Floating vanities, backlit mirrors, and dark, mysterious wallpaper. Take a step into the dramatic landscape of a 2020 bathroom, and those are just of the features that will pop out at you. Overall, 2020 bathroom design is trending towards dark and contemporary. Hardware and vanities should be kept minimalistic, but when it comes to wallpaper and decor, let your wild side run free.
Let’s take a look at 2020’s most popular bathroom design trends:
Dark floral wallpaper
Wallpaper has made a big comeback in the last year, from jaunty animal prints to lush florals. Bathrooms are no exception to the wallpaper trend. Dark prints featuring flowers, ferns, and jungle plants are creeping into modern bathrooms faster than kudzu across a forest floor.
Abracadabra! Watch with delight and fascination as your bathroom vanity hovers seamlessly over your bathroom floor. Just kidding–it’s mounted to the wall. But the effect is still really cool. Floating vanities are quickly overtaking traditional free-standing vanities in 2020. Not only do they make a dramatic visual statement, but they’re also much easier to clean under than floor-sitting vanities.
Most bathroom faucets are integrated with the bathroom vanity, but that’s changing in 2020. Wall-mounted faucets emerge directly from the wall above the sink basin instead of from the vanity behind the basin. The overall look is reminiscent of an old-fashioned wash basin from the days when water came in a cold jug from a nearby well, not modern plumbing. In addition to looking cool and minimalistic, wall-mounted faucets free up space on your vanity and eliminate the tricky task of scrubbing around the faucet and knobs.
Bathrooms tend to feature lots of hard lines and right angles: square vanities, rectangular tubs, sharp-cornered mirrors. Adding smooth, organic shapes like circles and ovals can help break up the bathroom’s naturally harsh geometry. A large, round mirror mounted above the vanity will do just that. Bonus points if it’s backlit by LED strips!
Welcome to the jungle…
…our perhaps just a trendy bathroom in 2020. What do you think of this year’s popular bathroom design trends: are you rushing out for backlit mirrors and wilderness-inspired wallpaper, or are you waiting for today’s dramatic trends to slink back into the forest from whence they came? Let us know in the comments!