Colors and shades
When you’re going for a modern, fuss-free look, stick to a clean, crisp palette with shades of white, beige, black, and gray. White is a particularly good choice if you have limited space. It will make the room look larger and brighter.
If you want to add accents to a white room, you can do this very easily with accessories like toilet brush holders, hand wash dispensers, and candle holders. You can choose to paint or tile the walls. If you do choose to paint the walls, make sure you select paints that are suitable for bathrooms.
Kitting out your bathroom
When you’re planning a bathroom remodel, think carefully about the overall look you want to achieve before you start selecting tubs, shower units and bathroom furniture. If you have a large space, an oversized tub with a sleek curved design or a modern roll top bath will work really well.
If you’ve got a bijou bathroom, you may look into fitting a shower over the bath or opting for a wet room setup. If you like the concept, but you don’t want the shower to be completely open, take a look at shower screens from Hawthornss. Once you’ve got your shower and bath in position, think about additional furniture. You don’t want to clutter up the space, so avoid going for large pieces. Simply vanity units with mirrors work well.
Nothing kills the chic, minimal vibe like clutter. In your bathroom, you want to be able to access everything you need without having chests or boxes everywhere. Shelves are great for displaying the odd ornament and holding candles. If you want somewhere to keep bottles and tubs, consider going for a wall-mounted cabinet or choose a vanity unit, which has integrated storage drawers.
When you’ve got everything in place, you’ve painted the walls, and you’ve tidied away all the lotions and potions, it’s time to add those all-important finishing touches. In a clean, bright room, there’s nothing better to finish off the look than a potted plant, an orchid, or an oversized fishbowl full of white flowers. Use raffia mats or bamboo duckboards rather than fluffy bath mats, and store towels neatly on a wall-mounted heated towel rail.
There’s a lot to be said for clean, fresh, simple bathrooms. The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house, but it’s often one of the smallest. Minimalist designs help to open up the space and make the room look lighter and larger. If you’re planning a minimalist makeover, keep things understated and modest.
Avoid clutter, stick to a monochrome palette, and use subtle details to add interest. Make the most of the space you have available, and choose furniture carefully. Invest in some clever storage solutions to keep the room neat and tidy.