Stylish Modern Bathroom Ideas
If the time has come to welcome a new bathroom design to your home, then you’re probably looking for some fresh, modern and fabulous bathroom inspiration, right?
We have carefully put together 28 modern bathroom ideas for you to gain inspiration from. So, get the screen shots at the ready and take your bathroom from drab to fab.
The time always comes when your taps are rusted and worn or the toilet is slowly coming to its demise. But we’re here to make your bathroom renovation project a whole lot easier with our modern bathroom ideas.
Double vanity Basin units
Double vanity basin units are here to make life easier for busy homes. If you find yourself having to form an orderly queue in the mornings, you might want to consider one of these gorgeous inventions. With so many different design options available, you’re bound to find one that suits your style preference.
Opt for an ultra-modern grey gloss design for a seamless finish or, keep it simple with a gorgeous minimalistic matt white finish. Though, this design is on the larger size, it’s a brilliant choice for family bathrooms.
A great thing about storage units, is that they come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures. Seamless storage is all about ensuring the less-than pretty bathroom products can be easily hidden away, leaving you with a show-home tidy bathroom after every use.
We’d say ‘seamless’ storage is one of the main focal points of any modern bathroom. It’s what keeps the room looking sophistically streamline. If you can maintain a streamline look in your bathroom, it will give your space the ultimate contemporary feel.
Streamline storage will help you achieve a clean look, allowing the eye to focus on the shape, colour and symmetry of your bathroom, rather than a busy storage unit. Keeping everything streamlined is the ultimate contemporary look.
Thanks to combination units, we can now have a vanity unit, toilet and basin all in one beautifully designed piece of bathroom furniture. Not only are combination units practical and stylish, but also becoming an increasingly popular trend in UK homes.
Combination units are available in all shapes and sizes. They’re definitely something to consider for a downstairs cloakroom toilet. The practical design means you can have all the bathroom solutions you need, without compromising space.
Shop a variety of lavish finishes, from wooden textures, to concrete grey affects, to the more minimal glossy white ceramic. The combination unit should be considered when updating your bathroom.
Digital Showers should be a feature In your modern bathroom upgrade and here’s why. They come filled with handy features including precise water temperature settings, LED display controls – with light up digital shower valves that flash as the water heats up and cools down, you’ll always know when your new digital shower is at the perfect temperature.
You will have the most invigorating shower experience possible. Perfect for the contemporary bathroom or en-suite, a digital shower adds to the feeling of modern functionality and style.
Contemporary Towel Rails
Contemporary Heated Towel Rails are all about combining design and function to bring you the most fabulous designs along with the most cosy warm bathroom space. Having a heated towel rail in your modern suite is a must. You need something to keep those new warm fluffy towels warm!
There are so many options, when it comes to heated towel rails that you’re almost spoilt for choice. From understated ladder-styles to flamboyant, curved models, there is a style to suit any suite, cloakroom or en-suite. From minimalistic matt black to polished chrome, the heated towel rail is ideal for creating a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
Soft close Toilets and draws
Soft close toilets and draws are ideal for family homes. They are designed to put a stop to the loud banging of the toilet seat and draws. Not only will the soft close option give you a quieter home, they also reduce risk of wear and tear with forceful shuts.
Kinder on the ears, soft close toilets are also easy on the eye. Explore curved, wall hung or floor standing designs – all perfect options for creating a gorgeous modern space.
The wood effects
Wood and natural textures are on the rise for bathroom interiors. The wholesome feel and touches of the outdoors is great for well being.
According the Mind the Interior, Research evidence shows a correlation between our health and factors such as providing adequate daylight and views to nature, using colours that promote mental well-being, acoustics, indoor air quality, ergonomics, furnishings, scents and more.
Wooden panelling has become popular in UK bathrooms along with wooden finished furniture and wooden floor. Tongue & groove panelling works well when painted a gorgeous deep navy or majestic emerald green. Woods, stones and other natural materials will help you achieve a calming space to relax and unwind in.
There’s nothing that says Spa, quite like a freestanding bath or tap. They are beautiful features to consider when planning a modern suite. Our freestanding tubs have been created to hug you as you soak, for a truly soothing bathe.
Design options include, oval, slipper and square – so, you have plenty to choose from, and different size options are available depending on the size of your space.
A freestanding tub looks far superior from the standard bath – if you’re looking for a luxury modern room you have to include this indulgent tub!
Pops of colour
The bathroom is typically one of the less colourful rooms in the home. Well not anymore, because people are loving the more vibrant bathroom look.
Injecting some colour into your bathroom is a great way to have fun with interiors. Not only are certain colours great for encouraging a good mood but also brilliant way to get children excited about bath time.
The Smart era
Smart bathroom solutions connect your home. From Bluetooth functions, to WIFI connectivity, smart products help make your everyday hygiene habits that little bit easier.
Who doesn’t want a self cleaning toilet, or a shower that is programmed to save your favourite water temperature for the next time you use it? To us, they’re a modern bathroom must have.
You can’t have a modern bathroom without a touch of Marble. Marble Is a soft stone, that’s very absorbent. It’s obvious why people choose to have it In their bathroom, where’s there’s a lot of water and therefore, condensation. Not only is it a practical option for a bathroom but also looks fabulous.
Marble was famously used for Roman baths and has been used in bathrooms ever since. It’s gorgeous aesthetic brings a touch of elegance and softness along with a monochromatic feel, for a classical modern bathroom décor.
A wet room is a showering area designed to be left open. Instead of having a closed shower enclosure, it’s left open to create the illusion of space.
The wet room revolves around the shower head or the shower set. Usually, you would find that most people opt for wall mounted or ceiling shower heads.
Don’t forget that with a wet room, a gradient would have to be created on the floor to channel the water into a drain and the room would have to be completely waterproofed to avoid leaks.
Their contemporary style helps to keep the interior seamless. It’s ideal for those that love an ultra-modern look and require a shower room.
A Family affair
Modern family bathrooms should have two things, in order for them to be a success. They require plenty of storage and a shower bath. The storage is obvious, if there are more people living in your house, the more toiletries, towels and mess will be around.
If you have a growing family, make sure you have plenty of storage without cluttering your bathroom space.
Use your vanity units for the bits you need easy access to, i.e. shampoos & conditioners. Leave the other bits to be stored on open ladder-shelving or the very popular wall hung baskets.
For busy homes, having either or, isn’t an option when it comes to bath and showers. Not only will having a bath shower be a positive factor when it comes it selling your home, they’re great for families.
Having a bath option is great for bathing babies and small children and the shower is perfect for the adults of the home.
If like many of us, your bathroom is on the smaller size, why not consider the following:
- Use big mirrors, they will give the illusion of more space
- Stick to the lighter tones of the colour spectrum
- Avoid chunky furniture and opt for streamline wall hung units & toilet
- Opt for plain glass shower doors to keep the space open & clear
- Swap your door for a sliding door
As you know, there are so many wall tile options available. Tiles come in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns, it can get a little overwhelming. We thought we would help make the process easier and put down some of the most on-trend tiles at present for your walls and floors.
Metro – for the minimalists from Topps Tiles
Marmora – for the Luxury lovers shop Tile Giant
Bold Marble – for the monochromatics Topps tiles
Bathroom lighting is always seen as the least important aspect of a bathroom but, we believe your choice of lights is just as important as any other aspect of the room. There’s, no point in revamping or renovating your bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom and leaving an old, rusty light in.
Here are some of the most fabulous modern bathroom light fixtures available:
For a modern bathroom, wall-hung features should be considered. They look great, adds interest and eliminates the cluttered and overcrowded effect of standard bathroom furniture, that take up unnecessary floor space and therefore make bathroom less spacious.
By installing a wall-hung vanity unit, you can be assured of a streamlining aesthetic. Their style is undeniably sleeker than the average vanity unit.
Keep your furniture harmonised with a wall-mounted toilet. Again, the wall-hung design means space will be saved, plus, because the bowl doesn’t touch the floor, they’re far easier to keep clean.
There are not many things quite as relaxing as a long soak in a bathtub. That is of course, unless you’re having a long soak in a freestanding tub. The oval modern bathtubs have been designed and created with the spa experience in mind.
Sculpted to be curvaceous and comfy for the ultimate bathing experience. We would only recommend a modern freestanding tub in larger bathroom spaces. Even though, they are available in an array of sizes, you don’t want to over-crowd your room.
Many people ask what the difference is between installing a heated towel rail and a radiator in your bathroom. Despite the obvious, and one being designed to hold towels, the main difference is radiators give out more heat.
So, if you’re more bothered about a cosy warm bathroom than toastie towels, a vertical rad might be the option for you. Not only that, but, their vertical design is fabulous for injecting a touch of contemporary flare to your space.
Modern bathroom wallpaper is becoming increasingly popular in contemporary homes. With tiles being on the more expensive side, wallpaper can be a more cost-effective option.
Always remember when choosing wallpaper for your bathroom or feature wall, that it has to be a special kind to withstand the high levels on moisture – this tends to be why more people opt for wallpaper in their downstairs loo, as it’s the bathroom without a shower and therefore less moist.
Nothing says a modern bathroom, quite like your favourite spa. Why not try and replicate a spa-like bathroom at home? Here’s how we would create a spa-space:
Use plenty of natural material such as wooden panels, stone walls or stone effect tiles. The natural materials are great for maintaining positive wellbeing and a sense of tranquillity.
Secondly, make sure you either have a walk-in shower with body jets, or a gorgeous oval freestanding bathtub. The walk-in shower will give your space an open plan feel, similar to a spa. The body jets are there to enhance your shower experience, with there added pressure and water penetration.
Lastly, make sure your bathroom is filled with candles, oils, soaps and anything that smells spa worthy. Top Tip * Always include incense burners when bathing, we recommend a lavender scent, for a great night’s sleep.
Modern Quadrant showers are the perfect option for bathrooms that need to save space. They’re a great alternative to the standard square tray showers. The quadrant shape means this gorgeous shower enclosure can fit in even the most awkward of spaces such as en-suites.
With a curved front, the quadrant shower enclosure usually comes with a sliding or hinged door, to augment the rounded design.
Body Shower Jets will bring your showering experience to a new level of relaxation. The jets offer a powerful, re-energising wash every time you shower. The water temperature and pressure can be changed to suit your ideal preference.
Countertop basins are one of the newest modern bathroom concepts. These modern basins have peaked in popularity over the last 12 months.
Available in almost any desired shape, including, round, square, rectangle, love heart and every other shape you can think of, making it easy for you to achieve a bespoke bathroom look.
You can’t create a gorgeous harmonising space without updating your tap, to one of our ultra modern designs. Modern taps have mastered the art between striking designs and creating an easy to adjust temperature functionality, through mixer technology.
Browse through high rise, mono, mixer and so many more sleek designs, for a perfect modern space.
Bathroom accessories play a major role in creating a unique, stylish space. Adding some new decor features, small or large has the ability to change the whole look and feel of your bathroom.
If you have newly renovated your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite then why not fill empty space with abstract pictures. Abstract art is right on trend and is very popular in scandinavian designed homes.
Include plants, fake or real, depending on your history successes with botanicals. Greenery is great for the mind and creating a healthy mindful room.
Another fab way to accessorise is with wicker baskets. Ideal for extra storage and they look gorgeous! It’s a win, win!
We hope you found all the inspiration you need to revamp, upgrade or renovate your bathroom spaces. Here is a quick recap of our 28 modern bathroom ideas:
- Double Basins
- Seamless storage
- Combination units
- Digital Showers
- Contemporary Towel Rails
- Soft close Toilets and draws
- The wood effects
- Freestanding furniture
- Pops of colour
- The Smart era
- Persian luxury
- Wet rooms
- A Family affair
- Compact spaces
- Contemporary Tiles
- Grid designs
- Wall-hung features
- Spa-inspired Baths
- Vertical Rads
- Spa space
- Quadrant showers
- Black shower heads
- Shower jets
- Countertop basins
- Modern Taps
- Accessories to Finish off with
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.