Updated: May 2, 2021
A well designed bathroom is a thing of beauty, but it’s made up of a mix of elements. Take inspiration from these updates if you are dreaming of tackling a reno next year, or just want a preview of the coming attractions, these bathroom trends will lead the way in 2021.
Dark Fixtures Dark fixtures really pop when contrasted by a snowy expanse of marble, as seen by these classic wall-mounted cross taps in this bathroom. The sharp matte fixtures act as punctuation points and accent the shower frame and windows. Source:House & Home March 2020 Designer:Arren Williams; Architecture by BLDG Workshop Integrated Lighting When it comes to a clean look, nothing tops integrated lighting! In this artful bathroom, illumination is used behind the mirror to highlight the heavily-veined stone, and makes the floating vanity appear even more weightless and spectral. Source:House & Home May 2020 Designer:Daniel Harland, Roundabout Studio Asymmetrical Tubs Sculptural soakers have been making huge inroads in bathroom design; the next evolution is an asymmetrical shape that offers a one-off focus in the room. Source:House & Home September 2020 Designer:Anne Hepfer Multifunctional Enclosures In the Spring 2020 Princess Margaret Showhouse, designer Sarah Baeumler created a wishlist of features in the principal bathroom ensuite. The rationale for the glassed-in space was simple: it stays warm and cozy, so getting out of the tub is never jarring. This wet room also offers double showers, meaning there is never any waiting. Source:House & Home May 2020 Designer:Sarah Baeumler Hybrid Floors We’ve seen mixed media floors break onto the scene in chic restaurants, so it was only a matter of time before they started popping up in homes. Soft pink Moroccan tiles seem to melt into the Scandi-style wood flooring. Source:House & Home January 2020 Designer:Architecture by Superkül Color Saturation Teal (like Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color Of The Year) is making a strong showing in this Prince Edward County home, but any rich color can have an equally luscious effect. This moody hue also makes brass fixtures and wood accents really pop. Source:House & Home December 2019 No Handles Consider this design move a truly clean slate. Skipping handles makes millwork look sleeker and svelte, putting the emphasis on the beautiful wood grain in this minimalist family home’s bathroom. Source:House & Home October 2019 Designer:Jackie Di Cara Full Marble Walls A dramatic black marble backsplash shows the power of using marble slab, creating visual dimension, and contrasts the pale marble for graphic impact. Source:House & Home April 2019 Designer:Stephanie Brown Black Tubs This trend mixes edgy black and the old-fashioned charm of a claw foot tub. In this petite Parisian bathroom, the tub is painted black to match the glossy walls for a seamless effect (but one that’s also unabashedly romantic.) Source:House & Home September 2019 Designer:Jackie Kai Ellis Mixed Metals The pendulum has been swinging to brass (especially unlacquered), but there is no rule that everything has to match. Here, a cool metal faucet lives happily besides warm finishes on the sconces, hooks and mirror frame. Photographer:Alex Lukey Source:House & Home September 2020 Designer:Orsi Panos