The biggest bathroom trends of 2021
Take a look at the latest and greatest trends in bathroom design for the coming year, according to the experts.
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Planning a new bathroom? As it’s likely a big investment for your home, it’s important to get it right, and being ahead of the bandwagon when it comes to the latest style trends is key to ensure your space has longevity.
We’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends on the horizon for you, and the good news is creativity is at the top of the list, so say no to boring bathrooms!
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If you’re of a certain generation, you might remember candy pink bathroom suites of the 1970s that fell quickly out of fashion for clean white bathrooms. Of course, trends tend to be cyclical, so these beautiful shades of pastel and brighter pinks are back in a big way, through all kinds of bathroom fittings.
From tiles and paint colour all the way through to investment pieces such as baths, basins and taps. Combining pastels is also a huge trend in design, teamed with graphic lines for a bold but soothing look that’s perfect for unwinding in after a long day.
‘The dusty pinks we have seen will give way to more playful and vibrant variants, as we seek to bring joy into our home.’ says Sally Cutchie, Marketing Manager for BC Designs. ‘We’ll also see a move to combine pinks and earthier neutrals; calming tones and bubble-gum pink.
The cottagecore trend
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Cottagecore has exploded into interiors over the last year – calling back to quaint, rustic styling but with a modern edge. In the bathroom, think Shaker-style cabinetry, florals and check pattern and rural-inspired materials. A palette colour of duck egg, sage and off white is perfect for creating a cottagecore look.
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. ‘
If shiny white porcelain isn’t your thing, we’ve got good news for you – the industrial trend is still in in a big way. Concrete is a growing trend for the bathroom with colourful new sinks and basins available.
Think about ways to add luxe to your industrial scheme – contrast materials and look for quality brassware with stylised industrial detailing.
As the bathroom isn’t always the biggest room in the house, it’s great to have a little fun with the design. From out-there wallpaper to exciting accessories, add colour, pattern, slogans and texture to your space and create a bathroom scheme the whole family will enjoy.