Bathroom decor: trends in 2021

When you consider almost half of the UK population is now working from home, ensuring this is a place you feel happy to live and work should be your top priority. In fact, the bathroom is one room where you can really get away from it all. And right now, thanks to the pandemic, many of us are in desperate need to escape to a sanctuary, where we can truly relax and unwind. However, if you’ve noticed your ‘retreat’ is in need of a little TLC, we’ve devised an expert guide on bathroom decor for you. Here, we reveal all the latest trends so you can add comfort and style to create the ultimate bathroom haven.

Go bold: one of this year’s trends for the bathroom is to mix themes, patterns and bold colour for a contemporary look. Terrazzo is a strong theme this year and metallics, such as copper detailing, will instantly add warmth

Home spa

While we can only dream of a visit to a spa right now, it makes sense to bring the spa to your home instead. And the spa-style retreat looks set to become one of the biggest bathroom decor trends this year. In fact, wellbeing is an important factor to consider in your design – and where better to replenish mind, body and soul than a spa-like haven at home? You may want to start with his ‘n’ her basins and adding a show-stopping bath to soak all your troubles away.

However, warmth is another key element to consider for your luxury spa-style bathroom. So we think radiators and towel rails should be top of your bathroom decor wish-list, not an afterthought. Then you can indulge yourself with super-luxe cleansing lotions and bath oils when you take your soak. Pick products which look as good on your shelving as they feel in your bath. Choose natural essential oils, such as frankincense and lavender, to revive and relax.

Our elegant Stalia towel rail adds a sophisticated metallic shimmer to this modern monochrome retreat. Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, Stalia would make the perfect addition to your bathroom sanctuary

Bathroom decor with biophilia

Did you know biophilia is high on the agenda in bathroom decor this year? This word literally means a love of life and the living world. In fact, it revolves around the notion that an innate connection with nature will enhance our wellbeing. In terms of interior design, it’s all about bringing natural, calming elements into your home, such as a living feature wall. Biophilic design is intended to reduce stress and boost mental health and what could be better for us all at the moment? In bathroom decor, the biophilic trend could be in the form of simple touches, such as adding natural materials to make you feel more connected with the environment.

Our Cube T towel rail is available in a whole host of colourways. However, here we have spray-painted it in a soft shade of mauve so it becomes a statement feature. This bathroom decor brings nature indoors with a multitude of stress-busting green foliage and natural wood finishes on the vanity unit. Muted tones and natural colours, such as green, caramel, terracotta and rust, are key to this look. Warm, tactile finishes, such as the brickwork feature wall all add to the biophilic design aesthetic

Brilliant brights for bathroom decor

The trend for a splash of brilliant bright colour never really went away. However, now it’s coming back stronger than ever – straight into your bathroom decor! Global colour trendsetters Pantone announced one of its colours of the year is a super-bright yellow, Illuminating. Isn’t this just the perfect antidote to last year’s vibes? This bold shade blasts away any sign of dull interiors for a zingy start to 2021 décor trends. Beginners can try out this dazzling colour by adding accents to a room. Try a vase, cushions, an ornament or a throw in this shade. Meanwhile, those in-the-know are letting loose and using Illuminating yellow in larger areas, such as paintwork on a feature wall.

Don’t shy away from using bolder colours in your bathroom! You can see how fabulous this bang-on-trend bright yellow feature wall looks. It lifts the bathroom and neatly matches the roll-top bath. The look is complete with our eye-catching Tesoro towel rail. The Tesoro is a wonderful blend of style and practicality, with subtle curved rails which are pleasing to the eye. It also allows plenty of room to hang even the fluffiest bath towels

Industrial chic

The trend for industrial chic is proving strong when it comes to bathroom decor. So, for those of you who can’t work with bold brights, you’ll prefer these more muted shades. Charcoal grey is the order of day if you want to emulate this trend in the comfort of your own home. However, you can soften the latest look with contrasting warm metallics. Think of copper for your basin and simply match this with the fittings on a vanity unit. Concrete walls are a must and you can create this with paint or wallpaper for the same effect. Take the edge off with rounded features such as mirrors, too.

The result is clean and cool while being distinctly alluring. It’s quite a strong, masculine style but this would suit anybody wanting a sophisticated look from their bathroom décor. Key colours for this look are chocolate, grey, black and rust. Stainless steel, marble and wood are ideal materials to use in the bathroom to nail the sharp and sleek trend.

See how the sophisticated design of our Vulcano T heater fits in fabulously with the aesthetic of this modern Industrial style? This Italian-made, high-quality product has distinctive tube-on-tube styling, so it becomes a cool focal point in this sharp and sleek bathroom decor. It comes in a range of finishes and colours

Are you considering cast iron radiators for your home? Then read our previous blog here where we reveal the best buys this winter!