This season’s bathroom trends, inspiration and essentials

Award-winning lifestyle journalists Caroline Foran and Jo Linehan from GAFF Interiors team up with SONAS Bathrooms for a look at bathroom trends and this season’s most popular styles...

The new Malmo collection from SONAS Bathrooms is designed with a palette of contemporary matt finishes.

As the largest supplier of bathroom products in Ireland, SONAS Bathrooms have become our go-to when it comes to updating ourselves on the newest trends and most covetable designs. 

Colour Pop
“I can really understand this need for colour in our homes and our bathrooms,” says Richard Sloan of SONAS Bathrooms. “Having spent so much time in at home, I feel people are feeling a bit braver. In the past, we were used to all-white- or neutral-coloured bathrooms, with touches of colour injected through bright towels and mats. Now people are going all out, with bright bathroom storage furniture, stunning tiling and wallpaper in their bathrooms.”

For inspiration, look no further than their Scandinavian range of bathroom furniture. The new Malmo and Vagar collections are designed with a palette of contemporary matt finishes, and a range of coloured handle options which add the perfect finishing touch to help create a uniquely pure and personal space in your home. Colours in the range vary from matt ocean blue, gloss white, matt khaki, matt arctic grey and matt midnight grey and there are three coloured handles, brushed gold, brushed chrome and matt black with taps to match which will bring your bathroom look together. Yes, please.

For a smaller space, the expert team suggests a slim-line and floor-standing Stockholm unit

Sophisticated Space
For so many of us, our bathroom spaces are small and though we love the idea of a freestanding tub, the reality is we need a space that serves practically as well as aesthetically.

Luckily, SONAS has plenty of tips and tricks to give that wow factor to your downstairs cloakroom. For a smaller space, the expert team suggests a slim-line and wall-hanging Stockholm unit to help give the illusion of space. The Malmo vanity unit accompanied by the Stockholm wall pillar in Night Sky Blue Matt with matching bath panels, new for 2021, combined with black matt fittings will ensure a streamlined, spa-like feel to a smaller sized bathroom. Pure home upgrade perfection.


We’re all looking to inject a little something special into our interiors, and bathrooms offer the perfect opportunity to experiment with colours and textures.

SONAS has responded to the demand for hotel and restaurant-inspired bathroom spaces that brings creativity and a touch of the luxurious to a home. Their 2021 collection offers a selection of elegant and bold tiles, gold and silver taps and fittings alongside shower and sinks that wouldn’t look out of place in your favourite boujee New York hotel.

Feeling inspired? You can follow SONAS Bathrooms on social media @sonasbathrooms and explore their stunning full 2021 collection on