Some good tub and shower ideas for a modern bathroom design include a stone tub, a freestanding soaking tub on smooth stones, a cherry wood-framed tub, a rainfall shower and a horizontal shower. An idea that is both modern and space-saving is a sunken bathtub beneath the shower that is covered with wooden-slatted mats when not in use.
A stone bathtub tucked between two identical vanities gives a modern flair to an otherwise traditional tile and wood bathroom. Another modern bathtub is a porcelain rectangular freestanding tub tucked among white stones. Finishing off the modern, simplistic look is a minimalist linen shelf and a large, open window. A modern freestanding tub trimmed in dark cherry wood gives a modern yet cozy look to a bathroom decorated in light tile and dark cherry furniture.
Some good modern shower designs include a rainfall shower head in a glass-walled shower or in an open granite and chrome shower. The horizontal shower features six rainfall shower heads that stream onto a stone shelf where the user lies. Another modern idea blends stone and glass for an open feel. One modern shower features several shower heads operating simultaneously. The rainfall shower head pours down from above while three shower heads on two opposite walls provide horizontal water flow.