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Design ideas for a Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom renovation is an exciting opportunity to create your dream design. Whether you’re giving your space a complete refurbishment or a subtle makeover, it’s the perfect time to make the most of your layout and incorporate features that reflect your personality and current styles.

Check out some of our favourite trends and refurb ideas to get inspired for your bathroom renovation.


It can be difficult to integrate statement pieces into an existing bathroom layout, but renovating your space means you have a blank canvas. Consider adding in that special feature you’ve always wanted.

Add luxury with a freestanding bath

A freestanding bathtub is a luxurious addition, to add a touch of class to your design scheme. Curved edges and traditional feet have a vintage effect, ideal for a Victorian-inspired theme. If you want to create a modern look, embrace clean lines with a design that sits flush with the floor.

Create a contemporary wet room

Both practical and stylish, a wet room will give your bathroom a modern twist. When refurbishing a large bathroom, consider allocating space for a wet room in your layout, or replacing the bath with an open plan shower.


The colour scheme is one of the things you’ll be eager to settle on when planning your bathroom renovation. Coloured tiles can be a great way to add a bit of fun, while tying in with your overall theme.

Use colours to maximise on space

Wall tiles can help to create the illusion of space while also adding a splash of personality to your design. Pairing a bright colour with glossy white helps to bounce light around the room, while matt tiles will have a more calming, boutique feel.

Create a feature wall

Using tiles to create a feature wall is a fun way to get creative with your bathroom renovation. Geometric tiles have a contemporary effect, and provide a great backdrop for a standout feature. For those who want a subtler look, use a neutral colour across most of the room and choose a bolder shade for the smallest wall.


Bring a fresh vibe to your bathroom with new furniture. Whether you’re creating an ultra-modern space or opting for a traditional look, matching cabinets, cupboards, and vanity sets will give the room a cohesive feel.

Scandi-chic units and shelves

White cabinets and units work seamlessly in a contemporary bathroom. To achieve a Scandi-chic effect, incorporate bathroom furniture with wooden touches. Alternatively, glossy, bright white cupboards and units will add a shine to a modern, family bathroom and can make the room feel larger.

Antique details for a vintage bathroom

The antique theming of shaker-style cabinets makes them a perfect choice for vintage-inspired bathrooms. Chalky shades like grey and off-white have a rustic, country-cottage feel, and could even look great with pastels in a shabby-chic bathroom.


Lighting is the key aspect to creating atmosphere in any room, and it should be something you think about when planning your bathroom renovation. 

Embrace natural light

If you’re carrying out a large-scale renovation, consider adding or expanding windows in your bathroom, to allow more natural light to flood into the space. Alternatively, removing dense blinds or curtains and un-cluttering the space around existing windows is a quick and simple way to improve the lighting scheme.

Create a layered lighting scheme

Integrating spotlights and task lighting to create a layered lighting scheme is a subtle way to both brighten up your bathroom and create a peaceful atmosphere. An illuminated mirror is also a fun addition, which adds practicality and a modern flair. 


Refurbishing your bathroom means you can bring it right up-to-date by incorporating modern trends into your design. Look for timeless features that you’re confident you’ll still love in years to come.

Incorporate gorgeous shades of grey

Grey seems to be the design world’s favourite shade this year, and its subtlety and versatility mean it will remain classy. Layer light and dark shades across your bathroom to create a tranquil atmosphere, and add pastel accessories to brighten up the look.

Add sparkle with metallic accessories

From the antique appeal of vintage bathrooms to the contemporary cool of Scandinavian-inspired designs, metallic touches can add a flash of style to any bathroom scheme. Embrace the rose gold trend with copper handles, taps, and accessories, or keep it classic with sleek silver-chrome.

Planning a bathroom renovation gives you the potential to create the design of your dreams. For expert advice, get in touch with one of our experts to set up a free consultation, and browse our design guides for more inspiration.

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