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Setting up a modern bathroom

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in our home. Here we take a moment of relaxation, away from everyday life. Nowadays modern bathrooms include all kinds of amenities such as heated floors, towel warmers, built-in flat screen televisions and much more. In addition, many modern bathrooms are decorated in a very minimalist style, where white, black, and lots of clean lines dominate the appearance. This look is especially well suited to a bathroom because it means no frills and no clutter, two things that help toward the goal of pure relaxation.

In this ideabook, we look at how you can set up your own modern bathroom.


As already mentioned, the modern bathroom is characterized mainly by minimalism. In this photo, we can clearly see why this style of living is so popular. With its clean lines and restricted colours, it produces an impression of peace and symmetry. 

The walls of the bath hold a surprise: they are made with a special clay plaster that prevents fogging of the windows and mirrors.

The tub

 Bathroom by Badeloft GmbH
Badeloft GmbH

Freistehende Badewanne BW-01-L aus Mineralguss

Badeloft GmbH

The heart of every bathroom is indisputably the bathtub. In a modern bathroom, the tub is often large and freestanding. These models stand out from the usual built-in tubs and create a new look in the bathroom.

As we can see, this bathroom was also carefully designed with a monochromatic colour scheme. The large, open area on the right opens up the space. The smooth, shiny surfaces are extremely modern, yet timeless. If you would like to loosen up the minimalist look a little, you can add some pretty vases filled with flowers.

Contrasting washbasin

In a modern bathroom, washbasins are usually mounted on the wall. This provides an elegant, floating effect. This basin was also attached to the wall, and its darker colour provides a contrast with the otherwise crisp white interior. To emphasize the minimalist style of the bathroom even more, no handles were attached to the cabinets below the sinks. A nice touch is to have all the elements of the bathroom follow the same shape for a very harmonious and clear feeling.

Contemporary walls

For the modern bathroom wall there are many options. We would like to introduce two of them in the following pictures.

The first variant is made of concrete for a seamless wall design. This trendy material was used here in an old villa to give the bathroom a new look. This kind of concrete is durable, washable and easy to care for. It can even be applied over existing surfaces so there is no longer the time-consuming task of removing old tiles.

 Bathroom by Kreadiano

KREADIANO | Kalkdekorputz Antika


Another way to give an update to the walls is with lime plaster. As a purely mineral and organic product, it is impressive both in its extensive range of colour and ability to endure indoor humidity. In addition, the trendy material is resistant to bacteria and mould, thus ensuring a comfortable climate in the bathroom.

Modern shower

 Bathroom by Bad und Baden
Bad und Baden

Duschstange rund im Vollkreis mit Deckenabhängung

Bad und Baden

What use is the most elegant bathroom equipment if it is upstaged by an ugly shower curtain? The depicted shower rod made of aluminium ensures a stylish remedy. The circular shower rod is made of one complete piece, which not only provides an enormous stability, but also looks elegant.


 Bathroom by produkte + gestaltung
produkte + gestaltung


produkte + gestaltung

Of course, towels, shampoo bottles, toothbrush and all sorts of other things in the bathroom have to go somewhere. However, they should not interfere with the clear, minimalist decor. Therefore, proper bathroom storage is essential. Having hand towels, bath towels and a floor mat in uniform colours will emphasize the minimalist look.


 Bathroom by Hofmann Architekten ZT GmbH
Hofmann Architekten ZT GmbH

RasumofSKY Gardens—A rooftop project

Hofmann Architekten ZT GmbH

Indirect lighting in the bathroom creates a beautiful effect that is perfectly suited for contemporary interiors. For example, LED lights can be placed behind the mirror. 

In this bathroom, skylights and windows create natural light, perfect for a serene, spa-like environment.

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