When it comes to style and trends in the home, the bathroom is no exception. Here we take a look at the best of those inspiring 2019 bathroom trends carrying through into next year and what new and exciting looks are coming up in 2020. Whether you’re looking to invest in a complete bathroom renovation or looking for more feasible new bathroom ideas such as decorative updates in colours, tiles and accessories, we answer the question – what are the upcoming bathroom trends in 2020? We’ve narrowed down the search for inspirational bathroom ideas, helping you to hone your bathroom style based on the most appealing and on trend looks for the coming year.
A softer take on clean lines, the scandi look brings simplicity and a lack of clutter, but is not cold or clinical in its finish.
Floating (or wall mounted) furniture features heavily, creating the illusion of additional floor space, while a mix of matt black and wood add warmth and depth to the bathroom, in the form of minimal black taps, wooden stools and towel ladders.
Round mirrors and frames, alongside exposed angled light-wood legs carry through the scandi trend.
2. Forest Luxe
Move over grey, there’s a new must-have colour in town. Green, more specifically dark rich forest hues of green, mix well with geometric tiles and accents to compliment and pop in your bathroom design.
Mix teals, peacock and emeralds to achieve this look, as well as opulent textures such as velvet and brass to complete the forest luxe trend.
3. Midnight Lux
Go bold or go home with the wonderfully rich midnight blue luxe trend. Marble and luxury metals such as brass or copper feature heavily on taps, mirrors and accessories.
iflo Rhea Lighting is key, so think carefully where to add mood driven lighting to your sink area and bath. While panelling adds extra drama and white surfaces bounce light and break up the overall midnight trend.
Remember, dark hues are not restricted to large spaces either, embrace the midnight luxe design in your bathroom and add a little luxe to your morning routine.
4. Crittall Chic
Simple yet effective, crittall-style shower screens work well in the bathroom, bringing an urban edge to your 2020 bathroom. Think black framed industrial lines - ever popular with interior designs of rear extensions and internal separations. It’s now a huge trend in bathrooms, making the perfect industrial chic update achievable in your bathroom.
Combine your new shower screen with classic metro tiles or ramp up the luxe with marble and create a stylish space that feels both light and open but retains an element of separation is a key objective.
5. Modern Mono
Monochrome is going nowhere in 2020! It instantly creates a harmony of simplicity and elegance which won’t date for years to come. It’s also adaptable enough to work well with various style tastes including minimalist, industrial, art deco, or contemporary. But be mindful to avoid high gloss (too 1970s!) and opt for matt black.
Black and white go together perfectly in the bathroom, where adding sleek new black taps and black radiators can be a straight forward task, with a big impact.
Floor tiles are the stand out element, while wall tiles follow a paired back metro brick style.
6. Industrial Exposure Chic
Not new to interiors, but everlasting in 2020, is the industrial trend. In particular, exposed hardware and piping has established its way into the bathroom in a sleek and stylish way.
From exposed pipes and naked lightbulbs to a retro tank style toilet, or a large porcelain sink. Team with versatile subway tiles, and a floor drain for the ultimate industrial lover's dream bathroom look.
Open shelving and concrete effects now dominate the look, bringing it up to date, paired with black pipework as well as copper and exposed bricks.
7. Statement Taps
Taps are having a huge influence in bathroom design with so many gorgeous finishes to choose from.
For a luxe, sleek finish to your bathroom, brushed gold and brass taps will add that finishing touch. Brass works wonderfully against white city tiles and can liven up any paint colour on your walls for a dramatic collaboration.
But for an on trend nod to scandi-chic, matt black designs are the must have choice.
With everything from contemporary waterfall designs to modern mixers and even opulent floor-standing choices, there’s something to make every basin and bath stand out.
8. Wet Room to Water Space
The latest compact-living bathroom concept removes regular space requirements and boundaries, for a bijou bathroom design.
Think next level up from a wet room, a ‘water space’ is an increasingly popular bathroom design trend, maximising room for a hotel-like experience where typically both the bathtub and shower occupy the same open area of the bathroom. This is an innovative space-saving layout, allowing the bathroom to look more spacious.
For this to work, simple design elements such as a simple glass shower panel work to effortlessly separate the water space from the rest of the bathroom facilities, providing a compact yet airy bathroom design.
9. Stylish Radiators
From flat panel, ultra-thin to vertical colosseum, a radiator or heated towel rail is no longer just a functional item. It’s an extension of your stylish new bathroom. Make it eye-catching or blend it effortlessly into the surroundings, the choice is yours – just don’t overlook those finishing details, you’ll be surprised how bringing your radiator up to scratch will make a welcome style update.
10. Statement Tiles
Geometric tiles are also going nowhere fast, bringing personality and style to what can otherwise be a clinical environment. Formed in simple geometric shapes, building up into an overall floor and wall design, we love the bold statement these tiles can bring to your bathroom.
Don’t be fearful of using bold patterns or colours, simply be mindful of balancing them with simple adjacent tiles or walls in order to maintain a feeling of space and serenity without closing your space in.