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Bathroom with mirror, vanity, shower and while tiles on the wall
Bring spa style to a contemporary bathroom build with clean lines, natural textures and on-trend statement features.

Capturing contemporary style

Sleek lines and sophisticated shapes set this style apart from its more traditional counterparts. Though clean and simple, a modern bathroom needn’t be cold – rounded shapes and materials inspired by natural stone and timber bring softness and organic appeal. The modern bathroom embraces a paired-back palette, shining the spotlight on form and contrast for aesthetic impact.

Bathroom mirror and vanity

Build a modern bathroom scheme

Dark floor tiles in shades of slate and stone lay the groundwork in this modern-day masterpiece. Not only do the tiles bring depth to the design, they are a bold juxtaposition to the pale wall tiles, which reflect light to keep the look fresh and calm.

A frameless glass shower screen has a barely there effect, allowing the spotlight to shine on the statement hexagonal mosaic tiles. In the shower zone (and beyond), fuss-free chrome tapware and accessories are simple and subtle, while a built-in shower niche creates a focal point as pretty as it is practical.

Curved shapes counter the stark lines and angles of a contemporary bathroom, adding softness and organic appeal, seen here in a rounded basin and toilet, and in an on-trend arched mirror.

Bathroom with mirror, vanity, shower and while tiles on the wall

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There’s an enormous palette of potential finishes that can make up a contemporary bathroom scheme, and subtle variations can completely change the overall look of the space. Explore darker timber tones for a more grounded look; sub out stark white tiles for a visual feast of marble mosaics; or swap circular for square shapes. Simplicity is the watchword, but keep some softness in natural materials or slightly rounded forms to avoid a clinical look in your modern wash space

Want more bathroom design inspiration? 

Check out our calming Scandinavian-style bathroom. We’ll run you through the design elements you need to know.


Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D


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