Is your bathroom in need of a makeover? Perhaps it could use an eye-catching accent wall, more sustainable plumbing or a fresh new countertop. These days, there are countless options when it comes to design – from color schemes and materials to price points. Whatever your goals and budget, we’ve got the inspiration you need to make your design dreams a reality. Take a look at some of the top bathroom design trends of 2021 and tap into the interior designer within!
Looking for a bathroom vanity design that offers a space-saving storage solution and elegant aesthetic? The floating vanity trend is gaining popularity for good reason, with standout features in both form and function. As the name suggests, a floating vanity appears to float in mid-air, leaving the space below – usually occupied by cabinets or fixtures – free and open. This extra space will make your bathroom appear larger and less cramped. Plus, the design creates a more sophisticated look.
Floating vanities come in many configurations, with customized styles to suit your bathroom and options including cabinets, or simply the counter and sink. As a wall-hung piece, the floating vanity appears light and airy. It also makes cleaning bathroom floors more efficient, which is always a plus! Check out some of our favorite examples of this innovative design trend for inspiration to maximize your own bathroom space.
Sick of the monotone bathroom? Try mixing the color scheme up with an accent wall. While painted and wallpaper accent walls are not new design trends, the past year has elevated the concept with eye-catching tile and stone patterns. When contrasted against neutral colored walls, a funky textured accent wall can offer just the touch of uniqueness your bathroom needs. Use intricate tiling for a polished aesthetic, or limestone or marble for a Mediterranean feel. Love the look of tile mosaics in ancient Roman baths? Don’t be afraid to dream big. While your wildest accent wall dreams may not be feasible, start with your most extravagant inspiration and work your way down to an achievable design.
Ever take note of the aesthetically pleasing backlit mirrors at a fancy restaurant or hotel and long for your own at home? According to Houzz, 77% of homeowners choose to install new mirrors during a master bathroom renovation – and mostare selecting lighted models. Decorative as well as functional, backlit mirrors and medicine cabinets are one of the top bathroom design trends of the moment. The embedded light feature provides ambient lighting without any added glare or reflections on the mirror. Backlighting also creates a glowing effect on the wall, giving the illusion of a floating mirror and statement feature.
The material you choose for your countertops should be more than just nice to look at. In the world of natural minerals, quartz is one of the hardest. It is also resistant to scratching and staining and is relatively easy to maintain. These facts considered, we’re not surprised that quartz dominated all other materials in a recent bathroom trends report, with 74% of designers calling it the top countertop material for bathrooms.
Because quartz surfacing is non-porous, it is inherently less susceptible to bacteria. This is a valuable trait in a damp environment and key in today’s germ-focused times. In line with the trending contemporary bath designs, quartz countertops have sleek profiles, adding to their low-maintenance appeal. In terms of color, quartz countertops strongly trend toward lighter finishes, reflecting warmth and natural light in the space.
Jaw-dropping, luxurious and the perfect focal point for a bathroom, freestanding tubs had to make our list of top bathroom design trends. Installing a freestanding bathtub is unconventional and a bit expensive, but if your budget allows, makes for a beautiful addition. There are a few costs to consider apart from the tub itself. Freestanding tubs are very heavy and may require a reinforced floor for support. A plumber may also be needed for installation and fees may range from $500 to $1,500 depending on customization.
Pastel and emerald greens may be having a moment in interior design, we aren’t talking about color schemes. 2021 is a year for environmentally friendly designs – and your bathroom is the ideal place to consider sustainability. Between showers, toilets and sinks, you’re using a lot of water and energy every day. A few small design tweaks such as low flow showers and tankless toilets can save up to 20,000 gallons of water per year, making them great options for anyone looking to retrofit their bathroom fixtures. If plumbing alterations are out of your budget try simply swapping your lights for a more sustainable option. Halogen and compact fluorescent bulbs are popular options that can save resources as well as money on your energy bill.
In the market for some metal bathroom fixtures and not sold on the classic polished brass? With its versatility, durability and ability to conduct and retain heat, copper is a great option for kitchen and bathroom fixtures. From showers to sinks and baths, copper faucets and handles are becoming a more popular choice. Aesthetically, copper brings a welcome metallic touch to bright or neutral toned bathrooms. Against light colors, copper adds an air of luxury and when paired with bold tones, its brassy hue accentuates the color.
Can you imagine any of these bathroom design ideas spicing up your space? Let us know which one you love the most, or drop a comment with your favorite bathroom aesthetic not mentioned!