Bathroom / April 13, 2018 / Ailani Hawley.
Embrace the utility chic trend with a monochrome colour scheme, period-style sanitaryware and a roll top bath. Teaming industrial “brick” tiles in black and white with a bold geometric floor tile creates a modern twist on the classic Victorian hallway. For a safe environment and to reduce the risk of potential falls, opt for a low-slip option.
The new serenity trend is inspired by the Japanese notion of Zen. Create a simplified, pared-back look that is the perfect antidote to the pressures of urban living with tonal colour combinations and natural wood such as raw oak for warmth. Oversized tiles (above) will minimise the amount of grout lines, which will make for cleaner open wall and floor areas.
Since many of the materials used in modern design have a tendency to come off as cold or even a little harsh, it becomes necessary to infuse a sense of warmth and comfort back into the room. One easy way to do that is by layering different textures throughout the space.Fortunately, a bathroom naturally lends itself to lots of texture. Start by anchoring the tub or shower with a plush rug or mat. Make sure the space includes multiple layers of soft towels. Top off the room with a few spa accessories such as fluffy robes to make it especially luxurious.
When designing a modern space, the first step is to get rid of (or at least hide) any unneeded clutter. Once the room is cleared, add a few multifunctional pieces. Be sure that every element you bring in has a clearly defined purpose in addition to driving home your modern aesthetic. Carefully distribute items throughout the room so that it feels balanced.