A beautiful bathroom is essential in residential and modern commercial architecture.
There is nothing like walking into a stunning bathroom space to relax and calm you instantly. People are seeking beauty and function, combined in new and extraordinary ways. Whether installing a new ensuite, renovating the family bathroom, updating a guest bathroom, or designing a brand-new home, creating a room that serves as a retreat while providing functionality and visual appeal can be challenging.
The perfect bathroom should strike a careful balance between function and visual appeal while carrying forward the home’s overall aesthetic. Choosing the proper bathroom design for your project can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a list of some inspirational bathroom renovation ideas to help you decide.
Read on to learn about some of the best modern bathroom styles and ideas for your Australian renovation project.
Modern bathrooms – the design aesthetic
Modern trends adopt simplicity of form combined with exceptional functionality. Think clean lines, functional spaces, and timeless materials. There is a move back to natural materials – such as stone, leather, and wood combined with a neutral colour palette, clean lines, and simple silhouettes. Advances in tile production technology echo the trend for natural materials, producing authentic timber look and natural stone look tiles for bathrooms with incredible detailing.
Essential tips to consider when planning your bathroom:
- Simplicity is best
- Open plan increases feelings of spaciousness
- Clever storage hides clutter
- Functionality underpins aesthetics
- Plants add character
Let’s deep dive into these critical points.
Keep it simple
Mix fashion with functionality to create a space that meets your physical and aesthetic needs. Partner Choose classic marble look tiles with a sleek, modern vanity for a timeless and sophisticated look.
Opt for an open plan design if you want a streamlined, uninterrupted flow throughout your bathroom. A frameless shower screen ensures the flow is uninterrupted or consider avoiding using a screen altogether. Large format natural stone look tiles, like our Lagoon tiles, add feelings of spaciousness, extending the feel of the interior and creating a sophisticated, modern look.
Clever storage solutions
Clever storage allows you to keep the room’s flow uninterrupted and will enable you to keep all your ointments and cosmetics secreted away. Consider building a recess into your shower wall, which you can make into a feature through the clever use of feature tiles. Explore our Vogue System range to find something with personality and flair. Don’t be afraid to be playful in your tile selection; just be mindful to reflect your home’s overall design aesthetic.
For those wanting to make a statement in their bathroom, think about adding strong horizontal and vertical line elements. Strong lines highlight geometric shapes and create an immediate impact. Consider using a modern interpretation of the classic subway tile or incorporate contrasting grout to make a statement.
Add a floating vanity
A floating vanity meets both functionality and style requirements for modern bathroom design. A wall-hung vanity not only adds to a modern, minimalist feel, it also ticks the functionality box, as it is so easy to clean underneath them.
We are seeing more and more designers and architects incorporating natural textures in modern bathroom design. The addition of timber look tiles brings a little of the outside in, creating organic natural spaces in an unexpected location. Timber-look tiles are expanding options available to bathroom renovators, especially if you want to reproduce a spa-like feel in your home. Contrast natural look timber tiles with a selection of incredible Lemmy tiles for a truly urban-chic interior.
Cement look tiles are an excellent choice for those wanting a neutral yet refined material to include in their bathroom space. Perfect for wet areas, cement look tiles add texture to a modern, neutral palette allowing your bathroom to feel roomy and sophisticated. Contemporary and eye-catching concrete tiles create a clean and classic aesthetic – an excellent choice for a modern bathroom.
Channel mid-century contemporary style
We are yet to see the appeal of mid-century modern design fade. This classic look is easy to apply to your bathroom design. Focus on the details to bring the aesthetic to life by considering brass detailing, designer lighting fixtures, and slightly darker cabinetry wood. There are plenty of boutique tiles available to complement the design of mid-century bathrooms, from mosaics to decorative wall tiles. Adding colour will help accentuate the style of the room so browse our Appiani Seta collection for inspiration.
Classic Ceramics will help bring your bathroom renovation to life
Our extensive range of tiles allows you to curate a unique and genuinely stunning bathroom for your residential or commercial property.
Our passion is matching the perfect product to every bathroom renovation project. The team at Classic Ceramics adores creating unique bathroom spaces in residential, commercial, and corporate locations. We strive to achieve excellence across every touchpoint with our clients and invest time in understanding your individual needs and requirements.
Are you an Architect or Designer?
If you’d like to discuss decorative bathroom tiling options for a residential or commercial project, make an appointment with one of our in-house experts in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane.
Are you looking for bespoke items for your bathroom?
Our Classic Design Studio will bring your vision to life. This service provides custom-made items such as step nosing, skirting pieces, and diverse custom mosaics – where the tiniest details make all the difference.