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Top bathroom trends of 2021

Each year we see new trends and styles come forward, so we can admire the stunning ways in which they get implemented into homes across the country. This time, we’re focusing on the bathroom and the current trends to inspire you with your redecorating; here are We Buy Any House’s most popular bathroom styles of 2021!

Top Bathroom Trends 2021

1. Black is back

Before now, the go-to colour scheme in bathrooms was white, a classic and clean colour that provided a neutral ground for anyone to then furnish their bathroom with no risk of clashing. Now, however, we’re seeing the introduction of black in bathrooms, and we absolutely love it! From small accessories to shower frames, the monochromatic effect is beautiful and makes any bathroom really stand out.

Black bathrooms can feel like a huge leap for some, and isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can be altered to fit your preference, giving you full control. If you’re not prepared to go all in, you can start with black towels, a matching bath mat, and a black-edged mirror to bring the colour in without being too extreme. You can then add to this if you want to down the line as you get more and more comfortable with the style!

2. Spa-vibes

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home than usual, and as there have been limited facilities open, a lot of us have missed being able to go and experience some self-care. Because of this, we’ve seen people bringing the spa styles into their homes, and the key to it is in the bathroom. The focus is on open space, and bathrooms that offer room to relax in them rather than feeling cramped. Waterfall showers are also a very popular addition in new bathrooms, both looking and feeling spectacular.

Self-care has become even more important throughout the lockdowns to keep us feeling calm, so a lot of bathrooms are now stocked with bath bombs, face masks, and haircare products to replicate that spa pamper in the safety of our own homes.

3. Leafy greens

Plants have become a popular addition to every room in the house, and the bathroom is no exception. Whether you’re a fan of big leaves and brightly coloured blooms, or prefer smaller succulents, there’s a plant for everyone to add some excitement to your bathroom.

The bathroom is a great location for plants with air-purifying qualities, too, letting them clean the air. You can buy pots for your plants that match your colour scheme, so they fit in well, and have as many or as few plants as you like; often, plants become a mini obsession for a lot of people, so before you know it, you’re adding to your collection every week and developing quite the green finger.

4. Hollywood mirrors

These mirrors are gorgeous, so it’s no wonder that they’re trending. Mirrors are an essential in a bathroom, but the bigger the better; mirrors will make rooms look larger, which is always desirable in a bathroom. Hollywood mirrors are especially popular due to the lighting on them, giving them a look of luxury. They give the room a beautiful glow as well, and just ooze class!

Backlit mirrors are also hugely in demand at the moment, especially those that can be personalised – some of them have special LEDs on the rear which allows the user to change the colour depending on mood, to add an incredible glow to your bathroom. These are really fun and a real eye-catcher to anyone visiting!

5. Basin sinks

These sinks have been all the rage this year, completely transforming a bathroom to make it look modern and exciting with just a new sink. There are a wonderful range of sinks available to ensure that you can find something that matches your style perfectly – whether you like more traditional styles or like to go all out and really lean into the modern trends, these are the way forward.

You can pair them with waterfall taps which complete the look, but they also look great with standard mixer taps, giving you more flexibility as to how you want to design your sink area. You can also play with the size, meaning they work in both smaller and larger bathrooms without looking out of place.

6. Tiles – the bigger, the better

Tiles have always been a staple in bathrooms, but the sizing will change, and we thought we’d seen it all from tiny tiling to larger ones – but this year, we’re seeing sizes bigger than ever before, and they look absolutely incredible! Working best in fully tiled bathrooms, this trend is one to remember as we can’t imagine a time that it wouldn’t look amazing.

These tiles make rooms look bigger so are a perfect choice in smaller bathrooms, and can be in a range of colours to suit your taste. From white with touches of grey marble to deep blues, they all look fantastic and have been giving us some serious bathroom envy.

No matter what your style, there’s a trend that can work for you, allowing you to personalise it to design the perfect bathroom. We can’t wait to see what other trends emerge in 2021!

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