April 4, 2023

What we are loving in Bathroom Design right now

Interior Trends

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Welcome to this space, I hope you find inspiration in these pages to create a home and lifestyle you love. 

- Sarah 

Ready to create the modern coastal bathroom of your dreams in 2023? Whether you are just at the beginning of collecting bathroom design inspiration, or you’re already in the thick of your bathroom renovation, here is Salt Interior Studio’s collection of Bathroom Design ideas we have fallen for in 2023. 

What are the bathroom colours for modern coastal bathrooms in 2023?

First and foremost, if you’re wanting to achieve a modern coastal bathroom, it’s important to pick the right colours. This means incorporating colours that pick up on the natural tones and hues of the shoreline. Think soft pastel blues, buttery creams and sandy browns to the sage greens of Australian natives all the way to dusty pinks, peach and terracotta picked up from the colour palette of the coast’s most beautiful sands and sunsets.

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Wondering how to achieve this look without giving off an outdated, 70s vibe? Consider using the more raw form of materials to add this pop of colour to your bathroom. Coloured concrete basins like Nood Co. Concrete Bowl Basin in Musk, and Tiles of Ezra Nude Cement tiles are just some examples of colour curation that we love. Ceramics, cement, terracotta, you name it, 2023 is all about colour that honours natural materiality.

Bathroom vanity trends 2023 

Colourful sinks, organically shaped basins, wall-hung vanities, and of course timber cabinetry with accents of brushed gold in your tapware. We are adoring the ultra-luxe feel of modern coastal bathrooms that incorporate soft colours with natural timbers and premium finishes. 

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A few door cabinetry designs to start doting over when it comes to modern coastal vanities: Fluted Timber Grain, V-groove woodgrain, Shiplap panelling, and of course the option of choosing any of these vanities with curved ends.

When it comes to your door handles, we are loving Temple and Webster’s Iris Cabinet Pull Handle… of course, you can totally still go for the push hinge handle-less cabinetry in 2023.

Oh, and while we are talking about vanities, we can’t ignore that the mirror adjacent to your vanity of choice will play a big part in the overall aesthetic of your modern coastal bathroom. 

At Salt Interior Studio we expect an uprise in requests for arch shaving cabinets and oversized round mirrors with brass, timber or black framing. Why are round mirrors so popular in modern coastal style? Believe it or not, the shape reflects natural light much better, creating that light-airy ambience more effortlessly. 

2023 shower trends for your modern coastal bathroom

Detox your skin and wash away the residue of the day with a shower that’s perfect for your needs. A huge part of Salt Interior Studio’s approach to modern coastal design is understanding the lifestyle and needs of your family. This is especially important when selecting the right shower accessories for your bathroom.

Want to soak under the full coverage of a large, round or square showerhead? Worried about the water quality? You may want a water filter installed into the tapware. Wondering how to make cleaning your gorgeous new shower a whole lot easier? A double hose shower unit with a fixed shower head and hand-held shower may be perfect for you. These are just some of the important considerations that we help you make in the process of redesigning your bathroom.

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Shower screens of course are also a functional feature that can truly change the look of your bathroom. From frameless arch shower screens in tempered or fluted glass to aluminium framed shower screens, there are so many options for personalising a look that serves your family best. For those with young families, we advise avoiding frameless showers and opting for something that is a lot safer for little ones. We can definitely guide you with our suggestions. 

Tile trends for 2023

From colour and material to shape and pattern, there are so many options when it comes to 2023 tile trends for a modern coastal home. As mentioned above, the colours in soft, muted tones will be a beautiful way to add some warmth to your bathroom. When it comes to splashbacks and feature walls, we particularly adore the tic tac tile, hexagon and herringbone patterns juxtaposed with a plain slate or concrete floor tile that doesn’t detract from the feature wall.

With 2023 putting a bold new spin on the word ‘luxe’, we predict premium bathrooms will steer away from the traditional flawless look and opt for more imperfect, artisanal styles of tiles like the handmade style tiles that give off a more bespoke, custom bathroom feel. We also suspect that square tiles will make a comeback, and we’re definitely not complaining!

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Finally, a combination of tiling and panelling or tiling and terrazzo will also be a popular choice for some with once-conservative homeowners taking on some of the bolder design trends we would usually only see in commercial spaces. 

Our thoughts on modern coastal bathrooms in 2023? We love the natural progression we will see in styles that have been circulating for the last two to three years and expect just some subtle shifts that will allow individuals to become more nuanced in their style without feeling like they are ‘breaking the rules’. 

If you are wanting modern coastal done differently (goodbye to choosing plain white in everything)… then now is your time to design and shine.

Interior design in the Mornington Peninsula

Looking for an interior designer in the Mornington Peninsula and beyond? With Salt Interior Studio you can achieve the most personalised modern coastal bathroom to suit your budget, style and needs. If you would like to explore what it would be like to have Salt Interior Studio working with you, download our service guide here.Alternatively, you can explore Salt Interior Studio Design services here. We are passionate about working 1:1 with you to help you turn your ideas into a reality, so be sure to fill out the contact form and take the next step in your home transformation today.

“Working with Sarah has been a real pleasure. She listened to my wants and was able to translate my dreams into reality. She is a true professional.”  – Rye, Australia Client


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