Best Bathroom Modern Design Ideas For 2022

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By Luciana Oliveira

Has the time come to update your home? Home renovations are all the rave, especially in a post-pandemic world. Folks are starting to open their homes to guests again and don’t want to introduce them to the same old, boring aesthetic. 

Change can be good! And sometimes change is necessary to make your home lively again. There’s nothing worse than coming back to a home you no longer enjoy the look or feel of anymore.

Out of all the rooms in the home, the bathroom is probably the one people struggle with the most. From a décor standpoint, it can be very easy to over-decorate a bathroom and even easier to make a bathroom look tacky if you don’t decorate it right.

This article will cover some of the best bathroom modern design ideas for a bathroom glow up that you can use to spruce up your water closet. Let’s begin with;

Giving Your Radiator Some TLC

For some reason, the radiator can often be left until last, or not touched at all, during a home makeover. Most people will give it a new coat of paint. We feel this is a shame as the radiator can take up a significant portion of your bathroom’s wall space, so it deserves some attention.

Getting a new radiator is always an option, and there are so many different kinds of radiators on the market now. Did you know there are even designer radiators made from glass? Or radiators that are mirrored?

Aside from radiators, you may decide to downscale so that you don’t have a radiator at all. Some people opt to go for a towel rail instead, which is a smart option that saves space. And don’t worry! There are plenty of designer towel rails too.

Trade Radiators is a great place to start looking if you want to replace your radiator. Check out their range of spectacular towel rails here:

Have A Built In Shower Shelf

When it comes to shower storage for all your washing essentials, many folks decide to go for a shelf or rack that fixes onto the wall and juts out. This can work, but it can also give you a sore elbow or head if you turn the wrong way.

If you decide to have a complete refurbishment of your bathroom, then why not talk to your contractors about the possibility of getting a shelf etched into the wall.

If possible, this can provide you with a great place for shower storage that won’t get in the way when you’re singing along to Queen or Abba while scrubbing down. It also looks very stylish too.

Get An Appropriate Vanity Unit

Vanity units are hugely important to the bathroom. They provide a place to wash up and apply any makeup, but they also do double duty as a major storage solution for all bathroom-related items.

In a way, the vanity unit pulls the bathroom together and is the perfect furniture unit to accentuate the bathroom as a whole. It can, in a way, set the colour scheme expectations for the whole room.

But on a more functional level, you’ll need a vanity unit that will have everything you need. There are vanity units that come with built-in mirrors, some without, and some come freestanding while others are fixed to the wall.

Find a unit that is the right size and shape and gives you everything you need from a vanity unit. There’s no point getting a huge one that won’t fit or one that jarrs with the style of your bathroom.

Opt For A Freestanding Bath

It has been the convention as of late to have your bath fixed to the floor, or wall, or sealed in place. This makes a lot of sense from a functional standpoint, but before these styles of baths dominated the market, freestanding baths were all the rage.

While freestanding baths have always been associated with more traditional aesthetics, this is no longer the case. Nowadays, there are plenty of options to fit a freestanding bath in modern bathrooms.

It may also be easier to maintain your bathroom from rot and damp. A lot of rot and dampness can accumulate under baths that have slight blemishes in their sealants that allow moisture to build up. With a freestanding bath, all you’ll need is a tiled floor and walls. Cleaning just became a whole lot easier!

Consider A Walk In Shower

If you have the space and the budget, a walk-in shower is a great feature to have. Not only does it look magnificent, but it will also be easier to use. Some folks have even opted to turn their bathroom into a wet room, essentially making their whole room a shower. 

It is certainly something to consider if you are doing major renovations to your home.


We’ve only just scratched the surface with modern bathroom ideas that you can implement. Go out there, get researching, and find ideas that you feel will suit your home the best. But most importantly, ensure you make your home yours. 

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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.

1 thought on “Best Bathroom Modern Design Ideas For 2022”

  1. These bathroom modern design ideas are fantastic! The tips for giving the radiator some TLC, incorporating a built-in shower shelf, choosing the right vanity unit, opting for a freestanding bath, and considering a walk-in shower are all great ways to update and elevate the look of a bathroom. Thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas!


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