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Interior designers share 5 bathroom trends that will be in this spring and 2 that will be out

Janice Costa   

Interior designers share 5 bathroom trends that will be in this spring and 2 that will be out
Interior designers shared the bathroom trends that will be popular and those that could fade away this spring.Edwin Tan/Getty Images
  • Interior designers shared the bathroom trends that will be in and out for spring 2024.
  • Textured bathtubs and cabinets can make a bathroom's design more interesting.

Renovating a bathroom isn't cheap, with typical costs ranging from $2,500 to $80,000. So when homeowners decide to take the plunge, they want to make sure they're choosing stylish designs that aren't going to look dated in a few years.

To find out which trends are best to add to — or eliminate from — bathrooms this spring, Business Insider spoke to five interior designers. Here's what they said.

Sustainable materials and eco-conscious designs are thriving.

Sustainable materials and eco-conscious designs are thriving.
Expect to see more natural-stone tubs this spring.      onurdongel/Getty Images

The designers we spoke to said they're seeing an increased interest in eco-conscious spaces this spring.

According to Paula Kennedy, CEO of Timeless Kitchen Design, there will be an increased interest in decorating bathrooms with plants and natural materials. People are also leaning toward products like natural-stone tubs and tiles.

Anna Gibson, the founder and lead designer at AKG Design Studio, also told BI she expects to see showerheads and bidets that use less water than traditional devices.

Bath designs are becoming more inclusive.

Bath designs are becoming more inclusive.
LED or night lights can be helpful to visually impaired users.      John Keeble/Getty Images

According to the experts, bath designs are becoming more accessible for a wider range of people. Gibson has seen products designed to make baths more inclusive, such as stylish grab bars and a bidet that uses a remote designed with large buttons and braille.

The designer has even encountered a faucetless sink that turns on when the user reaches into it, which can be helpful for users with arthritis.

Gibson has also seen a rise in products with LED lights to indicate hot and cold water and built-in night lights for visually impaired users.

More people are choosing to incorporate advanced technology in their bathrooms.

More people are choosing to incorporate advanced technology in their bathrooms.
Designers expect to see new technology in showers.      Dan Reynolds Photography/Getty Images

Many people are adding advanced technology to their bathrooms.

Robin Burrill, the CEO and interior designer at Signature Home Services, told BI she's come across several innovative bathroom devices, including a showerhead with a water-powered light, phone-controlled showers, and a self-flushing toilet with a self-lifting heated seat.

Kennedy has also seen devices like showerheads that come with hair detanglers that can massage and rinse the scalp, as well as systems that can dry a bathroom to minimize mold and mildew growth.

Texture adds vintage appeal to the bathroom.

Texture adds vintage appeal to the bathroom.
Wooden panels add texture and interest to the bathroom.      tulcarion/Getty Images

Design elements like textured tiles, cabinets, and vanities can help make a bathroom more visually interesting.

Donna Fedor-Brann, the owner of Donna Brann Interiors, and Natalia Pierce, the owner of Detail by Design have seen an uptick in textures in the bathroom, as well as vintage-looking bathtubs.

Gibson believes the rise in textural elements coincides with a growing appeal for a midcentury-modern design, which incorporates reeded and wood paneling.

Curves add elegance to a space.

Curves add elegance to a space.
Curved designs make a bathroom look classy.      sihuo0860371/Getty Images

Curved furniture and architecture can add a stylish elegance to the bathroom. Fedor-Brann predicts people will gravitate toward curved cabinetry and faucets.

On the other hand, white bathrooms are falling out of favor.

On the other hand, white bathrooms are falling out of favor.
Bright colors are replacing white bathrooms.      Westend61/Getty Images

White bathrooms have been around for years, but this look is giving way to warm neutrals and splashes of color.

According to Fedor-Brann, color is being incorporated into many design aspects, from luminous, light-green metallic tubs to calming, natural-stone looks.

"Although white used in conjunction with marble will always be classic, neutrals have been getting warmer," the expert told BI.

Graphic tiles are falling out of favor.

Graphic tiles are falling out of favor.
Graphic tiles with no texture aren't as popular as they once were.      Gladiathor/Getty Images

According to Gibson, people are moving from tiles that form graphic designs with busy patterns to pieces with their own fun shapes and textures. People are trading flat, glossy looks for intricately-cut and concrete tiles.

The expert said this trend stems from people prioritizing textural interest and dimension over busy linear design elements.

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