Renovating your bathroom can be one of the most interesting and fun renovations in your entire home. From selecting the vanity to shower and toilet, there are a lot of components that go into designing and building your bathroom.
We’ve scoured the internet and consulted with our experts to provide you with our top 5 bathroom trends in 2021.
1. Space! Space! Space!
In such an increasingly crowded world, it’s no wonder designers from everywhere are leaning towards space-creating bathroom designs.
Bathroom skylights are on-trend and create more space whilst introducing natural light. These are especially handy if your bathroom doesn’t have any windows.
We also give the green light to neutral color schemes implementing white and pastel tones to open an otherwise small bathroom.
You can also opt for space-saving designs across a variety of bathroom fixtures.
When it comes to toilets, there are 4 core varieties as illustrated by this guide and the top bathroom trends in 2021. Both back-to-wall and in wall cistern toilet suites offer a sleeker look than more traditional designs.
For bathtubs, a flat-bottom variety is a great choice versus say a more decorative model. On the other hand, we’ve seen showers get continually bigger with the inclusion of double showerheads.
You may go for a walk-in shower to keep your bathroom spacious and inclusive even if you have a large shower.
What about basins? Get a standout feature that has a small footprint with either a wall-hung, pedestal or basin that sits in the benchtop.
2. Inject Colour
Yep, color is back!
While monochromatic colors are still a big thing, a lot of manufacturers provide color varieties of their staple products.
When it comes to tapware, there is brushed nickel, bronze, white or gunmetal.
Basins also offer another avenue for being bold with colors, with pastels, blushes and warm colorways making a big splash in 2021, and the same goes for vanities.
For the most part, toilets and bathtubs remain abundantly white but that doesn’t stop you from getting colored details such as bath legs or flush plates. I even saw a black toilet at Home Depot!
There is a huge selection of tiles that come in a plethora of colors. Really the sky is the limit and your best bet is to check out which color scheme will fit in with your bathroom fixtures.
3. Bringing In Nature
One of our favorite bathroom trends in 2021 is bringing nature into the bathroom. This can be through a variety of ways.
We have seen wooden props being used and even metallic finishes that develop an aged patina look overtime as such is the case with raw brass finishes.
You can even add timber accents throughout the bathroom like vanities and shelves that can break up an otherwise black and white look.
Tiles are no exception. Whilst ceramic and porcelain tiles continue to be the ideal material for bathroom tiles, it is the growing availability in natural finishes that many designers are turning to. From stone to hardwood, you can easily implement a natural shell for your bathroom.
One last thing we should mention is exposed plumbing. We’d think of this as natural since it brings a raw look to your bathroom. It may also end up less expensive for you since you aren’t paying to cover the pipes.
4. Backlit Mirrors
Backlit mirrors have been popular throughout 2020 and continue their dominance as one of the top bathroom trends in 2021. They add a focal point to your bathroom and provide a light source that isn’t your main bathroom lights.
This one is all about illusion. Such a design creates a ‘floating effect’ and can accentuate the wall behind the mirror. So, if you’ve opted for textured tiles and you want them to be noticed, a backlit mirror is a great way to do that.
5. Quartz Countertops
Being clean has been an underlying trend for bathroom design, considering the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all our lives.
Quartz is one of the hardest natural materials and is extremely durable and super easy to clean. It is also non-porous which is great in damp bathroom environments since it prevents the build-up of bacteria and offers several advantages over granite.
Such countertops are also generally made seamlessly, and so offer a sleek and modern look.
We hope you love some of these bathroom trends in 2021 and will get a chance to update your bathroom soon!