wooden basin, there are a number of ways to integrate this material into the bathroom. There have been some amazing advances in the look and feel of porcelain timber look tiles. You can add the aesthetic and visual warmth of timber without the issues that can occur with engineered timber on the floor should you forget to turn the bath off.

Timber gives a natural and raw feel. In a bathroom, people don’t always favour something glossy and shiny, they prefer something more organic. This is where timber and timber look ticks all the boxes.

Original Tile Patterns

While decorative and geometric tiles may be nothing new, tastes are set to change in 2017 home interior trends. Over the last few years, designers and custom home builders have favoured more contemporary, intricate patterns for bathrooms. However, the New Year will see basic tiles return to the spotlight, but with a creative twist.

In an attempt to create something long lasting and combat fleeting trends, simple tiles will be laid in unusual patterns to create an enduring appeal. Classic herringbone in a diagonal lay will create visual drama, with basket weave and windmill patterns providing equally striking appeal.

Duckboard Flooring

You may recognise timber duckboard flooring from the interior of boats and saunas, however the material is starting to make a comeback in bathrooms.

Luxury bathroom trends are starting to lean towards a more textual and tactile finish, with homeowners seeking more warmth in their spaces. Not only does it provide a flat surface, but it also feels very natural and organic, with the floorboards allowing water to drip through to the drain holes underneath.

Duckboard flooring in a shower can also help to balance out the hardness of tiles, giving homeowners the option of a softer, more tranquil bathroom space.

Make it Metallic

Metallics have been finding their way into luxury bathrooms trends for the past few years. 2017 will see the stagnant return of metals, offering glamour and contrast when paired with natural materials. Not only do they reflect light and inject style into a bathroom, but they integrate seamlessly into the majority of existing trends that may already exist in your space.

Both matte and satin finished metals will prove to be very popular in the New Year, with brushed stainless steel tap wear and brass to take over. Opt for smaller splashes with metal taps, towel rails, shower rails and accessories or go all out with a full copper bath. The way you choose to incorporate metal is completely up to you.


Rustic Bathroom. Source: Houzz | Photo: Photo by The Libman Group, LLC

Go Green

Many people embraced the lush and leafy trend for 2016, and it is set to continue throughout the New Year. Choosing indoor plants which work best for your home is key. Indoor plants provide a greenhouse-like ambience to your bathroom design, bringing the outside, in.

2017 will see plants no longer added as a simple accessory, but as an integral thriving element that can interchange with the seasons. Being a humid, low-lit area however, bathroom plants are can be a unique sort. Doing ample research is integral in determining which greenery will work in your space.


If you are looking for some expert advice talk to the experts here at Mazzei Homes, custom home builders in Melbourne, committed to delivering excellence.

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