Bathroom design trends for 2020

Bathroom design trends for 2020

Bathroom design doesn't stand still. Bathrooms are becoming ever more luxurious as technology makes them both more eco friendly and entertainment focused

Bet you never thought of a TV in the bathroom..

Surround sound and flat screen TVs are becoming the norm for bathrooms, as are water-saving taps and showers and loos that use minimal water

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, a place to wash, relax and enjoy some privacy. Bathroom design is constantly evolving as manufacturers use the latest technology and materials to produce bathroom products in a range of styles, from traditional fixtures to ultra-modern designs.
Specialists Bathroom Planet have compiled some of the top bathroom trends to inspire you to create a bathroom that will give years of joy and stand out from the crowd, whether you're looking to update your bathroom or start from scratch with a full re-design. 
 
Tiles for walls and floors
Bathrooms look terrific fully tiled, both floor and walls. Tiled bathrooms have that boutique hotel chic, especially if you use marble or limestone look porcelain tiles. Ceramic tiles come in myriad colours, designs, textures and sizes and if you don't want to clad the whole room in tiles, then make a feature wall. Use lovely tiles in the shower and on the floor, or have a beautiful tiled splashback behind a basin. Geometric tiles are very on trend for walls or create a luxurious feel with bright white subway tiles for a traditional look. Statement floor tiles will draw the eye down while using a plain colour emphasises the bathrooms fixtures and fittings. Textured wall tiles provide dimension to the space, while natural stone tiles offer a clean classic contemporary look. Porcelain tiles are very effective because they're so hard-wearing and comparatively affordable, while printing techniques mean they can mimic almost perfectly more expensive, less environmentally-friendly stones such as marble, which has to be quarried, as well as wood.
If you're not drawn to having an entirely tiled bathroom, then why not wallpaper some of the walls? Manufacturers offer wallpaper that can withstand moisture and humidity and it can be less expensive than tiles and quicker to put up. Likewise, if budgets are tight, use a bathroom paint. These paints again are formulated to be moisture-resistant.
 
Flat screens are a must for the bathroom..no one wants to miss their favourite show
Choose a bold pattern for your ceramic tiled floor
Choose a more irregular shaped mirror for maximum impact
Choose a paint in a bold colour - just ensure it's paint formulated for bathrooms
Bold colours
Another great way to create focal points is to use strong/bold colours. Contrast between light and dark is an effective design tool and why not add pops of colour by choosing taps and fittings in gold, rose gold, copper and brass? if you want a more monochrome design, stick with stainless steel for taps and shower heads.
 
Fixtures and fittings
Bathroom design has come a long way when it comes to bathroom furniture and fixtures and fittings. Wall-hung cabinets are sleek and elegant while mirrors have LED lighting and heating so they don't mist up in a warm bathroom. And mirrors have changed shape.... no longer boring old rectangles, you can find lovely mirrors and mirror fronted cabinets in round or oval shapes. Taps and mixers are likewise available in a wide range of styles to suit the look and feel of your design.
 
Simplicity
Minimalist designs are proving enduringly popular with  frameless glass shower enclosures and shower trays set in the floor, so there's not that awkward step up that you used to have to take to get into the shower. Clear glass creates a sense of more space and can make a bathroom look lighter. 
Wet rooms remain a popular choice, especially if you need easy access into the bathroom. But remember if you want a wet room, the bathroom will have to be fully tanked to ensure it's waterproof, and that can be expensive.
 
The look of luxury
Going back to colour, taps in gold/brass/rose gold finishes look more opulent than silver taps. But you need an overall colour scheme that suits those shades.
 
Add some entertainment
It was only a matter of time before TVs found their way into the bathroom. If you have the wallspace, a flat screen can be installed so you won't miss breakfast telly in the morning, while music lovers will want surround sound.
 
High tech for eco equipment
Bathrooms should be lovely and luxurious but they should be eco-friendly too. Loos, taps, showers, all of these products come in water-saving models, while smart lighting, sensor-activated loo flushes and energy-efficient underfloor heating are also on the way to becoming mainstream.
 
 
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