8 Bathroom Design Trends for Your Home

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If there are two areas of the home that make a dramatic impact, it’s the kitchen and bathroom. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned homeowner, our best bet is that these two areas were major selling points when you bought your home. 

This just goes to show that if there’s anywhere you should spend your money when it comes to home renovation, it’s these two sections of the home. In fact, modern bathroom renovation offers a 60-67 percent recoup on your investment, depending on the scale of the renovation.

Here are some of the top bathroom design trends to consider if it’s time for a bathroom refresh. 

1. Colorful, Oversized Tiling 

While grey tiles have stood the test of time in terms of popularity, they’re no longer the number one choice for bathroom remodeling. Color is set to take over in 2022, and that includes large, colorful blocks of tile. 

We understand a natural hesitance toward renovating with bold color — it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So, you might want to think about warm, neutral tones instead. For example, instead of choosing a grey tile, you could choose a taupe or light beige color instead. 

This trend is all about adding warmth back into the bathroom with the tiling you choose. 

2. The Freestanding Tub 

If you’re looking for one of the simplest ways to bring your bathroom into a modern era, the freestanding bathtub is your go-to. This trend has slowly begun to climb in popularity. But in 2022, the freestanding tub is probably the best choice you can make as a bathroom feature. 

Freestanding tubs are also a fantastic choice if you’re pushed for space in a bathroom. Depending on your personal style preference, popular bathtub styles include modern, organic shapes, or traditional, old-world charm. 

3. Tech-Savvy Bathroom Features

While technologically advanced bathrooms are not exactly a ”new” trend, these features are set to take off in 2022. Just some of these upgrades include high-tech toilets that flush themselves, have an automatic lid opener, seat warmers, air dryers, and more. 

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This year, smart fridges, mirrors, automatic sinks, and built-in Bluetooth speaker systems are all the rage. 

4. The Double Shower Head 

This is one of those trends that’s brilliant because of the sheer convenience of it. Nowadays, you don’t have to wait until your partner finishes showering, you can simply shower alongside them. 

A modern-day bathroom trend is to expand the size of your shower, adding in a double showerhead for multi-person access. This trend is great for a main bathroom that offers a little more space. You can also remove your bathtub and expand your shower size to accommodate this trend. 

5. Natural Wood Accents 

In place of the ever-popular color palette of grey and white in modern-day bathrooms is the trend of natural wood accents. You no longer have to stick to these neutral colors in order to create a sleek and current bathroom.

Natural wood tones offer warmth and character and also pair well with the tones as mentioned above, such as beige and taupe. Wood also pairs well with various types/colors of fixtures and fittings — think brass, brushed gold, and black. 

Incorporate warm wood accents in your bathroom vanity, shelving, bathroom blinds, or paneling. 

6. Smart, Compact Storage Space

It’s no secret that bathrooms don’t always offer the best amount of storage space. This is ironic seeing as it’s the place we tend to store most of our personal care items.

If you’re sick of struggling with a simple vanity cupboard, you might want to consider adding storage space with hidden cabinets, wall shelving, and under-vanity cupboards. Not only will this help you to declutter the look and feel of your bathroom, but it adds tons of extra value to your bathroom itself. 

If there’s one thing that wins homebuyers over (if you’re looking to sell down the line), it’s extra storage space! 

7. Earthy Tones

By now, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that there’s a clear move away from simple tones such as grey and white. Instead, there’s a clear shift in popularity towards earthy tones to add some depth, character, and life to your bathroom. 

The great part is that you can choose to incorporate colors such as taupe, green, blue, browns, and gold in your fixtures, tiling, cabinetry, or decor. This trend allows you to get creative and add your own unique touch to your bathroom, without devaluing it. 

8. Accent Wallpaper 

Wallpaper, in a bathroom? If this trend makes your skin crawl, think again! This is a brilliant way to add a touch of character to your bathroom but beware of overdoing it. As with any type of bold change, you always want to stick to the ”less is more” mindset. 

One of the smartest ways to incorporate wallpaper in your bathroom is by adding it to an accent wall. This way, you create a feature wall/focal point in your bathroom, while adding in your personal touch. 

Nowadays, you don’t have to worry about wallpaper and glue clean-up. You can get your hands on simple peel and stick versions, which are easily removable if you don’t love it! 

Considering Any of These Bathroom Design Trends?

If you’re looking to marry form, function, and any of these bathroom design trends, Murphy Maude Interiors is here to bring your vision to life. 

We are experts in bathroom design and revival. We offer interior design and architectural services to transform your space, according to your exacting style and needs. If you’re looking for the best team to work with for your bathroom remodeling project, get in touch with us today.