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Contemporary Style Bathroom Ideas 2024

By Megan

26th Feb 2024

7 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

Kickstart your next bathroom renovation by drawing some inspiration from these trendy contemporary bathroom ideas for 2024!

Contemporary bathroom with white combination unit and terrazzo tiles

Contemporary bathrooms is one of the most popular yet varied bathroom styles to date. What makes a contemporary style bathroom so popular is that no two bathrooms will look the same. You can ensign a contemporary bathroom using any colour scheme, combining modern and traditional designs or by experimenting with different materials. The possibilities are endless!

So, to help you get started with your contemporary renovation, we’ve shared some of the best contemporary bathroom ideas for 2024.


Modern and Contemporary ideas for your bathroom


1. Contemporary Bathroom Suites

Choosing a bathroom suite is often the easiest solution to execute contemporary style in your space. If you are unsure on a design, Bathroom Suites are a good start as they typically consist of a toilet, basin and bath that complement and coordinate with each other.

As a change up from classic bathrooms, suites offer a variety of wall mounted or freestanding options to suit your dimensions, taste and budget. The Arezzo L-Shaped Shower Bath Suite evokes the classic contemporary style of modern and on trend bathrooms.

The statement grid bath screen brings style to your space, with the vanity unit adding depth and warmth, thanks to it's sophisticated matt grey finish!

Adaptable with chrome, brushed brass and matt black fittings, we recommend the Arezzo Matt Black Round Mirror and Arezzo Modern Square Thermostatic Shower in Matt Black for state of the art results.

Overall, the Arezzo L-Shaped Shower Bath Suite can be accessorised with a combination of modern and on trend features, proving it’s an all-round, versatile pick and the perfect foundation to inject contemporary style to your bathroom.

If you're after an ultra modern look but space is a concern, the Antonio Bath Suite is an optimal choice. Its simple yet high quality design includes a toilet, countertop basin and freestanding bath (available in 4 sizes) to suit bathrooms big and small.

Countertop basins benefit bathrooms as they take up less space than a pedestal or wall-hung basin and can be positioned at any height suitable for you!

We recommend a Bath and Sink Tap Set to fulfil a uniform and elegant look.


2. Matching Fixtures

Ensuring that your fixtures such as your taps and shower mixer are from the same range is a great way to make sure that there is a sense of continuity in your contemporary bathroom. You can elevate your entire bathroom design by making sure that your fixtures are matching.

The hansgrohe Talis S Basin Mixer and Bath Shower Mixer are a top quality pair as their AirPower technology adds generous amounts of air to the water, creating a soft, splash-free spray. With the freedom to experiment with colour and style, the Antonio Bath suite is a top-quality option for an on trend bathroom.


3. Freestanding Baths

Freestanding baths are the centrepiece in a bathroom and make a statement thanks to their swanky yet practical structure. Freestanding baths can be placed anywhere in the room, unlike standard baths that must be installed directly to the wall and floor.

With a wide choice of styles to match the decor of your home, we recommend an eye-catching, unique design for true contemporary style and to make a lasting impression.

Popular for its striking appearance, the Nova Titanium Silver Free Standing Slipper Bath is a compact structure with a modern twist. Its unique titanium silver finish and deep comforting design creates a dramatic effect and relaxing experience.

For a luxurious look, check out the Verona Freestanding Modern Bath. The curved edge on this modern bath makes it a great addition to a contemporary space, where curved and rounded edges are a must have.

Add touches of matt black and make the look complete with the luxurious Arezzo Matt Black Freestanding Bath Tap with Shower Mixer.

4. Contemporary Shower Enclosures

A contemporary bathroom design can easily be executed with the help of a shower enclosure. They’re available in quadrant, rectangle or square shapes with a choice of sliding, hinged or walk-in styles to match your dimensions and desired look!

Shower enclosures modernise a bathroom and add a feeling of sophistication due to their impressive reflective glass structure.

Particularly fluted (also known as reeded) designs have taken bathrooms by storm, as their unique grooved edges diffuse light and act as an element of privacy.

The Arezzo Fluted Brushed Brass Walk In Shower is the ideal contender to initiate contemporary style into your space. This accessible, yet fascinating, design features toughened glass and a brushed brass finish that balances colour palettes by warming cooler tones.

Coordinate with the Arezzo Brushed Brass Industrial Style Shower for true style satisfaction.

For a cutting edge, striking look, we suggest the Arezzo Shower Enclosure. With smooth, matt black sliding doors and a sleek, frameless glass structure, this enclosure guarantees functionality and elegance. It's not only spacious and easy to clean, but provides good coverage against stray splashes to prevent any water from escaping.

Stick with matt black and introduce the Arezzo Square Thermostatic Shower in Matt Black for a uniform look and polished finish.

To complete your bathing or shower space we recommend tiles or bathroom panels to accomplish lavish results and provide maximum protection.


5. Waterproof Wall Panels For Bathrooms

Bathroom panels are available in a wide selection of colours and designs. Wood, stone and quartz designs are a popular choice as they offer clean and contemporary looks without the cost (or weight) of the real thing!

With a watertight seal that gives a seamless finish, the Multipanel Linda Barker Dolce Macchiato Wall Panel adds depth and warmth to a bathroom, thanks to its neutral tones that mimic real slabs of granite.


6. Contemporary Tile Ideas

With a huge range to choose from, tiles have tonnes of potential to completely transform a space. With more of us opting for statement looks, Granley Rustic Green Gloss Wall Tiles are an ideal pick to ooze timeless beauty!

Green is an ideal colour for a bathroom as it’s easily coordinated with neutral colours and textures to remind us of the great outdoors.

Take creativity to a new level in your bathroom with Hexagon Tiles. Their unique shape makes them an extraordinary addition as they give you the freedom to create eye-catching designs and an enduring impact.

A jazzy style with a trendy matt finish is the Vista Ocean Blue Hexagon Tiles. They offer a selection of complimentary shades of blue so you can run free and create a unique pattern for a state of the art bathroom.

7. Contemporary Countertop Basins

We touched on countertop basins earlier, including their space saving benefits. However, with a huge selection of colours, shapes and sizes to choose from, countertop basins also add character and help establish a contemporary bathroom.

Stand out from the crowd with the Arezzo Round Silver Mottled Relief Design Counter Top Basin. Its round design and unique texture makes this impressive vessel a bold visual statement that will stop people in their tracks!

Complete your countertop basin and create a seamless look with a wall mounted tap. The Pablo Crosshead Chrome Mixer Tap is an ideal pick as its distinctive curved spout and minimalist crosshead handles bring additional style points to your space.


8. Contemporary Tap Designs

A great and simple way to achieve a contemporary style in your bathroom is to add contemporary taps. With so many different styles and finishes to choose from, finding a contemporary style tap that will tie into your preferred taste is much easier than you think.

Brushed brass contemporary taps make a great addition to neutral bathrooms. The Arezzo Round Brushed Brass Basin Mono Mixer Tap provides a sleek yet elegant design that will work well to add warmth into your space. Another great thing about this brass tap is that it will work with almost any colour scheme, from monochrome to bright pastels, this tap will take your bathroom design to the next level.

If you are considering adding a brushed brass tap to your contemporary bathroom, one thing to keep in mind is that brass taps cannot be cleaned the same way that chrome taps can be. Some harsh chemicals can damage the stunning finish, ruining the overall look of our contemporary tap. You can read a more in depth Brass Tap Cleaning Guide here.

If you prefer matt black taps, the Arezzo Round Matt Black Wall Mounted Basin Mixer Tap is a perfect tap for contemporary bathrooms. Wall mounted taps are great at achieving a minimalistic aesthetic in contemporary bathrooms and this matt black tap is no exception. Adding a matt black tap is a great way to add depth to white and monochromatic bathrooms.

Similarly to brushed brass taps, you must alter your cleaning methods to ensure that you do not damage the matt black finish. Read how to correctly clean black taps in our Black Tap Cleaning Guide.


9. Wall Hung Vanity Units

wall hung vanity unit can make the perfect addition to a contemporary bathroom. By hanging a vanity unit on the wall, you will be opening up floor space to make your bathroom feel more open and spacious, whilst making your bathroom look more modern and contemporary.

The Venice Linea Rustic Oak Countertop Basin Unit will provide your bathroom with a warm wooden tone that will help to add depth to a contemporary space. The best thing about adding a wooden effect wall hung unit to your bathroom is that you are able to work with warm and natural materials whilst still gaining that modern, wall hung design.

For a more minimalistic aesthetic in your contemporary bathroom, you may prefer a wall hung vanity unit such as the Monza Gloss White Wall Mounted Vanity Unit. Sticking to colours such as white or grey is a great way to maintain this minimalist and clean aesthetic in modern bathrooms.


10. Combination Units

Combination units are great at saving space in your bathroom. But another reason to consider adding a combination unit to your contemporary bathroom design is that they can really help to modernise the look of your bathroom.

The Brooklyn 1000 Gloss White Semi-Recessed Combination Unit is the perfect combination unit for smaller contemporary bathrooms and en-suites. This white combination unit with chrome handles will elevate your contemporary bathroom design by maintaining a minimal yet modern aesthetic.

A combination unit can also become a statement piece, and the Montrose Indigo Blue Combination Unit is a great choice. Adding a bold combination unit can be a great way to break up neutral colours in your bathroom. This can really elevate your contemporary bathroom design by becoming a bold and eye-catching design.


11. Modern Heated Towel Rails

Heated towel rails are a great feature to have in your bathroom. Who doesn’t love a warm and toasty towel fresh out of the shower or bath? When designing a contemporary bathroom, it’s important that you choose a towel rail that will coincide with contemporary bathroom designs.

This modern brushed towel rail would fit right into a contemporary style bathroom. If you are working with a neutral colour palette in your bathroom, adding a brushed brass towel rail such as the Venice Brushed Brass Designer Heated Towel Rail, along with brass taps and accents, would work really well to create the ultimate contemporary bathroom.

Designing a contemporary bathroom does not mean you should stick to matt black and brass accents, chrome is a great accent to add to your contemporary bathroom design. The Milan Heated Towel Rail in Chrome makes the perfect addition to any style of contemporary bathroom that is lacking that touch of glam.


12. Illuminated Mirrors 

Illuminated mirrors are a must have in a contemporary bathroom. Adding a light up mirror to your bathroom is a great way to add ambience to your bathroom and create a spa-like atmosphere.

This illuminated mirror will completely transform your bathroom design by giving off a subtle warm light that will gently illuminate your bathroom. 

This Gatsby Matt Black & Brushed Brass Backlit Circular Mirror will also make a great addition to a contemporary style bathroom due to it's unique combination of matt black and brushed brass. Two iconic accent colours for contemporary bathroom design.


13. Wall Hung Toilets

Similarly to wall hung vanity units, adding a wall hung toilet can help to make your bathroom feel more spacious by opening up floor space. This can also help to modernise the overall aesthetic in your bathroom.

The Grohe Solido Euro Wall Hung Toilet is a great choice if you are looking to add a modern toilet to your contemporary bathroom design. Another great thing about this sleek toilet is that it features a concealed cistern, which will allow you to save even more space in your bathroom, thus creating a spacious and more open bathroom.

Alternatively, you can further modernise your bathroom by opting for a smart toilet, such as the Bianco Wall Hung Smart Toilet. By adding a wall hung smart toilet to your bathroom, your space will instantly become more futuristic all while maintaining that contemporary aesthetic in your bathroom.


14. Contemporary Wall Lighting

Lighting can make or break your bathroom, so it's always important that you maintain your preferred style. In this case, opting for modern wall lights will help to achieve that trendy, contemporary aesthetic.

Orb lights make a great addition to contemporary bathrooms due to their modern design and curved edges. The Revive Matt Black Bathroom Wall Light will add a touch of sophistication to bathrooms while helping to break up any light colours. Another great thing about orb light is that they help to create ambience in your bathroom, helping to make your space feel more relaxing.

The Revive Fluted Bathroom Wall Light in Chrome is another great light choice for a contemporary style bathroom due to it's modern and fluted design. This contemporary light fixture will provide your bathroom with a soft glow, creating a more relaxing and calming space.

Want more ideas and inspiration for your bathroom? Make sure to stay updated with the Victorian Plumbing Blog.



Megan is an expert bathroom blogger, she enjoys writing helpful DIY articles and bathroom inspo blogs. As well as specialist bathroom advice, Megan also shares expert how-to blogs with step by step guides.

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