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Posted: 14th June 2021

Creating a Traditional bathroom look

Traditional bathrooms are no longer the fussy, outdated spaces that they once were with many refurbishments bringing key classic elements into the modern world. It is so important to style your home in a way that is sympathetic to its character, but we are seeing bolder colour palettes and industrial lighting intertwine with classical features. Here are a few things that are great to remember when embracing a traditional bathroom look.


Traditional bathrooms and cloakrooms always feel more authentic if they include panelling, whether it is shaker style, slatted or something more decorative. Choose contemporary shades that bring the room up to date – whether its bolder, darker blues or something more neutral like an on-trend pastel.

Embrace a pedestal

As well as being a popular detail in traditional sanitaryware, a pedestal will sit neatly below your basin and hides any unsightly pipework.

Traditional Tiling

Tiling brings the bathroom together, so make sure that when embracing the traditional look you consider subway tiles and Victorian styles for inspiration. There are many reproductions and modern versions of classic tile designs on the market so you should be spoilt for choice.

The Porchester Range with Clifford Towel Rail and Pembridge Bath Victorian Feet Set

Roll Top Bath

Forget simple and sculptural, the classic roll top bath is the must-have for traditional bathrooms. Choose from claw footed or pedestal options – and give it a lick of paint for a contemporary twist. There are traditional shower baths on the market where space is limited.

Basin Stand

If a pedestal isn’t your thing an ornate basin stand is a great option for a traditional bathroom or cloakroom. Not only does it look beautiful but it is practical for hanging towels. Choose a modern bottle trap for a clean finish underneath.

Tap choices

Cross head taps are the go-to style in a classic bathroom scheme. With ceramic disc technology and modern manufacturing techniques you can have the best of both traditional styling and modern methods.

Make your loo a feature

Rather than boxing your loo in to keep things minimal and hidden we prefer to make a statement with our toilet designs. High level, low level and close coupled traditional designs look great and we think they deserve pride and place in a classic bathroom.

Heating and Accessories

Decorative, ball jointed accessories help pull a traditional look together. Look for the same in your heated towel rails and radiator designs.

The Crosshead Three Taphole Basin Mixer on Black Marble W Cs