Be inspired by this period-style bathroom with a modern-country twist

Step inside this Cotswold bathroom that mixes period with modern country style. The hot pink blind gives the otherwise neutral colour scheme an instant wow-factor.

The homeowners kept the original bathroom layout as it worked really well. The freestanding bath against the back wall makes for a great focal point and the boxed skirting around the edge neatly conceals all the pipework. They opted for a smart vinyl wallpaper, which is perfect for a humid environment.

1/7 Period-style bathroom with a modern touch

bathroom with freestanding bathtub and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The bath and fittings were from Bathstore.
The hot pink toile de Jouy Roman blind is made in Amilie Etienne 3596, Harlequin.

2/7 Bespoke basin unit

bathroom with basin unit and waterfall tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The limestone basin with waterfall tap adds a contemporary feel to the classic bathroom. The panelled basin unit creates ample storage space below to keep surfaces clear and the ornate mirror adds a feminine touch.

The bespoke basin unit is from The Wendy House.
The heated towel rail is from Bathstore and the basin splashback tiles are from The Tile Store.

3/7 Shower cubicle with travertine tiles

bathroom with shower and brick tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The travertine tiles in the shower add natural colour and texture, and the high-level cistern is the perfect choice for a period-style scheme. Chrome corner caddies keep toiletries neat.

The travertine wall tiles are from The Tile Store. The shower cubicle and tray are from Eastbrook Company.

4/7 Customised French-style mirror

bathroom with french style mirror and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The owners spotted this ornate mirror on eBay and resprayed it to give it a new lease of life. The framed black and white photos add a personal touch.

The vinyl wallpaper is from Laura Ashley. For a similar mirror, try Ayers and Graces.

5/7 Contemporary stone basin

bathroom with stone basin and tiles wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The basin is evocative of the local Cotswold stone and its contemporary shape contrasts with the country-style basin unit.

The basin and mixer tap are both from Bathstore.

6/7 Period-style fittings

bathroom with corner caddies and tiles wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

The period-style fittings look smart against the travertine tiles, and the chrome corner caddies keep things neat and tidy.

The travertine wall tiles are from The Tile Store. For similar chrome caddies, try Store.

7/7 Traditional shower mixer tap

bathroom with shower mixer tap and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Period-style fittings are in keeping with the original character of the house.

The bath/shower mixer is from Bathstore.

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.