Bathroom looking tired? Be inspired! Discover our 10 modern bathroom ideas for 2024 and beyond.
With fewer and fewer of us moving homes, bathroom makeovers are proving a popular way to improve our living space. From spacious spas to teeny-tiny cloakrooms, we're busy transforming our bathrooms into places we enjoy spending time in.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, it shouldn’t stop you from dreaming big when it comes to that next bathroom refurb. So, to help you achieve your interior design dreams, we’ve come up with these 10 modern bathroom ideas for 2024 and beyond. Which do you like best?
1. Monochrome modernity
Monochrome colour schemes remain incredibly popular with homeowners across the UK, and it isn’t hard to see why.
This bathroom could easily function as a stylish ensuite, with a wet room style, walk in shower enclosure and fully tiled walls and floors. Clever storage space can be created by using a recess within a partition wall.
2. On-trend and affordable
As modern bathroom ideas go, this one is both inspirational and affordable, featuring an on-trend patchwork tiled floor that looks simply stunning.
The matching furniture set from the Clarity collection offers simple modern style without breaking the bank—perfect for a starter home or rental property. Meanwhile, the wall hung unit allows the feature floor to appear uninterrupted. A thoughtful display of pictures and treasured objects is a recent bathroom trend, reminding us of our travels and adventures.
While a weekend break at a high-end spa resort may be off the schedule for some of us at the moment, why not bring that luxury look to your home?
Nothing says modernity more than a luxurious sunken bath, and the look can be easily achieved with ready-to-tile bath panels.
With simple yet sophisticated white furniture from the Larsen range, luxurious grey mineral tiles and wood effect shower wall panels, this bathroom is truly opulent. The back to wall toilet offers a clean, minimalist appearance, whilst saving on space and the whole suite is more angular in shape.
4. Wet room wonderfulness
As modern bathroom ideas go, a wet room is one of the most desirable. With easy, step-free access and a seamless style, it’s a look many of us aspire to.
Wet rooms are ideal for those with mobility issues, providing great accessibility. Featuring wood effect tiles across the floor, this really is a bathroom you could imagine spending time relaxing in. The frosted full-length window is a great way to keep the space feeling light whilst maintaining privacy.
5. Concrete plans
Whilst a little too brutalist for some peoples’ tastes, the urban concrete look is certainly worth considering.
For a slightly more industrial feel, the centrepiece of this beautiful modern bathroom is a vanity unit from the Bergne range. With slim legs, concrete effect grey colour and countertop basin, it makes a bold statement. Meanwhile, the large mirror helps to enhance the feeling of light and space.
6. Fluted surfaces
Still hungry for modern bathroom ideas? One thing we do seem to have a large appetite for is fluted surfaces. This trend really took off in 2023 and we’re convinced we’ll see more it, especially when it comes to bathroom furniture.
Along with style, colour and appearance, tactility (the feel or touch of something) is fast becoming a major consideration for savvy homeowners when buying their bathroom fixtures. So, make sure you keep an eye out for fluted surfaces (like those from the Oxman furniture range, featured above) to bring a touch of intrigue to your space.
7. Quiet luxury
Understatement is the new buzzword for bathrooms in 2024. By investing in refined, elegant, minimalist-style pieces that possess an understated elegance, you can easily create a space that is calming yet indulgent.
This look can encompass the smallest cloakroom to the grandest of master bathrooms, with high quality fixtures like antique bronze taps, wall hung toilets or slipper baths making a subtle statement. Soft, neutral shades and ambient lighting help to further enhance the feel of luxury.
8. The natural look
For those who prefer a more natural look and feel, this oak-effect wood furniture from the Lea range is a neat way to create a clutter-free bathroom.
This matching furniture set is the perfect solution to all your storage needs, complete with vanity unit, back to wall toilet unit and bath panels. Oak is a great look, although you can go darker or lighter with other wood effects like walnut.
9. Room for 2
One of the most popular modern bathroom ideas of recent times has been the double basin, allowing 2 people to undertake their daily routines simultaneously.
This twin basin vanity unit features an urban-chic look and the wall hung design leaves the floor space clear for easy cleaning. Wooden wall panels and flooring, plus a selection of trailing plants, give this bathroom an on-trend tropical style.
10. Organic materials and textures
As we head into 2024, natural materials like stone, wood and terracotta are set to become even more popular in interior design. And they’re ideal for bathrooms, making them feel warm, calm and connected to the outdoors.
As well as adding a more textural experience, there is a big focus on sustainability and biophilic design (things that bring us closer to nature), striking a harmonious balance between modernity and the organic world around us.
More modern bathroom ideas
At Victoria Plum, we’re full of fresh modern bathroom ideas, so why not check out further inspirational bathrooms on our blog? If you’re interested in a specific style, our Get the Look style guides are a great place to start.