Whats Hip For the Moment
In Part 1 and Part 2 of Bathroom Stylistic Trends we looked at minimalist and period design respectably. In Part 3 we talked about contemporary interiors and now in Part 4 we jump into modern stylistic trends.
Now there has been some debate as to whether modern bathroom design is any different from its contemporary counterpart. While there are many similarities, successful modern design makes creative use of the available space and combines the various elements into an integrated and distinctive modern style.
Modern bathroom design is more concerned about the current trends that are occurring in the design industry at the present time, it does not look into the future of interior design but is only concerned with the here and now mainstream.
This unfortunately sometimes could equate to some short lived fads. Examples of modern stylistic trends include: home spas, green trends as well as utilitarian and simplistic geometric washroom design.
The home spa has almost become synonymous with modern bath interiors as home owners are more stressed than ever and are trying to create a sanctuary to get away from the wiles of everyday life.
Convenient and Simple Styling
Spa baths are characterized by neutral colored, calm peaceful spaces where one can relax in a freestanding tub along with the amenities of modern conveniences such as heated towels and floors surrounded by aromatherapy, sound therapy, chromatherapy, fluffy white towels and jars filled with visual eye candy, bath soaps, salts and essential oils.
Simplistic utilitarian trending has stripped down the bathroom to a few moving parts. The modern aesthetic is clean lines; there is a lack of clutter and unnecessary ornamentation in fixtures and decor.
Only the essentials needed to use the bathroom are placed in plain view, everything else is placed neatly away in a clean stylized storage system. There is a sense of richness that is created through the use of modern luxurious materials, such as marble and granite.
Unity is achieved through the application of surfaces and simple geometric fixture shapes and patterns that offer a toned down elegant design appearance. Remember that modern does not have to be boring, strong lines and deep simplistic colors, goes a long way to defining quality and refinement when remodeling the room.