What’s trending in bathroom design?

If you look on the likes of Instagram and Pinterest for bathroom inspiration, you’ll notice those that resonate with spa-like retreats are trending. As are bathrooms with integrated technology, with an emphasis on sustainability and bold aesthetics.

If you’re thinking about redecorating your bathroom sometime soon, check out the following trending designs.

Smart bathrooms

Technology is being increasingly integrated into bathrooms, to make them more luxurious and comfortable. From smart mirrors to digitally controlled showers, high-tech toilets with heated seats to voice-activities features, the trendiest of homes are making their bathrooms smart.

Sustainable design

As we all become more environmentally conscious and yearning to do our part for the planet, sustainable design features are making their way into every room, including the bathroom. Opt for sustainable materials, such as recycled glass and bamboo, alongside energy-efficient lighting and water-saving taps, showers, and baths, to ensure your bathroom is as energy-efficient as possible.

Freestanding bathtubs

This bathroom design feature has been trending for several years and shows no sign of slowing down. Freestanding bathtubs are the ultimate symbol of relaxation and luxury. Coming in a myriad of styles, from classic clawfoot styles to modern sleek finishes, freestanding bathtubs cater to every style of bathroom.

Rounded shapes

Another trending design feature in modern bathrooms is rounded shapes. Think circular mirrors, bathtubs, and basins with rounded edges, complemented by geometric contrasts, to bring style and elegance to your bathroom.

Open-plan layout

Open-plan layouts are not confined to living rooms and are becoming increasingly popular in modern bathrooms. Think open showers and uncluttered space to craft a sense of openness, while maximising functionality.

3D tiling

3D tiling is another super-trendy feature in a bathroom. These ceramic embossed patterned tiles add texture, create movement, and are the latest tile trend.

Bold patterns and colours

Neutral tones in a bathroom are so yesterday. Today, bathroom design is all about being bold. Combine vibrant wallpaper to rich tones and patterned tiles, to bring some wow factor to your bathroom.

Innovative lighting

Statement lighting is also a key trending bathroom theme on Instagram. Make your bathroom lighting unique by opting for lavish chandeliers, stylish LED strips, or cosy pendant lights, to highlight specific areas of the room and create a bathroom crying out for selfies and sharing.

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