Contemporary Bathroom Design
Contemporary design uses sleek, modern edges and smooth surfaces and avoids intricate
designs. Designing a contemporary bathroom requires a little bit of attention to detail but will be very rewarding
once you're finished. Glass and stone are great contemporary design elements that work wonderfully in a bathroom,
as are natural, neutral colors.
To begin your contemporary bathroom design, consider color options. Neutral colors work
great with contemporary bathrooms so you'll probably want to stick with white, taupe, brown, or beige for the
walls. However, this doesn't mean you'll end up with a bland and boring room! Add splashes of color and boldness
and use an accent color, such as red or teal.
Next come accents for your bathroom. Metal accents are traditionally used in contemporary
designs so you'll have your option of stainless steel, chrome and nickel. Make sure you match all the accessories
and accents on your bathroom furniture, lamps, and bathroom fixtures to give a cohesive look. Today there are so
many options when it comes to bathroom accents that you won't have trouble finding anything in the finish you
select. You can choose from bath robe hooks, towel bars, and even shelves.
Another important aspect of a contemporary bathroom is the surface and texture of the
furniture and accessories. Remember to choose something smooth and simple for the furniture, like glass, metal, or
stone. If you want, you can balance out the metal and smoothness of the bathroom with fabrics like silk and linen.
This will help the bathroom feel inviting instead of cold. Another great idea is to choose a soft, fluffy rug for
the center of the room to break up the cold floor. You can even get creative and use simple but interesting linen
Lighting is another of the most important design elements in a contemporary bathroom.
Track lighting and floor lamps are commonly used in contemporary bathrooms. Choose lighting that has sharp lines
and matches the metal finish you've chosen. You can even find wonderful pieces that incorporate the accent color
you've chosen, like teal. This will help pull the room together and give you just the right splash of
The most important things to remember for a contemporary bathroom design are to stick with
smooth, sleek edges, use interesting metal accents, and soften the room with linens and cotton fabrics. When you
remember these key features it's easy to design a bathroom you'll love.