Like fish and chips or gin and tonic, your toilet and basin should form the perfect partnership. If you’re lacking inspiration, take a look at these 5 neat suite ideas.
Whether you’re simply looking to make a small update to your bathroom, or planning an entire renovation, one of the first things to consider is your bathroom suite.
As with any other room in your home, coordination is the key to achieving a cohesive style that expresses your own personal tastes. That’s why most bathroom manufacturers create a range of toilets and basins that complement each other perfectly, with a similar shape and design that can be repeated throughout the rest of your space.
These toilet and basin suites are often part of a wider collection, containing matching baths, showers, furniture and accessories. But finding a toilet and basin suite combination to suit your exact needs can be tricky, which is exactly why we’ve come up with these 5 neat toilet and basin suite ideas for 2024 and beyond…
1. Refresh for less
Refreshing your bathroom needn’t break the bank. Rather than spending big on a full refurb, why not make some simple changes? A fresh lick of paint and a replacement toilet and basin can work wonders.
Take a look at what we’ve done here. I’m sure you’ll agree, this very, very simple refresh is incredibly effective and cost-effective, with the Elena toilet and basin suite from Orchard Bathrooms costing just £143.20*.
As long as your walls are nicely plastered, you could simply tile halfway up your wall and around splash zones, adding a fresh coat of paint to the upper portion. The great thing is, as the years go by, you can refresh your space all over again by repainting in your favourite on-trend bathroom colour.
More quick tips
- Vinyl flooring is quick and easy to install (save cash by doing it yourself)
- Don’t go overboard with storage
- Ladder storage is quick and easy (we’ll even show you how to organise it perfectly)
- An illuminated mirror is handy for dark corners (a battery-operated model means no electricians required)
2. Stylish storage
For the uninitiated, a vanity unit is an item of bathroom furniture which also contains a basin. It allows you to fully utilise that pesky under-sink area which often goes to waste. Of course, as we’ve already mentioned, this should complement your toilet in terms of look and style. For example, curves go with curves and traditional designs look great together.
One way to really make your toilet and basin suite pop is to add feature tiles, like these gorgeous Victorian-motif inspired designs (as pictured above). Extend up one wall as a feature but don’t use excessively or your decor will appear incredibly busy.
More quick tips
- Choose your accessories carefully, so the shape and style match your suite
- Consider how much storage you actually need and select your vanity unit size accordingly
- Add a touch of greenery (we have some great ideas to help you choose the perfect pot plants for your bathroom.
3. Blush ‘n’ grey
There’s a reason why traditional design never goes out of fashion. But how do you add an on-trend twist on a timeless look? The answer is “blush ‘n’ grey”!
Grey is still the go-to colour for bathrooms, no matter the style. So, why not pick out this shade with both your vanity unit and toilet seat? Combine with blush pink walls for a highly contemporary addition to your overall design.
With classic features like the beautiful panel detail and classic ceramic handle, this toilet and basin suite simply add to the vintage feel.
More quick tips
- Metro tiles give your walls a clean yet classic appearance
- When creating a patterned feature floor, use primarily grey tiles to complement your palette
- Add a matching mirror cabinet for additional storage space
- Treat yourself to a luxurious roll top bath…well, it’s been a tough year!
4. Seamless sophistication
Whether you’re updating a family bathroom or refurbishing a cramped cloakroom, one way to save on space is to fit a back to wall toilet and basin combination unit.
To achieve a highly contemporary look, that wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel, a designer duo is called for. Step forward the Lea range from Orchard Bathrooms…
With a curvaceous basin and choice of on-trend colourways, including concrete grey (pictured below), marble, oak, soft black and ocean blue, this combination unit measures just 1060mm end-to-end, making optimum use of scarce space (a larger 1155mm design is also available).
Keep the trend dark and mysterious by decorating with black marble shower wall panels and a feature floor.
More quick tips
- Accessorise with a black mixer tap for an on-trend look
- Add a traditional fixture, like a mirror cabinet (as pictured above), for a Modern Vintage style
- Wall-mounted accessories help keep your basin clean and uncluttered
5. A classic combo
We really can’t get enough of pink and grey, which we feel will continue to be a big bathroom trend in 2024. In fact, we love it so much, we came up with another classic combo that’s perfect for bathrooms and cloakrooms alike.
With tongue and groove detail, plus a classic semi recessed basin, the luxurious vanity unit adds real charm to your bathroom décor. The vintage grey finish is also echoed in the colour of the toilet seat and walls, where we’ve added traditional boarding around the lower section.
More quick tips
- Continue the board lines with blush pink tiles arranged vertically
- Show off your feature floor with wall mounted accessories
- A few well-selected plants will do wonders for your space
More bathroom suite ideas
If this inspirational article has left you wanting more, you’ve certainly come to the right place. At Victoria Plum, we are the experts when it comes to bathroom suite ideas. Check out our blog for all the latest bathroom trends and style guides or follow us on social media, where our customers love to share their style, showing off their beautiful Victoria Plum bathrooms.
Advice on bathroom suites
Of course, it’s not all about stunning looks and stylish suites. We also offer plenty of help and advice when buying a bathroom suite. From buying guides to DIY tips, you’ll find everything you need to make the best decisions for your home.
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*Prices correct at time of publication.