It’s where your partner does his best thinking (or Wordle-ing). Where you go for five minutes of peace as your kids shout, “What are you doing in there?!” from the other side of the door. Where your nosiest party guests learn you’re an Augustinus Bader girlie who also buys Cetaphil in bulk. And now, the most underrated room of the house will get the glow-up it deserves. Etsy has proclaimed 2024 as the year of the statement bathroom, based on search data, and we’re here to say: It’s about time.
After years of minimalist and spa-like bathrooms (which were code for neutral, neutral, neutral)—and a focus on resale value encouraging homeowners to play it safe—it seems the pendulum is swinging in the other direction. High interest rates can make people less likely to sell—and more likely to take a few design risks to create something they really love with the space they have. Etsy has seen all kinds of one-of-a-kind and standout bathroom fixtures rise in interest, something home design resource Houzz has also noticed.
“In 2024, bathrooms will no longer be an afterthought, but instead, a focal point of the home,” Etsy trends expert Dayna Isom Johnson shared in the brand’s 2024 trend forecast. It’s a chance for people to “showcase their personality and unique style” or “create havens of comfort.”
So, what makes a statement bathroom by today’s standards? Here’s what’s trending, according to the pros.