Sometimes Less is More
If you look closely at interior style trending statistics, you will have noticed a move towards larger bathing spaces.
And with this increase in spatial relationship has come an awareness of the importance of filling the room with fixtures and fittings that not only provide practical functionality but also create the perfect balance between usage and genuine lavatory style.
Believe it or not these grooming areas are essentially a stylistic reflection of the rest of your home. This normally holds true, unless in rare occasions, you base every room in your home on an original theme, which in a sense is an eclectic style where each design element is different.
When we speak of style we are usually referring to how we put our interior spaces together based upon period (historical place in time), the design of fixtures and optimal use of space (minimalist), traditional (time honored conventions), and what is the current modern-day trend (contemporary).
These different styles can be achieved through details in colors, materials and finishes that carry a certain theme throughout your decor.
In minimalist bathroom design, you can present a feeling of luxury by playing down the use of your fixtures and using the openness of the room’s space and rich surfaces. This in turn reduces your lavatory to its essential elements and creates refined subtlety and shapes that generate a harmonious Zen like relaxation.
Only the Essentials
In a sense you are trying to do more with less. In this type of interior design, light, shapes and minimal color plays an integral role in defining your washroom’s spatial relationships. It should be noted here that minimalist bathrooms, while being understated, still provide all the features and comforts of traditionally more robust styles of interior spaces.
A good way to increase the visual feeling of space in a small bath is to use a minimalist approach. Here using a single color for your floors and walls will reduce the appearance of visually stated lines, there by creating the illusion of boundless space.
By adding just the right pieces of furniture to dutifully occupy the space, you can create an elegant room that does not sacrifice usability for the sake of design.
In part 2 of Bathroom Trending Styles we will examine Period orientated bathroom stylistic choices.
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