Bathroom ideas, designs, trends and pictures

These bathroom design ideas cover every aspect of how to plan and decorate your dream bathroom, shower room or en suite. They come with design inspiration and practical how-to advice from the expert Ideal Home editorial team.

Amy Cutmore, Digital Editor
2nd April 2019

After a hard day, what could be more relaxing than a long soak in the bath? That is – unless your bathroom is out of date, and as you lay back, all you can think out is the mouldy grout/peeling paint/dripping taps. In which case, a makeover is definitely in order!

Designing a bathroom might seem a daunting task, but with our bathroom ideas and expert advice it needn’t be. There are several essential elements to consider when you think about bathroom design – whether you want to know how to install a shower room or what bathroom suite will suit your space, our gorgeous bathroom decorating ideas gallery is packed with inspiring pictures to get you started.

Browse these beautiful (and practical, we promise!) bathroom schemes for all styles and budgets to get a sense of what you like. From vintage bathrooms with free-standing tubs to modern bathrooms, there’s a huge range of options to choose from so it pays to do a bit a research before you invest.

From small bathroom solutions to our guide to bathroom colour schemes, we’re here to help you create the perfect bathroom in the heart of your home.

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A closer look at bathroom design trends for 2020

Here’s what several top designers in the D.C. region and two national experts had to say about the latest bathroom design trends.

Tubs

The Siglo Japanese soaking tub from Signature Hardware is smaller and deeper than a standard bathtub and has a bench seat. (Courtesy of Signature Hardware)

Tubs, once banished from the master bathroom, have made a comeback. But not every bathroom has room for a large, free-standing basin. Enter Japanese soaking tubs, also known as ofuro tubs. They are smaller and deeper than a standard bathtub and have a bench seat.

“Gone are the days of big bulky tubs that collect dust,” Alexandria Hubbard of Case Design/Remodeling said. “When people do take baths, they want the ultimate spa experience. People love the small, unique look of the Japanese soaking tub. They take up less space in the bathroom, come in multiple different finish options, and even will help save on you water bills as they consume less water.”

Showers

Walk-in showers with no threshold have been popular for a while. Now, the use of large-format tiles and linear drains is growing. Large-format tiles start at 16-inches but can run up to 10 feet. They are square or rectangular and made from ceramic, porcelain and stone. By minimizing grout lines, these generously sized tiles create a seamless look and give the illusion of a bigger space.

“Large-format tile is popular as it gives a consistent look to the wall and is easy to clean with less grout lines,” Anthony Wilder Design Build’s Shannon Kadwell said. “With the look of tile becoming more like real stone and without the maintenance, it is a great option for that busy lifestyle.”

Shower drains have gone from utilitarian to urbane. Rather than a center drain, showers now have floors that slope toward a long, narrow line along the floor or tucked into the wall.

“Linear drains in showers are a way to hide the necessary drain in the floor,” Kadwell said. “A linear drain is an easy way to make a shower look more elegant. For a very upscale look, you can also incorporate a wall drain when the floor slopes to one end and the water disappears beyond at a small line at the base of the wall were a drain is installed.”

Vanities

Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath installed floating vanities in this bathroom. (Keith Miller/Keiana Photography)

Floating vanities, which don’t touch the ground but hang off a wall, are a contemporary option for a clean, sleek look, Hubbard said. But they don’t have as much storage space.

“Two reasons this style of vanity has become popular is that in a small bathroom just having that extra floor space, gives the

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Top Bathroom Trends of 2020

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Oh, the joys of the new year. January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot, and arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it’s a time to leave behind what’s bad and embrace what’s new and good. And if you—like us—can’t imagine tackling a full renovation in one shot, a perfect place to start is in your bathroom. Whether you’ve finally had it with those pink subway tiles (the ones you pledged to rip out when you moved in), or are finally ready to bid adieu to that horribly leaky faucet (you know the one), there’s endless design inspiration to kick-start your bathroom remodel.

From petite powder rooms to sprawling master baths, we asked some of our favorite designers about the bathroom trends they predict will dominate this year. Read on for the top 2020 bathroom trends we’re loving so far.

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Brass Finishes

“Brass finishes are still a great way to add a little luxe to your life. I love master bathrooms that feel like a sanctuary.” — Bailey Austin of Bailey Austin Design

2

Deep Soaking Tubs

“Deep soaking bathtubs never go out of style, and clients lately have been asking for Art Deco-inspired bathroom vibes.” — Ariel Okin of Ariel Okin Interiors

3

Integrated Lighting

“Statement powder rooms are nothing new, but with the continued advancements in lighting technology, we are able to integrate lighting into the architecture in increasingly exciting, effective ways.” — Andrew Sheinman of Pembrooke & Ives

4

Marbelized Wallpaper

“I love using marbleized wallpaper in small powder rooms and alcoves. It’s the perfect time for a ‘wow!’ moment and presents a glamorous, but contemporary look.” — Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48

5

Travertine

“As trends turn towards warmer, earth tones, the bathroom is heading in that direction by shunning white marble in favor of stones with warmer hues like travertine and limestone. In this bathroom, we paired a warm travertine floor with lots of luxurious fabric. We see these stones taking over from the all-white marble bath for the foreseeable future.” — Marika Meyer of Meyer Interiors

6

Framed Mirrors

“You can never go wrong with a framed mirror in your bathroom. It instantly upgrades the space!” — Darla Bankston May of Bankston May Associates

7

Unusual Marble

“Rich, bold, and unusual marble is a trend we are loving. People are staying away from the usual Carrera and Calcutta Gold and are taking risks on unique materials such as Zebrino, Arabascato and Paonazzo, which are like art installations when done right!” — Janice Barta of Barta Interiors

8

Black Tubs

“Including a black freestanding tub into a bathroom design will add a bit of opulence to the space. When combined with exceptional plumbing fixtures, this makes for a striking focal point in an otherwise serene space.” — Courtney Hill Fertitta of Courtney Hill Interiors

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Shaped Tile

“The rectangle subway tile is getting pushed out of the way for funkier shapes like hexagons and

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8 bedroom decor trends for 2020 and how And So To Bed can help you achieve them

We’re spending a lot more time at home than we’ve ever done before so making sure it is just how we want it has become more of a priority.

Whether that’s freshening up the walls, buying new furniture or giving your home a complete makeover – 2020 has certainly been the year for the DIY-ers.

Also emerging from 2020 are the ever-changing home decor trends – accent walls are becoming a thing of the past while darker and bolder colours prove more popular.

Up to date with the latest trends in home decor, And So To Bed sell some of the world’s finest luxury beds, mattresses, bedding and furniture and are not only helping its customer in terms of style, its sleep experts also put a lot of work into helping its customers get a great night’s sleep.

And So To Bed say: “For over 40 years, we have been curating, recommending and retailing some of the world’s finest luxury beds…from traditional four posters, to modern floating beds; from quality handmade mattresses to a full range of bed linen – together we will curate your dreamiest night’s sleep.”

With a brand new showroom now open on Manchester’s King Street, we took a look at some of the current bedroom trends and how And So To Bed can help you achieve them.

1. Bold and blue

Being bold with your colour choice is a hot trend for 2020
Being bold with your colour choice is a hot trend for 2020

Don’t shy away from bold and bright tones, 2020 is the year to add some colour into your bedroom.

Blue in particular in on trend so whether that’s cobalt blue, teal, turquoise or dark blue – they’re all very in right now. And don’t be afraid to mix the different shades, blue on blue works.

Although a cool colour, it doesn’t mean your bedroom won’t be cosy. The Richmond bed is cosy, classy and elegant and is also available in a range of colours and materials including cottons, linens and velvets. The blue here contrasts amazingly with the darker walls and different shades.

2. Floral prints

Floral designs are on trend this year
Floral designs are on trend this year

Whether it’s the bedding, the walls or the soft furnishings, floral prints are making a comeback. Previous years have seen more tropical-inspired prints gain popularity but this year floral prints are taking over.

Incorporating this classic trend into your bedroom doesn’t mean having to be transported back in time, you can go big and bold with bright splashes of colour or you can be more subtle with a just a few simple accessories.

To add some floral to the bedroom in a more understated way, this desk is an elegant touch that can also be paired with a matching chest of drawers.

With delicate hand-painted flowers and floral carvings, this trend can be channelled with a more natural finish.

3. Combine white with nature

White is a popular colour choice for the bedroom
White is a popular colour choice for the bedroom

It might be simplistic but its a classic style and it seems to be a colour that

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7 key interior trends to update your home in 2020

It doesn’t take much to lift your home interiors from the over-familiar to the warm and elegant, and Next’s Autumn/Winter range of home furnishings caters to comfort as much as to style

With autumn showing its colours, kids back at school and evenings drawing in, our focus naturally turns to the great indoors –  and after the year we’ve had, with lockdowns and working from home, it’s no wonder we’re casting a designer’s eye over our interiors, with a range of elegant cosy new furnishings and fixtures for the new season as we prepare to spend more time where our comfort zone is.

Next is welcoming the new season by launching Modern Country, giving tradition a contemporary twist, while Cocoon emphasises cosiness with statement teal blues and golds and warm neutral tones. With just a few well-placed selections from Modern Country and Cocoon – from colour schemes to accessories to chairs, sofas, beds and lights – you can embark on an effortless AW style-up in the place that matters most.

1: Country living

With a focus on heritage tones and traditional styles, the new season’s classic country look suits a townhouse as much as a farmhouse. Which is why Next’s Modern Country range hits so many buttons. You can imagine Heathcliffe himself taking to the The Sherlock II Armchair (£250) after a long day on the moors, while the Charlbury Large Sofa (£1,299) exudes the kind of traditional, all-enveloping deep-seated ultra-comfort that’s hard to extract yourself from. But have fun trying.

Modern Country: neutral tones meet luxurious textures

2: Retro fusion

In the kitchen, rustic meets clean minimalist elegance with the Adley Dining Table (£650) and Bench (£299) – think high-end rural gastro-pub – while the Dillon range of ceiling lights, the Globe, Droplet and Oval Pendant (£50), mix a retro feel with mood-setting elegance. They’ll light your dinner settings as if they were artworks. For the table, the Logan 12-piece Dinner Set (£40) from the new Cocoon range reflects the season’s trend for stoneware and simplicity, quietly setting off the artistry of your food like a picture frame.

Updated rustic: make a statement with ceiling lights

3: Refined lines

Small adjustments can make a big difference to any room. When it comes to storage, the clean simplicity of the Alma Large Sideboard (£725) or the vertical lines of the Alma Tall Cabinet (£475) are both roomy enough to accommodate all the stuff that otherwise turns into clutter. They’re also a great spot to display a Large Chrome Lantern (£40), perhaps, or a pair of Turned Candlesticks (£16-£22). To bring your favourite decorative objects out into the open, the Murphy Ladder Shelf (£399) is elegance personified.

Sleek lines: keeping things simple

4: Creature comforts

The Cocoon range oozes cosiness in muted shades that bring a refined sense of warmth and intimacy to your relaxation area, especially when it comes to the bedroom. The Linden Bed (£450-£599), a clean, comforting mix of blond wood and deep silver grey headboard, is

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The return of warm, earthy browns is among fall decor trends | Home & Garden

Don’t overdo brown, she warns, but blend it with modern materials like marble for beautiful juxtapositions.

“Bringing it in with light woods, leathers and other natural materials can help make a space feel timeless,” Jimenez says.

Melissa Morgan of M Interiors in San Antonio, Texas, thinks brown’s rebirth is “a reaction to years of very light, tonal interiors. Clients are looking for warmth and sanctuary in their homes more than ever.”

Lighter, yellowish browns, like caramel, often works well in leather.

“In upholstery, we consider saddle leather to be a form of brown that’s like a trusty pair of blue jeans – it goes with everything,” said Chicago designer Brynn Olson.

Soft browns and caramels are also appearing in pillows, lamps and drapes. Caning is on trend too, said Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions in Woodbury, Minn.

As for furniture, Olson likes the effect of brown stains on walnut and white oak, and said that a beautifully stained built-in is timeless. “Natural walnut will always feel fresh, and we love to pair it with bright white decor such as plaster vases, for a sophisticated pairing of textures,” she said.

That brown-and-white combo has been a favorite of decorating icons including Billy Baldwin, said New York City designer Glenn Gissler. Baldwin’s apartment in Manhattan featured a mix of glossy brown walls, white and chartreuse furniture, and brass accents. Inspired, Gissler recently painted a New York loft in a deep, rich brown, with columns and ceilings in crisp white. A long, tuxedo-style sofa in milk-chocolatey velvet anchors the space, along with tonal modern art.

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Global Smart Kitchen Appliance Market to 2024 – Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis

The “Smart Kitchen Appliance Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The future of the smart kitchen appliance market looks promising with opportunities in the in the residential and commercial market. The global smart kitchen appliances market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 29% from 2019 to 2024. The major growth drivers for this market are rising discretionary income of the people worldwide, growing awareness about energy-efficient and eco-friendly appliances, and high technological advancements in smart kitchen appliances.

A report of more than 150 pages is developed to help in your business decisions. To learn the scope of, benefits, companies researched and other details of the smart kitchen appliance market, then read this report.

The study includes the smart kitchen appliance market size and forecast for the global smart kitchen appliance market through 2024, segmented by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region.

Companies Mentioned

  • AB Electrolux

  • Whirlpool

  • Samsung

  • LG

  • Haier

  • Panasonic

  • Dongbu Daewoo

  • BSH

  • Sub-Zero

Some of the features of ‘Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis’ include

  • Market size estimates: Global smart kitchen appliance market size estimation in terms of value ($M) shipment.

  • Trend and forecast analysis: Market trend (2013-2018) and forecast (2019-2024) by segments and region.

  • Segmentation analysis: Global smart kitchen appliance market size by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region.

  • Regional analysis: Global smart kitchen appliance market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

  • Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different End Uses and regions for smart kitchen appliances in the global smart kitchen appliance market.

  • Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape for smart kitchen appliance in the global smart kitchen appliance market.

  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

This report answers the following 11 key questions:

  1. What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global smart kitchen appliances market by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region?

  2. Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?

  3. Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why?

  4. What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the smart kitchen appliances market?

  5. What are the business risks and threats to the smart kitchen appliances market?

  6. What are the emerging trends in the smart kitchen appliances market and the reasons behind them?

  7. What are some changing demands of customers in the smart kitchen appliances market?

  8. What are the new developments in the smart kitchen appliances market? Which companies are leading these developments?

  9. Who are the major players in the smart kitchen appliances market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?

  10. What are some of the competitive products and processes in the smart kitchen appliances area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution?

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Global Smart Kitchen Appliance Market to 2024 – Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Press Release

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “Smart Kitchen Appliance Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The future of the smart kitchen appliance market looks promising with opportunities in the in the residential and commercial market. The global smart kitchen appliances market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 29% from 2019 to 2024. The major growth drivers for this market are rising discretionary income of the people worldwide, growing awareness about energy-efficient and eco-friendly appliances, and high technological advancements in smart kitchen appliances.

A report of more than 150 pages is developed to help in your business decisions. To learn the scope of, benefits, companies researched and other details of the smart kitchen appliance market, then read this report.

The study includes the smart kitchen appliance market size and forecast for the global smart kitchen appliance market through 2024, segmented by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region.

Companies Mentioned

  • AB Electrolux
  • Whirlpool
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Haier
  • Panasonic
  • Dongbu Daewoo
  • BSH
  • Sub-Zero

Some of the features of ‘Global Smart Kitchen Appliances Market 2019-2024: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis’ include

  • Market size estimates: Global smart kitchen appliance market size estimation in terms of value ($M) shipment.
  • Trend and forecast analysis: Market trend (2013-2018) and forecast (2019-2024) by segments and region.
  • Segmentation analysis: Global smart kitchen appliance market size by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region.
  • Regional analysis: Global smart kitchen appliance market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
  • Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different End Uses and regions for smart kitchen appliances in the global smart kitchen appliance market.
  • Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape for smart kitchen appliance in the global smart kitchen appliance market.
  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

This report answers the following 11 key questions:

  1. What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global smart kitchen appliances market by product type, end use, distribution channel, and region?
  2. Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
  3. Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why?
  4. What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the smart kitchen appliances market?
  5. What are the business risks and threats to the smart kitchen appliances market?
  6. What are the emerging trends in the smart kitchen appliances market and the reasons behind them?
  7. What are some changing demands of customers in the smart kitchen appliances market?
  8. What are the new developments in the smart kitchen appliances market? Which companies are leading these developments?
  9. Who are the major players in the smart kitchen appliances market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
  10. What are some of the competitive products and processes in the smart kitchen appliances area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution?
  11. What
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Home Improvement: How home design trends are evolving for social distancing – Salisbury Post

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COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

Houses over apartments: Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action — work, entertainment and shops — and never planned on spending much time at home. But the pandemic has changed that, and more people are going to want a home that offers plenty of room and outdoor space in case they need to self-isolate again.

Self-sufficiency: A hard lesson we’ve learned is that things and services we thought we could count on aren’t necessarily a sure thing, so items that increase self-reliance will become very popular. Expect to see more homes with sources of energy like solar panels, sources of heat like fireplaces and stoves, and even urban and indoor gardens that allow you to grow your own produce.

Outdoor living: Between playgrounds closing and parks becoming overcrowded, many of us are turning to our balconies, patios and backyards for fresh air and nature. This means we’re going to be investing more in our outdoor spaces, with functional kitchens, soothing water features, cozy firepits, and high-quality outdoor furniture to create a much-needed escape.

Healthier spaces: Thanks to spending more time indoors and reprioritizing our health, we’ll turn to design to help ensure our homes are safe and healthy for our families. We’ll see a rise in products like water filtration systems as well as materials that improve indoor air quality. For new homes and additions, alternatives to wood-framing like insulated concrete forms from Nudura, which offer improved ventilation for healthier indoor air quality and an environment that’s less susceptible to mold, will be key.

Home office space: Business experts are suggesting many companies will see that working from home is not only possible but offers tangible benefits, like saving money on office space rent. With working from home on the rise, creating a home office space that inspires productivity will be a major project many of us tackle. Luxury home office furniture that feels chic and blends into your décor as well as ergonomic chairs and desks will see a major boost.

Custom and quality: With the hit to the economy, people are going to be buying less, but what they do buy will be better quality, while at the same time making an effort to support American businesses. When it comes to design, trends will shift to locally made furniture, custom-built homes and pieces and materials that stand the test of time. Find more information at nudura.com.

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Five Ways The Pandemic Has Influenced Interior Design Trends In 2020

The pandemic has changed life as we know it in every way, but especially how we live in our homes. In a short period, the home has become a place to work, exercise, relax, and even attend school. This has been the single biggest influence on design trends this year.

While many people have moved or are beginning to renovate, most of us are simply doing the best with what we have. After all, due to shutdowns, shortages, and demand for design-related services, there really isn’t an alternative. From the reality of COIVD life, to creating as pleasant an environment as possible, here are five ways the pandemic has influenced interior design trends in 2020.

Open Floor Plans Are On The Way Out

Had most homeowners, real estate agents, and interior designers been asked in January if they thought the open concept was here to stay, the answer would likely have been a resounding yes. But if you asked the same group in September, the answer might have been a little different. While open floor plans aren’t falling entirely out of fashion, they’re no longer as practical and desirable as they once were. “[My clients] still want big kitchens that open on to a family room—but home offices, outdoor spaces, and Zoom rooms (or at least a dedicated space for Zoom meetings) are big on wish lists,” interior designer Caitlin Scanlon of Caitlin Scanlon Design tells me.

Gavin Brodin of Brodin Design Build has received similar feedback. His clients have been looking for ways to create luxury upgrades to transform their homes into sanctuaries with amenities like meditation and massage rooms as well as secret gardens. But they want to limit the amount of money they spend on these projects. “During this time, many clients need to stay on a budget, so it’s a challenge to make a space beautiful and stay within a practical budget,” he tells me. 

But the pandemic has truly had the biggest impact on those living in smaller spaces such as apartments. “All of the activities that we’re doing at home have kind of changed the game a little bit,” says Home Director of Apartment Therapy, Danielle Blundell. “[We’re] looking to actually have defined spaces again, and some semblance of privacy and compartmentalization for things like working from home, exercising and people being home at the same time and taking calls.”

Blundell has also noticed that when it comes to sectioning off spaces— people are becoming a lot more creative, using everything from divider screens to curtains and partitions to carve out dedicated zones. 

Home Offices Are Now Just Offices

While some people have gone back to their regular offices at least part of time, most of us are still working from home, including CEO and founder of Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Manna Kadar. She has no plans to return and wants her employees to remain home as well. “We will eventually get back into

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