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How to achieve a modern country bathroom look

The modern country look is all about pairing 21st century styles and patterns, with rugged textures and traditional styling elements to create a feeling of comfort and nostalgia, like visiting your favourite little country pub or snuggling up by a wood burning fire. We think this trend is ideal for the bathroom as it helps create that homely, tranquil feeling we all crave. We’ve pieced together the best of our traditional brassware and furniture to show you how to style them for yourself and achieve the perfect modern-meets-country look.

It all starts with the tile

When it comes to creating the perfect backdrop for your space, you can’t go wrong with a classic subway tile which perfectly complements both modern and traditional tastes and can be arranged in a multitude of ways to suit your style. In terms of tile colour, we think deep foresty greens and ocean blues reminiscent of rolling hills and days at the beach are a perfect match for the modern country style. Or for a more contemporary look, try pairing modern patterned tiles with rustic finishes to create that cosy, lived-in feeling.

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Subway tiles

'Subway' tiles are a classic, rectangular shape which were designed for, you guessed it, NYC Subway stations. We love the customisation they offer and are available in almost every colour you could think of. Here's our quick guide of some possible subway tile designs to inspire you:

Subway Tile Guide

Fine Furnishings

Our Halcyon furniture is a clear choice to create a bathroom plucked out of an English countryside cottage. With tongue and groove side panels and shaker style doors, this range will feel right at home in a modern country bathroom, with a selection of unit sizes and finishes to suit any space. For a more customised look, opt for our Stow fitted furniture range with a wide range of handles, worktops and basins to create your own style

Best in Bathing

A freestanding bath is the centrepiece to any classic country bathroom – pair yours with a traditional style bath filler, some bubbles and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a Cotswold retreat. Opt for vintage inspired Regatta for a true traditional look, or choose sleek Ashton for a great half way point between the old and new. All of our tap ranges offer basin & bath options, as well as matching showers to perfectly co-ordinate your look throughout.

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Ashton Concealed Shower Head Water On Detail Lifestyle

Showering in style

Speaking of showers, nothing saying modern country like a classic domed showerhead for a truly luxurious shower, with porcelain finishes throughout. Our Regatta, Ashton & Fairview shower ranges all make great choices to achieve this look, available in both exposed and concealed configurations. Pair yours with a statement patterned tile to really bring your shower to life, or choose a classic subway tile for a more minimalistic look.

Take a look at our modern country showers
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When it comes to completing your cosy country look, it’s all about the right accessories. Style your space with textures such as raw woods and wicker baskets along with a floral scented candle to bring in the feeling of rambling in an English country garden. Add a modern touch with black finished metal accessories, handles and mirrors to complete the look.

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