Hints & Tips
Over time, the way we look at things change, and new trends come and go in a flash! In modern interior design, these trends are identified systematically and analysed, enabling us to filter out exact colours, styles and atmospheres that can be in demand on the market for a long time to come. This then forms the basis for modern bathroom designs, which will be regarded as dream bathrooms now, and hopefully for the home owner, for many years to come.
A new bathroom should outlast short-lived trends, meet our own idea of style and comfort and be complemented by such fantastic ideas that we’ll still love it even years later. It’s good to know our aims, requirements and aspirations when we select colours and materials, opt for a particular product or equip our bathroom according to the current standards of comfort.
Things to consider when planning your bathroom:
It is important to understand exactly what you want from your bathroom. The list below will help you plan the bathroom of your dreams, and ensure you have thought of everything before you start the design process.
- Size and dimension of room
- Who will be using the bathroom?
- Do you want a modern or traditional bathroom style?
- Research current and future bathroom trends
- Do you prefer a round or square bathroom design?
- Do you want to plan for cross-generational needs or put the necessary measures in place, so you can adapt the bathroom easily further down the line?
- Which colour pallets do you like?
- Think about specific furnishing preferences, e.g. bathtub and/or shower, storage space, shower toilet, mirrors, etc.
Making the most of an initially uninspiring space is astonishingly easy
- Is there a neighbouring room or corridor you can use to expand your bathroom?
- Can the door be moved to improve the bathroom layout?
- Can niches, podiums or various levels be integrated into your bathroom? Can you incorporate an open plan style wetroom?
Harmonious design concepts can work wonders, and choosing the right colours and textures to suit your bathroom & personality is crucial.
A few tips:
- In general, light shades give the illusion of space and make small bathrooms look bigger. Dark colours bring walls and ceilings closer and make large bathrooms look smaller.
- Various materials can liven up a bathroom. But be careful, wood and natural stone also have differing shades that must work together.
- Colour combinations only look harmonious if they follow the same values. Bathroom furniture in warm taupe and a floor in cold grey, for instance will always jar.
- Complementary colours and in-between shades such as blue-green create a cosy atmosphere, especially in combination with authentic-looking materials and plants which make us feel connected to nature.
Rooms with the same light level in every corner can be considered boring.
Today "light on" stands for modern, energy-saving LED lights, which perfectly suit more and more bathroom applications: from direct and indirect lighting on mirrors, to drawers and vanity units lighting and mood / orientation lighting on furniture. Even our Geberit AquaClean Mera & Geberit Monolith benefit from a choice of ambient orientation lights.
You can use light in your bathroom design to:
- Create atmosphere
- Create optimal visibility
- Emphasise features within the bathroom
- Enhances the illusion of space
- Create aesthetically pleasing plays on light and shadow
You can make your guest bathroom look larger and and more inviting:
- With light and mirrors, you can transform awkward corners of the room into visually impressive features.
- Illuminated niches and walls help reduce the sense of narrowness.
- Well-positioned mirrors break up high walls and captures light to give a sense of greater width.
- Reduced projections and product dimensions provide valuable extra centimetres of room to move around in.
- Special built-in and corner solutions are a clever way to make the best out of small space.
Modern cloakroom concepts are developed to optimise space:
- Washbasins and hand-rinse basins can provide practical shelf space.
- Reduced product dimensions, as well as special built-in and corner solutions, provide valuable extra centimetres.
- An extensive choice of bathroom furniture can provide an amazing amount of storage space and comfort.