Traditional Vs Modern Bathroom Design: How to create a bathroom that lives and breathes your style

The bathroom is one of the most-used spaces within the home. Whether you’re getting ready for a busy day at the office or retreating to the bath for a deep soak, the bathroom is at the heart of your everyday routine. It’s therefore important that the design and décor of your space is carefully considered to create a bathroom that is both beautiful and functional.

With so many styles at your fingertips – from modern minimalism to traditional country-chic – there have never been more options to help you create your dream bathroom.

Here at Creative Interiors, our friendly team of experts will walk you through the latest designs and trends from the best bathroom manufacturers, including Vitra, Laufen and Geberit, to help bring your interior visions to life. So, whether your signature style is timeless and traditional or cool and contemporary, we’ll leave you with a stylish sanctuary that you can enjoy for years to come.

A charming traditional haven

Combining classical colourways with charming ceramic styles is an easy way to achieve a luxurious retreat for those with traditional tastes. Opting for an elegant, rounded suite featuring ceramic details, and paring it with warm hues of blue and grey will create a timeless semblance of calm.

Traditional bathrooms often feature stand alone, roll top baths to create a sophisticated centrepiece that will make your bathroom a space to be adored and envied by guests. Whether it’s a double ended or slipper style, a freestanding bath is a must if you’re looking for a standout statement that exudes timeless style.

For the perfect period look, close coupled toilets, brushed brassware and cast-iron radiators combine a timeless style with functionality, whilst finishing touches like a chandelier add a touch of opulence and glamour – transforming your space down to the very finest details.


A minimalist modern twist

In contrast to traditional spaces, contemporary suites tend opt for a more minimalistic and simple design, which helps to create a stripped back, tranquil and spa-like oasis.

Rather than stand-alone baths, many modern bathrooms feature a walk-in shower enclosure with waterfall shower heads and glass panels to give the illusion of a larger, open space. Flush plates, wall hung ceramics and soft close, handle-free cabinets also create a clean, sleek and fluid design.

No modern suite is complete without the perfect understated colour palette. Whether it’s a blend of warm neutrals or a splash of light shades of sage green, beige or off-white, the cool tonalities incorporate a chic, calm and spacious feel.

If you’re looking to be bolder though, monochrome colourways like black and dark grey can create a striking statement, adding contrast and depth to the interiors. You can use darker shades more subtly too, from choosing black grout to accentuate lighter coloured tiles or even just opting for dark accessories to add small accents of contrast.


If you’re looking to transform your bathroom into one that incorporates style with functionality, get in touch with our expert team to chat about the best options for you.  We offer bespoke design solutions to help you create your dream bathroom and we will support you through the whole process, from design to installation.

You can also head to our design gallery and Instagram page for some more bathroom inspiration.