Tiny, but mightily functional, bathrooms are increasingly being viewed as places of refuge, calm and solitude. No longer the most overlooked room in the home, it’s a place where we go for a quiet soak in a tub, to reflect on the chaos of the day as we remove make-up, or to recharge under the meditative spray of a hot shower.
It makes sense then, that bathroom design is constantly evolving, with great care taken to turn these small spaces into pillars of luxury and pampering. From marble masterpieces to colour-soaked sanctuaries, there are myriad ways to elevate your bathroom above the every day. From tiles, to décor to tapware—the options are endless. But if you’re looking for some real numbers-based direction, new data from UK plumbing supplies site Plumbnation.co.uk might do the trick.
Using Google search data and Instagram hashtags, PlumbNation has discovered the top 10 bathrooms trends for 2021. Keep scrolling to discover the top 10 most popular bathroom trends for 2021.
10. Contemporary bathroom
Annual search volume: 84,600
Search volume 2019-2020: 77,600
Year-on-year popularity change: 9.02%
9. Minimalist bathrooms
Annual search volume: 99,000
Search volume 2019-2020: 69,000
8. Black and white tile bathroom
Annual search volume: 165,200
Search volume 2019-2020: 117,100
Year-on-year popularity change: 41.08%
7. Bathroom carpet
Search volume 2019-2020: 169,100
Year-on-year popularity change: 35.72%
6. LED lighting in bathroom
Annual search volume: 237,700
Search volume 2019-2020: 156,500
Year-on-year popularity change: 51.88%
5. Round bathroom mirrors
Annual search volume: 281,900
Year-on-year popularity change: 58.37%
4. Black bathrooms
Annual search volume: 347,900
Search volume 2019-2020: 167,300
Year-on-year popularity change: 107.95%
3. Black and white bathroom
Annual search volume: 453,600
Search volume 2019-2020: 262,200
2. Terrazzo tiles
Annual search volume: 695,500
Search volume 2019-2020: 423,800
Year-on-year popularity change: 64.11%
1. Bathroom wallpaper
Annual search volume: 943,500
Search volume 2019-2020: 658,000
Year-on-year popularity change: 43.39%
Written by Yeong Sassall.
This article originally appeared on Vogue Living Australia.