11 Bathroom Trends To Achieve The Trendiest Layout in 2022

11 Bathroom Trends To Achieve The Trendiest Layout in 2022

Bathroom Remodeling
Interior Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes July 26, 2022

Bathroom design trends move so fast that sometimes it can feel impossible to keep up with them. Fortunately, we’re here to help demystify the bathroom trends of 2022. Contrary to popular perception, bathrooms can actually be quite glamorous with a good and stylish design.

In fact, the design of your bathroom is arguably more important than other rooms because bathrooms are an essential part of any home and they will be used every day. As such, it only makes sense to get a design that espouses the perfect balance between functionality and style.  

1. Retro Fresh

Combine the old with the new for the best stylistic combo.

Combine the old with the new for the best stylistic combo.

What was once seen as passe is increasingly coming back into style. Antiquated fixtures such as claw foot tubs, chandeliers, brass hardware, and black and white tile are all chic again. Of course, the most trendy design is the one that can tastefully incorporate older fixtures with the convenience of modernity.

For example, stylish modern faucets can be made classically styled, but still retain the sleekness and reliability of modern fixtures. Alternatively, a classic faucet design can also be paired with modern sinks or tubs that have a more minimalist style. This allows for a nice contrast while retaining functionality.   

2. Ornate Texturing 

A combination of different hues and materials makes for a stylishly textured bathroom design.

A combination of different hues and materials makes for a stylishly textured bathroom design.

Nowadays bathrooms can end up looking rather sparse and minimalist. This might be fine for some, but some may prefer a design with more intricacy and texture. For those of us in the latter camp, there’s good news as 2022 is a good year for the more textured bathroom designs.

By texture, we mean a variety of materials instead of just monotone tiles. For example, many bathrooms are now featuring textured wall coverings, multi-colored flooring and walls, sandwiched glass mirrors, and a range of materials such as steel, wood, aluminum, and brass. 

3. Open Concept 

Wet rooms are the premier option for minimizing clutter and maximizing space in your bathroom.

Wet rooms are the premier option for minimizing clutter and maximizing space in your bathroom.

The open-concept bathroom and all of its trappings have only become more popular in the past few years. Wet rooms are all the rage, as are free-standing tubs and minimalist styles. This more open type of bathroom allows you to enjoy a more spacious layout free of any of the clutter that comes from bath mats, shower doors and screens, and those unsightly bathtub curtains.

A wet room is basically a shower that is not enclosed, meaning that the bathroom itself is in effect the shower stall. This allows for an efficient design where one central drain takes care of the water and just looks so much better than a standard bathroom layout. 

4. Go Natural 

Natural materials such as wood, glass, and straw give a bathroom texture and a quality feel.

Natural materials such as wood, glass, and straw give a bathroom texture and a quality feel.

Warm neutrals and natural finishes are the way to go for your bathroom materials and surfaces. There’s nothing more trendy nowadays than natural Scandi-inspired touches such as oak-wood towel shelves, natural stone sink counters, ceramic subway tiles, and other organic materials.

These elegant details add dimension and an air of sophistication to even the simplest bathroom design. Going natural is also a great strategy for those who want to do more with less. This is also a good small bathroom trend in 2022 since a seemingly cramped space can still have a plethora of natural materials integrated into it.   

5. Scenic Murals 

A bathroom mural is a one-of-a-kind addition that makes for a characterful design.

A bathroom mural is a one-of-a-kind addition that makes for a characterful design.

A beautiful mural can be just the thing to fill the blanks and bring a beautiful design together. Intricate murals including those that are hand-drawn are an increasingly popular feature in many homes throughout the country, and it’s easy to see why. A gorgeous scene from nature can engender a very relaxing atmosphere in a way few other decorative features in a bathroom can. This means you feel at ease every morning during your bathroom routine because you get to enjoy a beautiful spa-like atmosphere.  

6. Luxurious Fixtures 

A bathroom quality with high-quality fixtures is going to be a much nicer place to spend time in.

A bathroom quality with high-quality fixtures is going to be a much nicer place to spend time in.

One of the most reliable ways to add luxury to a bathroom is to infuse it with character, and the way to achieve that is with unique design choices. In other words, adopting a more eclectic design can yield rather luxurious results. If you’re wondering what we mean by eclectic, think chic and fashionable like the Parisian design style.

A bathroom with exposed plumbing, a mix of contemporary and classic fixtures, high-quality brass hardware, high-tech showerheads, and generous lighting is going to be a nice place to spend some time in. This will be especially true if you stick to higher quality materials throughout the bathroom such as natural stone, wood, ceramic, glass, brass, and others.    

7. Seating 

Consider adding a shower bench for increased comfort and accessibility.

Consider adding a shower bench for increased comfort and accessibility.

Nothing adds comfort and functionality to a bathroom quite like some extra seating. For instance, a shower bench can measurably increase accessibility in your bathroom. But you can also add stools and benches for other purposes. A stool in front of a vanity mirror is quite handy for when you need to do your makeup, and a bench can be a great place to put towels or other toiletry items. Plus, the added furniture introduces some additional texture and uniqueness to your bathroom, meaning that some extra furniture is an easy way to customize a bathroom as well. 

8. Mini Spa 

A modern spa bathroom is an ultimate way to unwind after a hard day.

A modern spa bathroom is an ultimate way to unwind after a hard day.

Those who seek to improve their health and wellness should seriously consider installing a spa-like bathroom. It can be the perfect solution for those that need to destress after a long day, especially if you happen to suffer from joint or muscle pain. Steam rooms, spa pools, and saunas are all great features to have as they can significantly improve both physical and mental health.

A destressing environment like a home spa isn’t just good for your health but can also help you sleep better and save the time that you would need to travel to and from a spa. Plus, it goes without saying that a private spa will be safer in these days of social distancing. 

9. High-Grade Materials

High-quality materials or more affordable imitations set the tone for a trendy bathroom design.

High-quality materials or more affordable imitations set the tone for a trendy bathroom design.

Marble has been on the up and up in recent years, but it is far from the only luxurious material that you can bring into your bathroom. We established earlier that everything that is natural is growing increasingly popular as a bathroom remodel idea in 2022. However, it is certainly true that not all bathrooms can accommodate these bulky materials, and your budget may not be able to accommodate them either.

If that is the case, don’t worry because most natural materials also have more affordable imitations that come very close to the real thing. This is especially true with wood. Wood that is moisture resistant can be pretty pricey to install, but vinyl wood materials have become very good at imitating wood and are at the same time much more water-resistant. The fact that they are far less expensive allows you to revamp your bathroom but on a budget.

10. Green Dream 

Imbue your bathroom design with sophistication and balance by adding some luscious plant life.

Imbue your bathroom design with sophistication and balance by adding some luscious plant life.

A good bathroom design is one that is well-balanced. Balance can come in a variety of forms, including the balance between function and style, between quality materials and affordable ones, and many others. When it comes to aesthetics, something that looks nice but that isn’t too much work is also a good way of establishing balance in the bathroom design.

For instance, interior greenery is an increasingly popular 2022 bathroom trend for this very reason. While it may not seem like a natural place to put plants, the bathroom is actually a great place for some plants. One reason is of course that the bathroom is a naturally moist part of the home, so as long as you have sunlight coming in plants can thrive. Also, plants impart an air of serenity and modernity to a bathroom, giving it a cozy, sophisticated feel. 

11. Mediterranean Tile 

Mediterranean bathrooms combine a variety of light coastal motives, making them a perennial favorite choice.

Mediterranean bathrooms combine a variety of light coastal motives, making them a perennial favorite choice.

Bathroom decor ideas in 2022 may change, but one bathroom idea that has remained fairly constant is the Mediterranean style. It has become a mainstay in kitchens, living spaces, and bathrooms alike. Indeed, there are many attractive qualities to the Mediterranean aesthetic that have widespread appeal. There are of course the famously scenic Mediterranean regions of places such as France and Spain, but Middle Eastern motives from places such as Egypt and Tunisia are increasingly gaining traction as well.

The easiest way to impart the beautiful oceanic hues of Mediterranean design to your bathroom is through Mediterranean tiles. These usually come with intricate designs usually in the Iberian or Middle Eastern style, full of vibrant bathroom colors and unique patterns. This on its own can add a lot of texture to a bathroom design, making a small bathroom bigger and giving it a unique soul.

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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