When it comes to designing your new bathroom, the one best piece of advice we can offer is to keep it simple, especially if you’re after a timeless look that will stand the test of time. Simplicity in bathroom design is sophisticated and soothing to the eye yet inspires us with its effortless arrangement.
A simple bathroom is far from boring, in fact an effective design often takes extra time and attention so as to create a space that is well balanced and includes areas of visual impact.
With so many choices available in tiles and bath ware fittings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and end up with too many features in your new bathroom. The key points to keep in mind are-
1. Minimise the use of many different tiles. Stick to one or two and play around with different formats.
2. Choose one hero feature in your bathroom design. This could be a tiled feature wall, an interesting floor tile or even a stand out vanity unit. Just be sure not to have too many elements competing for the spotlight.
3. Keep your main colour palette subtle and soothing to the eye. This will not only create a timeless look but will also provide a canvas to allow other features in your bathroom to shine.
4. Stick to one theme, whether it be old-world and traditional or modern with contemporary characteristics
The following bathrooms perfectly demonstrate when simplicity results in beautiful design
One of the key elements to designing a simple bathroom is to minimise the use of many different tiles. This bathroom uses the same stone tile on the floors and walls yet visual interest is created by using a different format on the walls. The use of timber, white bathware and an interesting light fixture brings this bathroom together with a sophisticated outcome.
A soft and simple colour palette in grey and timber creates the ultimate elegance in this bathroom. The varied tones and movement in the tile add visual impact without overwhelming the space.
An all white colour scheme is a popular choice for simple bathrooms and can be made elegant and creative with some clever choices. Here, the floor tile is a stunning marble stone in a chevron pattern making it the bathroom’s standout feature.
A simple black and white scheme is stylish and can make quite a statement. Using interesting tile choices will add a modern touch to a classic look. This bathroom floor in a bold black herringbone tile adds serious sensory appeal.
This bathroom’s hero factor is the shimmery aquamarine mosaic surrounding the shower walls. All other elements of the bathroom are kept plain and simple so as not to compete with the feature wall.