Design trends are changing every year, and 2021 is the same. Many new trends have emerged, and some have been around for a year or two. If you are planning to remodel your bathroom next year, and you want to be on-trend, we have compiled bathroom design trends for 2021. Read on to see more.
A trend that has been around for some time is an industrial bathroom. This look can easily be achieved with a red brick wall and exposed pipes. Countertops are usually made from concrete or wood, with copper or golden fixtures. If you want a more cohesive look, choose steel features, mirror trims, and other bathroom accessories. Remember, the more undone it looks, the better. For light fixtures, use Edison light bulbs that hang from the ceiling.
Continuing from the industrial bathroom trend, concrete walls are a new trend that is popping up in everyone’s bathroom. Concrete has been spreading, so now you can find concrete bathtubs, countertops, and others. Concrete walls look unfinished, but they give a spa/resort vibe. There is a special material that looks exactly like concrete to achieve this look, and it’s waterproof—perfect for a bathroom. Pair it with an open shower, and you have a perfectly simple design.
Wood has made a real comeback in every part of the home design world. Wood is a universally beautiful material that can be incorporated into almost every design trend. At first glance, it may look unsuitable for a bathroom, when it can give you a perfect natural, home spa, steam room look. Wood can be used for drastic changes in design or small details—it’s perfect for a bathroom renovation. Wooden windows, doors, and cabinets are a staple. You can even install wooden wall panels. If you prefer smaller wooden accents, opt for towel rails, toiletry holders, mirror frames, and others.
Tiles are a staple in most bathrooms, and now they are more interesting than ever. Now you can find bathroom tiles in almost any colour, shape, or pattern. You can mix and match tiles for the floors and walls—even different tiles for every wall. A trend is also to connect the pattern on the floor to one wall and create a cohesive look. This can be a wall where your bathtub is placed to accentuate it. The possibilities are as endless as there are tiles in the world.
A simple design, but now it’s a lot trendier than it used to be. For some time, we have seen marble, gold, and grey bathrooms. They look elegant—but the simplicity of a white bathroom can’t be surpassed. White bathrooms create a fresh and clean environment. It often looks bright and airy. If you want to add accents, choose light wooden colours, or beige to keep it neutral. Bathroom features like bathtubs, toilets—now with bidet toilet seat additions, sinks, and others should always be white for a timeless look.
Pops of colour
We are starting to see more bold use of colour in design trends, especially bathrooms. Shades of pink, blue, and green are most common. You can paint one wall in a colour you love to make it pop. To take it a step further, install a sink with a similar hue. A combination of blue and white works very well, as well as blush pink and pastel green.
2021 will be the revival of marble to bathroom decore. It will give the bathroom a luxurious look. Therefore, it is so popular among decorators. If you want to add beauty to your bathroom, use marble for its decoration. Sometimes people think that marble is too cold for a home design while they are underestimating the role of details and accessories. You can warm it up using golden or warm coloured-items.
Although a trend for years, golden colour has managed to become better than ever. The combination of golden accessories with concrete or marble walls is the perfect choice for your bathroom design. If you crave for a luxurious and unique look for your bathroom, then the golden colour is the best answer.
Most popular design trends stick for a long time, and this can be said for the trends mentioned above. If you want to be ahead of your design game, follow these design trends for the best-looking bathroom in 2021.
Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, but her ultimate passion is design and creation. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.