Modern Bathroom Design Trends

Renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming. Choosing a style for the design can be even harder. Modern design offers a simple and fresh approach for any room. The modern design style is generally considered to have first appeared in the early 20th century, but it got popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Designers in Europe starting focusing on efficient designs, removing the frills of previous styles. This resulted in unassuming materials and furniture design. Furniture carvings became less ornate and patterns got simpler. In bathrooms, this shift translated into more basic cabinet doors, geometric tile and a change in color scheme. Today, this style can work well in any size bathroom because of its simplicity.

A popular choice in modern bathrooms is a pedestal sink, because it maximizes space by removing the need for a large cabinet, and makes a statement with its shape at the same time. Wall-mounted sinks also help make the most of a small space.


Usually, modern design features contrasting base colors such as whites, blacks and grays. To add more interest, geometric patterns and wallpapers will be used. Wooden surfaces add warmth to an otherwise cold palette. Color can be incorporated through accessories, accent tile and of course, fresh flowers!


In modern design, furniture and storage will flaunt rectangular forms. Sinks, faucets and accessories integrate curves, adding femininity. Wood, stone, glass and slate are predominant materials in modern bathrooms. Ceramic and glass tiles are readily available in patterns, making them an easy choice for modern design.


Modern design is a great choice for any bathroom. If this style suits you, remember these basic guidelines when deciding on finishes for your new bathroom!

Content Provided By: Julia Ritzenthaler

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