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Five Popular Bathroom Design Ideas

In recent years, home décor trends have embraced simplicity, including a focus on sleek furnishings and modern fixtures. This approach is popular throughout the home, including bathroom spaces of all sizes. From eco-friendly touches complete with easy to install shower stall kits, to full redesigns featuring mid-century modern flair, here are five of the most popular bathroom design ideas of 2015.

Retro Chic

Mid-century modern is one style that has had lasting power in recent years. Bold lines, simple silhouettes, and unconventional colors are key for bringing this design to life. Try a low wooden vanity styled with simple knobs, or drawer pulls in brass, and then add a pop of color using a pastel-hued Formica countertop. Unique accents are the keys to creating a retro look, so consider incorporating a few of the following elements:

  • Mod sconces or pendant lights
  • Bright tile
  • Etched mirrors

Earthy Elements

Bring the beauty of the great outdoors inside and create a nature-inspired space. This style works best in bathrooms using a bright light source like a large window or sliding balcony door, so you can create the illusion of an out-of-doors environment. For example, imagine a bathtub wall surround in glass, peering out over a private garden area in order to create a faux outdoor shower that combines indoor comfort and amenities.

To complete the look, install bamboo fixtures such as wall paneling, benches, and cabinets. You may also want to consider the use of natural stone tiles or pebbled shower floors. Potted plants placed throughout the room work well, too.

Sustainably Stylish

Take an earthy-style bathroom to the next level using a sustainable edge. Focus on conservation by installing an efficient toilet, and upgrade to a low-flow showerhead. You can also naturally improve air quality in the bathroom with plants that climb and cover a single wall, also known as a “living wall.”


These days, interior designers are favoring subdued paint colors in shades of gray, white, and beige. Plenty of natural light is a must for a muted palette, and transparent surfaces can also extend this design. Glass shower walls, partitions, or floor-to-ceiling windows are the perfect way to make your bathroom space airy and inviting.


Skip the tired blue stripes: a simple nautical design is best. Try a coat of foggy gray paint accented with white or weathered wood furniture, plus antique brass hardware for a rustic style that is anything but tacky. Hanging circular mirrors will mimic the look of portholes, too, but with just enough subtlety.

If updating the bathrooms in your home is on the agenda, it’s easy to improve the look of the entire space with shower stalls from American Bath Enterprises, Inc. We offer acrylic wall enclosures to make the renovation of existing bathtub and shower walls simple and affordable. To speak to a representative for more info, give us a call at 888-228-4925


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