Contemporary Bathroom at Edmonton Design Week 2017

Edmonton Design Week: Design Through Time
2017s Contemporary Bathroom Influence


We’ve been counting down the days, and Edmonton Design Week has finally arrived! The big reveal of our installation, Design Through Time by Jostar Interiors, is tonight, and we’re so thrilled to have you join us. We’ve made it through the 1860s, the 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1970s, and have now landed at our final destination decade: the one we’re in right now.

Let’s dive deeper into 2017.

About the Era

Today, we have access to a wealth of knowledge that influences how we share and understand interior design ideas and innovation. In the 1860s, we saw the materials used were readily available, but in 2017, it’s more about function than ease of access. We’ve taken elements of the past and trends from around the world, allowing us to develop personal taste, style, and home décor.

Here are some standout tidbits from the landscape today:

  • Flying cars actually exist
  • We can travel around the world just for a vacation
  • It’s commonplace for bathroom faucets to turn on automatically when we need them to
  • We have access to all the world’s knowledge on a tiny device in our pockets


Style and Trends

Style in our decade is defined by elegant pieces made from refined materials, and adding personality and individual taste along the way.

These are some of today’s biggest trends:

Wood elements

Natural wood is timeless and soothing. We bring it into bathroom spaces to add a natural vibe and offset shiny tile finishes and metallic fixtures. Wood can be used as an accent, but don’t be afraid to go for a full vanity or cabinet in natural wood grain to bring more earthy vibes into your home.


White space

The minimalist trend of our decade has taken the interior design world by storm, and has us all falling in love with simplicity. Introducing white walls, tile, and counters into your bathroom renovation will contribute to a spa-like feeling in your home. White looks great with any type of wood or accent colour, and is an easy way to make your bathroom feel crisp and clean.


Open and airy

Finally, let’s talk about modern layouts. Bathrooms of today are all about making spaces that are functional and beautiful for the people who use them. One of the biggest trends we’re seeing is a move to more open spaces that let in lots of light and provide ample room to move around and relax.


To start catching your bathroom up to the times, head over to Bathroom Renovation Quiz to get going on planning and getting excited about your next renovation project.

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