Bathroom trends 2024 focus on details to create a harmonious whole with a lot of character. There is a presence of curves, natural materials and soft colors. While some trends take us back to the 50s, others propel us forward with glass baths and smart mirrors.
20 bathroom trends for 2024
1. Glass bathroom tub
A novelty that won us over and which is sure to get people talking: the transparent or frosted bathtub. In addition to bringing depth to the room, the glass bath gives a luxurious appearance by recalling crystal or precious stones. Glass sinks are also very elegant and trendy!
How to integrate it: this type of bathtub is a real eye-catcher! It should be the basis of the design and inspire the rest of the bathroom color scheme. Also, do not neglect the back of the bath or sink, since it will likely be exposed!
2. From the color… to the faucets
After the comeback of colored washbasins, it’s time for colored taps to make their entrance! We thus swap the classic silver or gold finishes for a variety of matte colors. For 2024, the trends are moving towards pink, moss green and terracotta. Otherwise, matte white faucets remain fashionable and bring a sophisticated touch to the bathroom.
How to integrate it: colored faucets will preferably integrate into a neutral decor that will highlight it. If, on the contrary, we fall for the white fittings, we can afford to arrange it with a colored ceramic or very original in its form.
3. Ceramics on the walls
This year, we are not limited to putting ceramic as a floor covering, in the shower or as a backsplash. We dare to mount the ceramic and integrate it on the wall, thus creating an extension of the floor. And yes, this trend is back! You can even take the opportunity to create a low wall about 4 inches deep, thus creating a shelf on which to place soap bottles, plants or any other decorative object.
How to integrate it: to create the half-wall, we extend the ceramic floor to a height of about 48 inches. Ideally, when the wall ceramic is small, textured or patterned, large tiles are chosen for the floor, thus avoiding overloading the design. You can also extend the same ceramic, such as terrazzo, from the floor to the walls.
4. Curvy showers
The showers are getting rounder! This trend breaks straight lines in favor of a more organic design that combines curves, circles and arches into a harmonious whole. Appearing in the 1950s, organic design tends to bring humans closer to nature, by softening the forms and reproducing those found in the environment. In addition, unlike straight lines, rounded shapes soothe and bring a feeling of calm.
How to integrate it: making arches or curved walls is not for the do-it-yourselfer! This requires dexterity and good knowledge of renovation. For this trend, it is better to hire a renovation professional. It is also preferable to favor small-sized ceramic tiles to respect the curve of the walls and facilitate installation.
5. Ceramic tiles of all shapes
While the bathroom trends of the year are in neutral tones, we choose ceramics that stand out in their shapes. It can be curved, in fish scales, round… creativity and audacity prevail! If you opt for a rectangular tile instead, make sure to arrange it differently by creating patterns or laying it vertically. We can even push the originality by applying a colored grout, why not? To do this, choose a grout color that contrasts with the ceramic while harmonizing with an element of the bathroom: a gray grout like the sink for terracotta tiles, for example.
How to integrate it: when you choose shower ceramic with a strong character, you complement it with more neutral floor ceramic. The same principle applies in reverse: the neutral ceramic shower is paired with the more heterogeneous floor tiles. As the expression says so well: too much is like not enough!
6. An all-stone vanity
Marble vanities steal the show! We take a risk by opting for a vanity all in stone with large veins. In terms of shades, the trend is moving towards emerald, mauve or brown veining. Not only will this vanity choice make a big impact in the bathroom, but it will also bring European charm. We arrange everything with other natural materials, such as wicker or wood.
How to fit it in: Full marble vanities can be quite expensive and extremely heavy. Small trick, we use marble counters or porcelain tiles in very large format and we reproduce the ” marble block ” aspect by extending the marble from the top of the island on the side faces. The overall look will stay the same and your bathroom renovation budget will thank you !
7. Terrazzo, always present
Terrazzo, which made a comeback a few years ago, is still present in 2024! We prefer it with a natural look or with a lot of character, which will set the tone for the whole bathroom. Remember that terrazzo is an assembly of crushed marble aggregates, mixed in a resin or concrete mortar.
How to integrate it: the terrazzo brings together multiple colors in a single tile, so we decline the color palette of the bathroom from the terrazzo tile. Thus, we create a set that fits perfectly.
8. Wall lights
In terms of lighting, we don’t go into subtlety! We are seeing a strong comeback of wall-mounted luminaires. Rather than making them the main lighting, we choose a location where they will become a point of attraction, a decorative element in the bathroom, like a work of art. When it comes to colors and material choices, warm-toned metals top the list, such as brushed gold, copper, and brass.
How to integrate it: wall lights are very aesthetic. They are most often used on either side of mirrors above vanities, but the current trend is placing them in a random place to become a decorative accessory. Since they don’t have the strongest lighting, plan for main lighting to go with them.
9. A soft color palette
Neutral colors are always top picks for bathroom trends. We see a palette of beige, white, terracotta. For a bit more colorful decor, moss green and pink are the colors of the year. We combine everything with pale wood essences, in blonds or honeys.
How to integrate it: the color can be present in the ceramic tiles or in the accessories. However, we no longer apply the principle of accent color where we were content to place napkins of the desired color. We opt instead for a palette of balanced colors and we distribute the colors in several elements of the bathroom.
10. The fluted in the bathroom
In recent years we have seen the fluted pattern in glassware, both in kitchen trends and in those for the bathroom. The trend remains strong and has even been transposed into bathroom materials. We can therefore see fluted dressing wooden vanities and even ceramics.
How to integrate it: the fluted texture can be curved, so inwards, or domed outwards. Both choices are aesthetically appealing. On the other hand, in terms of maintenance, the curved fluted has a head start!
11. Caning and rattan, even in the bathroom
This year, we are highlighting natural materials and the essential rattan is a very good example. It is found in the doors of bathroom vanities, or even as a decorative accent (such as a light fixture, a chair, a divider panel). As for braiding, circular caning is very popular, although there are also square-shaped ones. On both sides, it brings a boho-chic and warm aspect to your decor. It is also present in home trends.
How to incorporate it: You can get furniture that already includes rattan or cane. For the do-it-yourselfers, caning is sold at big-box stores to transform your shaker-style vanity doors.
12. Oblong Double Mirrors
Rather than opting for a large traditional rectangular mirror, opt for two mirrors that sit above each vanity. In addition to giving a boutique hotel look, they bring an optical illusion by making the ceiling appear higher.
How to incorporate it: Add large mirrors to your double-sink vanity and adorn them with wall lights on either side for a luxurious look. For simple vanities, a single large mirror will achieve the same effect. Want to push the chic look? Install wall-mounted faucets, the set is sure to turn heads!
13. A Travel Influence
While regaining our appetite for travel, we transpose an international touch into the decor of the bathroom with Moroccan-inspired tiles or Persian rugs. You can also choose ceramic with a handmade look to bring warmth to the room.
How to integrate it: this type of tiles or carpets have a lot of visual impact. It is therefore important that these elements be the starting point for design choices.
14. Make-up corner with built-in furniture
This year, hairdressing and make-up corners are reappearing in the bathrooms. We take the opportunity to include built-in furniture with storage. You can also incorporate the hairdressing corner with the vanity, so that it forms a single unit visually.
How to integrate it: to ingest it atyour bathroom plan, you must make sure you have the required ergonomic aspects, i.e. a height of 24 to 30 inches maximum, a minimum depth of 18 inches for the legs and enough clearance to pull the chair or stool. All this without affecting the circulation of the part. If space permits, choose a window front to get natural light and work with a standing mirror. Otherwise, the lighting will have to be targeted on each side of the mirror. Avoid overhead light, especially for makeup.
Keep in mind that this trend is more difficult to integrate into small bathrooms.
15. Personalize your bathroom with wallpaper
Wallpaper in the bathroom? It’s possible! As long as you opt for higher quality materials, which do not absorb moisture and wash easily (like vinyl or fiberglass). The trend is making a comeback to add life and color to the bathroom.
Wallpaper just one of your walls with a simple pattern that will bring a personalized touch or opt for a pretty mural to create a touch of escape to your bathroom design.
How to integrate it: choose a focal wall, like the wall behind a freestanding bath or an accent wall behind the vanity, for example. Be sure to combine with a more subtle choice of ceramics so as not to overload the room.
The year 2024 also transports us to ancestral Japan with the Wabi-sabi style in the bathrooms. Wabi means simplicity, nature and melancholy, while sabi refers to objects that have lived. This trend, which is more difficult to reproduce, gives way to robust materials such as stone and aged wood. This peaceful atmosphere will make you enjoy every moment, especially bath time.
How to integrate it: use raw materials, such as large slab stone or slate. Recover recycled wood that has aged over time. Stone baths and sinks are preferred. The walls will be textured to match everything. Then, a work of contrasts must take place between the smooth and the rough. A smooth basin will be placed on a raw wooden counter, for example.
17. Vintage-inspired light fixtures and switches
The old-fashioned look has also found refuge in lighting trends. These lights bring a touch of warmth and distinction to the room. This trend makes it possible to recover old suspensions or wall sconces to give them a second life. We see a lot of gold-plated fixtures with fluted glass. For switches, gold is also a popular choice.
How to integrate it: luminaires of this type go well with a classic or transitional decor, that is to say one that mixes classic and modern. On the other hand, they are to be avoided in a contemporary and minimalist space.
18. A Green Bathroom Trend: Plants, Lots of Plants
The interest in noble and natural materials is also transposed to the plant world. The bathrooms are adorned with green plants that bring freshness, liveliness and color to the decor. Certain tropical plants, ferns and monstera, among others, will do particularly well in humid air with a minimum of natural light.
How to integrate it: our plant friends will look great on a green wall or in a neutral-colored pot placed on the ground or on a shelf. To take the experience even further, opt for the full-size window leading to your lush garden outside.
19. Smart bathroom
Technologies are an intrinsic part of our lives and increasingly integrate every room of the house. The bathroom is not left out. After heated floors and towel warmers, other gadgets are appearing. A smart mirror that allows you to listen to music, know the weather, the time or the news of the day. An ultramodern toilet equipped with a bidet, heated seat, self-cleaning, automatic flush and LED light. A simplified morning routine with the touchless hand dryer, faucet and soap dispenser. The 2024 bathroom trends will undoubtedly help us move towards a connected home.
How to integrate it: we favor gadgets with discreet and minimalist functionalities in order to avoid the too futuristic effect.
20. Home spa for two
Creating a spa atmosphere in a bathroom is a trend that never goes out of fashion. In 2024, this little haven of peace and relaxation can be enjoyed by two. The design and layout have been redesigned to offer more space for couples, away from children and the chaos of everyday life. Beyond the double vanity, we opt for two “ rain ” shower heads, a two -seater bath and a decoration that will appeal to all genders.
How to integrate it: everything is based on comfort, relaxation and of course, the atmosphere. Fireplace, heated floors, high-end towels, neutral and soothing colors… everything to create a luxurious bathroom that encourages relaxation. Find a style that will satisfy the people concerned, that moves away from too gendered decorations. Bring in elements from nature, like stone, wood, plants. Don’t forget to add essential oils for aromatherapy.
Old-fashioned bathroom trends to avoid
Fashion in interior design is changing and you can quickly end up with an outdated bathroom. Our experts have compiled the trends that are starting to age.
A completely white bathroom. Even though white brings in a lot of light, an all-white bathroom won’t have much personality or particular style. So, we keep the white in touches that complement other warmer colors.
The sink incorporated directly into the wall. Even if we like the delicacy of a sink built into the wall, it turns out to be impractical to repair and, above all, very expensive to replace. So, think long term and favor sinks integrated into vanities.
Barn doors. Not only are they really not guarantors of privacy, but they don’t seem to be here to stay. As always, we advise you to choose classics: stick with traditional doors!
Intense patterns. ? Fanciful or overly particular patterns sometimes have a shorter lifespan. There is a risk that we will get tired of them quickly, but also that they will displease future buyers. If you absolutely want to integrate patterns, select timeless ones and favor tone on tone.
Lacquered cabinets.?Lacquer enjoyed great popularity in the design of modern bathrooms a few years ago. In 2024, matte dominates!
Ceramics imitating barn wood. Some imitation wood ceramics are very beautiful and realistic, but those with large knots and a rustic look are a thing of the past!
Timeless design choices
On the contrary, some elements practically never go out of style, but what are they? See our compilation of safe choices in bathroom design.
The marble. It’s a material that’s here to stay! It can be in small tiles, in a herringbone pattern or in a large slab. Either way, it’s a favorite and remains one of the strongest bathroom trends, no matter how you incorporate it.
Subway tiles. Did you know that these rectangular tiles made their debut in the New York subway in 1904? Yes, they have been around for a long time already, but they are still popular! On the other hand, we deviate a little from the original format by choosing a more elongated shape. Be sure to have the subway tiles installed by a professional, though, as with their small size and linearity, it’s easy to see flaws.
Slabs imitating cement. Another type of ceramic that stands the test of time is gray ceramic. Classic bathrooms with a contemporary style, they are here to stay.
Neutral and pale color palettes?A safe choice that allows you to create a soothing space and keep its decor for a long time. We opt for white background, blond wood and gray.