Besides comfort and functionality, a bathroom should also have a little style. After all, we spend a lot of time in it and want to make it as enjoyable as possible. Use a combination of clean lines and geometric shapes to give your bathroom a modern look. Turn your bathroom into a relaxing oasis where you will enjoy spending time. Here are a few tips to help you modernize your bathroom.
Make it simple
When it comes to modern design, simpler is really better. The idea is to keep the bathroom clean of clutter. This will give a feeling of an open space, which will also make it look larger. Use built-in shelves and cabinets to hide all items, such as a hairdryer, make up, perfumes and similar. Throw the laundry basket out of the bathroom, it will only take up space and is not a necessary item in a bathroom. Getting rid of the things you don’t use will not only make the bathroom look cleaner but more sophisticated and modern.
Choice of materials
In an attempt to save the planet Earth, more homeowners use eco-friendly materials in all parts of their house, including bathrooms. Using items made of wood or bamboo can add style points to your bathroom. Putting in a cabinet made of natural wood can freshen up the whole bathroom. Combine this with the right choice of modern looking tiles and your bathroom will look magnificent.
Ceramic is not the only option when it comes to bathroom tiles. Brighten up the bathroom with metallic tiles. These brushed steel tiles are sure to draw attention and they will give a bathroom a clean look. Glass tiles are also an option; they will make your bathroom look bigger. When it comes to tile color, going monochromatic is the best option. This will keep the lines clean and put emphasis on the overall design.
If you wish to add contrast, combine warm and cold colors. Don’t use complex designs in a bathroom, this will make it look busy and overwhelming. For a modern look, it is better to keep everything as simple and clean as possible.
Bringing in some plants into the bathroom will make it more sophisticated and make it smell nicer. It is important to use plants that can survive in dim lit room. Bathrooms usually don’t have a lot of windows and unless you have fluorescent light bulbs, this can be a problem. Also, use plants that enjoy high humidity; bathrooms tend to get steamy and humid which can kill certain plants. Nice smelling flowers are also a great idea; orchids, lilies and lotus plants are nice options. If you just want your bathroom to look nicer, get plastic plants or flowers so you don’t have to take care of them.
A bath or a shower
The choice on this one might be determined by how much space you have. A bath can be the main item in the whole bathroom; it gives you an option to lie down and relax at the end of the day. But they can take up a lot of space, so a freestanding bath tub is a better option in a small bathroom. If you are not a bath person, invest in a luxurious shower. You can save up on space by opting for a shower. However, you will need to clean its enclosures regularly. Also, if you have a problem with blocked drains, you can mix some baking soda and vinegar and pour this solution down the clogged drain.
If you are looking to give your bathroom a modern look, then keep it as simple as possible. Don’t use complex designs, avoid cluttering and keep it clean. And bring in some natural materials and greenery to make it look more sophisticated.