2018 Bathroom Trends

9 Stylish Bathroom Trends For 2018

These exciting new bathroom design ideas will make sure your home is ahead of the game in the new year.  From mosiac tiles to wood veneer or taps in bold finishes, designers are moving away from hard, angular lines and more towards creating furniture and fittings in flowing shapes so your bathroom can be somewhere for you to escape. If you're planning a bathroom renovation for the new year, make sure you take a look at these luxury bathroom design ideas for 2018.

Add colour to bathroom decor

The past few years have seen pale wood and earthy shades embrace the bathroom along with anthracite and grey or pale blues and greens, while vintage styles are still a key trend. Colour in the bathroom is an upcoming trend and is making a comeback.– or rather subtle hues. Colour and texture can be introduced in a number of ways, from geometric tiles to coloured shower panels, vanity tops and basins, however you choose. 

Freestanding baths

Many contemporary schemes will have a freestanding tub these days so innovative designers have created options that work in small spaces making it available to more. The freestanding bath is here to stay, but you may see it in a feature colour like black or navy. Even cast stone baths will become popular.

Sleek wood effects


The Scandinavian design has influenced the trend for natural materials which has driven the popularity of wood veneers and wood furniture. Timber’s versatility has been another driving force, with pale planks creating a light, airy look giving a warm and natural atmosphere to the room. The knotted and gnarled woods bring a rustic feel and darker tones add a shot of drama to your bathroom. Consider white for the wash basin to recreate a clean design and sleek contrast.

Bring brass back

The bold look you know is back in a big way and is making a huge impact. Brass fixtures lend a warm tone to your bathroom, and when combined with the right modern cabinets, complementary colors and design elements, can be truly stunning. 

Incorporate mosaic tiling

Mosaics have had a style revival and its much simplier to add colour and style to your bathrooms with a stunning feature tile. They no longer use the much simple squares we are all used to, they form the glass into new shapes, such as chevrons and geometric styles which brings a shot of high-end luxury to a scheme. 

Choose black and white

It’s time to fall back in love with monochrome. Edgy black and dark grey, used for accents, surfaces and focal-point pieces, are the perfect way to introduce moody tones without sacrificing light from a space.

Lifestyle bathrooms


There has been a shift in the role of the bathroom from practical room to additional living area. It has become a place to spend more time relaxing and escaping, its decor has changed too, soft furnishings, storage that resembles furniture and chic lighting fixtures are now the norm alongside indulgent rainfall showers, recessed mirrors and open shelving. 

Mixed materials

Bathrooms are the perfect space to explore the use of mixed materials because they offer a wide opportunity for decoration, from flooring to furniture and lighting.

One fitting where this trend has been especially prevalent is taps, with handles made from crystal, etched glass, marble and even timber, as well as variations on gold and brass.

Jack and Jill Bathrooms

Twin features, such as double-ended baths, pairs of cabinets and his and her basins are a nod to the styling seen in boutique hotels, which is a practical solution for busy family bathrooms.