Dec 18, 2019, Inspiration

The Top 10 Bathroom Trends for 2020

We've got all the bathroom inspiration you need to create the ultimate showering experience

We are predicting some exciting bathroom trends we believe you’ll be seeing more of throughout 2020…with hope of sparking your bathroom ideas and plans for a bathroom remodel or renovation for the new year.

Floor-to-ceiling glass shower enclosures

Wetrooms or taller shower screens are more popular than ever, due to their sleek design and spa-inspired look. Which is why floor-to-ceiling glass shower enclosures have been on many people’s radars this year as the glass paneling can make a compact bathroom feel light and airy. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you create a bespoke wetroom experience or floor to ceiling shower enclosures get in touch at

MERLYN Bespoke offer floor to ceiling shower enclosures


Rounded rectangle vanity mirrors

The rounded rectangle mirror offers a fresh twist on the traditional large circle mirror that reigned supreme in past years. Simple and stylish, the soft linear shape has the ideal balance between an angular rectangle and full circle. Plus, the rectangle works well in compact spaces brightening up the bathroom space.

Floating vanities

This year has been all about streamlining and seamless design. So, it only seems right that floating vanities continue to be a favourite. Floating vanities open up floor space, whilst providing a modern, sleek look. Not to mention, they make cleaning your bathroom so much easier!

Herringbone tiles

We saw the rise of this trend back in 2019. This year, we predict the trend will continue, with long skinny titles popping up in bathrooms around the UK. The style is a fresh take on the classic subway tile. They’re edgier and more modern compared to traditional bathroom tiles – and they look great stacked vertically. They look great in any modern bathroom or wetroom space.

A MERLYN wetroom featuring the stylish herringbone tiles.

An urban oasis

Your bathroom should be a place to reboot and retreat, so it only seems natural that creating an urban oasis would be a popular choice for many homeowners. You can create this feel by welcoming the outside indoors, and filling your bathroom with tropical plants and rustic textures.

The Crittall style

The industrial trend of the crittall style shower screen is making a comeback next year and it’s easy to see why. The industrial-inspired steel frames of these shower enclosures leave a timeless and long-lasting impression and this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. So, if you’re looking to give your bathroom an urban edge, these black-edged grid lines in bathroom design are the answer.

Take a look at our squared showerwall to create the ultimate Crittall style glass shower screens in your bathroom.

Our MERLYN Squared Showerwall taps into the industrial Crittall trend


Frameless showers

Frameless shower enclosures have been a growing trend throughout 2019. They help a space appear less busy, and in doing so, create an illusion of a bigger space. The simplicity of the design of these frameless shower enclosures means you get a sleek look for an on-trend bathroom.

Our Arysto Ten Shower enclosures open up a bathroom space


Space-saving furniture

Space saving designs proved to be another popular trend among homeowners. New solutions seem to pop up every year. One storage idea for compact bathrooms, is having shelves under the bathroom sink to keep your space organised and clutter-free.

Handle-free drawers

2019 has taken saving space to the next level with custom drawers, and this is a trend that isn’t going anywhere. Many people have gone handle free with their bathroom drawers, and instead, opted for push-open drawers. Not only are they practical if you’re tight for space, they look pretty cool, too!

Neutral palette

From walls to accessories, decorating your space in a neutral colour scheme will create a clean, calm and contemporary bathroom. The monochrome look never goes out of style, which is why our MERLYN Black collection suits this colour scheme perfectly. It’s no wonder it’s worked its way into our top 10 bathroom trends for 2020.

Monochrome is so on trend and our MERLYN Black collection is the epitome of this style


With a new year and new decade, make sure you keep an eye out for all MERLYN new range launches.


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