The latest bathroom trends focus around individual creativity and designing a space that's to be enjoyed. Take a look at our round-up for 2020. 

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Image: Mandarin Stone

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! 

Playful pastels 

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Image: Mandarin Stone 

If you’re of a certain generation, you might remember candy pink and avocado green 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 pastel shades are back in a big way, through all kinds of bathroom fittings. 

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Image: Senator Colourkast bath in Satin Rose, BC Designs 

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. 

Read more: 8 ideas to bring colour to the bathroom

Artful accessories 

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Image: Bathroom Wall Paint In Paris Grey, Chalk Paint In Old Violet, Annie Sloan

It’s easy to imagine a bathroom as a purely functional space, however, if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in there, make sure it’s a place that inspires you too. From fun accessories and artwork to even putting a chair in your space, the bathroom is becoming a space to linger in and enjoy more and more. 

Read more: 7 of the best accessories for statement bathrooms

Warm feelings

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Image: Dunelm 

With the majority of bathroom ceramics gleaming clinical white, homeowners are opting for warm textures to finish off a bathroom scheme. Whether that be natural materials such as stone or wood which can transport you to another place when using your bathroom, or just more earthy colour palettes, this warm neutral scheme is great for avoiding a cold feeling in your design. 

Read more: How to create a rustic bathroom

Statement showers

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Image: Alternative bathrooms 

Shower screens have traditionally been streamlined glass enclosures to minimise their role in the space, but in recent times, decorative screens have become more popular. Think Crittall window-inspired screens, reeded glass and even colour. 

Think about our shower system investment too as this will greatly effect the enjoyment of your bathroom. Opt for a product that promises could spray coverage and that has smart tech to fine-tune the water temperature. Look out for those that are eco-friendly too, as this will help save money on your water bill and save the environment! 

Read more: These new shower screens bring the wow-factor to your bathroom

Handmade finishes

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Image: Kerry Lockwood

While traditional bathroom ceramics are sleek and streamlined, there’s a growing trend for rougher, more organic finishes in these spaces as a foil to add texture to a scheme. 

From handmade tiles with irregular edges to hand thrown ceramic basins and burnished tap, imperfection is the new perfection when it comes to bathroom design. 

Read more: Take a look at interior stylist Kerry Lockwood's bathroom makeover

Ambient lighting 

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Image: B&Q

Direct overhead lighting has its uses, but it’s no good while trying to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Look for lighting design that produces a soft glow indirectly - from backlit mirrors to integrated lighting that can highlight the best elements of your bathroom design scheme. 

Read more: Buyer's guide to bathroom lighting


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