Guest Post: 3 Modern Bathroom Ideas

Questionable bathroom choices. We’ve all been there. Hands up, who’s had a mustard yellow bathroom suite? Or a shocking shade of avocado? And who’s done the fancy frills that surround our pieces of bathroom pottery?!

Me too!

Whilst many of us have moved on from these fashion faux pas, we may not have quite achieved that modern bathroom look we had hoped for. And the hours spent creating ‘dream home’ boards on Pinterest don’t do us any favours when it comes to serious bathroom envy.

But for those of you who don’t know where to begin, here are three modern bathroom ideas to start you off.

Go All The Way With Grey

grey bathroom idea trend 2015 interior


Grey became the fastest growing shade for bathrooms in 2014 and is set to be a HUGE trend for 2015. It’s the epitome of sophistication and elegance hence making it a very appealing colour for modern bathrooms.

Historically, grey was seen to be slightly drab and depressing but the recent Nordic and Scandinavian trends may have helped to propel the colour to the forefront.

If you want to go dark and dramatic in your bathroom opt for darker hues such as slate or charcoal grey whereas paler shades such as silver or cloudy hues are ideal as accent colours for something more cool and collected.

For all you colour lovers out there – a pop in the form of red, purple or turquoise bathroom accessories will brighten the room up enough not to detract away the perfect backdrop.

Invest In A Freestanding Bath



Freestanding tubs have been around for thousands of years, even dating back to Greek and Roman times. And you’d be forgiven for thinking they were an item of the past.

But freestanding baths have seen a huge resurgence in recent years and they are the ultimate addition to a modern bathroom. Why?

Well, for starters, they create a stunning focal point in any bathroom design set to make you the talk of the neighbourhood but they also give the impression of high-end, unadulterated luxury perfect for some self-indulgence.

What’s more, freestanding tubs aren’t all Victorian and claw-foot any more either. There are a wealth of choices out there which include clean, angular lined baths perfectly designed to complement a geometric, modern bathroom finish.

Vessel Sink



Arguably, the definitive addition to a modern bathroom. Whilst the freestanding bath has been adapted to slot right into the 21st century and the grey colour schemes of late are a bang-on in terms of interior design trends, the vessel sink is an incredibly stylish addition that takes that visual interest of your bathroom to the next level.

Vessel sinks can incorporate square, angular lines in order to look exceptionally contemporary, they can be finished in high impact transparent glass to give off that art-deco, old Hollywood glamour vibe or they can even be made from reclaimed or recycled materials such as granite to recreate that earthy, spa-like effect. All in all, the vessel sink fits nicely in with any bathroom décor proving it an invaluable asset to a modern bathroom look.

So, there you have it! Three modern bathroom ideas from me to you. Now you’ve got some handy reading throw out the frills, get rid of the shell shaped suites and don’t consider anything that’s remotely close to mustard yellow!

What modern bathroom ideas do you like?

Anna Gillespie is an experienced blogger from the UK. Passionate about bathrooms, homes and life hacks. Currently writing for BigBathroomShop amongst others.

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • February 11, 2015

    Suzy Marie

    I love the grey but I think I’d have to lighten it up a bit with a brighter colour like a yellow or a vivid blue. I adore freestanding baths (even though I never take a bath, I always have a shower haha), there’s something so classy about them!

  • February 12, 2015


    These are all really pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Melanie @

  • February 12, 2015


    These are really nice designs! I love the white theme, it`s so clean!

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