Pro Design Tips: 5 Bathroom Trends for 2022

It’s easy to make your bathroom look and even feel charming with a few simple updates like a splash of color, plants or vintage furniture.

We chatted with Amber Shay, national vice president of Design Studios for Meritage Homes, about the 2022 trends that can transform your bathroom into a spa-like haven.

Bolder Colors

Colorful wallpaper is a trend for bathrooms in 2022, as well as bold paint colors. “I would call them moody jewel tones,” says Shay. “They don’t just create mystery and depth, but also a cozy romantic feel.”

Everlasting White Marble

White marble looks are becoming more popular this year. “Many of the Design Collections have a marble-look tile available: Classic White, Upscale Rustic, Classic Elegance, to name a few,” says Shay. This update gives your bathroom a refined, classic and sophisticated look. 

Incorporating Nature

In 2022, we expect to see homeowners bringing the outdoors inside. “Plants are being used more and more as decor in bathrooms,” says Shay. And they don’t just create a beautiful connection with nature inside your home; they also help purify the air.

Vintage Furniture

You can’t go wrong with some beautiful vintage furniture in your bathroom. From rustic stools, benches, or an armoire to a bookcase or wood shelving, you can add extra storage as well as visual interest. 

Matte Black Finishes

Whether it’s faucets, cabinet hardware or lighting with simple, clean lines, matte black finishes are trending. You can also mix metals depending on whether the fixtures have multiple finishes. For instance, a matte black faucet seamlessly blends with on-trend iron and aged brass light fixtures, says Shay.

People crave sanctuaries in their homes, so keeping things sophisticated and relaxing in a bathroom is a must. As you create a luxurious, spa-like atmosphere, make sure to include vintage rugs and other decor and art on top of the 2022 trends to help keep your bathroom looking welcoming and feeling like a place of respite.

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