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2021 Bathroom Design Trends


With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to start saying goodbye to 2020. A new year means new possibilities and opportunities, which means it might be time for that bathroom remodel you’ve been thinking about but never got around to.

If 2021 is the year to give your bathroom a makeover, it’s important to be on the up and up on modern design trends. Leave 2020’s bathroom remodeling tips in the rearview mirror, and look ahead to these trendy designs that are functional and stylish!


Transport Your Bathroom to the Future

Modern designs will always be trendy when it comes to bathroom remodeling. The hard part is keeping up with what counts as modern. While certain colors, materials, and set ups have gone the way of the dodo, there are some designs that will keep your bathroom feeling modern for years to come.


  • Smart Shower Technology: Now that our TVs, home security systems, thermostats, and even lights have become Smart, why not do the same for your shower? A digital shower allows you to remotely start your shower, control the heat, and even play music all with the press of a button or the sound of your voice. The future is all about convenience, so make sure you start your day on the right luxurious foot.
  • Underfloor Heating Systems: Once thought of as a luxury addition, heated bathroom flooring is now more affordable than ever before. By adding a thin layer underneath almost any floor material, the electric system can warm your bathroom floor using a timer and thermostat. No longer will you have to rush into a pair of slippers come winter time!

  • Unique Mirror Designs: When you want to easily bring some personality to your bathroom, one of your best options is to use a uniquely styled mirror. Rather than sticking with a simple geometric design or hiding a medicine cabinet behind, why not go bold? Get a mirror with seven sides, or in the shape of a tear-drop, let your creativity run wild! You can also invest in some back lights to properly illuminate your morning routine.

  • Floating Bathroom Vanity: When you want to change up your bathroom’s style in small ways, adopting a floating bathroom vanity could be just the trick. The design assists in removing the visual weight of the cabinets, while giving you more options to creatively store your items underneath the vanity. Even better, this design works with any material, so no need to completely get rid of your vanity!

By applying even one of these modern design trends, your bathroom will be transported to the future. Mixing contemporary design with the convenience of cutting edge technology is the key to modernizing your home’s bathroom.


Everything Old is New Again

It’s an accepted rule in pop culture that eventually everything that was popular will be popular again. The rule of thumb is to wait 30 years for nostalgia to hit, but sometimes older trends come back into vogue when you least expect them.

These retro design trends will not only fulfill your nostalgia needs, but they’ll also keep your bathroom functional and stylish.


  • Freestanding Bathtubs: Where walk-in showers have dominated bathroom trends in the past, the luxurious freestanding tub has started to make a comeback. If you have the space to support it, this eternally retro design will make a serious statement in your bathroom. It also supports adjustments to make it even more comfortable, like additional back and neck supports, or tables that can fit across the tub.

  • Wallpaper Returns: While many thought wallpaper in a bathroom was dead, new designs have risen this trend from its stylish grave. Gone are the days of hard-to-remove materials and tacky designs and colors. Now modern wallpaper designers are using a variety of colors and styles to spice up any bathroom. Best of all, many of these designs support peel & stick, making application and removal easier than ever.

  • Exposed Gold and Brass Fixtures: Often thought of as dated and ugly, brass and gold pipes and faucets are making a strong come back. Their warm tones and early 20th century look can add life to any bathroom. Used with a freestanding bathtub or traditional sink, and they can add a sleek retro atmosphere. Bets of all, the light color tones mix well with many other styles, meaning you don’t have to replace everything in your bathroom to make these fixtures work.

Get Local Advice Before Committing

While you might have already started planning your bathroom remodel, don’t get too ahead of yourself just yet. It’s important to note that these are design trends, meaning they inherently are going to fall out of fashion. Rather than chasing trends, consider what would fit best in your dream bathroom and if you can make small changes over time.

If you are having trouble fitting these 2021 trends into your bathroom remodel plan, you may need some design help. Contact the professionals at JDS Bath to begin planning your dream bathroom.

Our team has decades of design and technical experience. We can help you find the perfect match between form and function in your bathroom remodeling project.


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