Though some bathroom trends are "just for looks," many bathroom trends seek to improve our quality of life: These include hands-free faucets, ergonomically designed toilet seats and double-sink bathroom vanities.
Double-sink vanities give busy couples a chance to get ready at the same time. Instead of fighting over who gets to use the sink during that morning rush, a double-sink vanity lets both husband and wife brush their teeth and complete their other morning routines - at the same time! Of course, traditional single-sink bathroom vanities are also available, and these can feature the latest in sink trends, including copper and glass basins.
Storage Space with Style
One trend is toward greater storage in the bathroom: Bathroom storage can be found in vanities and in wall and floor cabinets. These pieces of furniture are increasingly as varied as the furniture you'd find in your living room: From gorgeous, traditional details found in solid wood bathroom vanities, to the brushed metal found in a bathroom vanity with a modern twist; today's bathroom storage solutions are made to fit any decor.
Brighten Up Your Day
To complement a bathroom vanity - and an entire room - a new bathroom trend is to accentuate the bathroom lighting. As part of a bathroom vanity set - which includes a bathroom vanity, sink and mirror - lighting rails are also made to match the exact specifications of the rest of the set. These lighting rails feature the latest electronic technologies, including modular, low-voltage cathode systems and LED lights.
Look in the Mirror
And while mirrors have for a long time been part of a bathroom vanity set, as have medicine cabinets, a new bathroom trend combines the two in a stylish way: Instead of the drab-looking medicine cabinets of old, the current bathroom trend combines the gorgeous, wood styling found on living room-quality mirrors and cabinetry with the functionality of a medicine cabinet.
Even though you might not think of your bathroom as the epitome of style, today's bathroom trends are centered on good, practical design.