may be that “modern” is a misnomer these days because when you’re talking about
modern home décor, you’re talking about a style that has been around for over
five decades. Modern décor really took off post-World War II, and was prevalent
in brand new suburbs going up throughout the country. Mid-century modern homes
with post-and-beam design, the idea to bring indoor and outdoor settings
together with large windows, and sleek appliances and state-of-the-art
materials were all selling points. Gone were over-stated Victorian or
traditional doors, hardware, and cabinets. Scandinavian simplicity and natural
shapes were en vogue, as were Frank Lloyd Wright and Eichler architecture to
give homes functionality and make a statement.
thing is, these mid-century designs never went away, and they’ve experienced a
renaissance of sorts over the last decade. But, beyond über-modern signature
furniture pieces, like the Eames lounger or Noguchi coffee table, how does
modern décor extend to the interior of your home, specifically the bathroom?
people who are devotees of mid-century modern, or just modern, design don’t
usually go half-way. This is more than just an aesthetic for many people; it
can fill up their lives as they track down authentic furniture, paintings, and
knick knacks that are central to tying rooms together. Retro is important to
them. However, plumbing has come a long way since then, and it isn’t necessary
to try and track down a sink made during the post-war boom. Plenty of manufacturers
create beautiful modern appliances for your bathroom that will fit in any home
with a focus on modernism as a theme.
can have a modern bathroom, or you can have an ultra-modern bathroom. Some
modern looking amenities will seem fairly traditional in their style. Most
people grew up in these kinds of bathrooms, and many of our parents or
grandparents still have this kind of look to the room. However, for those who
are looking for a modern bathroom to match their modern kitchen, there are some
ways to make these rooms match the theme.
bathrooms are minimalist in design. While some bathrooms want the focus to be
on the bathtub and shower combo, or the oversized vanity, modern décor works
because it blends the walls and appliances into a natural style, much like the
Scandinavian designers were hoping for 60 years ago. Bathtubs, showers, and
sinks may appear as if they flow out from the floor or wall. Color and tones
are often natural or basic. But even this simplicity is a major statement.
with any kind of bathroom or home décor, you don’t need to have the
architecture, or bones, of a home to do what you want. While we’ve all seen
homes whose architects gave them obvious modernist designs, even someone living
in a well-preserved early 20th century bungalow can create a
bathroom that is completely modern.
bathroom remodels go, it might even be easier to work modern looking appliances
into smaller rooms that would be hard pressed to fit traditional tubs and
toilets. However, oversized bathtubs may be just what you need in your
style is important, so is the utility of space. Floating vanities, sinks, and
toilets will work well in a modern bathroom. Mirrors may seem basic when
compared to those with traditional borders, but mirrors with simple borders
with straight lines will work; mirrors with LED lighting and fog-free systems
are even better.
showers may still seem like a luxury to many people, but in a modern bathroom,
they fit just as well as a bathtub-shower combination. Simplicity in style
doesn’t have to mean going barebones on luxury or indulging in what you want.
bathrooms and half-bathrooms can both benefit from a modern décor makeover,
especially if you are updating other parts of your home. The bathroom, like the
kitchen, is a room that is used every single day. It’s not too difficult to
extend the modern theme throughout your home, even if its design is closer to
Victorian or Craftsman. Modern lines in both appliances and architecture are
cleaner and more straightforward than are traditional or antique designs. There
is less “clutter” in modern décor. Yet, because this style has been around for
a while now, there is still a sense of history behind it. Instead of simply
being eclectic, or possibly eccentric, modern décor can be the envy of your
family and friends.
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