It is true that using wood is a conventional style but it can strike well with certain modern bathroom interiors, giving the entire atmosphere an exotic look and feel. However, you should never use normal or mildly treated wood for flooring. They will be damaged due to water exposure. So I would recommend that you use well coated wood protected with lamination. Nevertheless, some people feel the entire idea of having wood is not a hygienic option. For them, designer tiles are the best alternative.
The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom, the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected, like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.
Yet another key element that can be treated as an important part of your overall bathroom design, are the cabinets. There are several different varieties of cabinet designs to choose from. It all depends on your taste and personal likes and dislikes. Again, you are left with various choices pertaining to different colors, different materials wood, plastic or fiber, different designs and different styles. You can either base the entire bathroom design on contemporary themes or make it look rich and royal by keeping things quite traditional. It is up to you.
The country style bathroom is perhaps the easiest type of design to create, and like the traditional bathroom only really works well within the right house. The classic country look is best associated with floral wallpaper, high beams, basin frills and a bath canopy. Following the traditional design, cast iron baths and deep ridged sanitary ware are what gives the country bathroom its nostalgic look. Check, floral or plaid curtains are preferred over roller blinds, and shutters, though rare in England, offer a great form of privacy as well as adding to the country effect. Wood plays a big part in this look, and almost all furniture works well in this setting, especially beech, maple, ash and oak vanity units and cabinets.
Either tiles or wooden floors can be used. Tiles should be a rustic colour, and can be used to create elaborate mosaics. Wooden floors should be varnished to match the furniture. Decorating may see a stenciled motif used as a border, and the technique of rubbing paint on the walls with a sponge gives the room that worn natural look.