The 3 trends for bathroom bliss in 2022

The 3 trends for bathroom bliss in 2022

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Another year has come and gone. If you’re looking forward to 2022, and renovating your bathroom is on your to-do list, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve identified the three biggest bathroom trends worth paying attention to as you start to plan your project.

#1 A bathing sanctuary

2022 will cement the bathroom’s role as a haven in our homes. Australians are keen to hone in on what’s important to them, and focus attention on elements that deliver to their precise needs.

Take showering, for example. If a refreshing start or calming end to your day involves a shower, look for products that make that easy. The GROHE Rainshower SmartActive rail shower is one such product. With three spray patterns - invigorating ActiveMassage, powerful Jet or relaxing Rain, this shower can cater to your changing needs. Lovely stuff.

The GROHE Rainshower SmartActive showerhead has three functions to boost your mood, every day.

Why stop there? Thermostatic shower mixers let you set your exact temperature without fluctuation for the entirety of your shower, all with the push of a button.

Does your idea of a sanctuary evoke hotel day spa vibes? Look to include a bath. The LAUFEN Sonar freestanding bath is a stunning showpiece, perfect for soothing away the daily grind.

If space is at a premium, back-to-wall baths deliver on the drama of a freestanding bath but take up less room. This tub from Posh Solus has a thicker lip too, making it easier to perch on when it’s bath time for any young ones.

The stunning Sonar freestanding bath from LAUFEN is the perfect bathroom showstopper.

#2 Hygiene starts at home

For obvious reasons, hygiene is firmly towards the top of everyone’s priorities list, and a healthy home really starts in the bathroom.

Sensor tapware - the stuff you may have seen at the airport or in restaurants - is moving into homes across the country. Our own Memo Sia Mixer comes in a range of colours, making it easy tie in to your kitchen’s aesthetic.

Touchless technology is also a gamechanger for high traffic areas, like at the basin or around the toilet. Sensor flush buttons - like this from Hideaway+ - look sleek and prevent germs from reaching surfaces.

Impressed? Well, wait for this - you can even install a system that eliminates odours. The Geberit DuoFresh system sits behind a flush button and uses filters to keep the bathroom smelling fresh as a daisy, all day long.

Finally, Smart Toilets - like this one from Spanish innovators Roca - are the ultimate way of keeping clean and fresh, with integrated washing and drying and even a night light for midnight dashes to the loo. Read our wrap up of the latest smart toilet technology.

The Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet boosts hygiene and also comfort.

#3 Taking shape

Product shapes have shifted over the past 12 months, with more curves, softer edges, and arches coming through across the entire home.

Coming in hot are curved basin showstoppers, with LAUFEN’s Sonar basin making for a great statement piece. The ribbed edges - designed to mimic the rippling of water - echo the softness in the basin’s overall shape.

Staying firmly on the curves trend, new shower shapes have an extended arm that curves above the showerhead.

Create a sense of height and drama with super sleek Hi-Rise curved showers from Milli Pure, as an overhead or longer twin rail. Blockheads were delighted with them earlier this year and we’re sure you will be too.

Bathrooms are all about cohesion, so you could pair the shower with tapware that heroes that curved shape; Milli Pure’s progressive wall basin mixer set will do the trick!

  • The Sonar range from LAUFEN is designed to echo the waves of water.

  • Milli’s Hi-Rise curved showers come in black, chrome, brushed nickel and brushed gold, as seen here.