Timeless Bathroom Designs to Spark Inspiration for Your Next Remodel

Published by: Kevin Sears

22nd June 23

Bathroom Ideas

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So, it’s time for you to redecorate your bathroom… You want a distinct new look and yet you don’t want to get swept away with a trend that you won’t enjoy in a year’s time. Don’t worry—these timeless bathroom designs have all the inspiration you need. 

From Scandi-inspired aesthetics to classic matte black visions, when compiling our list we focused on designs that prioritise functionality, simplicity, and elegance. This means they’ll last.

We also include tips from interior designers and product recommendations that will elevate your space. 

7 Timeless Bathroom Designs

Ready to fall in love with your bathroom again? Let’s get started. 

  1. Classic white 

Writing for Vogue, Noni Reginato describes that, “white lends itself so well to longevity that it makes sense it’s a bathroom favourite. Sure, it’s a safe bet, but with good reason — a white colour scheme instantly makes bathrooms appear more spacious.”  

And it’s true — nothing can open up a room and provide that sharp, clean aesthetic than all white can. 

To pull off this look, you should look for pieces such as our Orta Freestanding Modern Bath which is brilliant white, wipe-clean, scratch-resistant, and a true, sparkling centerpiece.  

  1. Matte black mystique 

Looking for something a little more mysterious and alluring? Try all matt black. Done right, this ensures your bathroom exudes sophistication and glamour. You just need to focus on:

  • Balancing the dark with white or metallic accents
  • Incorporating natural or warm lighting
  • Including different textures or patterns
  • Ensuring a consistent shade of black across the room
  1. Naturally stylish 

Nature never goes out of style. So points out Interior Designer Emma Sims-Hilditch as she describes, “Using natural materials to create quality furniture and joinery is a recipe for an interior that is built to last.... These materials can be used to create a "feel good", timeless space that is connected to nature.”

And so, creating a sustainable, nature-inspired bathroom goes beyond just throwing in a few plants. Instead, you should focus on choosing an earthy colour palette, creating organic shapes and opting for furniture made from natural materials (like wood and stone). 

  1. Simplistic Scandi 

Scandinavian bathroom designs might seem like a trend, but the core principles they are centred around make their style enduring. To create a space that is equally minimalist, functional and stylish, you should: 

  • Centre your bathroom around efficient, effective pieces of furniture such as space-saving wall hung toilets 
  • Keep your space tidy with baskets and jars for easy storage
  • Add cosy (or “hygge”) touches like plush towels and candles
  1. Japanese zen

Designer Yaiza Martinez describes that “One aspect of Japanese design (Wabi-Sabi) seeks to create uncomplicated beauty. In order to accomplish this, you need to be mindful about selecting what goes in your home, as those choices will eventually define the space.” 

What this quote perfectly highlights is the importance of being selective when creating a minimalist-first, Japanese-inspired space. And yet, at the same time, the style is known for its inclusion of standout features so it’s ok to include a few beautiful accents or striking pieces of furniture. 

For example, you could create a clean, streamlined design through decluttering and focusing on natural colours throughout the space. Then, you could balance this against modern amenities like a smart toilet to create a holistically impressive, sleek design.  

  1. Rustic charm

The allure of a farmhouse bathroom never gets old. It’s a simple look that creates a homely yet luxurious feel. And you can recreate it with just a few simple pieces. Look out for:

  1. Coastal allure

The coastal style bathroom has been popular for many years in seaside towns and cities alike. And if you’re careful about how you execute it, this can be an elevated and enduring aesthetic. Here’s what to focus on:

  • Incorporating a colour palette of mostly white, with a few pastel blues and greens
  • Choosing natural materials like weather-washed wood or rattan
  • Using light, airy curtains
  • Adding rope handles to your cabinets 
  • Including a few subtle nautical accents 

Start creating your timeless bathroom today

For luxurious free-standing baths, chic illuminated cabinets and other pieces that create a timeless feel in any space, get in touch. We’re here to help fulfil your bathroom vision. 

Kevin Sears

About Kevin Sears

Kevin Sears is a bathroom and interior design blogger here at 34 St John. He creates original content utilising his extensive knowledge of the bathroom industry and latest trends.

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