Classic bathroom design ideas that never go out of style

Trends come and go, but there are some designs that never go out of style. If you’re creating a designer bathroom or wet room, focus on timeless accents and a classic chic aesthetic for a contemporary room that learns from the past. Not sure where to start? Here are out favourite classic interior ideas for plenty of inspiration.

Subway Tiles

First introduced in the New York subway system in 1904, the iconic subway tiles have been a staple in designer bathrooms for over 100 years. A simple 3×6 inch design, they can have both a contemporary or traditional look depending on the rest of your interior. Clean, neat, and undeniably stylish, they’re one of the easiest ways to add a sense of timeless appeal to your bathroom.

Polished Hardware

For a classic bathroom design, steer clear of anything plastic or matte. The timeless look is all about making your metals shine, with gorgeous copper, brass, bronze, and iron stealing the show. Staples in Victorian and Colonial homes, metal hardware is indicative of quality and compliments a wide range of styles, earning it a steadfast place in our favourite bathroom design features.

Feature Bathtubs

Adding a feature bathtub as one of the focal points of your space definitely falls under the umbrella of traditional bathroom design ideas. If you can get your hands on one, a hammered copper clawfoot bath will elevate your space and is enough to make any interior designer swoon. Focus on rolltops and antique taps for that old-money aesthetic. To keep the space practical and add a modern touch to your timeless look, fit an overhead shower above your tub.

Choose a Traditional Washstand

Classic bathroom styles are all about the details. Though it may seem small, installing your sink on a metal washstand is a charming feature that will add a quirky, traditional vibe to your space. A period-style touch that’s still very much on trend today, it’s one that our bathroom designers love, particularly in bathrooms where space is at a premium.

Wall-Mounted Lighting

A traditional, classic bathroom is a little cosier in terms of lighting than contemporary counterparts. If you want a look inspired by old-school aesthetics that works just as well in current bathrooms, opt for wall-mounted lighting fixtures to bring a warm, relaxing glow to your bathroom. You can also tailor your lighting to suit your tastes, using dimmers and multiple switches for custom illumination.

Creating a designer bathroom with a timeless aesthetic isn’t always easy, but our team are here to lend a hand whenever you need it. As creators of designer bathrooms and wet rooms with over 30 years of industry experience, our team know a thing or two about classic styles!

Looking for inspiration? Head to our customer bathroom gallery and take cues from the spaces we’ve designed in the past. Or make things simple and bring our team on board to create your dream bathroom by giving us a call on 01282 697717 or visiting us at our bathroom showroom near Bolton.

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