Styling a bathroom with luxe décor and personal items is just one factor in modern bathroom designs that define the space. To take your bathroom to the next level of luxe it’s important to embrace the latest trends of how a bathroom will look, but also how it will function on a day-to-day basis.
“We are seeing more bathrooms with timeless fixtures such as vanities and showers that show minimal detail, creating open spaces that not only provide easy access, have little maintenance,” says Allure Bathrooms Design Specialist Lee-Anne McDonald.
“With careful design that heroes materials, finishes & accents, they form features in the space,” says Lee-Anne. A statement piece that completes the look and feel of other essential style choices balances texture and pattern and can even include pops of colour.
“Add lush greenery - plants are terrific for dressing up bathrooms.”Lee-Anne McDonald
Modern bathroom design trends to bring into your renovation
Natural and raw finishes
“We’re seeing a lot of natural and raw finishes in materials including timber, concrete, stone and marble,” says Lee-Anne. Use on vanity tops, side tables and bath caddies, paired with metallics in tapware - gold, brass and copper certainly enhance that lux feel.”
Simple built in fixtures
Make a statement with these clever takes on functional features:
- Back-to-wall baths with a feature niche in the wall behind
- Wall-hung vanities
- Hung feature mirrors
- Recessed shaving cabinets
- Underfloor heating
“Wall Niches are a fabulous place to display the finishes touches and create depth and feature with the space.”Lee-Anne McDonald
Latest trends in modern bathroom designs for materials and finishes
Timber in bench tops, niche features, side tables and bathroom accessories
Natural or stone-like materials with a matte finish such as in a bath or basin
Finishes in rose gold, gold and gun metal
Bamboo, metallic and glass pendants, led lights, back lights,
Herringbone pattern as a feature tile and larger format tiles in earthy or monochrome tones
“Matte Black is our most popular trend creating a perfect statement piece.”
Fully frameless showers
“Single fixed glass panel showers are practical and seamless, with clean lines that modernise and really opens any space,” says Lee-Anne.
“With easy access you will not only love the look but love the new hassle-free shower experience with a complete open wet area offering easy access and minimal maintenance, cleaning really becomes a breeze.”
Modern bathroom designs with easy care options
“The single piece of glass isn’t the only way to reduce the cleaning,” says Lee-anne. “Opt for a back-to-wall toilet and bath.”
“Say goodbye to frames, seals and exposed pipes,” advises Lee-Anne. “Remove these dust traps and create a luxe retreat to enjoy, giving yourself more time to soak, rejuvenate and unwind.”
“With a bathtub designed to set flush against a wall - no longer offset - you can enjoy that extra bit of space and create not only coveted ‘’freestanding bathtub,’’ look without the hassle to get behind it for cleaning,” suggests Lee-Anne. “Visually a beautiful focal point, it’s also a perfect location to position a niche above.”
Trending in modern bathroom designs are wall-hung vanities with luxe features including soft close draws, premium runners and simple detailing - finger pulls with a bevelled grip in place of handles. “The choice of top or basin will be the feature,” says Lee-Anne. “Applying Stone, concrete and timber to the surface means you don’t have to go all out to create a beautiful statement.”
“Select an above-counter basin with a matte finish – such as stone-look ceramic - you still get the luxe look and feel without lashing lash out.”
“Wall niches create depth to any space and can create a beautiful feature of its own,” suggests Lee-Anne. “They offer a perfect place to store your everyday bathroom essentials and display stylish accents - adding your personal touch.”
“If you’re want to add more lux to creating a welcoming space, consider installing LED lighting strips,” says Lee-Anne. “Especially when set within a niche hidden and seamless - the effect creates warmth and ambience.”
Additional Luxe Features
Underfloor heating gives you added luxury and installation and running costs aren’t as expensive as you might think. With modern bathroom designs moving to open wet areas and showers with one level entry, underfloor heating gives the advantage of evaporating any water that remains after use. “This makes it more mould resistant - an investment that has proven well worth the spend,” says Lee-Anne.
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