If you’re getting tired of chasing bathroom trends by overhauling yours every 10 years, or have been struggling to find a style that appeals to everyone in your family, it’s time to consider some classic design elements that have been embraced from generations back and aren’t going to fall out of favor anytime soon.
For every piece of the puzzle there are timeless turns you can take to keep them feeling fresh for many years to come.
Tile in white or another neutral color is always going to be the most classical type of flooring you’ll find for your bathroom, with black-and-white checker or polka-dot patterns your best choice if you want to add some contrast. But you can play with a few different shapes to find the design and texture that suits everyone.
Subway tile is the most obvious go-to, but round penny tiles or hexagons small and larger also afford some great structural designs. You can go with larger tiles if you want to minimize time spent cleaning grout.
This one isn’t too hard to figure out — choose a square or rectangular wooden shape with large doors surrounded by as many rectangular drawers as the plumbing will allow.
White, black and navy are the most classic colors, with natural wood finishes which offer a classic touch making inroads on the décor scene.
Pedestal sinks are beautiful but aren’t very functional unless storage isn’t a concern.
If your budget can accommodate marble, this is where you should put it. It lasts virtually forever and will always have a foothold in the design world with its connection to both nature and elegance.
Granite, aside from the most high-end varieties, is more affordable, and tile counters are a budget-friendly and nostalgic choice with wide appeal.
If you have the space, a freestanding clawfoot bathtub is the most classic and striking design. Many bathrooms don’t, so other options include mounting a shower rod over a freestanding tub, a low-profile or zero-entry shower or using standout brass or black fixtures to upgrade your current configuration.