Mid-century modern design is an architectural style adopted in the mid-20th century (post-WWII to the 1970s), which emphasized geometric shapes and patterns, clean lines, open spaces, and the use of natural materials and colors to bring nature inside. While often confused with the stark minimalism found in contemporary design, the presence of earth tones in modern designs add warmth and texture not typically found in today’s contemporary styles.
So how do you achieve a sleek, modern look in your own bathroom design? We’ve rounded up five modern bathroom examples to provide some inspiration for creating the stylish bathroom you’ve always wanted.
What does a modern bathroom style include?
Modern bathrooms include an emphasis on geometric lines and shapes, minimalist elements that eliminate distractions, and open, inviting spaces. Each of these elements can be achieved in different ways, depending on the fixtures you choose and the available space you have. Let’s take a look at some modern bathroom ideas so you can see the elements in action.
1. Clean Geometric Lines & Shapes
One of modern bathroom design’s hallmarks is the use of geometric lines and shapes to define the space and provide visual interest. The bathroom pictured here makes use of rectangular wall tiles with well-defined linear lines. The flooring consists of large rectangles and is done in a similar color to reinforce the tiles on the walls. Long towel bars on the opposing wall and elongated hardware on the vanity continue the clean, linear lines, bringing pleasing harmony to the space.
The modern design aesthetic favors minimalism, limiting clutter, decorative flourishes, or superfluous accents. The emphasis is on clean lines and clearly defined shapes that provide a sleek, simple elegance.
Colors used in modern design tend to be neutral, mimicking colors found in nature such as tan, brown, or grey. The bathroom pictured above is an excellent example of modern minimalism, comprised of a simple, linear vanity, matching rectangular sinks, and an open glass shower. The natural wood of the vanity, door, and trim provide warmth and interest, contrasting with the clear glass of the shower and mirror.
3. Freestanding Tubs
Freestanding bathtubs feel right at home in just about any bathroom style, but their simple design and luxurious feel make them an ideal choice for modern bathroom designs. While modern designs usually favor sharp linear lines and shapes, curved forms are also a welcome design element, as seen in the freestanding tub pictured above. Of course, a more rectangular freestanding tub would also work well in this design.
If you’re considering a freestanding tub for your modern bathroom design, be sure to choose one that is big enough to accommodate your needs, but not so large that it overpowers the room. It’s best to take measurements and look at several models before making a final choice. Visit our showroom in Lancaster, PA to see our line of freestanding tubs on display for some great options.
While your choice of bathroom lighting is important no matter what design scheme you choose, lighting in modern bathrooms can be used to emphasize linear lines or incorporate geometric shapes that enhance the design.
Skylights are also a great way to add more natural light and visual interest to the space while enhancing the open quality of the layout. The bathroom pictured above looks bright and airy, thanks to two windows and the added skylight. However, the round ceiling lights and vanity fixtures also provide light in key areas. The understated neutral colors and glass shower reflect more light throughout the space, making it feel large and inviting.
5. Open Design
Open space is another design element prized in modern bathrooms. While an open layout is easiest to accomplish in large rooms, the use of transparent glass walls around your shower, like the one pictured above, can give even small bathrooms a much more open feel.
Light color schemes, like white or beige, can also make your bathroom feel more open. Finally, eliminating cabinets and shelving can bring a more open, less cluttered feel to your modern bathroom design.
Trust Weinstein Supply to Help You Create a Modern Bathroom You’ll Love
Now that you’ve seen some examples of modern design in some real-life bathrooms, we hope you’re feeling inspired to create your own. There are countless ways to incorporate modern design elements into your own bathroom space. All it takes is a bit of creativity and a little help from the bathroom experts at Weinstein Supply!
At Weinstein Supply, we’re here to bring your bathroom remodeling project to life with thousands of professional-grade bathroom fixtures in a variety of price ranges to suit any budget. Visit our showroom in Lancaster, PA to see all the latest finish and style options, many with a lifetime warranty!