A new year can herald a sudden flutter of DIY project plans, with bathrooms often at the top of the list. Now, more than ever, bathrooms have to deviate from just a practical place for daily routines. Offering everything from spa escapes to family splash, dressing or makeup zones, bathrooms are taking the brunt of family life.

Today, we take a look at the most common and predicted trends for 2024 and how they’re already making their mark on bathroom design.

Cosy comfort

Bathroom Review 2024 Bathroom Trends

Soft furnishings may have been disregarded previously, but rugs, art and plants feature heavily in bathroom design. Rugs are beneficial for denoting areas for dressing or adding comfort near spa bath areas.

Pictured above – Louis De Poortere, Gallery Shapes collection, 9370 Secret from £205 (100x140cm), Louis De Poortere, louisdepoortere.com

Sustainable options

From water conservation to choosing the right materials and pampering products, sustainability and ethical design remain heavily within bathroom projects. Granorte has long understood and promoted the benefits of choosing cork for walls and floors. Its Nuspa washbasin and bath promote how this sustainable and renewable material can be used as an alternative to traditional bathroom ware.

Pictured above is Granorte’s Nuspa Freestanding Washbasin Sigma from £699 (750x400x150) granorte.co.uk

Back to earth for colour inspiration

Whether it’s warm terracotta’s or coastal sands, the outdoors is inspiring calming bathroom aesthetics. The ability to provide this wider connection with the natural world results in a relaxing aesthetic that appeals to multi-generational living.

Pictured above – Moodboards from Moduleo – left Board Walk / middle Sand / right Tidal Wave featuring Moduleo Roots range.

Stone without the cold feet

Bathroom Design Trends 2024

Contemporary tile, terrazzo and marble typically offer the cold shoulder when it comes to foot comfort, but with vinyl, laminate and cushion vinyl floors providing a realistic alternative to solid, you can ditch the unpractical and keep with style.

Pictured above – left LeoLine, Diamond XT, Stomboli cushion vinyl from £28 per m2, LeoLine. Pictured middle Quick-Step Illume, Oyster Concrete vinyl from £47.99 per m2, Quick-Step, and right LeoLine, Comfytex PU, Balmani cushion vinyl from £23 per m2, LeoLin.

Pattern alert

Bathrooms often take on a clean, crisp palette, so breaking up the space with colour and pattern can help add character and a signature style. From geometrics, terrazzo and checkerboard, flooring offers homeowners an easy way to update existing bathrooms.

Pictured above left LeoLine, Aspire, York 99 cushion vinyl from £21 per m, middle Moduleo Roots Fiastra 46534 from £35.29 per m2, Moduleo and right LeoLine, Atomic XT, Treviso cushion vinyl from £28 per m2

Top bathroom tips for 2024

  • Make the most of measuring and sample services to help perfect the look while keeping on track with your budget. More planning will help you to make better long-term purchases.
  • For flooring, look at how your room will be used and whether you’ll use underfloor heating. Future-proofing your room with easy-to-maintain alternatives will make it easier to keep looking in tip-top shape.
  • Whether choosing towels, robes or accessories, keep a curated look by sourcing accessories and soft furnishings within your chosen palette.

Storage solutions will help keep bathroom areas looking clean and uncluttered. Consider incorporating draws for cleaning and make-up products.