2022 Bathrooms Trends You Shouldn't Miss

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. It's a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day. That's why it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest bathroom trends. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most popular bathroom trends for 2022. So whether you're remodeling your bathroom or just looking for some inspiration, read on for some great ideas!

Table of Contents

  1. Bring nature in by using natural materials

  2. Create a spa-like sanctuary with plants and greenery

  3. Show your personality, be bold

  4. Add drama with feature walls

  5. Be techie, save money

  6. Go fashion-forward with wet rooms

  7. The "it" bathroom accessory for 2022 - stools and benches

  8. Don't forget scents and candles for ultimate spa experience

  9. Do more with your current space

(1) Bring nature in by using natural materials

One of the biggest bathroom trends for 2022 is the use of natural materials. This includes everything from stone and wood to glass and concrete. Natural materials are not only stylish, but they're also durable and easy to maintain.

According to the 2022 Design Trends Report by National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), themes that are inspired by nature continue to grow stronger. Designers even expect to see a rise in the use of themes and colors inspired by nature, such as green and blue.

If you're looking for a bathroom that will stand the test of time, consider using natural materials in your design.

(2) Create a spa-like sanctuary with plants and greenery

In connection to what was mentioned above, another trend in bathroom design that we see continuing is that of biophilia. This is the idea of incorporating nature into your design. This can be done in a number of ways, such as using plants, natural stone, and even water features.

By styling your bathroom with natural elements such as houseplants and greenery, you can create a serene and calming space. Not only do plants add visual interest, but they also help to purify the air. Biophilic design is not only beautiful, but it can also help you relax and de-stress.

Quoting Katharine Schwab of Fast Company, "...biophilic design is more than just adding plants to indoor spaces. It’s an ethos that poses interior design not merely as an aesthetic or functional discipline, but as a way to improve people’s mental and physical well-being."

So if you're looking to create a sanctuary in your own home, consider adding some plants to your bathroom design.

(3) Show your personality, be bold

Another popular trend for 2022 is the use of bold, statement-making fixtures. This includes items such as chandeliers, pendant lights, and even floor lamps. Bold fixtures can really make a space pop and give it a unique look.

For fixtures, the trend is to go matte black. This gives the space a modern and edgy feel. If you're not ready to commit to black, another popular option is stainless steel. Match your bold choice with natural light for a bright space and lighter feel.

Updating the bathroom is always worth the investment. Check out this portfolio by Jane Lockhart Design to look for inspirations for your next bathroom remodel and fixture installations.

If you're not afraid to make a statement, consider using bold fixtures in your bathroom design.

(4) Add drama with feature walls

Feature walls are another popular trend in bathroom design. According to Quincy Bulin, "The extra version of accent walls, feature walls are having a moment in 2022. This is the year to have fun and really make a statement in your home."

A feature wall is a single wall that is accented with a different color, material, or texture. Feature walls are a great way to add interest to a space and make it unique. Popular design ideas used in feature walls are geometric patterns, large-scale art, or even tile.

When choosing a design for your feature wall, make sure it compliments the rest of the space. You don't want it to be too overwhelming or out of place. If you're looking to add drama and interest to your bathroom, consider using a feature wall.

(5) Be techie, save money

Another trend that is still popular for 2022 is the use of smart technology. This includes things like automatic faucets, toilets, and showers. Smart technology can really make your life easier and help you save money on your water bill.

To help you save on your bills, you can use smart technologies such as automatic faucets and toilets. These fixtures help you save water by only running when they're needed. You can also find showerheads that have built-in timers so you can save water by not running the shower for too long.

Also, with people being more conscious of high-contact surface points, we expect to see an increase in the use of hands-free fixtures and products. This includes things like automatic soap dispensers and paper towel holders. Voice activated technology is also becoming more popular. This allows you to control your fixtures with just your voice.

They could cost you more initially but over time, you will save money by using less water. So if you're looking to be more techie and save some money, consider using smart technology in your bathroom design.

(6) Go fashion-forward with wet rooms

Wet rooms have grown in prominence as a bathroom trend and they don't seem to be going anywhere in 2022. A wet room is a bathroom that doesn't have any enclosures, such as shower doors or curtains.

Instead, the entire room is waterproofed and the shower area is usually open to the rest of the space. Moreover, rooms like this are easy to maintain and clean. Wet rooms are particularly effective in small bathrooms as they make the space feel larger.

"A wet room can provide a spacious showering area and the high-end look of a luxurious spa hotel because the look tends to be very streamlined. Wet rooms are also level entry, so easily accessible to all, not to mention hygienic and easy to clean.", says Jennifer Ebert of Home and Gardens.

Wet rooms are not only stylish, but they're also very functional. If you're looking for a trendy and fashionable bathroom design, consider using a wet room.

(7) The "it" bathroom accessory for 2022 - stools and benches

Benches and stools are a popular bathroom accessory and they're only going to become more popular in 2022. Benches and stools are great for small bathrooms as they provide extra storage without taking up too much space.

They're also perfect for giving you a place to sit while you get ready in the morning or preparing for bed in the evening. Stop stressing your calves while prepping to be fabulous, instead enjoy the process and get yourself a standout stool that would make you feel even more comfortable.

There are many different styles of benches and stools to choose from. You can find ones that match the style of your bathroom or you can go for a more unique and funky design. No matter what your style is, there's sure to be a bench or stool that's perfect for you. Check out these vanity stools and benches from Houzz.

So if you're looking for an "it" bathroom accessory for 2022, consider getting a bench or stool.

(8) Don't forget scents and candles for ultimate spa experience

Scents and candles are often overlooked but they can really help create a relaxing and spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom. Aromatherapy is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.

There are many different scents that can be used in the bathroom. Some popular options include eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint. Candles are also a great way to add ambiance to the space.

Hannah Freedman of Insider Reviews created this list of "15 brands which make the best scented candles to light at home or give as gifts in 2022". Check it out.

If you're looking to create a relaxing and spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom, don't forget to use scents and candles.

(9) Do more with your current space

A space that is designed for multi-functionality is a popular trend for 2022. People, especially millennials, are looking to maximize their space and get the most out of it. This means that bathrooms are being designed to serve multiple purposes.

For those who only have a limited space and want to maximize its use, they tend to include laundry facilities in their bathroom design. Though this trend might not be for those who aim for a spa-like feature, it definitely has been a trend with more people working from home and saving some of their space for other purposes it might serve, like workstations or recreational areas.

Final Thoughts

There you have it - the top trends for bathrooms in 2022. We hope you found this helpful and that you'll be able to use some of these ideas in your own bathroom design.

What do you think of these trends? Are there any that you're excited to try? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to check back next year for the latest trends in bathroom design. Thanks for reading!

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