While the right decorative touches can take most rooms in your home from average to fabulous, kitchens and bathrooms are often a different scenario. With their permanent fixtures and large expanses of functional space, bathrooms often require a complete facelift to stay with the times.
Whether you’re upgrading your current bathroom or undertaking a new construction project, you’ll want to make choices that will keep your bathroom looking fresh for years to come. Here’s a list of the top seven bathroom trends emerging for 2020 to help get you started.
1. Statement Tile
When you consider the amount of space most bathrooms dedicate to tile work, it’s easy to see where one of your biggest opportunities for luxury truly lies.
More than a third of homeowners are incorporating an accent wall into their bathroom renovations, and statement tiles are an ideal choice.
This year, textured tiles and 3D-statement tiles are trending, as are unique geometric shapes such as hexagons and triangles.
2. Black Is Back
While most home decor has trended gray for a few years now, bold black statements are hot in bathroom design for 2020.
In particular, we’re seeing matte black fixtures in many luxury homes this year, replacing the traditional stainless or brushed nickel, as well as stark black cabinetry.
If you’re not ready to commit to black fixtures, consider using black or charcoal accents on walls, tile, or accessories.
3. Soaking Tubs
Black accents are very art deco, and a perfect accompaniment to this style is a deep soaking tub. In fact, this ultimate luxury item is compatible with practically any design choice you make, since comfort and relaxation never go out of style.
4. Sleek Cabinetry
Whether you’ve made room for a host of linen and storage cabinets or have limited your bathroom furniture to a simple vanity, sleek and modern are in.
To that end, many designers have eliminated handles and hardware from their bathroom cabinetry. Others have chosen smooth finishes over the traditional routed edges.
5. Modern Lighting
Lighting is one of the key elements in determining your bathroom’s overall design perspective.
Fortunately, a host of new, modern lighting options are on-trend in 2020, including minimalistic sconces, modern chandeliers, and even lighting incorporated directly within mirrors and other fixtures.
6. Vintage Metals
If modern and matte black aren’t your thing, you’re in luck – vintage luxury is also on trend for 2020.
Warm metallic tones like brass and gold find a new home in this year’s selection of fixtures, mirrors, and more.
Don’t worry about your bathroom looking dated – a fresh shape and ingenious design keeps these items in the 21st century.
7. Smart Technology
While the idea of incorporating high-tech items into bathrooms certainly isn’t new, 2020 brings a host of fresh takes on the concept. From smart toilets and showers with voice activated controls to advanced underfloor heating systems to music and aromatherapy systems, your bathroom stands to be outfitted in the most advanced technology yet.
Crafting a luxurious bathroom in 2020 means attention to detail and a keen eye on the trends. Key upgrades, too, can help you arrive at a design that will provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Incorporating a few of these trends will leave you with a bathroom you’ll be proud to call your own for years to come.