A Natural Bathroom Design May Make You Rethink the Bright Tile Trend

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When it comes to bathroom design, the endless variety of vibrant tiling is oh-so-trendy, but venturing outside that literal box can get you away from the decorating herd. And that's just one of the reasons why we're loving this retro take on a contemporary bathroom by Emma O'Meara. First off, the palette is calmingly simplistic. The honey-colored finish of the wood adds a confident dose of warmth that unifies every piece in sight — from the tub to the mirror — and the concrete flooring provides a smooth complementary material that's also a flattering contrast. Plus, the abstract print plays into that warmth with sun-filtered hues that match the rainbow-patterned towels perfectly. But it's the hanging plant that gives this corner a lively detail, punctuating all of those natural elements with greenery in its most stylish form. Don't forget to include plant life in your own unique at-home spa: a version like this acts as a relaxing accessory that'll never go out of style.

Bring life to your design with a hanging plant of your own.

Iris Macrame Hanging Planter ( $24 )

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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