The bathroom; It’s one of the smallest rooms in the home but it’s also one of the busiest and most important. More and more Australians are transforming their bathroom designs from ‘wash and go’ spaces to ‘stay and play’ ones, where indulgence and luxury intersect seamlessly.


As one of the leading custom home builders on the Sunshine Coast, Beachside Construction like to keep abreast of all the latest trends in décor and design. Here’s a look at some of the latest bathroom trends:


The trend for technology

As with many things these days, technology is infiltrating our lives in many ways, and bathroom design isn’t exempt. Keep an eye out for automatic taps, electronically controlled water temperatures, under-counter fridges for medicines (or a glass of bubbles while you soak in the tub – how divine!!), wireless music and TV systems and motion sensor lighting.


Show-stopping showers

Showers are still large and luxurious (with plenty of space for two). Keep fixtures to a minimum however to minimise clutter. When it comes to the showerhead, the relaxing rainfall heads are still popular, whilst swing doors are proving to be more popular than the sliding doors, or do away with the doors altogether. Create a sense of space and openness with large format tiles right up to the ceiling height.


Minimalist design

Continuing with the minimalist design as above, many bathroom designs this year will use skinny window frames, fine edges on vanities and baths and thin profile handles and tapware. These all create a sense of space and lightness.


The perfect pattern

Eye-catching patterns and eclectic shapes in both complementary and contrasting colours will continue to feature this year with hexagons, chevrons, herringbone, honeycomb and Mediterranean, oriental and Moroccan patterns making a stylish statement on floors, walls, splashbacks, showers and bathroom counters.


Colour is making a comeback

Whilst the colour trends is still leaning to the more neutral and organic tones, colour is definitely making a comeback. We-re seeing colour-coded cabinetry, matte black plumbing fixtures and even highly textured walls. Leafy greens are also taking centre stage to add a soft edge to bathroom interiors with potted plants a ‘must-have’ in every beautiful bathroom. Dramatic accents like colour-coded cabinetry, matte black plumbing fixtures and highly textured featured walls are also becoming big news.


The Sanctuary

Overall, bathroom trends are moving toward a softer, organic feel – promoting relaxation and indulgence. There’s a strong emphasis on creating space, decluttering, marrying form with function and crafting interiors that nurture our spirits.


If you’re looking to build a new custom home on the Sunshine Coast, come and have a chat with Beachside Construction. We would love to help you bring your dream home to life.