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2024’s Must-Have Bathroom Design Trends

As we move into 2024, bathroom design trends are shifting towards an even deeper connection with nature, playful experimentation, and a conscious approach to sustainability. Remember the Japandi trend we mentioned in our 2023 bathroom trends blog? While the minimalist aspects are still relevant, the focus on natural and sustainable materials has continued to expand, and we’re seeing bathrooms start to incorporate more warmth and mixed materials playing off natural elements. If you’re thinking about renovating, remodeling, or simply refreshing your bathroom this year, here are a few trends to inspire you:

Earthy Opulence

Cool and calming shades are still around with a warm twist! Embrace the latest trend and create an earthy sanctuary with rich, grounding tones like terracotta, rust, and deep greens. Imagine sage green walls paired with a stunning warm wood vanity. For an extra touch of texture, you can incorporate stone floors or moody marble countertops, their organic feel echoing the earth’s natural beauty.

Bathroom with peach wall color

Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Peach Fuzz,” is also making waves, adding a touch of playful warmth to bathroom walls. This soft hue pairs beautifully with natural materials like wood and stone, creating a spa-like atmosphere. Freedom’s paint options include warm neutrals and pops of color, allowing you to incorporate this trend seamlessly.

Material Mashup

That playful mix of textures and materials is a hot trend for 2024, with contrasting elements coming together to add visual interest to your bathroom.

Picture a stone countertop’s cool elegance against the warmth of a sleek wooden vanity. Imagine the industrial chic of metal hardware contrasting with the natural charm of wood. Don’t be afraid to introduce pops of color through metallic accents, like brushed gold or matte black hardware. Mix and match textures in finishings, shelves, and vanities like wood, stone, and woven baskets for a layered, organic feel.

Bathroom with wood vanity and gray tiled wall

The key to a successful material mashup is balance. Focus on a cohesive color palette and let the textures and materials play off each other in a harmonious way. With Freedom’s design expertise, you can create a bathroom that’s both trendy and timeless, a true reflection of your individual style.

The Enduring Appeal of a Wood Vanity

Wood vanities have graced bathrooms for decades – and for good reason. From rustic to modern, wood is versatile and easily adapts to various styles while never sacrificing warmth and texture.

In 2024, we expect to see lighter wood tones like maple or oak, creating an airy, open feel. Clean lines, minimal hardware, and sleek silhouettes create a contemporary touch. Don’t shy away from mixing wood with other materials like marble countertops or metallic accents for added sophistication.

Whether your style is traditional or ultra-modern, the timeless quality of wood transcends fleeting trends, ensuring your vanity remains stylish for years to come.

Maximizing Storage

In 2024, bathroom cabinet trends are all about smart and stylish solutions that utilize every inch of space.

Ideas for bathroom shelves include built-in shelving strategically placed above toilets or nestled in alcoves, providing valuable storage without sacrificing floor space. Mirrored cabinets offer a double whammy of functionality, reflecting light and creating the illusion of a larger space while keeping essentials hidden behind their sleek surfaces. Open shelving isn’t dead, but it’s evolving; expect to see it paired with closed cabinets or frosted glass doors for a balance of openness and practicality.

Bathroom with wood shelving above vanity

And let’s not forget the vanities! Today’s vanities boast clever compartments and organizers, making it easy to categorize and store everything from makeup and toiletries to cleaning supplies.

Even the smallest bathroom can benefit from this trend. Hidden storage in the space under the sink, behind mirrors, or in unused corners with pull-out drawers or cabinets, and organizers within shelves and cabinets help keep items contained and easily accessible.

Accent Moulding Makes a Splash

Traditionally associated with grand living rooms and stately hallways, accent moulding is finding a surprising new home in the bathroom. This decorative trim, typically made from wood, MDF, or moisture-resistant PVC, adds a touch of sophistication and architectural detail to spaces often considered purely functional.

Moulding adds visual interest and dimension, especially in smaller bathrooms. Whether framing a vanity mirror, defining a shower niche, or drawing the eye to a statement wall, accent moulding can complement any style, from modern farmhouse to traditional and even minimalist, making your bathroom feel more polished and inviting. Using moisture-resistant materials like PVC and MDF further ensures its practicality in the steamy bathroom environment.

Whether you choose a subtle or bold application, moulding can be a transformative touch, making your bathroom feel more polished and put-together.

Going Green

The sustainability movement we noted last year continues to flourish in 2024. In fact, it seems eco-conscious choices are no longer just a trend but a vital element in creating a responsible and healthy home environment.

Features like motion-sensor faucets, heated towel racks, and even voice-activated lighted mirrors enhance convenience and promote eco-friendliness by reducing unnecessary water and energy usage. Opt for vanities and cabinets made from recycled materials and prioritize low-flow fixtures and water-saving features. With Freedom, you can opt for FSC-certified wood and eco-friendly finishes, allowing you to make responsible choices without compromising design quality.

Sustainability doesn’t have to be boring, and eco-conscious design doesn’t mean sacrificing style. You can create a stunning and serene bathroom haven while minimizing your environmental impact. So, go green in your bathroom haven and enjoy the benefits of responsible design choices in 2024 and beyond.

Remember, trends are just starting points! We hope we’ve provided some bathroom remodel inspiration with these trends. At Freedom, our design expertise and varied product selection can help you create a bathroom that reflects your unique style and personality. Explore our website to discover our collections, browse inspirational galleries, and find the perfect pieces to bring your dream bathroom to life.


Contact the Freedom Millwork team today to get started on your bathroom transformation journey.