Are statement tiles still a thing? How about salvaged wood? Find out what the best bathrooms will be wearing in 2021. Whether you prefer a minimal spa-like environment or an eclectic, and very “un-bathroom-like” room, where anything goes – even two types of flooring – there’s something for everyone. Keep flipping to find your favourite!
Sorry pink bashers, but the colour is still holding strong in 2021. This gorgeous bathroom, designed by Brian McCourt and Tiffany Pratt on Family Home Overhaul, proves it. Go all out and cover the loo in cotton-candy pink, or incorporate it in small hits. The fun blend of hexagonal tiles is a riot!
Whether in the bathroom, the kitchen or the living room, the modern farmhouse endures for its inviting style. Get the warm look by adding wood and matte-black finishes. Here, in this this Family Home Overhaul bathroom designed by Samantha Pynn, Kate Campbell and Dave Coleman, articulating sconces and hits of black in the curtain rod, ladder and faucet reinforce the farmhouse vibe. Earthy hexagonal tile plays beautifully against the vanity.
Wallpaper, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Imagine this sultry bathroom without the vivid tropical wallpaper? It would be nice, but not nice-nice.Karin Bohn of House of Bohn also layered in lots of other exciting materials to create the stunning bathroom: from graphic tile to the beautiful brass hardware.
The half bathroom, which only has two components, is highly popular in compact spaces. But that doesn’t mean its style suffers. Marble collides with gold for a sumptuous, luxurious feel in this loo. Soft concealed lighting is seamless and calming.
Want to rock 2021? Lash your loo in a zippy colour like emerald green, sunny yellow or papaya orange. Paint can quickly – and inexpensively – smarten a space. After treating the vanity to a fun hue, add a dark backdrop to make it pop.
Let’s talk texture. Many loos lack dimension and feel sterile because the person has relied on white porcelain as the sole material. For a wow factor, blend it up! Weave in a ridged vanity, like designer Camille Lai did here, wainscotting or another architectural treatment like panelling.
Channel your inner wild child with an idiosyncratic mix of materials. In this showstopper, designer Bonnie Ryan unleashes her full arsenal of tricks: a beaded chandelier, funky shower tile, floor tiles that merge into wood and that angled tub. And black metal doors – another trend holding strong into 2021. This is what we call attitude!
Who hasn’t searched for “small bathroom ideas?” Not all of us live a palatial life, and that’s absolutely fine when it comes to the bathroom. You can get still that wow. In this bathroom by interior designer Lauren Smyth of Alturas Homes, a thick slab of salvaged wood is unexpected, and brings a natural warmth to the space paired with golden hardware. We love the contrast against the black tiles.
Interior designer Lauren Smyth of Alturas Homes brought a bohemian vibe to this bathroom. The runner feels gorgeously ancient (it’s actually from Target), and works well against the large hex tiles.
Soak in style in a tub that’s hardly conventional, as Drew and Jonathan Scott point out on Brother vs. Brother. This two-toned beauty reads like a sculpture in the space, especially given its dynamic tile surround. When out shopping – online or otherwise – seek out a tub that’s colourful or has an unusual shape.
This bathroom by Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn and Color Theory Boston proves that using a carefully selected palette can make a big impact. A pair of burnished wings is striking in the simple but riveting space, with its graphic tiles, faceted pendant and floating vanity.
Find Your Niche
Nice niches are practical and pretty. They’re a chance to show off your fancy bottles and scented candles. And if you’re in a pinch for half bathroom ideas, niches are perfect because they’re compact!
We couldn’t put together a 2021 bathroom trends list without including smart features – or the trend towards exceptionally crafted furniture-like pieces. Designer Cecilie Manz created the Luv series for Duravit that showcases Nordic design’s minimalistic yet elegant beauty. Cecilie designed everything from the vanity, sinks, tub and mirror to create a feel-good, Hygge environment. A discreet panel on the mirror has buttons that can defog, dim and – an industry first – adjust the colour of the light from cool to warm.
What good is a bathroom if there’s no storage? Revamping? Consider where you’ll stash your stuff. Slats, storage baskets and a sliding door, this vanity from Wayfair is working overtime. Pair it with lantern lights for stellar style.
The past few years has been a golden age in design: brass reigns! It instills warmth and elegance, as seen in this shared kids’ bathroom by designer Julie Reinhart that’s a level up from the every day. The dark vanity with pretty crystal knobs plays well in the pale space, as a grounding element.