Bathroom suites: 7 designs to inspire your remodel

The bathroom suite is your bread and butter when it comes to designing a bathroom. From traditional roll tops to contemporary, angular styles, we've searched high and low for the best designs for any space

bathroom suite with angular lines, pink metro tiles and grey walls
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A bathroom suite is an investment. Choose the right design and it'll last you through years and years of bathing your little ones, washing the dog, getting party-ready and escaping the world in a bubble bath. 

Whether you're going for a bathroom suite that's traditional and elegant or modern and sleek, we've gathered some of the best on the market so you can set the right tone for the rest of your space.

For more bathroom ideas, see our inspiring gallery. 

Before you go to the expense of installing a new bathroom suite, ask yourself if the bathroom itself is positioned in the most efficient and practical part of your house. If you have to walk through your child's bedroom to go to the loo at night, or even worse, tip toe through the kitchen in your towel to have a soak in the bath (only for your moment of tranquility to be ruined by the thudding of the dishwasher), it may be worth relocating it. For advice on moving your bathroom upstairs, watch the latest episode of the Real Homes Show. See more below.

1. Browse traditional bathroom suites for a period home

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A traditional bathroom suite is perfect for creating a modern heritage style space, which is classic and timeless. The metallic silver ball feet on this traditional freestanding bath create that fairytale look, and the detailed, elegant lines of the basin and toilet bring elegance and sophistication. Combine with contemporary dark colours to add drama and lift the look with patterned floors. 

traditional bathroom suite with rolltop bath, deep blue panelled walls, and patterned flooring

Cambridge roll top freestanding bath suite, £724.97 for the bath, toilet and pedestal basin, Soak

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2. Choose an angular bathroom suite for a modern room

A freestanding bath will always make a statement, but with these striking angular lines, our eye is drawn straight to the tub. The sharp angles make this suite great for creating impact and filling empty space in a larger bathroom. Soften the look with pastel colours and the natural smooth lines of plants. 

modern bathroom with a contemporary bathroom suite, pink metro tiles and grey walls

Boston bathroom suite with Wash freestanding bath, £649.97 for the bath, toilet and basin, Bathroom Takeaway

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3. Save space with a bathroom suite with an over-bath shower

If you're short on space, but you love relaxing in a bubble bath and also need the practicality of taking a quick shower, combining the two is the perfect option. This corner bath is larger at one end, making it comfortable and spacious when taking a shower, without taking up precious room. The curved lines of the pedestal sink and toilet also maximise space. 

bathroom suite in a modern bathroom with sage metro tiles

Britton Ecoround Bathroom Suite, £1028.50 for the bath, basin, toilet and screen, Sanctuary Bathrooms

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4. Bathroom suites for smaller bathrooms will stretch space

In a small room, it's all the more important that you find a bathroom suite that maximises the space you have. If you've always dreamt of having a freestanding bath, new smaller versions, such as the one below, enable you to squeeze them into even the tiniest of spaces. So you can get that romantic feel, whatever size.

small bathroom suite with small bath, monochrome patterned tiles and blue walls

Snowden small free standing bath suite, £799.95 for the bath, vanity unit and toilet, Victorian Plumbing

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5. Create room with a space-enhancing wall-hung bathroom suite

Wall-hung designs free up floor space, allowing you to see more of your flooring, and therefore creating the illusion of a larger room. This enables a more light and airy feel, and also makes your bathroom easier to clean, which is such a bonus. We love the matt black finishing touches in this space, tapping into the industrial trend and creating a striking, sophisticated and confident look. 

modern bathroom suite with wooden wall-hung vanity unit

Ava freestanding bath suite and Austin oak-effect vanity unit, £1629.97 for the bath, vanity unit, toilet and taps, Soak

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6. Pick a traditional bathroom suite with bags of detailing

Treat yourself to a luxurious bathroom with an elegant traditional style bathroom suite. This metallic silver freestanding bath simply oozes elegance. Combined with a crystal chandelier, soft pink walls and monochrome patterned flooring, it's the ultimate pretty and feminine scheme that you'll want to spend time in. The wooden toilet seat adds to the heritage feel and brings warmth to the room. 

traditional elegant bathroom with patterned tiles and a metallic silver freestanding bath

Claverton bath, basin and toilet, Heritage Bathrooms

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7. Add extra storage with your bathroom suite

Textures can transform the feel of a space. To avoid your bathroom feeling too cold and clinical, ditch shiny white sanitaryware for a wood-effect bath panel and vanity unit. This creates warmth in an otherwise cold scheme and is great for storage too. We're loving these oversized hexagon tiles, creating a bold feature wall.

modern bathroom suite with wooden panelling, statement hexagon wall tiles and grey tiled flooring

Brooklyn vanity bathroom suite, £499.95 for the bath, vanity unit and toilet, Victorian Plumbing

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Amelia Smith
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After joining Real Homes as content producer in 2016, Amelia has taken on several different roles and is now content editor. She specializes in style and decorating features and loves nothing more than finding the most beautiful new furniture, fabrics and accessories and sharing them with our readers. As a newbie London renter, Amelia’s loving exploring the big city and mooching around vintage markets to kit out her new home.