Classic meets Contemporary

12th Feb 2016

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When we think of classic bathrooms, the first thing which pops into our heads is sanitaryware in a simple white ceramic finish. This typically translates into clinical, plain and rather boring bathroom designs, especially against the array of choices we now have out there. However, what if I told you that combining classic design with contemporary styling can solve that problem?

Merging classic and contemporary style is a great way to propel your bathroom into the 21st century and there is a vast array of options open to you. The marriage of differing styles is definitely a look to consider, offering a versatile playground for you to mix classic and contemporary to make one cohesive bathroom scheme.

Belgravia by Crosswater

Take for example this traditional Belgravia Crosshead bath shower mixer by Crosswater, which is naturally enhanced by the interiors’ minimalist approach to colour and accessorising.

An eclectic mix of old and new, this bathroom effortlessly demonstrates how you can harmonise modern sanitaryware with traditional brassware – and when set against luxurious marble flooring with coordinating vanity top, it will guarantee a look of classic sophistication with subtle modern twist.



If it’s not the traditional white sanitaryware that you associate with classic bathroom design, then it is likely to be the furniture and perhaps more specifically, in a pine finish! No longer an outdated design choice, wood finishes have the unique ability to inject style and pizazz to your existing bath or basin, and for the ultimate fusion, why not contrast the classic nature of a wood finish with the modern sleekness of a contemporary bathroom?

Vogue Vintage Bathroom Furniture by MerewayPictured here is the ultra-modern Vogue Designer Bathroom Furniture range by Mereway.

Featuring the highly textured Vintage finish with Truffle Bardolino counter tops, Mereway show us how you can combine two very different styles and finishes to make one complete look.



Although classic tiles are often considered a safe bet when adding decoration or texture to a bathroom, some more daring effects have now become readily available.

Intro Bathroom Furniture by DansaniTiles which emulate a brick effect for example, are considered a wise choice for those looking to add a rustic touch to a modern bathroom. Creating a highly practical surface, tiling from floor-to-ceiling will create a greater impact against staple white furniture or sanitaryware, than that of a plain wall. To incorporate this type of traditional feature into your bathroom then remember – less is always more – so stick to just a feature wall. As pictured here, Dansani brings a modern bathroom to life with its contemporary white Intro furniture collection, set against a rustic brick effect tile that makes the furniture literally pop into the foreground!



Experimenting with unique bathroom tiles is definitely a trend to watch in 2016, so why not check out the different ways you can mix and match styles to create your very own bathroom design.

Do you feel inspired to update your bathroom this New Year?

Here at The Bathroom Shop we offer a personal service that will help you create the most individual bathroom…