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modern bathroom with white tiles, freestanding bath, timber vanity and double mirrors
With clean lines, calming understated colours and an air of tranquillity, Scandinavian style offers everything you could want in a bathroom.

What is Scandi style?

Bright whites and light timbers are the perfect pairing in any Scandinavian-inspired space. A trend with no signs of slowing down, Scandi style is renowned for its practicality – beautiful design that actually makes life easier – and calming feel. The much-loved look lends itself to many home styles, from the ultra-modern to the contemporary farmhouse.

modern bathroom with white tiles, freestanding bath, timber vanity and double mirrors

Get the Nordic look

Thoughtful design that facilitates easy living is a key component of Scandi style, so choose fittings designed with functionality and convenient cleaning in mind, like a wall-mounted vanity or toilet suite, or a back-to-wall bath. Solid storage, such as this wall-mounted vanity, is essential to clear the clutter, as minimalism is a key component of this timeless aesthetic.

Keeping the palette minimal, it’s important to let the texture do the talking. Timber tones offer a touch of warmth and comfort with a nod to the natural world, while the pattern of the vertically laid wall tiles bring some depth to the design. Underfoot, porcelain tiles with a natural stone look lay the perfect foundation for this style, without the price tag or maintenance of the real deal.

modern bathroom with white tiles, freestanding bath, timber vanity and double mirrors

A Scandi bathroom with a dark twist

Looking for little more edge? Embracing matt black accents through tapware and accessories will give your Scandinavian wash zone a modern touch. Match the shower, tapware, towel rails, a toilet roll holder and even accessories like a toilet brush, all in the same matt black, for a cohesive look.

Want to weave the Scandi theme throughout the rest of your home?

Check out our design guide on how to create the ultimate Scandi kitchen.


Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.