Modern bathrooms can have hundreds, perhaps even thousands of different looks and can use many different kinds of materials. Trendy new styles and an emphasis on full functionality will unite them all. The bath may not be the biggest room in the house, but it will always be one of the most important ones in our everyday life. The bathroom is the place for personal hygiene, but also for rest and relaxation. For that very reason we should pay close attention to planning and equipping it.
This article is an ideal guide if you are planning an entirely new bathroom or considering renovating an old one. Are you looking for a tried and true combination of materials, or do you want to give free rein to your fantasies and try something more audatious? We have a few excellent tips on style just for you! Get inspired and see what the trends in the world of modern kitchens are right now. You can fine-tune your ideas about the perfect bathroom and turn them into reality.
How to Furnish a Modern Bathroom
Modern bathrooms embrace the latest trends, but they combine them with timeless designs that never go out of style. The focus is on simplicity, practicality, and functionality complemented by minimalist elements. What rules do you have to observe in order to create an oasis of luxury in your home that is perfect for carefree relaxation and everyday hygiene? What three rules do you need to take into consideration before you spring into action?
1: Pay Attention to the Space Available for Your Modern Bathroom
The simplest and most important rule is one that many people sometimes forget about when they are planning and reconstructing a modern bathroom. Think about the appliances you already have and the ones you are planning to have in the future, and be sure you have the right wiring and electrical outlets to accommodate them. Consider the available space, and then choose your cabinets and storage units based on that. You don’t have to be able to dance the tango in your bathroom, but you should feel comfortable and at ease. That’s hard to do when you can’t open the door of your washing machine all the way and the cord on your hairdryer is too short to reach the outlet.
2: Keep to a Consistent Style in Your Modern Bathroom
Different strokes for different folks. Everyone likes something different and it is up to you what will dominate your bathroom’s interior. There are various styles in which you can furnish it. You can go for a fresh minimalism, the romance of Provence, a playful retro look, or a striking industrial feel. It is always best, however, to stick to a single style. You will have to adapt your choice of materials to it, and fortunately there is a wide range to choose from.
3: Choose Practical Materials for the Interior of Your Modern Bathroom
An emphasis on the durability and practicality of materials, and thus on their quality, has been a feature of interior design for the past several years. Modern bathrooms call for high-quality materials that are easy to maintain. Here we are talking about engineered and natural stone, concrete, marble, wood, glass, and stainless steel. Don’t forget that your choice of materials should harmonise with the overall look and style of your bathroom and its accessories.
Colour Combinations for Modern Bathrooms
When choosing colours for a modern bathroom, you have to consider the size of the available space, the style of decorating, and the right combination of materials, to say nothing of your own preferences. What combinations are trendy now?
The Kingdom of White
Entirely white bathrooms are very modern now, and probably will be for a long time to come. That goes for almost all shades of white. White is easy to combine with other colours, and black or grey elements make a great contrast with it.
Neutral Colours Combined with Nature
Other popular colours are neutral ones with a warm feel and earth tones that conjure up a connection with nature. These colours combine well with natural materials or concrete, and suit bathrooms of any size. Green — especially dark bottle-green and grey-green sage — is especially popular because it is calming and carries with it a feeling of inner harmony. Shades of grey are also good choices.
Closer to Blue
One colour that is gorgeous, but is a bit complicated to combine with others is dark blue. When used with the right accessories, it has a timeless, elegant, and luxurious look.
Texture in a Modern Bathroom
You shouldn’t mix styles in a bathroom unless they truly complement each other. Nor should you overdo the combinations of colours. However, it is possible to combine various textures in the materials you use, especially if you opt for a minimalist bathroom and natural tones. You can choose different sizes of tiles and combine glossy, matte, and rough surfaces.
Lighting a Modern Bathroom
Lighting plays an important role in any interior and the bathroom is no exception. If you have enough natural light, you should congratulate yourself. After all, natural light not only helps to control the growth of mould and reduce energy costs, but is also beneficial for your psyche. However, if your bathroom doesn’t have access to a natural source of light, don’t despair. There are artificial lights that can serve as a great substitute. And we have an extra tip for you. Remember that mirrors multiply the amount of light in a room. They don’t just belong above the sink; you can put them anywhere on a blank wall to visually enlarge the room.
The Details are Important in Any Modern Bathroom
They say the devil is in the details, and in the case of a modern bathroom it’s the details that should stand out instead of knick-knacks, cosmetics, and accessories. Invest in a striking washbasin or faucets, a shower head, or cabinet handles that will contrast with the rest of your bathroom. Designer hooks that can either be drilled into the wall or cleverly hung on the bathroom door also look great. One little tip — try to avoid plastic cups, jars, and bottles. Rather prefer metal and wood.
A Modern Bathroom has Some Unique Element
The centrepiece of many modern bathrooms is a luxury washbasin, bathtub, or shower enclosure. For example, freestanding stone bathtubs and concrete shower enclosures are very popular, as are varied types of stone tiles. When choosing materials, you should make sure that they do not absorb moisture and are easy to maintain. Concrete, glass, and natural or engineered stone are good choices. At the same time, you can also attract attention with stylish screens and smart cabinets that look great and hide a lot of clutter.
Think About Storage Space in a Modern Bathroom
Do you want your bathroom to look luxurious and always tidy? Then you need to furnish it with the right bathroom furniture and create plenty of storage space to keep everything that doesn’t absolutely have to be in plain sight. Combs, cosmetics, hairdryers, mirrors, but also perfumes and toothbrushes can all wait for use behind a beautiful door or in a drawer with a neat handle. And they stay dust-free that way.
Engineered Stone in a Modern Bathroom
Luxurious and timeless modern bathrooms with features in engineered stone have become popular the world over in recent years. You can use stone slabs to cover the entire surface of the bathroom, including the walls, or just for some of its parts. You can use engineered stone to tile the walls, make a bath tub, back up a sink, or line a shower enclosure. With a tailor-made solution, you avoid unnecessary joints and irregularities because everything will fit the space perfectly. Luxury storage cabinets and vanity tops made of engineered stone are also very popular features that will instantly become the focal point of a modern bathroom, large or small.
A Designer Can Help You Create Your Modern Bathroom
If you really don’t know which way you should go, if you don’t want to start out on the wrong foot, or if you are afraid of overdoing the kitsch, you can ask a bathroom designer for help. He or she will have a feel for the current trends and can advise you on the selection of suitable materials and accessories so that everything fits together beautifully. A designer will usually draw up several designs that will suit your needs and your design preferences as well. That will help you visualise your new bathroom. It’s up to you to choose the ideal option for you.
Inspiration for You
Do you want to relax in a luxurious spa in your own home? Are you intrigued by the novel and unique look of engineered stone and thinking of renovating? Feel free to visit us at Technistone.com, where you’ll find a multitude of designs in several different collections. For further inspiration, check out our gallery of bathrooms or our article on luxury bespoke bathrooms.