2020 Bathroom Renovation Trend Predictions


2020 Bathroom Renovation Trend Predictions

Looking to renovate your bathroom? Or just keen to know what’s hot in the world of bathroom renovations in 2020? Look no further.

Pinterest and Instagram have raised expectations and the design threshold, bringing us colour, texture, interesting metals and thoughtfully designed vanity profiles.

While bathroom trends come and go, it’s important to remember that renovating a bathroom can add value to your home when you go to sell – so it pays to know what will be appealing to buyers down the track.

Bathrooms are so much more fun these days and here is some of the fun you can expect to see heading into 2020.


Nude, apricot, and peach tones have been dominating interiors of late and will continue to be a go-to colour into the new year and beyond.

For many people nervous about employing colour in general, these muted tones provide something that feels palatable and easy to live with long term while still making an impact.

You’ll see it in wall colours, tiles, and even benchtops. It’s a fresh departure from the neutrals that typically govern bathroom colour schemes.

Shaped mirrors

Mirrors of all interesting shapes and sizes will continue to appear in bathrooms next year, as we turn our backs on the standard wall to wall rectangle.


Ovals, circles, semi-circles, and shapes that I can’t even name, provide an element of pattern and interest to any space and an unexpected dimension to a utility room.


Wall treatment

The design industry has a solution when it comes to those of use who are over the wall to wall tiles trend.

We have been calling for softer surfaces to make our bathrooms feel like more of an extension of the rest of our home.

Picture: Eugene Hyland

Next year we’ll see greater use of wet area wall panelling, such as VJ groove, as well as finishes, such as venetian plaster in muted tones to provide much welcome texture


The beautiful curve! How did it take so long to enter our interiors world?! The beauty of the curved mirror, curved bench, arched doorways, and rounded tap profiles is that it creates a look and feel of fluidity in our spaces and provides the bathroom with much-desired softness.

The curve pays homage to the best of Moroccan inspired design and you can expect it to be a staple in home design across the board in the coming years.


More brass

This classic, warm metal has had such a resurgence in recent years that I keep thinking it’s destined to fall off a sharp cliff. I’m starting to think twice.


It’s a gloriously beautiful metal whether in its organic form where it develops a unique patina or the electroplated variety.

Always opt for the brushed option as opposed to polished, which can be overpowering when used in multiple contexts, ie. tapware, shower rails, robe hooks etc.


We’re certain to see a stronger emphasis on pattern going into 2020.

Whether it’s a finger tile mosaic or a printed 200×200 Moroccan-style tile, or even a windmill-laid subway, there are so many interesting patterns options that your biggest problem will be too many choices.

Picture: Caroline McCredie

Source: Carlene Duffy – Realestate.com.au
All pictures other than noted: Realestate.com.au