Bathroom décor trends: What we can expect in 2023

by Francesca

The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, and as homeowners continue to invest more money and time into the home, we are seeing some emerging trends that look set to take the market by storm in 2023.

Lidia Cetrangolo, Marketing Manager, Multipanel, explores the upcoming trends:

Natural textures

“One of the key trends that will continue to make an impact in 2023 is homeowners embracing natural textures in their bathrooms. Natural textures bring warmth into a space, creating a peaceful sanctuary, with a relaxed, subdued, earthy feel.

Bringing elements of the outdoors inside can also help homeowners bring warmth into the home   and as people continue to spend more time in their homes with hybrid working, homeowners want to make every room a place that they want to spend time in. Darker wooden textures will bring a rich warmth into bathrooms, with a more dramatic and luxe effect, while paler wood-effects promote a Scandi feel—a light, calm and inviting bathroom.

Beyond wood effect decors, we expect to see a rise in other natural textures such as stone, in neutral, subdued colours. When used correctly stone-effect designs can instantly create an impact in a bathroom, even in small spaces.

At Multipanel, we have seen our natural textured wall panels such as the Salvaged Plank Elm Wood-Effect panel, and the Stone Elements panels become popular choices for homeowners who want a softly weathered, natural look in their bathroom.


While life has continued to get busier post-covid, people are continuing to spend more time at home with hybrid working. As a result, homeowners are looking to maximise serenity within the home, this will see the increased popularity of minimalist interior design. Minimalist bathrooms are all about creating a serene, peaceful atmosphere with few to no distractions—less truly is more.

We can expect pared-back, neutral colour palettes, which will be combined with crisp, clear lines. Clutter will be hidden from view, so that the focus stays on the neutral surfaces. A minimalist bathroom is also the perfect style choice for small rooms, as clean, neutral pallets will maximise the illusion of space.

Achieving a minimalist bathroom doesn’t mean only opting for white walls, ceilings, and floors. While white is a great, timeless colour for small bathrooms, there are many other colour pallets that can be used to achieve a minimalist look with some colour. We have seen homeowners opting for a dove grey, creamy white or even clay-effect wall panel for something a little different whilst maintaining a neutral décor overall.

Mixing materials

Marble has been a design staple for years, having stood the test of time for centuries in some of the world’s most timeless landmarks.

Marble has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners who want to bring a bit of luxury and elegance into their bathrooms, with colour tones ranging from white to dark greys and blacks.

2023, however, will be all about mixing marble with other natural materials to create depth in the bathroom. Pairing a granite floor with marble walls will be a popular choice for bathrooms. The gloss of marble contrasts perfectly with dark matt granite, elevating the bathroom and creating a luxurious, yet modern feel.

Convenience and practicality

Beyond aesthetics, convenience and practicality in bathrooms will continue to be a driving force behind interior design choices.  The continuation of home working and people spending more time at home, means people want maximum comfort, and minimal hassle.

Homeowners who want to maximise convenience are choosing alternative solutions to traditional materials for their bathrooms. Wall panels are proving a popular choice into 2023—not only do they come in a wide range of stylish decors such as marble and stone they are extremely low maintenance and easy-to-maintain as they do not require grout. Bathroom wall panels are also waterproof, hardwearing and long-lasting and can be cleaned simply with soap and water.”

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