2020 Bathroom Trends We’re Crushing on Hard

Updated: Jun 27, 2020

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It’s no secret that 2020 has been a real bummer of a year for most. However, with extra time spent at home due to quarantine and social distancing, now is the perfect time to choose your next home renovation project. From textured basin designs to revolutionary marble, here are my favourite bathroom trends of 2020 so far.

Tiles: Subway, Square & Bold

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One of the latest tile trends for bathrooms is vertically stacked subway tiles with rugged edges. A modern twist on traditional stretcher bond tiling, these gorgeous tiles look modern and chic, with the rugged edges adding texture to an otherwise flat wall.

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If subway tiles aren’t your thing, you may prefer the look of square tiles. High gloss ceramic and natural stone looks are both drool worthy, and once again it’s all about natural, rugged edges. Whether they’re used as a vanity feature, or for floor to ceiling wall coverage, I’m loving these modern and edgy tile designs.

Image Source: Delia Kenza | Photography by Pippa Drummond via Dwell Magazine

If you want to get extra creative, a leather tile is here for you. Powder rooms are such a great place to make a bold statement, and these leather tiles are textural without being too overwhelming. And apparently they're relatively easy to install and to keep clean, and given that they are made from cow skin that would have otherwise gone to waste, it's a win-win-win!

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No matter what tile shape you go with, bold colour choices are seriously in. While traditional bathrooms feature white tiles to open up the space, there’s something about jewel tones and deep greys that can make your bathroom go from three-star-hotel to deluxe suite. If you can’t resist a white tile, creamy whites are this year’s colour choice over stark bright whites.

Rough-Cut Sinks

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Rough-cut sinks are the new kid on the block, and they are oh so pretty! Cut from natural stone like sandstone or onyx, these beautiful basins are sure to make you feel like you’re living with the aristocracy.

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The great thing about these natural-look sinks is that they add texture without the need to accessorise. In my book, a natural colour palette with lots of texture is much classier than crowding a space with too much colour.

Diverse Marbles

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As much as I love a good marble bench top, I’m glad to see the back of the Carrera marble trend! This year it’s all about diversity in marble choices - from deep blacks to rich greys, these gorgeous new marbles are the change I’ve been waiting for!

Image Source: Tecture | Photography: Shannon Mcgrath

Marble is such a versatile base to use in bathrooms, and looks great for bench tops, splash backs, tiles and fittings such as showers and baths. Just make sure not to overdue it - include plain features such as a simple white wall or a hardwood floor to maintain a sense of elegance.

Arched Mirrors

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If you read my article on the 2020 Arch Trend, you’ll know how in love I am with sleek arches and sophisticated curves. This timeless trend is perfect for bathroom mirrors, adding a point of interest to one of your most-used spaces.

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The great thing about curved mirrors is that they come in so many styles. Whether you opt for traditional Moroccan or Spanish styles or modern curved ovals, these gorgeous mirror shapes are here to stay.

Modern and Traditional Mixes

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Not a trend, but a design staple that has continued into 2020, is elegant brass and mixed metal hardware and tapware. These traditional fixtures blend seamlessly with modern colours and textures to perfectly combine old and new.

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Another modern-traditional mix I love is the combination of old and new in bathroom lighting. Using traditional light fixtures with a modern twist, such as hanging wall sconces, can help brighten up your room without it looking like an airport runway.

Interested in trying one of these trends in your own bathroom? Contact us today to help design a bathroom you’ll love now and in the future.

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