How to Design a Modern Bathroom?

One of the first things you need to keep in mind when designing a bathroom is that this is the first room you are likely to visit when you get out of your bed and the last one you will go to before you go to sleep. Because of this, having a well-designed, functional and inspiring bathroom can play a huge role in your overall daily mood. While there are many different opinions on what a great bathroom should look like, there is no arguing that a contemporary style is a fail-proof option. With this in mind, here are a few tips on how to design a modern bathroom.

1.    Several simple details

Even though a lot of people assume that in order to create a truly modern bathroom, you need a lot of expensive high-tech appliances, the truth is quite far from this. You see, just with several inexpensive simplistic details, you can introduce a lot of this contemporary vibe to your bathroom. For instance, an installation of a floor-to-ceiling mirror, a set of nice white and gray towels and insistence on geometric elements can be enough to classify your bathroom as modern. Those who really want to get the most out of this idea, however, might want to think about the idea of adding some wall-art to the mix. Luckily, in this day and age, you can go with a simple print and thus make this idea even less pricey.

2.    A bath or a shower, that is the question

One of the greatest dilemmas you are about to have when designing a modern bathroom is the question of whether you should go with a shower or a bath. On one hand, a shower is a practical and semi-high-tech solution for every bathroom, not to mention that it takes considerably less space. Still, the right choice of a bath can be equally as effective. For instance, going with a freestanding bath for your contemporary themed bathroom can significantly enhance the ambiance and give you an almost Sci-Fi effect. Finally, in the last several years, the idea of installing a bathtub in a shower seems to be gaining momentum, although, a lot of people still consider this to be a bit over the top.

3.    Something green

The next thing you should focus on is – trying to make your bathroom resemble an oasis. Think about it, in the world of glass, steel and concrete, doesn’t every household need a small natural haven? Well, there is no reason why this natural retreat shouldn’t be in your bathroom. As for the choice of the right plant, you need something that both looks good and can adjust well to these conditions. We are of course talking about factors such as temperature, humidity, lighting and available space, which usually different from one bathroom to another. Be as it may, your bathroom could definitely benefit from something green.

4.    Metal and glass

Finally, if you ever start wondering if you are heading in the right direction, there are two elements that you simply cannot go wrong with – metal and glass. Here, you can go from something as standard as glass shower and metal fixtures to something a bit more original –like accessorizing. The best thing about this is the fact that both of these elements are highly reflective, which might help give your bathroom’s illumination a slight boost.


The best thing about creating a modern bathroom is the fact that it doesn’t require much effort or investment. Seeing how it mainly revolves around several fairly-common and inexpensive elements, contemporary style is fairly easy to accomplish even on a budget or a tight schedule. On the other hand, there are always people aiming for more and your design is only as complex as you want it to be.


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