Pansy Brun. Bathroom. May 18th , 2017.
Mid-century American bathrooms were in love with pattern and color. The 1940s saw suburbs filled with bubblegum-pink bathroom floors, mint-green countertops, and even tubs, toilets and sinks in vibrant colors. The bold bathroom trend lasted into the 1970s — and many older homes have the avocado tiles to prove it. Then, in the 1980s, we suddenly got sick of bathrooms that had something to say. Ever since then, we‘ve been covering our bathrooms in safe, quiet choices such as beige, gray and plain white. A neutral bathroom is not all bad. But these gorgeous, graphic tile treatments make us want to kiss quiet bathrooms goodbye.
Much like a Japanese garden, a Japanese style bathroom must be built with nature in mind. Utilizing greenery such as bamboo plants or mossy potted plants is a key element to creating the feeling that the peaceful natural world can exist within your walls. Placement of these plants is just as essential. Make sure that bamboo plants or potted moss is lined up in pleasing, lines that do not overwhelm the senses. Lighting is another essential element in your Japanese-style bathroom. In order to create a space where your mind is free to relax, harsh lights and bold fixtures should be avoided. Color schemes in Japanese style bathrooms should also be kept on the neutral or natural side depending upon your preferences. Do not forget to bring bamboo into your décor wherever possible, but with a clear purpose. Whether it‘s bamboo floors, trim or plants, it‘s a feature worth investing in.
Where tile is concerned, the phrase less is more rings true. Gone are the days of covering the entire room in saturated tile. Rather modern bathrooms use colorful tiles to draw attention to a focal point. Use it in a spa-like rainforest shower or as an eye-catching backsplash behind your vanity. A modern option sure to make an impact is adding a shaded tub. You can choose from a variety of materials such as copper or painted porcelain, but whichever you choose be sure to select hue that you‘ll be happy with for a long time to come.
In years past cabinetry handles and pulls were strictly functional and came in only a few finishes and design styles. At KBIS there was an reemergence of understanding that pulls and handles are more than utilitarian. In fact the ability to showcase textures, patterns, colors, and even jewels has become a trend in modern bathrooms and kitchens. Instead of thinking of knobs as an afterthought, pulls are being chosen when cabinetry fronts are designed. Top Knobs says they are the ‘jewelry of the cabinetry‘ and rightfully so. There is no wonder that accessories such as handles and pulls are becoming more popular in today‘s bathrooms. Whether your bathroom is lacking good organization or you are seeking more, there was no shortage of creative amenities to help every home owner. Cabinetry that is divided into sections for personal styling aids, toiletries, cosmetics and more is becoming increasingly popular. A number of bathroom cabinetry manufacturers are appealing to homeowners lifestyles and ensuring storage keeps up with the demands of busy households. Bathroom cabinets that close with a touch of a finger, have illuminated LED interiors and have divided interiors are a must for every modern home.
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