There’s nothing quite like the thrill of ripping out your ’80s-inspired, seashell-laden bathroom and breathing in the “new bathroom smell” of freshly-laid tile and shiny new fixtures. But according to HGTV star Jasmine Roth, you could be walking into a renovation regret if you let current trends dictate your choices. Roth, best known for her show “Hidden Potential,” has a strong warning for homeowners embarking on a bathroom remodel.
Walking the Fine Line Between Chic and Fleeting
While platforms like Pinterest and Instagram can be treasure troves of bathroom inspiration, they can also lead you down the path of transient trends that look amazing today but will have you cringing in a few years. Roth elaborates on her blog, saying, “The biggest mistake I see homeowners (and designers) regularly make when updating their bathroom is trying to be too trendy. There’s nothing that dates a bathroom quicker than trying to do what’s ‘in’ during the renovation.”
So, how do you incorporate style without falling into the trap of fast-fashion for your bathroom? The key, according to Roth, is balance. “Don’t be afraid to keep it neutral and add your style with accessories like fun mirrors, towels, and bath mats,” Roth advises. By concentrating the trends on easily-replaceable elements, you can keep your bathroom looking fresh and modern without the commitment of a more permanent fixture.
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Adding Personality Without Regrets
Instead of going all-in on that patterned tile or bold-colored vanity, why not infuse your personality into easily-swappable decor? “If you must, add a fun removable wallpaper,” suggests Roth. Removable wallpapers have the advantage of delivering high visual impact without the permanent commitment.
Towels, mirrors, and even bath mats can all bring a pop of your personality into the room, without making you a slave to the trend of the moment. That way, when it’s time for another refresh a few years down the line, you’ll be swapping out accents instead of fixtures, saving both time and money.
There’s no question that your bathroom should be a reflection of you. But heed Jasmine Roth’s advice and let that reflection evolve easily over time, rather than locking it into a moment that could become tomorrow’s design regret.