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5 Bathroom Trends to Consider for Your Next Renovation

We’re excited to talk about some of our favorite interior design trends that are making waves in bathroom design this year. Whether you’re planning a complete bathroom renovation or a simple refresh, these trends will help you elevate your space to new heights of style and functionality.

2024 Bathroom Trends

Japanese Wet rooms & Doorless Showers 

Japanese wet rooms have emerged in American bathrooms in response to the rise of minimalism and personal wellness. By combining the tub and shower in one enclosed space, it creates a more spacious atmosphere and spa-like experience. If you’re not quite ready for a full wet room, doorless showers offer a visually stunning alternative that also promotes relaxation.

doorless shower bathroom interior design by Kirkendall Design

doorless shower bathroom interior design by Kirkendall Design

Free standing tubs

While some bathroom design trends can become outdated, freestanding tubs are an example of a timeless interior design choice that will never go out of style. There are so many styles to choose from and they help create a more airy and relaxing bath experience.

free standing tub interior design by Kirkendall Design


Steam showers

One of the prominent bathroom trends we see clients wanting is a spa-like atmosphere, not just for aesthetics, but to support overall wellness. There are many benefits to steam showers but a few include improved metabolism, circulation, detoxification, stress-management, and respiratory health. We designed this client’s steam shower with a transom-style glass panel at the top to regulate the steam when in use.

Bold Paint & Wallpaper

At our interior design firm, we love crafting vibrant bathrooms for our clients! Nothing tells a client’s unique story quite like bold color choices and playful patterns. Bold bathrooms are right up our alley, and you can explore more of our projects in this blog post on bathrooms.

Aging in place 

In the last two decades, we’ve seen a significant rise in using the aging in place approach in interior design, which focuses on design elements that adapt to people’s evolving needs and abilities over time. For example, in this bathroom project, we integrated non-slip tile, a curbless shower, and accessible bathtub, ensuring both aesthetics and long-term safety.


If you are ready to upgrade your bathroom, let us help! With 30 years of interior design expertise in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and beyond, we’re here to guide your next bathroom renovation. Submit a design request to schedule your complimentary discovery call to get started!

A look at our favorite bathroom styles

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A Look at Our Favorite Bathroom Styles

black and white bathroom interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Great interior design tells the story of the people who live in that home. From the front door all the way to the more utilitarian spaces of the home, your home should reflect who you are and how you want your home to feel. This month, we are talking about bathroom styles while highlighting some of our favorite interior design projects in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma.

As interior designers we are constantly asking ourselves, how can we tell the story of your life through design? We have recognized bathroom designs that stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at our favorite bathroom styles that do just that. I’d love to know…which would you choose?

Fresh and Timeless

Neutral bathroom design with soaking tub and brown cabinets interior design by Kirkendall Design

Bathroom styles that are fresh and timeless are all about choosing a combination of materials that feel both new and classic. You want your new bath to look new now–who could blame you? Yet, you also want it to look new in five, ten, even 15 years! In most cases we accomplish this by keeping the color palette neutral and choosing simple, ageless fixtures and patterns.

Your tile selection is a great place to add interest to your design. (We talked bathroom tile trends here last year.) You can keep it fairly neutral, so it doesn’t look dated anytime soon. But remember, if you love it and it reflects who you are–chances are you’ll always love it!

Mixing your finishes is another way to accomplish the fresh and timeless look. If you’ve chosen chrome fixtures, consider a black or wood mirror. Not only will it add visual interest to an otherwise calm space, but it helps avoid dating your design. Win, win!


white bathroom with glass shower door interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, Oklahoma

odd shaped small bathroom interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OK

Warm and Textural

In the room where one of your main focuses is to see how you look and will present yourself to the world, you should choose a palette that will aid in enhancing your beauty regimine. Warm and textural bathroom styles will help you look and feel your best while getting ready.

You can create warm palette bathroom styles by using stained or painted wood–it doesn’t really matter as long as you choose saturated tones. Choosing marble or quartzite can also make a big impact.

Another great way to bring in warmth is with wallpaper. We’ve sourced everything from earthy botanical prints to textured leather wallpapers (image above). Any way to bring in those warmer interior design elements will help create a cozy and texture-filled bathroom style. Not only will your room look great, but you will, too!

bold wallpaper powder bath interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OK

powder bath with floral wallpaper, floating vanity and round mirror, interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OK

Relaxed and Refined

blue bathroom vanity with hexagon bold tile. round gold mirror and gold sconces interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OKWhen a client is drawn to relaxed and refined bathroom styles, we hone in on creating the most serene setting possible. This means that simplicity, luxury and rejuvenation are at the top of our list when choosing each interior design element.

When creating a spa-like bathroom style, focus on choosing calming and fresh colors, fixtures, and surfaces. Each one should complement the other in a way that primes the room for a peaceful experience.

bright bathroom with frosted window, free standing tub and white vanity interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OK

white marble walk in shower glass shower door interior design by Kirkendall Design in Tulsa, OK

Moody Neutrals

Black is the new neutral. And, boy do I love dark and moody bathroom styles, or any room for that matter. I often have to talk clients into making this daring move. I’ve even bet a client I would pay to repaint it if she didn’t like the end result. However, I’ve never had an unhappy customer when all was said and done.

Truthfully, it doesn’t even have to be black. We recently used a coffee bean colored wallpaper (above) that still gives that dark, moody feel without being stark black.

Afraid to go dark? There are so many ways to introduce depth of color without using paint. Maybe it’s a white quartzite with an inky vein running through it. Or, a dark hide wrapped mirror for a little burst of drama.

Pops of Color

Throughout the years, we’ve done many colorful bathroom styles. There’s no better way to tell the story of who occupies a space than with bold color choices and pattern play.

In a recent new construction home project, we designed this perfectly pink bath intended for the owners’ granddaughters. From the floral wallpaper, to the patterned floor tile and pink accessories, this room screams little girls. If you want to keep the focus on the wallpaper, use a wall to wall mirror instead of a framed version. As you can see, we chose pink tile for the shower/tub wall and let the tile texture and pattern take center stage.

There is an art to mixing color, patterns, and textures in bathroom styles. When you do it well, (or with the help of an interior designer) it creates a fun and fresh look that maximizes your unique story and style.

Which of these bathroom styles is your favorite – classic and understated or the daring and bold designs? Tell us in the comments!

If you are planning a bathroom refresh or remodel, let us bring your design to life. Submit a design request to get the process started.