The effect of the pandemic on home design is evident in many areas of the home, but none more so than the bath. While baths tended to be smaller and more streamlined before the pandemic, time spent at home gave rise to the desire for the bath to be a sanctuary of well-being, with the now-desired larger space complementing the design. overall from the rest of the house.
When it comes to bath vanities, this has translated into a resurgence of interest in furniture-style pieces with nifty storage and matching linen cupboards and mirrors. Styles ranging from updated traditional to mid-century modern at Japandi are on trend, with wood finishes and bolder colors gaining ground over painted whites and neutrals.
Large spaces also have an effect on the size and convenience of the vanity. Longer and narrower vanities are gaining interest, as are wall-mounted versions which lend themselves to making a space larger and less cluttered.
Here are some of the specific trends currently seen in bath vanities:
â¢ 48 “to 72” vanities are the most popular right now, with custom storage space to accommodate personal items in demand.
â¢ Clean lines and simple details are desired, but there is a softness in the edges that prevents the style from being austere and contemporary, allowing rooms to blend in with the rest of the home.
â¢ Closed storage is always best for keeping small bathroom fixtures and toiletries out of sight, although open shelving is gaining ground.
â¢ While furniture styles are at the forefront, modular design is also gaining attention as consumers seek to organize rooms to suit their spaces and lifestyles.
â¢ Retro styles, rustic finishes, modern farmhouse, and historic European aesthetics all influence current vanity and bathroom styles, sometimes with two styles combined.
â¢ Wood finishes are particularly attractive, as are painted finishes that avoid neutral tones in favor of earthy tones, dusty pastels and blacks.