In 2020, we all found ourselves spending more time at home. In response, many people have begun to transform their home spaces into more luxurious, relaxing environments. The 2021 trends for bathroom design reflect this evolution, creating a home oasis where you can retreat to relax, refresh, and renew.
We’ve created a curated list of 2021 bathroom trends to inspire you on your journey to achieve a home bathroom that gives you an ethereal, spa-like experience.
1. Floating Vanities
Installing a floating vanity can make your bathroom feel much larger. Freeing up space under your vanity also gives you the ability to stash storage baskets or your bathroom scale to keep things neat and tidy. Floating vanities range in size from just a sink and a small shelf to a two-sink complex. Either way, floating vanities can give your home a modern, sleek feel.
2. Smart Toilets and Bidets
Smart toilets are all the rage. They’ve been popular in Japan for many years, and people in other countries now realize the appeal. These toilets offer a luxurious experience, with heated seats and dryer options. With more time spent at home, it’s the little things that make life special.
3. Heated Flooring
Nobody likes the feeling of waking up early for work and stepping onto cold tile flooring. Heated flooring in the bathroom can alleviate this discomfort, making your morning routine more enjoyable. And believe it or not, heated flooring can also help you save money on your electric bill. Heated tile floors not only keep your feet warm but radiate heat up into your home, which creates consistent warmth without cold spots.
4. Bold Wall Designs
In case you haven’t noticed, DIY home paint projects are trendy this year. Whether it’s painting an accent wall or creating a terrazzo-like pattern, bringing a pop of color and visual interest into your bathroom can transform the feel of a space.
5. Subway Tiles
Subway tiles are a timeless choice and easily blend into any style. They’re also easy to clean, and they keep the area looking crisp. These shiny surfaces can reflect light, making your space feel and appear larger. They can also be extremely economical, which can be an excellent choice for a total bathroom remodel.
6. Small Tiles
If you’re not into the look of large subway tiles, you’re in luck — small tiles are also popular this year. A mosaic design created with small tiles can give your bathroom an artistic flair.
7. Backlit Features
Adding lighting to your bathroom can significantly change the feel of the space. For example, backlit features are a way to illuminate your room while maintaining a warm, soft glow. These types of lighting changes can make your room feel luxurious, evoking feelings of relaxation.
8. Dark Fixtures
Dark fixtures are quite trendy and can make a space feel more modern by creating an interesting visual contrast. When used against a white background, black fixtures can ground a space, giving your eye a place to rest in an all-white room.
9. Natural Elements: Wood, Marble, Stone
Natural elements like wood or wood-looking tiles can bring the outdoor elements inside. This trend gives your space the relaxing feeling of being in the great outdoors. You can incorporate natural elements into permanent fixtures like your countertops, tiling, or fixtures, or add this touch via more temporary décor, like wicker baskets or shells.
If you live in a private area, large, open windows can also bring the outside in to lend a more natural look without actually having to install anything.
10. Soaking Tubs
There’s nothing like a soak in the tub at the end of a long day. This type of luxuriating self-care can be just the escape you need. Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice the convenience of a shower for a tub. Many soaking tubs come with a hybrid setup, where tubs have attached shower faucets.
11. Hydromassage or Rain Showers
If you want to keep your shower, there are ways to make it more luxurious. One of these is to install a faucet with a built-in hydromassage feature. These use water pressure to target parts of your body. Some are full-body size cubicles, while others are just overhead nozzles.
Rain showers are another type of shower with a luxurious water flow. These faucets simulate realistic rainfall, complete with a wide area of flow.
Turning Bathroom Trend Inspiration into Reality
Now that you have some inspiration for your bathroom, you can consult with RJ Tilley’s remodeling experts to design a bathroom that fits your dream style. We also have a showroom to help you visualize and even experience the different features of your remodel. Check out more information on our website and schedule a visit today.