Written by Paisley Tedder

10 bathroom trend predictions for 2022

Interiors experts predict the biggest bathroom trends for 2022, from Japandi to monochrome and designs to wow your family and friends. Before you take the plunge, however, remember that remodelling your bathroom is an expensive undertaking, so make sure you get that balance between trends and longevity… 

1. Bold wallpaper

Bathroom wallpaper has been a thing for a while, but in 2022 it’s set to really make its mark. As a chance to utilise creativity in a small space, we can opt for daring patterned wallpapers that might seem daunting to use in bigger rooms such as bedrooms and living rooms.

Whether you’re renovating your en suite or master bathrooms this year, take inspiration from bright colours and popular prints to create a wet room to be proud of. Get the lowdown on everything you need to know before wallpapering your bathroom with the Good Homes’ expert guide. Plus, find some of the best bathroom wallpaper looks trending on Instagram here.

Feature wall bathroom trends floral bathroom wallpaper with pink bath

Photo: Lola Design

2. Nature-inspired

After two years of spending plenty of time at home, it’s no surprise in 2022 we’ve decided to bring the outside, in! Bathrooms are the perfect place for foliage in both plant form and decor scheme, as the flowing water takes us back to our natural roots. Whether you choose to opt for a plant jungle within your bathroom (Good Homes has you sorted with the best plants for bathrooms here) or instead bring the trend to your decoration, it’s a trend worth celebrating.

Bathroom trends foliage in white bathroom with teal toilet room

Photo: B&Q

3. Japandi bathrooms

Japandi is a mix between Japanese and Scandinavian style – something that has more in common than you’d imagine. A minimalist outlook, mixed with natural materials and good quality craftsmanship means that these two are natural bedfellows. However, they also help to round each other out style-wise.

‘Unlike the separate design concepts, the merging of these styles ensures there is variance in texture that wouldn’t be found in Japanese decor and elements of colour that wouldn’t be seen in something quintessentially Scandi,’ says Lusso Stone Managing Director Mike Manders. ‘

Work the Japandi trend into the rest of your interiors with this guide.

japanese inspired minimalist bathroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Clearwater

4. Vintage furniture

Period living is officially trending, whether you’ve been inspired by a period drama on Netflix or simply want to recreate retro interiors, across homeware it’s set to be huge in 2022. Bathrooms have not missed this trend, and increasingly people are opting to bring vintage-style furniture into their scheme. This adds an extra layer of interest, whether you choose to add an antique mirror, a vintage sideboard or a vintage chest of drawers.

Vintage clock and unit inside bathroom space with white units

Photo: Melody Maison

5. White marble

Classic, refined and sophisticated, white marble is a consistent trend that has earned its place on our top ten. It’s timeless and sleek, and a great choice for sanitaryware, particularly if you’re experimenting with pattern in wallpaper and using bright shades. It’s great for flooring and walls alike too, and is guaranteed to please.

White marble bathroom with light up mirror and porcelain toilet

Photo: Crosswater

6. Monochrome

As you will have seen in late 2021, monochrome is everywhere on the interior scene and bathrooms in 2022 are no exception. Classic black and white is always popular for sleek and sophisticated style and it doesn’t date so is a safe choice if you’re not in a position to update your bathroom regularly. Opt for a more striking finish with a bold focal point, then matte black frames and fixtures against the crisp white of the ceramics. Get plenty of monochrome bathroom inspiration on Instagram.

Monochrome shower room with tiled flooring and white tiles

Photo: Dunelm

7. Natural materials

In much the same way that nature is trending in bathroom schemes this year, natural materials are too! From bringing in fresh air with plenty of windows and letting the sun stream in, to natural textures in the form of tiles, stone and wood. Bring in furniture that fits the natural materials mould, with wooden cabinets and neutral tones throughout.

Natural materials ooden drawers with white freestanding bath

Photo: Cult Furniture

8. Go for green

As Good Homes reported earlier this year, throwback avocado bathrooms are back. Whether you go the whole way and opt for a full green bathroom suite, or simply bring in touches of green with tiles, paint and quirky units, there are many ways to embrace this trend. Get plenty of inspiration for styling and implementing your green bathroom with this guide. If you’re not feeling confident enough to go all out green with your bathroom, try pairing it with another colour, pink is a popular choice to opt for.

Green tiles in bathroom with leafy wallpaper

Photo: Britton

9. Luxe lighting

Bring the glamour into your bathroom suite with some high-end lighting. Whether you want oversized, crystal or all out chandelier glamour, now is the time to act! The latest innovations mean you can satisfy your itch for luxurious lighting without having to overhaul your existing scheme. Bravery is key, as with many of the trends for 2022, don’t be afraid to go big. Think drum pendants, large chandeliers and giant floor lamps, as these will instantly give your bathroom and elegant sophisticated style.

Chandelier style lighting for bathroom trends

Photo: Dar Lighting Group

10. Rounded shapes

Curve appeal has been tipped as a huge interiors trend for 2022 according to Pinterest. So it’s no surprise that rounded shapes have made their way into bathroom trends, too. Rather than angular surfaces, people are trying to make their interiors more welcoming with softer flowing lines in baths, showers and sink styles. The rounded shapes are also being used in bathroom storage such as cabinetry and softly curved baskets.

Blue rounded bathroom units with laminate floor and grey and white panelled wall

Photo: Burlington

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