Need a tradesperson? 01424 200 005
Our Blog
15/06/2021

Modern vs Traditional

                          Bathroom ideas inspired by Modern vs Traditional.

 

A traditional suite might not suit a modern environment, while a contemporary suite may look out of place in a period setting. It’s important to have a general image of the finished result in your head before you start drilling holes and removing tiles…

In a world full of endless ideas, you’ll need to choose what’s right for you. It’s always a good idea doing some research or asking for an opinion from a friend or your designer, who may help guide you in the right direction. 

To help you gain a sense of what a modern or traditional bathroom could entail, I’ve outlined a brief style description, as well as reflecting on some of my personal favourite ideas.  I have also added in my designs produced on our software Virtual Worlds, to illustrate the styles. 

 

 

Modern tastes tend to gravitate towards a neutral, minimalist approach. Monochrome is definitely a favourite. Simply because black and white is a timeless combination that won’t date, so you won’t need to keep up on the latest colour trends. Matte black taps and black framed shower screens are great focal pieces that are bang on trend. Clean lines and soft shapes can create an organised and calming space. Textures and hints of colour are great ways to add personality and keep it fresh. My personal favourite is supersized marble tile. It’s stylish, clean and luxurious and can give the impression of more space. 

When designing a traditional bathroom, it’s a nice idea to incorporate the story behind your home. Make a feature of the original details such as beams, panelling, windows or fireplaces that retain your home’s authenticity and character. Experiment with finished or even exposed metals and brassware, complemented with wallpaper designs or open stonework. Involve antique accessories like mirrors and towel rails. If you’re looking for a timeless and luxurious theme, Art Deco and Victorian styles are the icons of traditionalism. I love traditional bathrooms as they are unique and timeless.  

Even if you don’t live in a period home or a modern penthouse, there are plenty of universal ideas to decorate your bathroom. A tile pattern or piece of artwork can bring something unexpected.  Low lights and candles can create a spa-like atmosphere. Metallic touches can add a sense of luxury while greenery and plants can bring colour and elements of nature.

If your space is large enough, why not try incorporating soft furnishings and display cabinets or even make a freestanding bath the focal piece. If you’re unsure where to start, your choice of brassware can be a great start to furnishing your bathroom. 

 

 

 

Designed and written by Lily Power, Designer at the Honest Bathrooms / C.P Hart Bathrooms.

Downstairs Toilet Inspiration

Downstairs Toilet InspirationMaking the most of your space. For this particular design, I've chosen a few key elements which make the room feel spacious and luxurious. I started thinking about the tiles as I knew from the start I wanted the tiles to cover the floor...

Do you need a new boiler?

Boiler Repair and Installation in the South East. Having your boiler replaced can be an unexpected expense, and having no heating or hot water can be a huge inconvenience. The Honest Hubs' expert engineers will attend your property ASAP after you get in touch. If your...

Bathroom Trends 2021 & 2022

Bathroom Trends for 2021 & 2022  With every new year comes the urge to reboot, and there's no questioning that the bathroom is the ideal space to begin a refresh with tranquillity in mind. After all, it's where your self-care rituals take place. With that in mind,...

Modern vs Traditional

                          Bathroom ideas inspired by Modern vs Traditional.   A traditional suite might not suit a modern environment, while a contemporary suite may look out of place in a period setting. It's important to have a general image of the finished...

5 luxury bathroom design tips

When it comes to luxury bathroom design, there are several factors to consider. Whether you are undertaking a bathroom renovation, or a completely new installation, this needs proper planning.  In this blog, we’ll be sharing our advice on how to get it right! Tip...

Look after your boiler this Spring

Are you looking to start carrying out the annual Spring clean in your home?   As we start our Spring clean in preparation for the Summer months, it's easy to overlook the face that our boilers need looking after and a good clean too.Through the long Winter...

What is a boiler service?

A boiler service is an essential annual check that will help to keep your boiler running safely and smoothly. They should be carried out by Gas Safe Registered engineers.       When you choose The Honest Hub for your boiler service, you will always have...

What is a Gas Safety Certificate?

A landlord’s gas safety certificate is required by law for all rental accommodation in the UK that contains gas appliances.     Landlords letting residential properties have a legal duty to ensure it is safe for their tenants. They are required by law to...

Perfect Bathroom Designs

How The Honest Hub design the bathroom of your dreams *PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THESE STEPS HAVE BEEN ALTERED SLIGHTLY DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, BUT WE STILL PROMISE THE SAME HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE* Whether you are planning a complete bathroom refit or thinking of...

The Honest Hub is now open!

The last few months have been really exciting for us at Southern Energy Solutions. The imminent opening our new office/showroom has kept us very busy. Moving our office to Battle High Street has been something we’ve been planning for a few years, and finally in...