Inspiring Bathroom Design Ideas for 2021

Whether your bathroom needs a little sprucing up or a complete overhaul, you want your look to be fresh and modern. There are several popular bathroom trends right now that can not only make your bathroom a more inviting space, but also add value to your home.

Let’s look at what these bathroom trends trends are and how to incorporate them in bathroom renovations in Adelaide.

Fixtures: Floating Vanities, Space-Saving Soaking Tubs, and High-Tech Toilets  

There are three types of fixtures that are especially popular in 2021 so far, and all of them are inventive versions of essentials. The first is floating vanities. These ingenious space savers mount directly to the wall, leaving the floor below them open. Not only does it lend itself to greater utility but it also gives a neat, contemporary look.

In the same interest of saving space in small bathrooms are unique soaking tubs. Usually flat-bottomed and free-standing, these tubs are separate from showers and feature higher walls to allow deeper, more relaxing baths. The bonus is that because of their shape, they also use less water to fill and stay warmer longer.

The final fixture to consider isn’t decorative but is nonetheless trending around the world and in complete bathroom renovations in Adelaide: high-tech or smart toilets. What makes them smart? They have features such as touch-free flushing, bidets, and self-closing lids that are all more hygienic and help prevent the spread of bacteria. Some models are even self-cleaning.

Design: Wood Tiles and Bathroom Wall Cladding

modern-luxury-wood-bathroom-ensuiteIn terms of design elements, wood tiles are very popular right now. These are traditional tiles for flooring in every sense of the word: how they’re made and what they’re made of, how they’re installed, and how they’re cleaned and maintained — except that they look remarkably like real hardwood. You get all of the beauty without the hassle (and the worry about having hardwood in the water-rich environment of the bathroom). What’s better than that?

In addition to tiles on the floor, tiling continues to be very popular on walls as well. Bathroom wall cladding with larger tiles is trending right now, partially because less grout means that it’s easier to clean and maintain. Larger tiles create a more contemporary look, especially when paired with stone and wood elements. Try installing large subway tiles on the walls with the wood tiles on the floor (discussed above) and quartz countertops (discussed below) for a stunning, modern, zen bathroom.


Décor: Backlit Mirrors, Durable Paint, and Warm Colours

Both functional and decorative, backlit mirrors or medicine cabinets are great for a number of reasons. They provide dim, glare-free light for night-time or for a relaxing soak in the tub (bonus if it’s a new space-saving tub). They can also draw attention to wall cladding and provide good lighting for makeup application. Many even come with dimmers so you can adjust the brightness.

If you plan to apply a fresh coat of paint, choose warm colours, such as reds, yellow, or pinks. In addition, grey continues to be popular if you prefer a cool colour look, and white always provides an air of cleanliness and simplicity.

Regardless of the colour you choose, be sure to use durable paint. Paint companies made several important strides in improving this feature of their products in 2020 as everyone became more concerned about washing and disinfecting, even on walls. What’s more, durable paint can withstand the extra wear and tear that occurs in the bathroom.


Indulge: Quartz Countertops and Heated Flooring

Looking for a high-ticket item that adds an incredible amount of style and class to your bathroom renovation in Adelaide? If so, quartz countertops provide a stunning centrepiece in any bathroom. What’s more, quartz is durable, easy to clean, and stain- and scratch-resistant. It’s non-porous, making it a more hygienic option since it won’t trap dirt and bacteria in its surface.

Lastly, heated floors are another splurge item, but they can seriously change your whole bathroom experience, completing your spa-like atmosphere.


Fit Your Style and Your Space

Regardless of the latest bathroom trends, make sure that your bathroom design suits your personal style and works well within your bathroom space. And don’t be afraid to splurge; after all, since we begin and end our days in the bathroom, it should be one of the most welcoming and relaxing rooms in the house. If you’re ready to get your bathroom renovation started, consult the experts at Style Bathrooms.

Our team has the skills and experience to offer you exactly what you are searching for – so contact us today!