When renovating your bathroom, choosing which style to go with can feel a little overwhelming. How to choose between traditional vs contemporary bathroom design if you’re not sure which suits you better? Bathrooms are no longer simply a practical space. We now wish for this space to be both functional and stylish, a reflection of our style and personalities, just like any other room in the house.

Some people have a clear plan of the type of bathroom they want and how they want their space to work for them. However, if you’re trying to decide between traditional or contemporary , this post is for you.

So which bathroom style suits you? We’ve put together a list of the differences between the two to help you decide.

Traditional vs Contemporary Bathrooms Products

A more traditional bathroom gives a classic and comfortable appearance. You will likely see basin pedestals, close coupled or chain flush toilets and freestanding roll top baths if space permits. Lots of traditional designs feature products with square edges and rounded finishes, such as the basin featured below. This creates an inviting and cosy feel to the room.

With a modern design, there is much more room to play with angles and unconventional shapes. You’re much more likely to find waterfall taps, countertop basins and various brassware finishes.

Traditional vs Modern Bathroom colour schemes

Traditional bathroom design tends to lean towards muted and neutral colours, such as sage greens, earthy tones and blues. With modern designs the world is your oyster with your colour pallette. You can be as reserved or as bold as you like.

Flooring options

Many people who opt for a classic design like to choose a muted pattern floor or tile, such as a black and white block design. With modern designs, tiles are a fantastic finishing touch for flooring. If you’re worried about it feeling cold and bare, there are many under tile heating options you can explore.

A mix of the two

Fancy the best of both worlds? At Hugo Oliver our team are experts in creating a design with elements from both styles. We know exactly what products and colours will complement each other in a hybrid of traditional and modern and will always incorporate your own style and needs into the design.

To find out more about the services we offer visit our services page today. If you’re ready to get started on your dream bathroom, contact our team via our contact us page to arrange a one to one appointment.