If you’re a fan of contemporary style, you likely already know that modern design and minimalism go hand-in-hand. If you’re planning a modern bathroom redesign, but need some tips on how to take it to the next level, read on.
1. Keep it Neutral
Modern design usually incorporates neutral color schemes with natural materials. When thinking about colors, choosing hues that compliment each other is important. Black and white is a very modern palette and looks sensational in a minimalist bathroom, especially paired with stainless steel fixtures. Gray stone or tiles is an excellent compliment to this color scheme. Use on the floor, in the shower and even as a surround for the bathtub.
If you want a warmer look, brown, tan and beige is an attractive combination with brushed nickel faucets and fixtures. Light natural wood will brighten up your color scheme. You can choose a wooden vanity, storage and even wood flooring if you wish. But don’t go overboard with the wood. If you choose a lot of wooden cabinetry, tan or beige tiles will be a perfect choice for the floor.
2. Stay in Shape
If you want a true modern bathroom, stick with hard edges and geometric shapes. Square or rectangular vanities and shelving add to the minimalist look as do sharp-edged sinks and mirrors. Be sure not to choose an oval or rounded-edged bathtub. To keep the theme consistent, your tub should have defined edges. Even your faucets should continue the theme. Whether you choose flat or square, it enhances the simple, minimalist vibe.
3. Modern Lights
The right lighting is essential to a truly minimalist space. Square ceiling lights are great for lighting up a tile shower or for over a bath tub, but make sure you choose a light that is rated for wet locations.
Bath bars work well above your sink. You can install one above your mirror or one on either side for a more unique look. Wall sconces are also a good choice to light up your vanity. There are plenty of modern glass and chrome versions to choose from in square and rectangular shapes.
No matter what type of lighting you choose, make sure you tie it in with your overall color scheme.
4. Minimal Decor
Modern bathrooms can be enhanced with decor, but sparingly. Minimal decorative pieces will add visual interest without overpowering your space.
Greenery in small, neutral pots is a good choice to add some visual interest, but be sure not to use too many. A basket of rolled white towels is both functional and pleasing to the eye as are sleek neutral soap dishes and dispensers.
Shelving should be minimal and floor rugs should tie in to your neutral color scheme.
With these ideas in mind, you can create the minimalist bathroom of your dreams.
Koval Building Supply
Do you need help planning your bathroom remodel? Koval Building Supply has tons of tips to help homeowners with any project. As West Virginia’s largest, independent plumbing and wholesale company, we specialize in bathroom design. Drop-in at our Morgantown, West Virginia or Uniontown, Pennsylvania showrooms to shop or get ideas for your new, modern bathroom.