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Elle Decor Italia

How to decorate the bathroom? Modern bathrooms and design solutions

Tips and inspirations to be replicated within 11 dwellings selected for you by Elle Decor


The wallpaper in the bathroom in a London apartment of 45 square meters follows the entire length, from the door to the sink

How to decorate today the bathroom? The more intimate space of the house is more and more a place of experimentation and research and the solutions offered by the catalogs of companies, rich in copyright projects, are many and varied.

They range from coatings, ranging from natural materials up to the most innovative new generation, new technologies applied in the world of wellness through the bathroom furniture and sanitary signed by renowned designers. How then to choose? Here are some of the most interesting examples of modern bathrooms and design made in contemporary homes selected by Elle Decor.

Watchword minimalism: total white, neutral colors, lack of accessories, regularity of the spaces and the linear geometry of the forms characterize all the bathroom (photo below). Sanitary, mirrors, sinks and containers comply with a single mood: try not to appear. Contemporary look for this house in Jaffa - a few kilometers from Tela Aviv on the Mediterranean Sea (learn more → Mediterranean house in Israel).

Photo by: Amit Geron

Similar trend, but different aspect, for the bathroom of the Maison MGD, the home studio of 140 square meters in Montreaux in Switzerland (learn more → A home studio of 140 square meters). Flanked to the bedroom on the first floor, the bathroom (photo below) is dominated by white resin of the floor up to the plaster of the walls. The furnishings, strictly custom made, is linear. The double sink Schmidlin is topped with a multifunctional backlit mirror. The only quirk of Jasper Morrison for Flos luminous sphere.

Photo by: Lionel Henriod

If you like classic but modern bathrooms, even the White Statuary of Carrara marble used as a coating for shower, built-in bathtub and washstand gives rigor and elegance to the bathroom (photo below). This is the case of this house in the old town of Stockholm, Gamla Stan (learn more → Minimal style for a house in Sweden), in which the marble delimits the place of privacy with a material detachment that defines different areas furnished with containers bespoke designed by the architectural team.

Photo by: Studiomama

Another possible solution for a bathroom by the essential design is that of game contrasts. A clean, monochromatic, minimalist room can be violated by the use of black. An example? The Vieques bathtub freestanding - black version - designed by Patricia Urquiola for Agape (learn more → Restyling of a bourgeois house in Toulouse). A refined object from the retro look that monopolizes attention. In this bathroom environment (photo below) there is a duality of opposing styles together: minimal style and the gray tones alternate with accents and furnishings in natural birch wood.

Do you want to optimize space? It is necessary if it is to renovate an apartment of only 35 sq m like the little house in the heart of Geneva (learn more → Ideas for a micro dwelling in the heart of Switzerland). The choice of glass as a material for the walls that separate the bedroom and the hallway of the toilet from the living is cautious: allow natural light coming through a large window that opens onto a balcony, to reach any corner of the micro structure is fundamental. In this way the box dedicated to the bath (picture below) acquires space for the lack of opaque borders.

Photo by: FREAKS / David Foessel

Building on the built is another alternative. Original the choice of the study CUT that to restructure a nineteenth-century Paris apartment (learn more → Modular furniture for a house in the center of Paris) played by coupling existing materials in new and renovated technology. The parquet floors, on one hand, the other mirrored glass sheets. The bathroom, hidden behind a fixed display, allows the passage of natural light and maintains the privacy of the environment toilet (photo below).

Photo by: CUTArchitectures

Glass and elegance basic even for the bathroom (photo below) of a ex warehouse in Melbourne (learn more → minimal style for a loft in Australia). The open plan vocation of the space is also maintained in the bathroom through a transparent division (without pillars) with the shower area. The resin light tones continues the widening the space floor. The atmosphere is contemporary, simple linear furnishings - custom-designed by architects.

Photo by: Ben Hosking

Another industrial material used for the domestic environment? The concrete. Or rather the resin concrete effect. In the House Presenhuber in Lower Engadine in Switzerland (learn more → Modern house in concrete) the bathroom (photo below) appears as a monolithic space in concrete. The result? modern and essential mood for a clean and simple atmosphere. 

Photo by: Gabrielle Hächler & Andreas Fuhrimann (AFGH)

The ensuite bathroom. Bohemian charm combined with comfort and relaxation can characterize the bathroom area of a master bedroom. The basins area - more accessible and less private - can function as a filter area between the two environments (photo below). An example? This bathroom light gray resin of an apartment in the heart of Barcelona (learn more → House Studio in a '900 palace). Showering and health, delimited by a sliding door, are in a separate environment that brings natural light into the bedroom - via a fixed window over the door -.

Photo by: Nieve | Productora Audiovisual

Decoration. Weather colored ceramic tiles, wallpaper or iridescent effects, the watchword is “amaze”. This apartment in Cuneo (learn more → Restyling wedge: redesign a house T) uses wood and soft colors of blue to define spaces. A plan for blue and white mosaic supports two washbasins trough a support (photo below). The same coating is used in the shower delimited by a fixed glass plate.

Photo by: Beppe Giardino

The wallpaper in the bathroom environment is no longer a novelty. You can see it in this London apartment (learn more → To live in a 45 square meters) house that uses a combination of mirrors, wallpaper (opening picture) and lights in a long and narrow rectangular room . Floral tones and natural colors of green for a graphic that tells a succession of palm leaves (photo below).

Photo by: Alexander Studio Fehre

Industrial chic style. Zinc and iron create a warm pattern (pictured below) in this bathroom of Llavaneres Catalan dwelling (learn more → House total white industrial-style in the Spanish countryside). The hand-glazed rectangular ceramics playing with light and reflections for a bathroom that becomes the protagonist.

Photo di: Jordi Surroca

by Benedetta Lamberti / 12 September 2016


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