Warm Up Your Bathroom Just In Time For Fall

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By the time the first day of fall rolls around, even the most summer-loving people are ready for cooler weather, beautiful fall colors, and to switch up their home decor with some fall favorites. That’s right, it’s time to welcome fall with open arms, and you don’t even have to leave your house to do so.  One of the biggest areas you might be looking to make a change is in your bathroom. Sounds like a perfect place to create that cozy indoor oasis of peace and quiet. From small updates to a full bathroom remodel, we thought we’d take a look a several ways you can warm up your bathroom just in time for fall.

So where did we look for inspiration? Well 2020 will be here before we know it, so it makes sense to look ahead at bathroom trends in the coming year. Might as well get a jump on these and bring some of those warmer trends to life in your bathroom. Some of those that we love include: 

  • According to the Milan Design Show, 2020 color trends include champagne, light yellow, and pumpkin red. 
  • Warm, yet minimalist lighting in simple brass finishes. 2020 bathroom design trends brings linear lighting, which allows other elements in the bathroom to shine brightly. 
  • 2020 design trends are all about warmly reflected light, the reintroduction of natural colors and materials, and the inclusion of wood in bathroom designs.

So let’s take a look at a few ways you can add warmth and color to your bathroom this fall in both small and big ways. 

Small Changes, Big Impact

Now that you know a little bit about the upcoming bathroom trends and how beautifully they fit into a fall theme, there are ways to turn your bathroom into a seasonal escape without breaking the bank. Consider small changes that will make a big impact with paint, new fixtures, replacing a mirror, or adding new lighting. A few “on trend” ideas include:

  • Update Decor: Add pops of rich fall colors such as trending burnt oranges by adding a basket of towels, art featuring nature, or wood accents to your bathtub and countertops. Plants in dark wood pots or if there’s room adding a bench or chair covered in colorful velvet are great ways to cost effectively add a fall feel to your bathroom design. 
  • Change Out Fixtures: A fairly simple way to bring warmth to you bathroom is by updating your fixtures and replacing faucets, lights, and cabinet hardware. Expect to see bathrooms in 2020 featuring a golden hue, especially as the use of metals is expected to increase next year (metal bathtub anyone?!). 
  • Go Bold With Paint: From the looks of things, 2020 is going to be the year of the jewel tones. Initial color trends are forecasting everything from navy blue to a variety of warm, earthy colors. With top colors with names such as Red Pepper, Rhumba Orange, and Back To Nature, it’s easy to bring fall to your bathroom through paint. 

Go Big With Change

For some, fall might just be the perfect time to start that bathroom remodel project you’ve been dreaming of. If you’re ready to make a big change to your bathroom, be sure to do some research on what’s popular so you can combine your personal taste with current design trends. And even with the help of a professional bathroom designer, and a general contractor who will take care of the construction and installation, a lot of the mental work will fall to you to determine what you want in your new bathroom. Remember to plan properly and partner with your professional to determine where things go, your budget, and how the room will best serve your needs. Once that’s all done, then you can start designing! Some ways to bring fall inspiration and warmth to your complete bathroom remodel include: 

  • A New Vanity: Today’s bathroom vanities offer so many design options––think of it as the focal point of the room. From natural looking wood vanities for example, to boldly painted (think orange or dark purple), cabinets set the tone for the bathroom.
  • Hard Surfaces: As you plan your remodel, flooring and tile solutions will be a big portion of your design decisions. Thanks to advances in waterproof finishes and improvements in moisture-reducing room-ventilation, wood has become an integral part of the new mixed-materials approach to bathroom design. For tile, trends are offering a new role for color. Many solutions are dark—blues, reds, oranges and greens which might be found in tidal pools, streams and ponds, the forest, and in stormy skies.
  • Bring in the Decor: The items we mentioned above are also interesting ways to bring in warm colors to a complete bathroom remodel. Consider going with gold or brass for your light and faucet fixtures and adding pops of color through decor.