The bathroom is more than a room to carry out personal hygiene – it’s a sanctuary where you can pamper yourself and relax at the end of the day. So it’s important to get the right look for such a cherished space, especially if you’re planning a renovation this year. We’ve rounded up the most inspiring trends in bathroom design for 2018.

Maximalism

And overarching trend in all home furnishing and décor this year is maximalism – a reaction to the minimalist movement that reigned for the last 5 years or so. There is a demand this year for unabashed audacity and more personality. We’re seeing sumptuous materials, colours and surfaces in all areas of bathroom design too.

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Indigo Blue

This season’s favourite bathroom shade is reminiscent of the sea. For 2018, indigo is making a big splash. Choose rich inky blues and sea green, and pair it with interesting textures for a sophisticated look.

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Bold Accents

There’s no shortage of drama in design this year and that extends to vanities and baths. Interior designers are choosing more vibrant hues; adding unexpected character and fun to the bathroom.

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Freestanding Bathtubs

Bringing an aura of luxury, romance and affluence to the bathroom this year is the freestanding bathtub. They create the ultimate bathing space and act as a powerful visual statement.

The freestanding bath is a versatile choice, and adapts easily to different bathroom styles. They come in shapes and sizes across the style spectrum – from Victorian-like claw-foot models to simplistic standalones.

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bathroom trends 2018

bathroom trends 2018

Black And White Bathrooms

Simple, clean and classic. This look is considered timeless and works with just about any design style. The edgy black and white hues can be used as either an accent or across surfaces. If you have a small bathroom consider applying this trend to your flooring since it doesn’t compromise light in a tight space.

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We’re also seeing a lot of matte black fixtures around lately which is a great alternative to the metallics that dominated 2016 and 2017. What we love about this trend is that you can still keep everything minimal and let the hardware do the talking. It’s subtlety at its best.

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Terrazzo

This year’s biggest comeback kid is Terrazzo. Yes, the maximalist surface material that was popular in the 1970s is back in 2018 and set to eclipse the marble trend. The material has a unique look and is low-maintenance, perfect for high traffic areas like bathrooms.

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See all these trends showcased at the next HOMEMAKERS Expo.