Modern bathrooms: an overview of the most beautiful design ideas for 2020

In today’s hustle and bustle, we are looking for a refuge where we can relax from everyday stress. Modern bathrooms have become an oasis of calm and serenity where we can relax and recharge our batteries. Restrained, simple, focused on the essentials and yet luxurious: this is how the bathroom will be presented in 2020. A wide range of tiles and furniture can be found in stores so that everyone can design their dream bathroom according to their own wishes and ideas. We give you an overview of the latest trends in bathroom design and explain how you can implement them in your own four walls.

Modern small bathrooms with dark floors and shower cubicles with indirect lighting

 Yes, even small bathrooms can make a big impression if they are designed according to the latest trends. Modern bathrooms today are designed puristically in gray, black and white. High-quality, large-format tiles made of granite and marble bring a touch of luxury to the room. The popular wall design without tiles is minimalist and fades into the background and leaves the stage for striking furniture and wellness equipment. A walk-in shower with a partition made of glass looks particularly elegant and can even be implemented in a limited space. The space-saving corner bathtub can also be found in the modern bathing oasis and a sauna transforms the room into a private wellness area. Subtle details made of wood loosen up the modern living space and add a cozy touch.

Modern bathrooms today: small but nice

Modern bathrooms with mosaic with shower cubicle trends in black and white and indirect lighting on the ceiling

Small but nice: modern small bathrooms are anything but boring. Although the purist trend continues, the interior designers try to embellish the room with subtle accents. With exotic pendant lights, accessories in gold and indirect lighting, a new, exciting look comes into the bathroom. Because a small room has at least one big advantage: You need fewer tiles and smaller vanities, mirrors and glass partitions. You can invest the money saved in high-quality materials. Our tip: Don’t be put off by dark colors, because if used correctly they can make a difference.

Modern small bathrooms and pictures of the granite floors and marble walls and indirect lighting

Get the best out of the room by cleverly distributing the bathroom furniture in a space-saving manner. It is best to make a sketch and mark the location of the water connections on it. Let a specialist advise you on the basis of the sketch. You can also use an online room planner to visualize various design ideas and find the best position for furniture and fittings. The next step is to find the matching tiles. It is best to lay the floor and walls with large-format, high-gloss tiles. A dark floor and light walls make the room appear more spacious. Put on a large mirror. It will reflect the light and make even a mini bathroom look a lot more spacious. In small bathrooms there is usually hardly any free space for a bathtub, but you can put the shower in the limelight. Walk-in showers fit harmoniously into modern bathrooms. A wall made of clear glass can effectively separate the shower area and at the same time create a seamless transition between the different areas.

Design modern bathrooms with shower only Ideas in gray and white Design with suspended ceilings and wall units

The design principles for small modern bathrooms at a glance:

1. Well thought-out room planning plays a decisive role in a successful end result.

2. Large-format tiles laid without joints. Optionally, you can even do without the wall tiles and instead paint, wallpaper or plaster the walls.

3. Walk-in shower with clear glass partition.

4. Wall cabinets with clear lines and handleless fronts give the room a luxurious touch and at the same time take up less space than the classic base cabinet.

5. Small bathrooms need to be well lit..

Modern bathrooms are puristic beauties in gray, black and white

Modern bathrooms in gray with granite wall tiles and a free-standing bathtub and round mirror and shower cubicle with a glass partition

Colors play a minor role in the purist bathrooms. Red, blue or luminescent green are a thing of the past. Gray, black and white form a simple ensemble that gives the bathroom depth and better accentuates the high-quality surfaces and designer bathroom furniture. A dark gray wall lets the white ceramic bathtub and the sink shine. If the floor is laid with high-gloss tiles and the walls with tiles with a matt finish, the result is a particularly attractive contrast. Stainless steel fittings with a minimalist design round off the equipment effectively.

Modern bathrooms: granite adds a touch of luxury to the room

Modern bathrooms with granite tiles and shower with freestanding bathtub made of copper countertop basin

Granite is making a real comeback and is widely used in the bathroom. The natural stone is very popular for its high resilience and is considered a robust and easy-care alternative to marble. Granite tiles are non-slip and can be laid with or without joints. Not only tiles are made of granite, granite washbasins also cut a beautiful figure in the modern bathroom. The material fascinates with an appealing grain and can be easily combined with wood, copper, gold, concrete or stainless steel. A real all-rounder that is one of the trends for 2020.

Modern bathrooms without tiles: when the bathroom furniture plays the main role

modern bathrooms without tiles wall design with paint and wallpaper a freestanding bathtub made of ceramic and floor made of wood

Modern bathrooms without tiles are enjoying growing popularity. More and more builders are opting for floorboards and walls and against tiles. Wood used to be considered unsuitable for use in wet areas. But now even bathtubs are made from it. With good care and the right treatment, even daily contact with water cannot damage the natural material. The bathroom without tiles looks more open, is easy to care for and can be harmoniously integrated into modern living spaces. It is the perfect variant for modern bathrooms in new buildings, where the boundaries between the different rooms merge. This makes your personal bathing oasis more homely.

Modern bathrooms without tiles wall design plastered ideas for dry area in the bathroom

There are several alternatives to bathroom wall tiles. In modern bathroom designs, the walls are usually painted with a water-repellent paint, while wet areas such as the shower cubicle and bathtub are protected from water by wall panels made of glass. Synthetic resin plaster is also ideal as an alternative to wall tiles in the shower area. The material adheres well to different surfaces, has great elasticity and is considered heat-resistant and waterproof. The walls in the bathroom, which rarely come into contact with water, can be painted in any neutral color or even wallpapered. In the meantime, you can find washable non-woven wallpapers in stores that are considered to be particularly water-resistant.

Modern bathrooms with sloping ceilings: effective design ideas 

Modern bathrooms with a sauna under a sloping ceiling Ideas for design without tiles

It is not easy to design rooms with sloping ceilings. While a comfortable lounge or dining area is usually arranged underneath in the living area and a custom-made wardrobe can be found in the niche in the bedroom, bathrooms often pose a major challenge. Most areas in wet rooms require full headroom, which is 1.9 meters in Germany amounts to. As far as the room height is concerned, bathtubs are quite undemanding, they can be installed under a sloping roof without any problems. Even saunas and benches do not need the full height of the room and can be accommodated under the slope.

Modern bathrooms with sloping ceilings create ideas with patchwork mosaic tiles and a walk-in shower

However, the shower zone makes the highest demands on room height – you need at least 2.50 meters room height to stand comfortably in the shower cubicle. For bathrooms with a sloping roof, shower trays that are installed flush are ideal. This way you can gain more free space upstairs and stretch your hands while showering. Toilets also require standing height in order to be used comfortably. If there is no space for the toilet in the bathroom with a sloping ceiling, you can move it to another room.

Make modern bathrooms cozy: wood or reclaimed wood

Modern bathrooms with wooden vanity unit and countertop basin and bathroom fittings in gold optics and mirrors with lighting and white granite tiles

Wood is being used more and more in modern bathrooms. Its attractive grain automatically attracts attention and its warm color creates a cozy ambience. If well sealed, the natural material is considered waterproof and can last for many years in wet areas. However, it is important that you ventilate the room regularly and wipe water splashes from the washbasin and floorboard dry.

A wooden washstand with a ceramic washbasin is timelessly elegant. Accessories in gold or copper, as well as modern bathroom fittings and puristic mirrors fit harmoniously into the puristic bathroom. Over time, wood develops a patina that even better accentuates the special charm of the natural material. Slight discoloration and traces of usage make the furniture made of old wood so attractive and bring a Mediterranean feeling into your own four walls.

Modern bathrooms with shower: this is how you recharge your batteries in the morning

Modern bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a shower tray embedded in the floor. Wall design with tiles in glossy white

In small bathrooms, the shower is an alternative to the bathtub. The shower zone can be designed according to personal needs. For example, you can mount the shower tray with a base and thus visually separate the shower zone from the rest of the bathroom. However, bathrooms in which the shower tray is embedded in the floor are particularly popular. Splash protection also plays an important role in comfort in a shower room. Folding doors, sliding doors and swing doors offer space-saving solutions where space is limited. The shower is visually separated from the rest of the bathroom by tiles in a contrasting color.

Modern bathrooms with corner bathtub and free-standing bathtub: wellness oasis in your own four walls

modern bathrooms in gray design large-format wall tiles made of marble and granite and walk-in shower ideas for wall design

The freestanding bathtub is a real classic. In minimalist bathrooms in particular, an oval bathtub creates a dosed break in style and loosens the geometric rigor of the rectangular shower cubicle and the purist washbasin. Together with a wooden side table, it forms an attractive ensemble and invites you to relax after a long day at work. Even if the freestanding bathtub has so many advantages, there is one major disadvantage that you should definitely not overlook: its maintenance. Bathtubs are easy to care for, have a dirt-repellent surface and can be cleaned quickly. But the area around the bathtub is usually difficult to reach and is difficult to clean. Mold or dirt can build up there.

Modern bathrooms with tiled corner bathtubs and exposed concrete on the floor Ideas for bathroom design

A corner bath is therefore always preferred. It takes up less space and the area around the bathtub can be cleaned easily. In addition, the corner bath can be covered with mosaic tiles and thus set accents in the room. The design is a practical choice for those who have large windows in the bathroom and who want to enjoy the beautiful view. A corner bath does not necessarily have to be installed in the corner. In larger bathrooms, for example, it can be mounted on a half-height tiled wall. Whether puristically chic and completely in white or modern in anthracite gray: the corner bath is an all-rounder that can be staged in a variety of ways.

Modern bathrooms with sauna: pure relaxation

Modern bathrooms with sauna and shower cubicle side by side. Design ideas in neutral colors. Pendant lights with crystals

Modern bathrooms offer a wellness ambience. That is why a sauna is simply part of the basic equipment for more and more clients. The sauna area is designed similar to a shower cubicle and defined as a separate area. The outside walls of the sauna are made of clear real glass, the interior – clad in wood. In this way, it blends harmoniously into the overall picture and gives the puristic room an unmistakable feel-good character.

Modern bathrooms are presented in a neutral color palette and with minimalist bathroom furniture and appear simple and reserved at first glance. But on closer inspection, the bathroom turns out to be a real oasis of well-being, a personal refuge where we can relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In terms of furnishings, modern bathrooms have a lot to offer. We summarize the most important trends for you again: Gray, black and white form the trendy color ensemble for the contemporary bathroom. Accessories in gold, copper and bathroom furniture made of wood add variety. Granite is the trend material for 2020: the natural stone adorns walls, vanities and even bathtubs. When it comes to flooring and wall design, more and more people are opting for a bathroom without tiles. Instead, the walls are plastered, painted or papered. A walk-in shower, corner bath and sauna round off the wellness program.

Design a modern bathroom with a sloping ceiling

modern bathrooms with sloping ceilings and tiles in neutral colors furnishings with bidet and bathtub

Modern bathroom with a walk-in shower with a glass partition, double vanity, wall cabinet and bathtub

Modern small bathroom pictures wooden ceiling shower cabin small bathtub

Trendy color duo: black and white create exciting contrasts in the bathroom

Modern bathrooms in black and white create ideas with a shower and a narrow bathtub

Wood creates a cozy ambience in the otherwise cool-looking puristic bathroom

Design modern bathrooms with old wood base cabinet with marble and black vanity

Puristic beauty: bathroom clad in natural stone 

Modern bathrooms with a walk-in shower and natural stone tiles on the wall, rain shower and wooden washbasin with a countertop basin

Shower cubicle with wooden floor and wooden cabinets in the bathroom

Modern bathrooms only with shower and wooden floor and wooden furniture and white large-format tiles design ideas and pictures

Design the bathroom completely in gray

Modern bathrooms in gray with walls clad in natural stone with a free-standing bathtub without a base unit

Freestanding bathtub in front of the window

Modern bathrooms today with large windows with a free-standing bathtub and double washbasin and large mirror