Bathroom Inspiration:
The Do’s and Don’ts of Modern Bathroom Design

Bathrooms: a place of escapism and relaxation – somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day. Here are our 'do's and don'ts' of modern bathroom design, so you can create a blissful haven that is current, yet timeless.

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Amber Moore
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January 31, 2017

 

Bathrooms should be a place of escapism and relaxation – somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day. We’ve put together the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of modern bathroom design, so you can create a blissful haven that is modern, yet timeless.

Check out our bathroom inspiration at the end of the post, too – a heap of ideas to help your imagination run wild! So without further ado…

 

Get rid of the ‘stuff’!

It’s easy to get carried away with lots of little knick-knacks that you’ve acquired along the way, meaning you can end up with a cluttered bathroom instead of a relaxed, chic retreat.

This is especially important in the bathroom as it tends to be the smallest room in the house, so open space is everything. By all means, get a plant and some decorative soap dispensers, but make sure you keep the clutter to a minimum.

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Express Yourself

Picking a simple colour scheme for the bathroom is always a good idea, because you’re not working with heaps of space. Having said that, you don’t necessarily have to have go super plain with your decor.

Sure, a monochrome or neutral bathrooms look effortlessly classy, but if you want to express yourself via some patterned wallpaper, cool tiles or even a feature wall, I say go for it!

There’s plenty of ways of adding excitement to your bathroom without making it look tacky.

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Mirrors. Everywhere.

Mirrors are never a bad thing – especially in a bathroom where you want to make the most of the space.

Big mirrors are the best for reflecting the light around the room, especially if positioned just right (and also the worst for cleaning… *sighs*).

If you combine these with lights directed towards the mirror, it will make even the smallest, darkest bathroom feel open and comfortable.

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Make Use Of Efficient Storage

Good storage spaces are ideal in bathrooms where you need to store spare towels, toiletries, and so on.

The aim is to get storage such as shelving or cabinets that are practical yet unobtrusive, to maintain a sleek and sophisticated vibe.

Open shelving tends to lead to clutter, so the best option is a hidden cabinet or drawers that will hide any items that you don’t want on view.

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Amber Moore

Amber Moore

Amber is a MSci Biology student at University of Southampton, and is a firm believer that pale pink goes with everything. She lives for Grey's Anatomy, beautiful Scandinavian interiors and cute puppies - or anything fluffy really!