Thursday, July 11, 2013
So you’re envisioning a bathroom remodeling project that results in an elegantly sleek bath. But there’s just one problem: you don’t know how all the pieces fit together to make a modern masterpiece. That’s okay, because J Design Group’s bathroom interior design experts have you covered with five steps that will take your bath from frumpy traditional to wowing modern.
1. Keep Flooring Flowing
Grout lines and chunky tile rarely have a place in a modern bathroom. It’s just too distracting, cluttering and really takes the eye of a professional interior designer to incorporate it well into the space. Instead, look for flooring that flows with a smooth surface. A textured look can work, butmake sure the surface is smooth.
Modern bathroom flooring options include: hardwood, granite, marble and cement.
2. Avoid Clutter
This doesn’t just pertain to the products taking up space on your counter top or how many pieces of art to hang on your wall. Bathroom interior design that aspires to be modern must also aspire to create focal points, such as your bathtub or shower. Anything else you have in your bath must be designed to flow or be designed to be a focal point.
Extra furniture should be kept to a minimum. If you need a seating area, make sure the chair, bench or table has slim lines. The smaller your bathroom, the less you should have in it or the more sleek and slim your design elements and fixtures will need to be to look modern.
Above all, resist the urge to fill empty space
3. Choose Minimal Colors
Choosing colors is probably the easiest part of bathroom remodeling, although not without some rules to follow to avoid disastrous results. Stick to one or two color selections. Keep in mind that if you use a contrasting color, instead of a complimentary color or a variation in hue, you will be creating a focal point.
A splash of color goes a long way in a modern bathroom. So don’t inadvertently highlight the light switch, instead of you fantastic new sink basin.
4. Modernize Fixtures
Bathroom interior design can sink or swim by fixture selection alone. Given that these are typically the priciest purchases of a bathroom remodel, they are also the best place to seek the input of an interior designer. Here are some tips to your bathroom fixtures keeping with the modern vibe:
5. Pick Sleek, Straight Lines
Your bathroom interior design decorating elements should also mimic the minimalistic sleek lines of your fixtures. Whether you choose square or rounded mirrors, stick with a basic shape and a non-fussy frame. Edit out anything that is too busy looking and competes with your bathroom’s focal points.
Following these steps will help transform your bathroom remodeling project into an elegant modern bath. If you need any assistance, be sure to contact a professional interior designer. They can help keep your selections on the right path.