Bathroom Design Trends for 2021

COVID-19 has had everyone spending more time in their home and many people have started taking a hard look at their surroundings. Combine that with lots of extra free time and you have the perfect recipe for a boom in home renovation projects. If you are thinking about tackling your bathroom during quarantine, here are some design trends for 2021 that will provide you with some inspiration.

Statement Lighting

Statement Lighting

Traditionally, bathroom lighting consists of an understated overhead light and some lights above the vanity. In 2021, designers are getting more creative and adding some interest and sophistication to bathrooms with more ornate fixtures. Chandeliers are a popular option that range from modern and industrial to more conservative.

Colorful Subway Tiles

Subway tiles have long been used in bathrooms, but they typically come in white and help to create a clean, crisp look. This year, subway tiles are getting an update with some added color.



Wallpaper was all the rage in the 1980s, but the paper was difficult to hang and even more of a pain to remove, which led to it falling out of fashion. However, in recent years, wallpaper has been enjoying a comeback. Today’s patterns are bolder and more sophisticated than ever and they provide the perfect way to dress up a bathroom.

Architectural Tubs

Tubs are becoming the centerpiece of bathroom design. Deep, soaking tubs made from natural elements are popular along with more ornate tubs that include architectural details. Designers are also using tubs to incorporate a bit of color into the room. Instead of the usual white tub, they are including stone grey or marbled neutral tones.  

Back-Lit Mirrors

Vanity lights above the mirror are being replaced with softly back-lit mirrors. This helps to create a more modern look with clean lines.

Wood-Look Tiles

Wood floors add warmth and color, but wood isn’t necessarily a good material for bathrooms that are constantly exposed to moisture. That is why tiles that resemble wood are in for 2021. These durable tiles provide have the color and texture of wood without the need for maintenance.

Incorporating one or more of these design trends and help to transform your bathroom and make it a more inviting space. For more design ideas and tips for ways to refinish your old bathtub, sink, countertops, or tiles, contact the experts at Affordable Refinishing.