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The Top Bathroom Trends for 2021

Does your bathroom need an upgrade? We’ve got your back with the top modern bathroom designs that will be making it big in 2021.

From patterned tiles to curved lines and floating shelves, transform your bathroom space from drab to fab with these modern bathroom trends for the new year.

Gold Bathroom Fixtures

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For 2021, bathroom design trends indicate that gold bathroom fixtures are taking the spotlight for many interior designers.

From shower heads to taps, doorknobs and even the towel rail on the back of the door, gold will be a focal point in trendy bathrooms across Australia. If you’re looking to add a touch of elegant glamour to your bathroom’s interior design, then gold bathroom fixtures and accessories are the way to go.

But what if gold bathroom fixtures don’t quite do it for you? That’s okay. There are still a lot of finishes to pick from that fit in with the latest 2021 bathroom trends.

Matte black taps are as popular as ever, adding a bold and industrial sense of style to any room. Brass, copper, brushed bronze and stainless steel are still a great option for those looking for that classic shiny metal look that will never go out of style.

Bathroom Colour Schemes

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After a hectic 2020, we expect calm neutrals, light blues and greens to really take off in 2021 for colour schemes that give your bathroom a spa-like atmosphere. Beige, grey and white will top the neutral tones for bathroom trends this year.

Forget about the dark and moody colour tones we’ve been opting for in bathrooms in recent years. We’re thinking light, clean lines bright and contemporary for the latest in bathroom design trends.

That said, bright statement colours are still very much the choice for many designers.

Natural Tiles and Finishes

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With house sizes decreasing and gardens becoming smaller, we’re seeing a trend of homeowners bringing nature indoors with them. Combining natural materials and organic elements with more modern features makes for a great bathroom design. It also helps to foster a calming atmosphere of self care.

Our picks for 2021? Wood, stone, marble and terrazzo will be the materials of choice for creating many stylish and beautiful bathrooms.

Natural wood is a great way to bring a natural feel and timeless look to any space. Especially when used as floor or wall coverings. The earthy tones bring a warm and classic style to your bathroom.

If you’re an interior designer looking for light, natural tiles that bring some organic elements to your bathroom, stone, marble and terrazzo are the way to go. There are no harsh lines or shapes with these tiles, which is perfect for this tile trend.

The Elegance of Marble

Marble will always be in trend for walls and benchtops in an elegant, contemporary bathroom. Home designers and homeowners can opt for the classic white and grey marble tile. Alternatively, they can pick out something unique with a little splash of colour for added visual interest.

If marble and white walls don’t leave you feeling inspired, the next best thing is stone. Stone tiles are available in a range of different colours and finishes, all of which give your bathroom interior a beautiful, natural aesthetic.

Our final pick for popular natural tiles in bathroom spaces in 2021 is terrazzo. Terrazzo walls and floors will be a sought-after bathroom design trend this year. This tile helps to create the natural look you’re going for and can even include some more fun colours too!

New Bathroom Tech

With the rest of our home becoming smart and automated, our bathrooms are tech-ing up too! While smart technology is not necessarily related to the modern and elegant design of your bathroom, bathroom tech will only be getting more common in 2021.

For those of us who enjoy singing in the shower, a smart showerhead might be just what you need. With built-in speakers that connect to your devices over Bluetooth, you’ll be having one-man shows in your shower every day!

What about a smart mirror? This piece of bathroom tech means you can connect your device to your mirror and watch videos, make video calls and more! Some smart mirrors will even detect when you enter the room and will automatically turn on.

You can even install a smart toilet with a bidet function! Control the water pressure and temperature all from a remote or your phone for the ultimate bathroom customisation.


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After the great toilet paper shortage of 2020, we could safely say bidets would be in the running for the best fixture of the year.

While maybe not the most elegant feature of bathrooms, it’s hard to beat the effectiveness of a bidet. From standalone bidets that complement your free standing bath, to toilet attachments, everyone can join in this new 2021 bathroom trend.

Not only will you never need to buy toilet paper again, but bidets are an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin! Once you start using a bidet, you can never go back.

Luxury Basins and Vanities

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With TV renovation shows making interior design more accessible to homeowners, basins and vanities in bathrooms and powder rooms have seen a notable upgrade. The old white porcelain sink just doesn’t cut it anymore for bathroom décor. After the extra time we’ve all spent at home in the past year in our less-than-perfect bathrooms, we’re sure that bathroom trends will be on everyone’s mind in 2021.

Now we’re seeing homeowners using a range of different shapes, designs and materials to create beautiful luxury basins and vanities. Brush your teeth in spa-like style with coloured concrete sinks, unique splashback tiles and stylish décor to suit the rest of your bathroom ideas and designs.

Contact The Experts With Their Fingers On The Pulse

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we have our finger on the pulse of all the latest bathroom trends. Whether you’re looking to install some fresh new taps and LED lighting to fit your modern design or want to make the move to bidets or smart toilets, you can have the confidence that Metropolitan can get the job done.

Published: 2020-12-10

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