We’ve curated the newest trends in bathroom style if you’re looking for a refresh or renovation.
Not in Vanity
Bringing nature indoors is one of the season’s most idyllic trends, especially in the use of unique textures, like curly maple — a wood with a wavy pattern that makes this grain stand out as the feature of any room. The wood’s dynamic ripples create a three-dimensional effect that mimics the look of curls along the length of the board, often enhanced by glossy finishes. The curly maple seen in the featured vanity above — created by Jason Good Custom Cabinets — gives this modern bathroom an elevated spa atmosphere and turns clever storage into an attractive feature wall. Also known as “flame” maple, this slightly softer version of hard maple acts as a pattern-rich and durable option for cabinetry.
A Concrete Idea
Victorians can hop across the pond to update their bathrooms with a colourful hand-cast concrete sink, designed and made in Canada. Mudd Concrete, founded in Ontario and distributed to Vancouver by concrete artisan Anton Vanee, creates sinks that come in a surprising array of colours — from berry and denim to pumice and silt. One part pottery, one part modern décor, the styles range from bowl and countertop basins to wall-hung sinks. They’re a statement in any bathroom.
Cast a Light
Enjoying a hot bath is topped by few things — but having something captivating to look at while you’re relaxing could make the experience even better. The Light House Bubbles Chandelier uses a playful mosaic of delicate glass orbs shaped into a collection of bubbles that’s lit from within and comes in either brushed nickel or natural brass. With its single bulb, this chandelier will add a surprising bit of whimsy and create a pause in any bathroom.
Reading nook: bathroom books to fill you with inspiration
Even the first page of Barbara Sallick’s book The Ultimate Bath (Rizzoli, 2022) has captured stylish function while capitalizing on design elements that “surprise and enchant.” From grand baths flanked by mirrors and marble, to maximalist patterns and spaces tailored with custom serenity, her collection is made to seduce the senses and serve as a visual blueprint for those looking to create a respite at home, no matter how simple or grand.
Water Closet Wonders
Looking back can capture new inspiration, and Gestalten’s 2017 book Take a Bath: Interior Design for Bathrooms offers surprise foreshadowing on some of the biggest bathroom trends of today. Focused on the space where you start your morning and end the day, this image-rich text stretches from the utilitarian to the luxurious and the Victorian to the modern for stunning design ideas. Partnered with conversations from those who lived through the renos, this book inspires courage.