Modern bathroom design - a combination of style and functionality of the room

Modernist trends have greatly changed the interior, the size of bathrooms has increased, new equipment has appeared, and ideas for design have reached such a wide scale and variety that even the most sophisticated expert is amazed at all new trends.

Modern style bathroom interior

The modern bathroom design combines beauty, practicality and comfort.

Previously, they did not attach much importance to aesthetics, but today the situation has fundamentally changed. Everyone seeks to implement a solution that would please the eye and allow you to plunge into a relaxed atmosphere. More and more often pay attention to the modern design of the bathroom. Indeed, from this room our morning begins, the day ends, in this place we want to plunge into relaxation or to cheer up, forget about the hustle and bustle.

In this article we will consider the main news and tips in the field of interior decoration of bathrooms.

What is needed in the bathroom?

  • Bath or shower.
  • Sink.
  • Toilet.
  • Mirror.
  • Shelves.
  • Hooks, designs for storing towels.
  • Shelves, lockers, laundry baskets

These are the basic elements that should be used when developing a functional room interior.

Design of a modern bathroom in gray tones

Each element should be in its functional area.

Wall hung toilet next to the bathroom mirror

Zones are separated from each other by partitions or use zoning using different finishing materials

If the bathroom is combined and the bathroom is also a toilet, then you should think about organizing a place for installing plumbing. Sometimes there is also a need to install a washing machine, which also creates additional difficulties.

Best ideas for a small bathroom

The bathroom is the most frequently visited place in the house. And, of course, I want her to be aesthetic and comfortable. With a limited number of square meters, it’s always difficult to find a way to “squeeze” everything you need into the room. As a result, I want to achieve a harmonious and comfortable interior.

Design of a small bathroom in white

A small area should not be an obstacle to creating a comfortable interior

Bathroom interior with shower

The bath can be replaced with a shower cabin, which will save space for the laundry

Closely not where there are few square meters, but where the space of the room is not properly organized. Even in the smallest rooms, decoration can become an example of a high-class example of a stylish interior.

Blue mosaic on the wall of a modern bathroom

To design a modern bathroom interior, natural colors are used - blue, white, green and beige

How to organize space in small bathrooms

Even the smallest bathrooms can be made functional and comfortable, the main thing is not to forget about small tricks:

  1. Install the door with a glass insert. This will visually expand the space and add more light.
  2. A light ceiling will create the feeling of high walls in small rooms. And the introduction of illumination will provide an extraordinary effect of wall expansion.
  3. In order to save space, you can replace the bath with a shower or corner bath.

    Interior of a modern bathroom in gray

    The corner bath may be the only right solution for a very narrow room.

  4. Do not be afraid of bright colors! The more rich colors, the more “lively” the room looks.
  5. Choosing such finishing materials, you will focus on the introduction of a light interior and take the first step to create an individual interior in a modern style.
  6. The angular installation of all elements of plumbing and furniture will create space even in limited size conditions.
  7. In small bathrooms, you can resort to the installation of a sitting bath.

    Bright bathroom in a modern style

    Space can be saved by combining several functions in one element, for example, you can combine a shower with a bath

  8. Light materials will expand the room. Moreover, discreet colors allow you to fully relax. Use neutral colors. Non-acceptance by the human psyche of certain shades can cause irritation and aggression.

Design of a large modern bathroom

With square meters, there is a need to organize space in a large room. A large bathroom avoids worries about saving space. You can introduce decorative elements, plumbing of acceptable sizes and shapes in a modern style.

Zoning a modern bathroom with glass blocks

In a spacious room, you can distinguish separate areas - “wet”, toilet, wash and wash area

Modern design offers the use of baroque styles, antique or oriental style of the bathroom. Classics are ideal for forming the interior of large rooms.

English style bathroom interior

The bathroom in English attracts with discreet simplicity, elegance and neatness.

Two mirrors on the wall of a classic bathroom

Realizing a classic style is possible only in a room large enough

Black sink on a wooden stand in an oriental style bathroom

To design a bathroom in an oriental style, furniture is selected that is close in spirit to minimalism, simple and concise, without decorations, but always made of wood

Bathroom design in a contemporary style. Useful Tips

  • Say convenience to YES! I would like both a bath and a shower - feel free to embody the idea. Perhaps you want a bidet and a toilet? Nothing bothers you. Allow yourself the comfort.
  • Two sinks. A popular solution for family rooms. Many spouses prefer to have an individual sink. Romantic morning face wash for two? Now it is possible.

    Two surface sinks with wood trim

    The shapes and colors of the sinks are selected based on the style of the room

  • Elegance and spaciousness. No need to install elements exclusively along the walls. What if you install a freestanding bathtub with elegant legs?
  • Tile is just one of the possible finishing solutions. In the driest areas of the room, wallpaper and paint are perfectly acceptable. Experiment and translate ideas.
  • Symmetry. Keep to a symmetrical arrangement of elements of decor and furniture. Aesthetics is very important!
  • Window. Do not be afraid of moisture and moisture. A window in the bathroom is an amazing solution that allows you to add natural light. By the way, if you’re afraid of your neighbors, you can apply frosted glass stickers. Ceiling-to-floor windows are also popular.

    Window in the design of a modern bathroom

    The window adds a “twist” to the interior of the bathroom, you can use false windows or a picture of the landscape outside the window

  • Lady's joys. Dressing table, chest of drawers? Easy! “Dilute” the interior with an elegant armchair and this will be your favorite place in the house.
  • Storage. If you are attracted to minimalism, then, of course, you can avoid installing cabinets and cabinets. But the organization of the room is very important. Cosmetics, textiles, household chemicals, underwear - let everything be stored in aesthetic cabinets, especially if the size of the room allows.

    Wall-mounted washbasin with washbasin

    Hanging furniture facilitates the interior and makes cleaning much easier.

  • Let there be light! Engage in zoning the room, add as much light as possible. Insufficient lighting will be a huge mistake.
  • Bright combinations.By dividing the place into zones, you can use different colors in the interior.

How to decorate a modern bathroom?

Design issues are very important in interior design. With the help of decor elements, the general mood of the room is achieved and its “image” is completed. No wonder they say that everything consists of trifles.

Minimalist bathroom decor

The decoration of a small room should be restrained and embodied in the beauty of flowing lines and clean shapes.

So how can you decorate a bathroom? Below we will consider the main nuances of style, design and design:

  1. Candles are a great way to decorate a bathroom, regardless of its size. In a large bathroom, thick candles in massive candlesticks look aesthetically pleasing. You can also use scented candles for relaxation therapy. This element of the interior allows you to get total pleasure!
  2. Place the vases or their table variants on the floor, with flowers or fillers in the form of stones, bamboo, marine elements - they are all beautiful. Such an element of decor will give the bathroom a complete look.
  3. Introduce solar cells, music, SPA benches.
  4. Do not forget about decorating with paintings and photos.
  5. A mirror of any shape and size will become a practical solution, as well as create the feeling of a high ceiling. Mirrored and shiny materials will enliven the interior of the bathroom in a modern style. Consider in advance the installation location of the mirror surface.
  6. Indoor plants will create a mini jungle or a cute garden in the bathroom. Place the pots on the floor, on a pedestal, or hang them on a wall.
Two pendant lights above a large bathroom mirror

Each element must be in its place - inaudible placement of decorative details can disrupt the harmony of the entire interior


Bathroom lighting acts as a source of light and decoration in the interior, and is also able to visually increase the size of the room and the height of the ceiling.

Type of lighting Description
Ceiling mounted The room must have at least 1 lamp for the ceilingin charge of lighting.
Wall Designed for highlighting areas and installations in the area the walls.
Floor Acts as a decorative element in the field lighting at floor. With their help, a thoughtful interior is created and visually increased. space and height the ceiling.
Bathroom design in blue tones

In a modern bathroom, it is customary to use several light schemes - general, and lighting in separate areas

There are also different types of lamps:

  • incandescent lamps;
  • LED;
  • halogen;
  • luminescent.

Safety and savings are why LED lamps are so relevant. As a decoration, we suggest using LED strip. It will serve as a real highlight. Minus: high price.

Modern bathroom with mosaic on the wall

Stylish looks mirror with LED backlight

Secrets of installing light sources in the bathroom:

  1. Light distribution. If there are many light sources, reduce their power.
  2. Zoning rooms for competent lighting.
  3. To avoid glare, place the lamps at an angle relative to reflective surfaces.
  4. Do not install light above the mirror so as not to distort the reflection. Place the lights on the sides.
  5. An interesting solution in a modern interior is lighting in the form of ceramic tiles with a pre-installed lighting fixture.
  6. LED strip is installed around the perimeter of the room, under the bath.
  7. The output of lighting on different lines will make it possible not to use all light sources at the same time.
  8. Hinged structures for the ceiling in a modern interior will allow not only to introduce light elements, but also to give a beautiful appearance to the room.
White bath in the center of a spacious room

A glass door allows daylight into the bathroom and makes the room more spacious.

Use smart solutions and create comfort!

Furniture in the bathroom

Choose furniture not only on the basis of beauty, but also on practicality. We recommend purchasing furniture and bathroom materials in trusted stores.

White wall-hung toilet with brown trim

Compact models are a priority

Furniture Selection Rules:

  • Measure the room to determine the size of the furniture. Each manufacturer has its own standards.
  • Choose furniture with high-quality fittings.
  • Give preference to furniture on legs (make it easier for yourself to clean).
  • Not very deep corner cabinets, cabinets and pencil cases - will be the perfect solution in a modern interior.
Design of a modern brown bathroom

For furniture, the optimal combination of quality, functionality and spaciousness is important.

Finishing materials for the bathroom

Before starting work in the bathroom, it is important to take a responsible approach to the choice of materials for decoration. Below we will consider the options that the market offers today:

  1. Ceramic tiles are a popular material for wall and floor decoration. It is environmentally friendly, safe for health, durable, moisture resistant and does not require complicated care. At the same time, the tile has a relatively low price.
  2. Mosaic. A wonderful solution for the original interior walls. Not cheap, but spectacular.
  3. Decorative plaster. Budget and beautiful.
  4. Plastic panels. They are distinguished by ease of installation, ease of maintenance, but unaesthetic. Plastic materials are subject to fire.
  5. Paint. Economy option for walls. Combining colors, you can achieve an interesting solution in a modern style. Important! Paint must be moisture resistant.
  6. Marble. Refined and reliable, but expensive! This is a luxurious option if the budget allows such expenses.
  7. Wallpaper. Budget and impractical for decoration. Moisture-resistant acrylic and vinyl materials exist, but their service life will not exceed a couple of years.
Black natural stone tiles on the bathroom wall

Finishing a bathroom with natural stone turns a standard design into a real work of art

Designer bathroom accents 2017

When choosing a bathroom design in a modern style, remember that the selected colors should be pleasant and positive, set up for relaxation and tranquility. We offer inspiration from the trends of 2017.

Round freestanding bathtub

A freestanding bathtub emphasizes the solidity and wealth of its owner

Trends of the current year are in pure plain shades, smooth lines without pronounced seams, in practicality, backed by elements of comfort and sophistication.
A bathroom in a modern minimalist style - simple and tasteful. Restrained colors are ideal for opponents of "colorful" decisions and lovers of "stylish modesty."

Staying with the application of lilac, lilac and violet shades, remember that these colors set in a creative way and allow you to immerse yourself in a relaxed, meditative state.

Bathroom decoration in lilac shades

Many people like lilac tones, especially girls and women

Light elements behind the mirror, a game with geometry in furniture, a restrained interior with elements of bright colors - this is a bold decision! Can you combine classic with high tech?

In 2017, designers advise a combination of ceramics from different collections. Consider decorative mosaic collections in a mix with classic marble tiles. Elements of green, emerald, light green shades are ideal for an atmosphere that sets the tone for relaxation.

The simplicity of a laconic design will allow you to achieve the highest level of aesthetics if you use a classic design with a bright element in the form of a blue-blue tile.

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