Bathroom Design Trends That Will Be IN in 2020

Bathrooms, just like kitchens, are one of the rooms in your home that need a facelift every once in a while to keep up with the trends. Especially now, with the uprise of technology and social media, the IN’s and OUT’s change so fast you really need to keep focused on what’s happening in the world of interior design.

If you’re planning on remodeling your bathroom in the upcoming year, you’ll want to adhere to the 2020 bathroom trends to make sure you’ll do the job right. Keep in mind you’re opting for a design that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come, so choosing elements that are made of high-quality materials is the way to go.
And now let’s take a look at the top 2020 bathroom trends you must  incorporate into your bathroom.

Soaking Tubs

Standalone tubs are often the showstoppers. Designers constantly rethink what they should look like, getting inspired by Japanese minimalism, natural asymmetrical shapes and artisan vibes. This back-to-basics, retro style puts our culture at the forefront through its imperfect shapes.
You can install your standalone tub by a wall if you don’t have a spacious bathroom, but it definitely shines the brightest if you position it at the center of the bathroom, like it’s a precious piece of art (Don't forget to add an unique faucet). As for the wash basins, go for natural rough-looking materials like stone and marble. Keeping the natural mat look of the stone is ideal, especially if you pick the ones with many prominent veins.

Open concept showers

Now in terms of showers, there are many different kinds and models out there. However, open-concept Italian showers are the style you are looking for in 2020– especially the ones that are equipped with integrated benches, misting systems, ambient lighting, linear drain, etc.

You can also choose the option of including the tub in the shower area, separating it from the rest of the bathroom with a glass wall. The advantage? Your bathroom will look a lot more spacious and elegant.

Console-like vanities

Next year is all about console-like vanities, so massive furniture is definitely something to avoid. These vanities are ideal for small spaces as they allow the room to look larger and not obstruct the space. You can also use this look in your powder room.


Since the bathroom is a space where we end up piling up a bunch of products, to be able to integrate this look you’ll need to only keep necessities in your space. So keep in mind that less is always more.


Famous designer Allison Petty shared with Elle Decor that she anticipates monochromatics will become more popular for bathrooms in particular. "We love a classic bathroom and think it's always on trend to have something that works for years to come. To keep it feeling modern we love using a monochromatic element throughout the whole space,” she said.

“For example, using all of one color or material (such as the color green or all marble tile) is a great way to achieve this, classic tile and motifs can be incorporated still but using all of one material creates a fun jewel box-like look to the space. You can still stay neutral and make it feel like something really special."

Patterned tiles

The use of traditional Morocan tiles in modern design is going to continue gaining momentum in 2020, including tiles of all kinds, from cement to ceramic and porcelain. This is of course thanks to the ‘desert wanderer’ trend that has been popular in the last couple of years.


These classic design elements are being put to all sorts of new uses, including wall treatments, fireplace surrounds  and tiled bathrooms. 


“As trends turn towards warmer, earth tones, the bathroom is heading in that direction by shunning white marble in favor of stones with warmer hues like travertine and limestone. In this bathroom, we paired a warm travertine floor with lots of luxurious fabric.


We see these stones taking over from the all-white marble bath for the foreseeable future.” — Marika Meyer of Meyer Interiors

Smart measures

Home automation is here, right now, and the good news is it’s useful, easy to use, and just a bit smarter than you imagined. Smart technology promises to put the control in your hands and  make your home work for you, and now it has finally come to your bathroom.

From demisting mirrors, integrated charging and USB ports, LED displays and automatic hand-wipe sensors, the bathroom is a place of hi-tech, and the future is now.

Dramatic Powder Rooms                                         

“Powder rooms and small bathrooms are starting to have their own moments with drama! Adding in interesting tile as a backsplash with dark paint or using ornate wallpaper in the entire space is creating a mood that people are loving because it’s unexpected.


And unexpected can make for an exciting experience.” — Linda Hayslett of L.H. Designs

What to keep in 2020:

  • Marble: Marble is timeless, and it’s not going anywhere! Whether it be in small tiles or in big slabs, it’s a staple no matter its shape!
  • Subway tiles: Did you know these tiles were first used in 1904 in New York? They’ve been around for a longtime, but don’t worry, they’re still incredibly on trend.
  • Concrete-looking tiles: Grey tiles that resemble concrete will also stand the test of time. They provide both classic and contemporary look for your bathroom.

What to leave behind in 2019:

●     All-White Bathrooms

While all-white makes for a sleek look, the trend is growing tiresome. Of course, white will always be in, but be sure to include some pops of color so your bathroom doesn’t look too sterile and bland.

Granite Materials
  • Granite has been mainstream for decades, including bathroom countertops. But designers and homeowners are putting granite aside and putting marble on a pedestal, where it belongs.

  • Style extremes
    Choose the transitional bathroom, the one between traditional and temporary. That way you will be able to adjust the decor annually, without having to do heavy remodeling.

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