9 Must-Have Master Bath Trends for 2022

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A new year means new trends in home design and decor. Let’s explore the top seven trends that are sure to take over master bathrooms in 2022. 

An Emphasis on Storage

After a couple of years of being stuck at home, many people are starting to realize that the spaces in their homes should be as functional as possible. Storage is a big part of that and even more so in the master bathroom. 

There are lots of items that need storage space in the master bath so it’s no surprise that today’s bathroom layouts are trending toward more multi-purpose storage. Expect to see more large storage areas like linen closets and cabinets as well as small-scale storage like hanging basket shelves or adhesive hooks. 

The focus on storage even extends into the shower itself. Lately, multi-shelf storage in master bath showers has been a major trend. These storage options let you keep all your shampoos, conditioners, and other shower products organized and accessible when you need them.  

Better Lighting

Is there anything as frustrating as not being able to see clearly in an underlit bathroom? Well, this trend toward improved lighting in master baths is a remedy for that. 

Lately, many homeowners are choosing to upgrade the lighting in their master bathrooms, either by upgrading the existing light fixtures or by opting for better light bulbs. For years now, the trend has been toward switching to LED bulbs as an option that’s both brighter and more sustainable. 

This is looking like it might be the year that self-lit vanity mirrors finally come back in style, too. They’re a simple, sleek way to ensure that you have enough light for your hygiene and beauty routines in the master bath.  


Yes, that’s right, wallpaper is coming back in a big way. In master bathrooms, at least. 

Fun and funky patterns are all the rage right now and one of the easiest ways to put up a design in a master bathroom is with wallpaper. Varied wallpaper options are available from e-commerce sites at very affordable prices. It’s the perfect personalization method for renters and homeowners alike.

Organic Decor

One of the top design trends for master bathrooms in 2022 is bound to be organic decor. Organic decor or organic style revolves around the use of natural materials and earth tones. The goal is to create a relaxing environment that fosters a connection to the outdoors. 

Monochromatic palettes of blues or greens are a popular choice for those who enjoy organic decor. Combine those colors with linen curtains, natural wood, or woven baskets and you’ll have a modern, trendy master bath.

Spa-Style Showers

Ever heard the phrase “go big or go home?” Well, that philosophy has extended to master baths, specifically, the showers. The hot trend in showers right now is large, luxurious showers with multiple shower heads and maybe even body sprays. 

Going with more than one shower head is the perfect way to make your master bath feel like a spa. 

Some homeowners are taking it a step further and opting for full wet rooms with free-standing tubs. Whichever option you choose for your shower (and possibly tub) is sure to take the master bath to the next level. 


Going right along with organic decor is bringing in greenery to the master bath. Gone are the days of dusty, dull artificial plants dominating the decor. These days, more and more people are opting to decorate their master bathrooms with actual flowers and potted plants. 

Plants love bathrooms because of the warmth and humidity so even if you don’t have the greenest thumb, you won’t have to worry about them dying out on you. As for decor, they’ll make the bathroom feel more peaceful and even improve the air quality. Choose from plants like aloe vera, ferns, or orchids. 

Smart Technology

Smart technology has made its way into every other room in the house at this point so why not the master bathroom, too? Popular integrated technology options for the master bath include digitally controlled showers, touchless faucets, app-connected items like mirrors and scales, and even smart toilets. 

Waterproof televisions and Bluetooth speakers can keep you from missing even a moment of your favorite entertainment. Enjoy some relaxing music in your own private oasis or catch up with the latest Netflix specials by incorporating these waterproof TVs and Bluetooth speakers into your master bath. 

Underfloor heating is a tech option for the bathroom that’s been around a bit longer but expect it to be another top trend this year. Add some towel warming trays and you’ll be able to step out of the shower into total warmth and comfort. 

Wood Plank Tiles and Vinyl Flooring

On the topic of flooring, the master bath trends lately have been toward wood plank tiles or vinyl flooring. 

Wood plank tiles look great with any master bath style but they go perfectly with a rustic-style bathroom. Just refinish and reseal them periodically and you’ll have beautiful flooring in your master bath that will last a long time. 

Vinyl flooring is a versatile option that is also increasingly popular for master baths. It’s easy to clean and maintain, stays warm under your feet, and is moisture-resistant. You can’t go wrong with either wood plank tiles or vinyl flooring in your master bath. 

White Marble

White marble is classic and luxurious. It never goes out of style so it’s no surprise many homeowners are opting to incorporate it into their master bathrooms. As a naturally water-resistant material that goes with just about anything, it’s perfect for any bathroom. 

To keep up with this trend, install white marble on the floor, on the walls, in the shower, or on the countertops. Wherever you install white marble, it is sure to elevate your master bath. 

Which one of these master bath trends is your favorite? Any one of them would make a great addition to your master bath. 

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