Tackling a bathroom renovation can be a headache, especially if you feel the need to fill every square inch of space. But when it comes to 2020 home decor trends, minimalist designs still hold steady for many homeowners. As more Canadians look to keep it simple (and save some cash), these unique tiles and matching colour palettes really do prove less is more.
Published March 6, 2016, Updated January 11, 2020
The Property Brothers completely gutted this master bathroom, transforming it into an ultra-modern minimalist masterpiece with black high-end shower fixtures and the egg-shaped freestanding tub of our dreams. It also happens to be one of our favourite bathroom renovations from an HGTV Canada show.
This industrial-inspired modern design from Rock the Block‘s Leanne Ford opts for building materials as decor – in this case, everything from a neutral colour palette to the use of furnishings with clean lines.
It can be tempting to overdo it on the decor when you’re working with a compact space. But trust your instincts and keep it simple, like with this classic grey bathroom featuring a pop of pastel green. For more reno inspiration, check out these expert tips for adding value to an extra-small bathroom.
Adding a unique design feature or two in a minimalist bathroom – think: asymmetrical mirrors or bold floor patterns – is a simple way to liven up an otherwise quiet, soothing space.
Living in Black and White
Calm, neutral tones are a minimalist must, which makes this sleek black and white bathroom on-trend. From the rich black cabinetry to the elegant glass-enclosed standing shower, this design proves that sometimes simple really is best.
Shades of Blue
This jaw-dropping Prince Edward County home was initially an outdated time capsule of the 1980s until it underwent a thorough renovation. This stunning bathroom, in particular, is a minimalist dream, from the shades of midnight blue and the chic claw-foot soaking tub.
Elevate your crisp and simple bathroom by giving it a thoroughly modern “wow factor” with the floor and shower tiles. We love the mixture of unconventional shapes and geometric patterns.
If you’re looking to refresh your bathroom, try adding some abstract wallpaper to the space. For more inspiration, there are even a few unexpected wallpaper ideas that don’t involve walls.
If you’re worried your minimalist bathroom will come across as a little, well, boring, introduce some earthy wood tones into the space. This stunning, clutter-free bathroom instantly encourages you to relax with its spa-like wood accent wall and chic freestanding soaker tub.
An all-white bathroom can easily be taken to the next level with the simple introduction of a couple vintage decor pieces (think: refurbished chairs or thrifted knick-knacks).
We love the polished chrome hardware and neutral colour palette in this sleek, but classic, bathroom renovation from Island of Bryan. It’s the perfect inspiration if you’ve got a super-sized space with plenty of design and decor options.