If the shower curtain is the only exciting thing happening in your bathroom, then you’re going to love this week’s top trending decor lineup. As always, we’re back at it with our weekly series on the most popular interior designs on Instagram—this time bringing you the best of upscale bathrooms.
With timeless furniture pieces and original tile designs, these top five unexpected new trends are sure to bring the swagger back into your bathroom.
1. Vanity stool
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You don’t have to be Marilyn Monroe to get your very own vanity stool, and if you have the space for it, adding one (like we see in this photo from @alexandra.killion.interiors) will do wonders for your bathroom.
“Because bathrooms have become larger, we’re seeing expansive lengths of double vanities with a makeup center in the middle,” says Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors.
“The counter is usually lower, and as such it’s perfect for a petite stool that can slide under the counter when not in use,” she adds.
Get the look: Snag a similarly elegant vanity stool for your bathroom from Wayfair.
2. Ladder shelving
Gone are the days of ugly plastic bathroom storage. Make your bathroom shelving do double duty by choosing something timeless, like this ladder shelving featured by @brepurposed.
“Ladder shelving is a smart solution for getting more storage, while also taking your bathroom design to the next level,” says Rebecca Breslin, design manager for Wayfair Professional.
“The leaning ladder look also doesn’t crowd your space or obstruct your sightlines, as the top few shelves aren’t as deep as the lower shelves,” says Breslin. “Add rattan baskets, a plant, or candles to really build out the look.”
Get the look: Shop this driftwood brown ladder shelf from Target.
3. Patchwork tiles
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Tiles don’t have to be boring and square; upgrade the look and feel of your bathroom by opting for something more sophisticated and unexpected, like these patchwork musica tiles featured by @hakuna_matata_home.
“The patchwork musica tile is a spinoff of the maximalist pattern trend, finding its way into bathroom design,” says Breslin. “The tiles lend themselves toward old-world patterns, tonal colors, and various shapes and sizes. The mix is playful and visually engaging, a statement piece for any bathroom.”
Get the look: Add custom tiles to your bathroom by shopping the selection of handmade patchwork tiles on Etsy.
4. Moroccan mirrors
Forget round or rectangular mirrors, and opt instead for something a bit more unusual, like these gorgeous Morrocan-inspired mirrors featured by @jallsopp.
“Moroccan arched mirrors are an exotic, fresh alternative to the typical rectangular mirror, and they give the space a more custom feel as well,” says Vicki Liston of On the Fly DIY. “Pairing two gives a satisfying, symmetrical look.”
Get the look: Pick up a set of Moroccan mirrors for your home from Wayfair.
5. Wallpaper meets tile
If you’ve been wondering whether to refinish your bathroom walls in tile or paper, why not do both? We’re loving this elegant design of tile meets wallpaper in the home of @thelinenrabbit.
“A bathroom is so much easier to clean when the tile is wrapped around all walls,” says Cummings. “Using wallpaper above adds an elegant and formal touch, and the combination of pattern and color can really make your bathroom shine.”