It’s a space we use quite a lot, so it’s little wonder that most of us aspire to have a modern bathroom. The problem is, interior design styles come and go, so how do you stay on trend? One way is to keep an eye on what’s new, and update your bathroom when necessary. Another option is to go for a classic look that can be tweaked according to the prevailing style.
Whatever you’re looking for, here at Bussens we’re ready to help you make the right decision. We’ll talk to you about what you want, and advise you on the most cost-effective options available. There’s a lot to think about when designing and planning a modern bathroom. So here are a few tips and ideas on some of the things you’ll need to consider.
Colour trends in interior design regularly change, making it hard to keep your finger on the pulse. For that reason it’s important to use colour carefully when planning a bathroom installation. Tiles, flooring and fittings in bold colours can look fantastic. But, bear in mind that they’re more expensive to change than wallpaper or paint.
If you want to make a dramatic statement, a single feature wall against subtle, stylish tiles might be better. That way you can easily change it when fashions move on. Fortunately, grey and neutral colours are making a comeback this year, which are classic and easier to accessorise. You can use also blinds, curtains and exotic houseplants to add a pop of colour.
Gone are the days of a single light bulb in the centre of the ceiling. Bathroom lighting has now become a feature in itself. In a modern bathroom, it’s a case of anything goes, from subtle recessed lighting to opulent chandeliers.
Your decision on lighting should be guided by the atmosphere you’re trying to create, and there are lots of options. Contemporary bathrooms tend to be relaxed and calming spaces, so bright but subtle lighting could be a good choice. That said, if your style is more flamboyant there’s nothing wrong with a glass chandelier!
Modern bathrooms are often sleek and stylish, so a useful tip is to avoid clutter where you can. Window sills and shelves full of potions and lotions can spoil the clean contemporary lines you’re looking for.
A good way to avoid this is by using clever storage. Wall-mounted cabinets and fixtures are a popular choice, and will help keep your bathroom looking chic. To add to the effect, avoid hanging lots of pictures and stick to one impressive mirror or piece of art.
Industrial is in at the moment, and we expect it will be for quite some time. In an older property you can make the most of this by exposing brickwork or original wooden floors. To make it truly modern you could add industrial style shelving and a free-standing bath.
To find your perfect modern bathroom design, visit our showroom today.