Top Design Tips for a Modern Bathroom
A sleek modern bathroom is on many homeowners wish list, but knowing how to select the best products and materials to achieve the look can sometimes be daunting.
The bathroom is often a small space and it requires careful planning and a designer’s skill to make best use of the room available.
A modern bathroom should have a great mix of contemporary materials, up to the minute textures, shapes and colours, not forgetting the best high tech appliances for the ultimate showering and bathing experience.
Begin with a colour theme, neutrals are still very much on trend, soft greys for example, these themes work really well with natural materials such as stone tiles. Choose bigger tiles for walls and floors for a more modern look. Add some glamour and sparkle with the addition of spots of colour with metallic mosaics on a feature panel or wall.
Think carefully about lighting, the addition of spotlights in walls, floors and recesses will not only add light, making the room feel bigger but can transform the atmosphere. Use different types of lights and dimmer switches to really make a difference.
Hiding things away and raising furniture off the floor are two great ways to give your bathroom a designer feel. Wall hung WC’s with the cistern behind a panel, shower fittings built into the walls of wet rooms, will look sleek and smart.
Keep lines simple and slimline, with in-line basins and thin worktops. Select furniture that has flat doors with an up to date gloss finish and make it handleless.
You can still bring in some traditional elements to a modern bathroom. An old-style freestanding bath can really make a statement if you choose a current shape, matched with up to the minute brassware. Keep everything else minimalist and focus on the bath for the most effective impact.
When it comes to showers you can really go to town as there are a wealth of high-tech showers to choose from. Power showers, rain showers, showers with vitamins and lights, go for the most luxurious that you can afford.
Finally, don’t forget the finishing touches, a strategically placed exotic plant or bottle of designer oils will complete your truly modern bathroom.