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. source 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 2022– especially the ones that are equipped with integrated benches, misting systems, ambient lighting, linear drain, etc. source 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.
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. sourceSince 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.”
The use of traditional Morocan tiles in modern design is going to continue gaining momentum in 2022, 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. source 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. source
We see these stones taking over from the all-white marble bath for the foreseeable future.” — Marika Meyer of Meyer Interiors
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. source 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. source
And unexpected can make for an exciting experience.” — Linda Hayslett of L.H. Designs
What to keep in 2022:
- 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 2022:
● 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 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.