Whether you have a beautiful period property or an ultra-modern new build, the age of your home doesn’t have to determine your bathroom style.

Blending traditional and modern interior styles is very on trend. And as showcased in our Victoria suite (above), which was recently recognised as one of the standout images in this year’s Best of Houzz awards, it’s possible to create a perfectly on trend finish whilst maximising period features for a look that will last for years to come.

So, to help inspire you, we’ve gathered our three top tips to help you create an old meets new style in your bathroom.

Opt for exposed brassware:

Ideal for adding a touch of industrial lux and proving popular with interior designers, exposed plumbing and brassware is the perfect way to incorporate the old meets new trend whilst retaining an elegant heritage style.

To bring this look to life, opt for an exposed shower in a warm metallic shade. The Dawlish Shower looks beautiful when paired with a Washstand in a coordinating hue, such as our Abingdon Rose Gold Washstand with Blenheim basin. Not only will your space be on trend, but all of our Washstands also come with the option of adding shelves and a towel rail - making it the perfect practical addition to a family bathroom space.

 Rose Gold


Be brave with prints and patterns:

Creating a look that celebrates the best of old and new can be challenging but experimenting with colours and textures is a great way to seamlessly bridge the two.

Elegant floral wallpapers and wall art can bring a traditional twist to an ultra-modern suite, while adding depth and personality to the space. Or, if you prefer, mix traditional inspired fittings with contemporary geometric tiles and a bold colour scheme.

Our gorgeous Granley Deco suite is an understated examples of how to achieve an authentic and contemporary Art Deco look in the home by mixing more traditional pieces with bold and contemporary décor. Use these, along with smaller features including period-inspired Gracechurch taps and showers, to finish the look.

Granley Deco Twin Basins | Heritage Bathrooms


Refresh your accessories:

If a full-scale renovation isn’t on the horizon, an easy way to subtly achieve the ‘old meets new’ style is to switch up the smaller pieces such as your bathroom accessories and mirrors. They are not just a practical addition, opting for delicate soap dishes and tumblers like our Clifton range or adding a beautiful mirror can transform the look and feel of your space.

If you have a more modern suite, why not opt for a regency inspired piece like our Grand Chesham or Balham mirror to create a beautiful centerpiece and add a touch of elegance.

Penrose Acrylic Bath with Blenheim Basin


For even more design inspiration, why not request a copy of our Heritage Bathrooms brochure today?