One of the easiest ways to create a modern look in your bathroom is by largely sticking to a monochromatic color scheme. This classic combo looks sleek and sophisticated and never goes out of style.
Vibrant and energetic both words which most of us need to have an injection of in our lives. Nothing gives this feeling quite like intrepid floral wall art. We’ve seen this trend grow in the bedroom and it’s also growing in the bathroom market too. Take the design below it’s enough to blow the mind of everybody who enters the bathroom (for better or worse depending upon taste) but one thing is for sure; it’s going to pull the eyes of every set which enters into that bathroom.
Coastal touches will also be popular in 2014. Look for natural seaside accessories such as rocks shells and driftwood which will give the bathroom that natural beach feel. The design below is a great example of a driftwood mirror which can either be bought or made by yourself; that is if you have the time inclination and access to beach doodads of course.
o Open shower: In outdoor applications open showers offer the benefit of running in and out without doors and the ease of quick access. Many outdoor pools as well as cabana baths that are designed for access to the pool benefit from the open features. Another added benefit of open showers inside the home is for those who need “zero entry” in and out of the shower. Also referred to as a “curbless shower” open showers enable a wheel chair an elderly person or a person needing easier access in and out the ability. (For accessibility curbless entry showers are also available with glass enclosures but must be built larger for adequate clearances and mobility.)
You don’t have to incorporate every shade of the monochromatic rainbow. It’s possible to focus on creating an ultra-clean white space or to experiment with various hues of gray. Just mix up the space with a few different prints and patterns to keep the room from seeming too one-note.
Bring in natural light from above: Interior bathrooms don’t always have the opportunity to have a window in the wall. Consider bringing in light with a skylight or a sun lighting tube. A sun lighting tube is installed from the roof down into your bathroom and utilizes reflective material to bounce light down into the room. You will be surprised how bright your bathroom looks when you add natural light from above.
Sleek and minimalist; A massive trend over the past 5 years: Frameless shower enclosure are simply no nonsense. Cutting back on all the frills bells and whistles using only what is necessary to ensure structural integrity (chrome brackets) this is the design to go for if you’re looking for longevity versatility and class.
In fact over 50% of new builds in the United States are now equipped with a whirlpool bath. Spa equipment has grown by 10% year on year and is set to continue its growth in 2014.
Brass has been around for ages and it’s natural durability combined with that polished shine will give any bathroom a stately look especially when offset with darker hues that make the finish pop. This finish should be a top choice in both the most modern and more traditional spaces.
Use cabinetry with open storage: Storage under the sink is a plus and if it has open storage it can serve decorative purposes at the same time. Open storage shelves allow towels baskets and other decorative items to be stored without using up room in a closet. If you decide on open storage for your bathroom be mindful of clutter and adding too many items on the shelves.
The best part of being on vacation is the little luxuries that your hotel has to offer. Even though your friends and family won’t be staying at a company-run resort you can recreate the experience by adding some luxe accessories to your guest bathroom.
Bronze is an interesting choice for your bathroom finishes because unlike many other metals it may actually get better with age. This is due to the fact that products labeled as “oil-rubbed bronze” or “hand-rubbed bronze” are not given an external finish to protect them from the elements after manufacturing. Over time use and exposure to the elements will create a unique staining pattern that deepens the aesthetic.
Curvy works well with curvy so if going down this route create a continuity within the bathroom. This’ll not only help create a sense of balance but it can also help with space as curved cabinets can be squeezed into tight spaces with taste without looking cramped and forced.
Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to make the best design changes. Those looking into modern bathroom ideas will want to strike a balance between creating a sharp-looking space and making sure it doesn’t feel too sterile.
The graphic below reveals a few interesting tips on how to make a half-bath look bigger by employing several visual tricks. It also encourages users to add efficiency to a three quarter bath by avoiding too many elements as this can clutter things up both visually and physically. Saving space in a full bath is possible by simply investing in a tall and narrow cabinet. And last but not least the infographic lets you know how to make the most of your master bathroom.