You may or may not have an idea of how you'd like to decorate your modern bathroom. Your bathroom is a place where you can relax and wash away the day's stress. Whether you have a large budget for bathroom decorations or just $100, you can create your own calm oasis in your home. This doesn't require a remodel. A few accents can set the scene.
Many people choose to draw modern bathroom decorating ideas from the spa. You know how relaxing that can be and want to bring that same feel into your bathroom. Spend money on large, fluffy towels. You should have at least two sets so that you can immediately replace your towels when you put them in the laundry. You can hang them on racks, or fold them and place on shelves near the shower or bath. Candles are an inexpensive way to recreate the spa feel at home. You might surround a garden tub with candles or place a few on the counter. Rather than purchasing a cheap candle that comes in a glass, look for a candle holder that matches your style. Scented candles can also add atmosphere.
For most people, light, neutral colors are the way to go when decorating a bathroom. Grey, tan or light green can work especially well. Good Housekeeping suggests a monochromatic theme for creating a modern look. Another idea is to focus primarily on a single neutral color, but use another brighter color, like a blue or pink, as an accent throughout the space. You might find this accent color as a stripe on your towels, a flower in a vase or in a painting on the wall.
Getting inspired by nature is another popular modern bathroom design idea. You can attempt to bring the outdoors inside by using greens and browns or by placing a few plants inside the bathroom. With the humidity in the bathroom, they're likely to thrive. Rather than using the traditional bath mat, consider a raised wooden one, which creates a unique look. It absorbs water as you get out of the shower, but it quickly evaporates, which prevents mold.
Naturally, you have a lot of things that you must keep in your bathroom—extra toilet paper, brushes and grooming supplies, make up and medicines. These aren't always things that you want your guests to see, so it's smart to hide them as well as you can. You can accomplish this by building shelves and using attractive baskets to house the items. Alternatively, choose a style of sink that uses a cabinet underneath so that you have a place for storage.
Thinking toward the future is smart when you decorate your bathroom. Many choose to incorporate "universal design" concepts into the bathroom. The idea behind this is to create a bathroom that's easy for everyone to use, regardless of physical limitations. As you get older, you may have trouble stepping into a high tub or you may need a walker or wheelchair. A shower design without a raised edge, for example, could solve any problems you may have in the future.