8 of our favourite bathroom trends to inspire your style

Article by Simply You

We’ve curated eight of the latest trends to inspire you and transform your bathroom from a utility space to an interior dream


1. Black accents

Bathroom accessories and tapware have traditionally been in chrome but statement black is on the rise. A black showerhead, taps or lampshade add a contemporary edge. This dramatic shower door and all-white wall and floor up the ante considerably.


2. Small tiles 

Tiles add sophistication to any bathroom, and contrasting grout makes them stand out even more, particularly if the look continues to the floor. Be bold and tile all the walls or only one as a feature wall.

Get the look

Introducing different colours can soften the overall effect and add personality.


+ Christy towel set, from $185, from Seneca.
+ Plate, $12, from French Country.
+ Hand wash, $49, from Aesop.
+ Bagno Design basin, $1,627, from Robertson.
+ Meir shower arm, $349, from The Kitchen Hub.


3. Raw texture

Bricks and concrete have a rugged appeal that will work just as well in a modern bathroom as a traditional one.

Get the look

Textured walls create enough of an interest on their own so choose minimalist accessories that allow the walls to rule.


+ Stool, $403, by May Time.
+ Buddy tap, $499, from Plumbline.
+ Tom Dixon light, $635, from ECC.
+ Mirror, $360, from Top Tile.
+ Ladder, $127, by May Time.
Scarf, $298, by Bird & Knoll.


4. Luxury details

Nothing spells luxury more than a chandelier and this one is the crowning glory in this lavish bathroom. The freestanding, deep oval bathtub is cleverly separated from the shower by a tiled partition, giving two distinct areas.


5. Bold Paint

A coat of paint can take a bathroom from drab to fab in minutes. Choose a contrasting colour to offset white tiles, and opt for bold artwork and a metallic pendant light to complete the picture.


6. Wallpaper

Wallpaper will take your bathroom to a different level, regardless of whether it is patterned and colourful or more muted. Covering even one wall will bring it alive.

Get the look

Accessorise your bathroom by selecting a tone from a floral pattern, but don’t forget to add a splash of contrasting colour.


+ Cushion, $100, from Homage.
+ Opera contemporary armchair, $POA, from Sarsfield Brooke.
+ Tropic candle, $59, by Cocolux.
+ Petite bath, $POA, from Clearwater Baths.
+ Corian solid surface in Rain Cloud, from Evolution of Surfaces.


By Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design

7. Mixed tiles

A mix of tile types and shapes, plain and patterned, elevates this bathroom by Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design from ordinary white to cool and interesting.


8. Monochrome

Black and white has been a bathroom go-to for decades. Think beyond the classic floor tile by opting for statement pieces such as lighting, hooks or a full black wall.

Get the look

Accessories in either all-black, all-white or a combination of both add a timeless, crisp look.


+ Towel, $60, from Crave Home.
+ Toilet brush, $27, from Storage Box.
+ Chandelier, $913, from The Lighting Centre.
+ Hamper, $28, by Freedom Furniture.
+ Designer Boys artwork, from $675, from Designers Candy.

Photography by: Maree Homer, Brett Stevens, Armelle Habib, Nikole Ramsay, Justin Alexander/ and Kallan Macleod.

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