Bathrooms: A modern style or something more traditional...

In all the work we've done in the past few years there's been two rooms that have always been out of scope, and that's our bathrooms. We have decorated them before, they were one of our priorities when we moved here. MOH wanted a decent shower and I wanted a whirlpool bath and both of us wanted to be rid of the 1970s avocado suite and the painted (yes painted) bath in our main bathroom.

So when the Bathroom Cladding Shop got in touch about decorating styles for bathrooms I thought it would be fun to look to see where my bathrooms were on the modern versus traditional scale. And of course it was a good opportunity to have a browse around the internet for what's out there bathroom-wise...

It didn't take me long to realise that I'm on the modern end of the scale. With its spotlights, curved shower enclosure and chrome fittings it really couldn't be anything else, and nor would we want it to be.

 CHROME TOWEL RAIL

CHROME TOWEL RAIL

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And in our second bathroom the rectangular sink, the glass insets in the bath panel and the polished slate floor also point to a modern style. For me the bathroom suites in any house need to be white, I think that makes them a good investment in any house. It could also be because it seems that every house I move to has had either an avocado (or worse) coloured suite. And yes, there is worse than avocado...

And no bath - whirlpool or not - is complete without a rubber duck!

 MY RUBBER DUCK

MY RUBBER DUCK

As I looked around the internet for ideas of modern and traditional styles I quickly realised that marble works equally well in both. 

 A MORE TRADITIONAL USE OF MARBLE, Image source: Pixabay

A MORE TRADITIONAL USE OF MARBLE, Image source: Pixabay

 AND IN A MORE MODERN SETTING, Image source: Pixabay

AND IN A MORE MODERN SETTING, Image source: Pixabay

All so often when we think of the walls in our bathrooms we think tiles, but cladding is also an option. My parents have it in their bathroom and it looks great. It was quick to put up and meant their shower was ready to use as soon as it was plumbed in. Who could ask for more than that?

So where are you on the modern versus traditional style, and what about cladding - is that something you'd go for?

 

This is a collaborative post with the Bathroom Cladding Shop, but all words and opinions are my own.