Interiors

You’ll Love These Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020

20th January 2020

Looking to renovate your bathroom? WAIT! In this post is all the top 5 bathroom trends for 2020 which I just know you are going to fall in love with. As an interior stylist, I get to see the trends before they hit the high street and thats what I’m sharing today – my insider knowledge on the top 5 bathroom trends that will get your room looking spot on for the year ahead.

I’m dying to know which one you love best in the comments box below. There is plenty of inspiration for your bathroom. Let’s take the tour of the trends.

Main Image |Homesense

TOP 5 BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2020

1. Art Deco influence

There has been a huge shift towards Art Déco inspired interiors and this is going to continue to be strong through to 2020. Take inspiration by the retro colours, shapes and patterns which we have seen popping up all over Instagram as this trend takes hold.

Go for a symmetrical look to capture this trend perfectly. These matching light fittings with brass details are spot on
IMAGE | Narrow Pillar wall lights in bathroom from Davey Lighting

To bring this look to your bathroom, start with a coloured bathroom suite.  Think pink suites, to baby blue, sorbet lemons and even avocado green is back with a bang. This is completely inspired by the 1920s where these shades where the tones of the day.

Coloured baths are key to nailing this look
IMAGE | Pharo Chandelier by Covet NYC

Dress your bathroom with retro inspired furnishings with sweeping curves to nail this look. You can pick up some excellent finds in junk shops these days which you can upcycle which is an affordable way to add this look to your bathroom.

On the walls for tiles with a pearlescent finish or in a fish scale design. Use to create a feature in your showering area, and then pair with oversized marble floor tiles for a considered look.

If you don’t want to replace your existing white bathroom suite, then think about painting your bath surround in a pastel colour. Even some roll top baths can be painted with specialist paints.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

Homebuyers will love the retro shapes and timeless design of the Art Deco trend.
IMAGE: Ferm Living Unfold Room Divider from Nest.co.uk

2.Coloured grout

One trend to appeal to interior style hunters is coloured grout. Why? Well colour in the home makes us happy and joyful. And what better way to bring this to your bathroom than with a brightly coloured grout.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

A cheap and effective way to upscale an all-white bathroom is with coloured grout
IMAGE | Tiles from British Ceramic Tiles

When tiling your room, don’t think you have to go for classic grey or white grout instead think about a bolder colour. For a bold pop of colour go for a classic metro tile and then use blue or teal coloured grout to draw the eye to your tile design.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

Smaller ensuite bathrooms look great in darker tiles, try a gold effect grout to make the room shine
IMAGE | Tiles from British Ceramics tiles

For dark coloured tiles– choose a red, orange or pink grout that will stand out and make a strong style statement.

You can even try Crystal Glass Grout, perfect for glass tile installations. It’s a translucent grout made up of tiny hollow glass beads that force light to reflect and refract, really bringing out the sparkle of your glass tiles.

This trend is ideal if you want to fresh up the look of your existing bathroom without having have to replace your whole suite. Simply dig out the existing grout and then fill in with a colour on top.

Pick out the colour of your new coloured grout with accessories like coloured towels, storage baskets, art and beauty buys.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

Match the fixtures and fittings to the colour of your grout.
IMAGE | Ferm Living Brass Hook from Nest.co.uk

3.Biophilic design

Longer working hours and more time spent commuting, means we are spending more time indoors which is impacting the way we live. As an antidote to our busy lives, it is proven that nature and the great outdoors instantly makes us happier and more connected. How can you bring this idea into your home? Well, in 2020 we are all going to become experts in Biophilic Design. Translating as ‘love of nature,’ biophilic design focusing on bringing outdoor elements into our home as an easy way to connect with nature again – helping both our mental and physical health.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Bring the outside in by making sure the bathrooms you fit have large windows
IMAGE | Bathroom accessories from Homesense

The best room in the home to try out this design principle is the bathroom. Look to furnish your bathroom with natural materials and daylight light to create a sanctuary of calmness and improve our overall health.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Use natural materials in your bathroom designs from wood, to stone to ceramics.
IMAGE | Bathroom accessories from JD Williams Home www.jdwilliams.co.uk

Plants are a great way to bring nature into your bathroom and they help purify the air too. Hang from hooks and dot around your room. Look for storage and furniture made from wood, rattan, wicker and seagrass. Simple lifestyle changes like slowing down your bathroom routine in the mornings (no more rushing) will help you feel more in tune with nature.

Decorate your bathroom in eco-friendly paints in natural tone to bring the outside into your home. Leafy greens, neutrals, soft blush colours, cloud white and sky blues will all give the feeling of light and space found in nature.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

Fill your bathroom with life with plants hanging around the bathroom.
IMAGE | Herman Stool from Nest

4. Tadelakt walls

An age-old and highly durable Moroccan finish, Tadelakt is composed of lime plaster and black soap made from olives. When the ingredients are combined, a chemical reaction between the two creates a waterproof membrane, making Tadelakt walls the most suitable of all plasters for use in showers and baths and even as sinks and tubs—it’s synonymous with Moroccan hammams.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
This type of plaster finish is most effective in bathrooms.
IMAGE | Renaissance Hand Towel from Christy Towels

This type of raw plaster finish is making a big comeback in interiors for 2020. Interiors finished with plaster have a depth and luminosity that shifts with the light, quietly transforming the look and feel of a house. And there’s no paint required. Left in its raw state, plaster is an environmentally sound natural material—breathable, and free of chemicals and VOCs.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Avoid painting the plaster and keep it in its’ raw, natural form
IMAGE | Grey Windsor Robe from Christy Towels

It’s completely waterproof. You just clean it with Marseilles soap. Because it’s so durable, you don’t have to add a backsplash which will give your bathroom the room a clean, sleep look. Perfect for modern bathrooms for 2020.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

With Tadelakt walls you can do away with tiling and splashbacks to create clean lines homebuyers will appreciate
IMAGE | Stool from Nest.co.uk

5. Open-concept design

People are now choose to improve rather than move, this means that bathrooms need to be cleverly designed to fit into our growing homes.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady

Open plan bathrooms will change the way we plan out space in new build designs
IMAGE | Bed from Oak Furnitureland

Gone are the days where everyone has a private bathroom or an en-suite. In 2020, it’s all about the open concept. The use of steel or privacy glass as a water barrier is important  and is being used in all the new housing developments.

Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady


Think outside the box with your new build designs, and consider unusual spaces where you could squeeze in a bathroom.
IMAGE | Accessories from Dunelm 

This look is perfect for loft conversions – where space is tight. Rather than trying to squeeze a shower room into the eves of your home – think about having your shower taking pride of place in your room with a smart Crittall screen dividing off from the rest of your bedroom.

For open-plan bathroom inspiration, look at boutique hotels. They often braver with their bathroom layouts. Babington House Hotel in Somerset has roll top baths in the middle of the room overlooking the grounds. Hotel Du Vin in Brighton has twin shower heads in their penthouse suite, so that you can bathe side by side with your partner.

Use metal or clear glass doors to section of a bath or shower room.
IMAGE | Renaissance collection towels by Christy

Are you feeling inspired by these Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020?

There you are – the hottest bathroom trends for 2020. I’d love to know what which bathroom trend for 202 is your favourite look? Please share below.

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Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
Looking to renovate your bathroom? STOP! Discover the Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2020 before your choose your design says Interior Stylist Maxie Brady
  • Reply
    Gude from Watermark Homes
    24th January 2020 at 11:03 am

    I NEVER thought I’d say this, but… orange grout looks awesome!
    I’m also a huge fan of the ‘bathroom jungle’ look. Thanks for sharing these trends.

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      2nd February 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you x Glad you like the feature.

  • Reply
    Martina Simpkins
    2nd March 2020 at 6:03 am

    Great article! I would also suggest elegant towel warmers for those homes that are located in cold climates. It’s a great way to have fresh towels in a short time and impress guests too.

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