Featuring the very latest in sophisticated style, contemporary bathrooms are popular for obvious reasons.

Whether you’re spoilt for space or struggling with restricted dimensions, this style shouldn’t be difficult to achieve – and here at VictoriaPlum.com we have everything you need to build the perfect contemporary bathroom.

Measure up

First things first, you need to know how much room you have to play with. Get a tape measure out and note down the dimensions of your room, with any windows, vents and pipes noted. Some basic rules include placing freestanding baths at least 10cm from the wall and allowing enough space for your plumbing.

Be bold with your bath

Your bathtub will most likely be the central feature so you’ll want a style that looks simply stunning. It’s a good idea to place the bath centrally in the room but those with limited space can position it near a wall so access isn't restricted.

Our favourite picks include the Arte freestanding bath, which is featured in many of our in our inspiration articles, available in a small size for compact bathrooms, and the Harrison freestanding bath which features a beautiful bowl design, providing an air of serenity.

Stylish taps

Your choice of bath isn’t the only important consideration. Contemporary bathrooms are all about the finishing touches so match your stylish tub with designer taps. Keep things simple and unfussy with sleek, square profiles such as those found in our Escala range along with many other waterfall tap designs or opt for a softer, rounded look with our Matrix range.

Don’t forget to keep your style flowing by matching your bath mixers with basin mixers from the same range.

Contemporary bathroom suites

Designed with modern living in mind, contemporary bathroom suites tend to have a smaller footprint than their older counterparts. If you are replacing an older suite, this means there should be more options open to you both in terms of size and style.

Depending on your preference, you could explore more angular designs, or stick with the slightly more common round shapes. Look for toilets with noise-reducing soft close seats and water-saving dual flushes. You could even consider a back to wall toilet, or even a wall hung design.

If your plumbing comes directly out of the wall, you can help clear your floorspace with a semi pedestal basin or a wall hung basin.

Standout showers

Although a bath is normally the main focus, you may choose to have a shower instead. Or you may even be lucky enough to have space for both. Whatever the case may be, your shower still needs to stand out.

Our walk in showers are the ideal option for a larger bathroom as they provide easy access and maximise light, but if space is at a premium then you could mount one of our fantastic shower slider rail kits in a shower enclosure or shower bath, providing a more compact but equally stylish option.

You can even opt for a fixed shower head, with many styles to suit the contemporary style, including round and square designs, with either wall or ceiling arms.

Finishing touches

Contemporary bathrooms should be uncluttered, so be cautious with your choice of accessories. Contemporary heated towel rails are a good investment and our range of bathroom accessories offers plenty of affordable items that will bring out the best of your contemporary styling.

Colour choices

Fixtures and bathroom fittings are only half the battle when creating a contemporary bathroom and you must also consider colours and general styles.

Minimalism is the key so keep tiles (both on walls and floors) plain.

Combining white tiles with dark wood accents in the furniture is a classic style choice, and incredibly popular given the monochrome trend.

You can also create a feature wall by painting it a darker or bolder shade to the rest of the room.

Contemporary bathroom ideas

In need of further inspiration. Check out our gallery of bathroom pictures, showing different types of contemporary bathrooms.