The balance between the modern and modernist styles is very delicate. The popular through is that modernist is a logical continuation of modern only with regard to the latest fashion tendencies.
Modernism is a unique phenomenon in the sphere of the design. This style united different directions and schools. The immense popularity of modernism these days is conditioned by the freedom of the author’s approach to the realization of stylistic ideas. Each designer in this direction creates not only the reflection of reality but his/her attitude to it.
The bathrooms, arranged in compliance with the modernism requirements differ by the feeling of freedom and light. The designs differ by their rationality and functionality.
Characteristic features of modernism for the bathroom’s interior:
- Application of the newest technologies and materials;
- Clear and strict lines;
- Light color palette;
- Minimum amount of the decorative elements;
- Split-layer floors and ceilings;
- Non-traditional ways of space zoning;
- Key materials: glass, metal, stone, plastic.
First of all, when repairing the bathrooms the attention is given to the ceilings. Traditionally, these are white or light constructions:
If the house planning allows, perfect solution will be the placement of the window aperture on the ceiling. This will eliminate the unnecessary artificial light resources:
Functional and practical split-layer ceilings. The area is varied with their help:
The ceiling chandeliers and other lamps differ by the softness of lines and geometric forms:
For the flooring in the bathrooms of modernist style, the ceramic tile is used, as this is the most practical material for the bathrooms. The existing diversities of this finishing material allow creating different design effects. As modernism is first of all the rationality, the specialists recommend using the ceramic granite for the floor:
In the light interior of bathroom colorful or darker floors will underline the freshness of the first place. For instance, green mosaic tile on the floor matches well the outside landscape, and black ceramic granite visually lifts the space of the bathroom and creates the agravic illusion:
The seamless floor is an ideal solution for the bathrooms in the modernist style. An absence of the joint seams increases the lifetime of such flooring and prevents the mold bacteria increase. Apart from practicability, the seamless floors look very glamorous, with their help the interior may be transformed:
Laminate or parquet board is not the best practical variant for the floor in the bathrooms. But if you decided upon such flooring, you should choose the materials with the increased moisture-resistance, and there should be efficient ventilation system in the premises. Surely, the floors similar to the natural wood will give a special charm to the bathroom interior:
The main idea of modernism is easiness and airiness of the space. Designers achieve this effect with the help of white and light pastel tones. The walls painted light green or gray look very unusual:
As a finishing materials for the walls, the glazed tile of diverse texture may be used. This may be classical smooth tile with the gloss surface or with the relief pattern:
The surface imitating the stonework of small segments looks unusual and original:
Smooth even walls surfaces are classic, therefore, this variant is quite appropriate in the modernist style:
The division of the territory into separate segments of a bathroom in the style modernism is not principally different from the other interior styles. The color borders, partitions, and materials differing from each other by texture may be used here. The glass partitions are the most popular way of zoning in the bathroom. The shower cubicles may be separated from the rest of the premises with walls of the transparent or hammered organic glass:
The partitions may be performed using the principle of constructive elements combination: on the one side- the glass, on the other – gypsum plasterboard, wood or plastic:
To separate the shower area from the other sectors is possible with the help of materials different in texture: panels imitating the natural granite contrast with the panels a la wooden lining:
The part of the room where the bathtub is installed may not only be separated with the sliding door or wall but also coating the walls with the other tiles:
The partitions inside the bathroom may be strong and fundamental, separated by the same materials as the whole premises. They give the feeling of solidness and protection:
Configuration of sinks and bathtubs
It is possible to achieve the originality in the bathroom interior in the modernist style not only with the extraordinary design but also with the sophisticated form of bathtubs and sinks.
Double sinks on the integral smooth tabletop differ by the simplicity and modesty of the design:
Sinks in the form of the rectangular pallet – is the classical form of the modernist style:
Instead of traditional sink the designers offer the following extraordinary variant of bath sinks: two centrally skewed rectangular segments form the drain hole:
The bathtub trimmed with wood on perimeter looks unusual. If you select the other wooden furniture items, you may make an ensemble:
Classical oval bathtub may be installed in the middle of the room. In this case, it is necessary to think of the reasonable installation of all communications, in order to vacate the space around it to the maximum extent:
Modernist style windows in the bathrooms
The element like windows are the light resource in the bathroom and may become the accent of interior
The narrow window apertures, constructed under the ceiling will allow using the walls for placement of the plumbing communications and will provide for the sunlight access:
The panoramic and nook windows are the fashion craze. Surely, such way of glassing looks fantastic but does not suit all bathrooms. Be ready to the situation when the panoramic window located in the close proximity to the bathtub or sink frequently steams and the water traces remain on it:
The optimal placement of window in the bathroom is the wall located far from the bathtub or sink and on the sufficient height from them:
Extraordinary solutions of bathrooms arrangement
Modernism is always searching and experiment. Therefore, such style is chosen by the bold and creative house owners and designers. We suggest considering several ways of extraordinary bathrooms arrangement.
The shower cubicle is similar to the Turkish bath (hammam) – with the special marble seats. In such construction of seats you should think of technology of their heating:
The regular bathtub with the clear lines harmoniously matches the interior with the main geometric idea:
The bathroom on the mezzanine floor is a perfect way to economize on the ceiling and walls finishing since they run into one another. The split-layer lighting and light phone create the voluminosity of the premises:
The construction with the inbuilt toilet bowl and cylindrical sink looks quite incredible. This, for sure will economize the space, but you are to decide how practical this variant is:
Bathroom with the entrance into the interior garden is magnificent and extraordinary. If you make a bathtub in the floor deepening, the entrance to the green area will imitate the pond bank:
Bio-fireplace in the bathroom will give it a comfort, create the feeling of warmth. You may arrange it in the wall partition, separating the sink area from the bathtub or shower:
As it was noted before, there should be very few accessories in modernism, as the purpose of this style is about something different. However, for those, who give much significance to the décor elements some variants may be suggested.
Bright color accents in the form of carpet or home flower:
Extraordinary chandelier form distinguished against the monotonic background:
Vases, candlesticks original in form, abstract prints or pictures:
Textile blinds is not an important element in the bathroom. However, if the premises area allows and you love the comfort, you may choose the long classical blinds. It is important to choose the moisture-resistant material:
Accessories of natural materials will be appropriate for the bathrooms with the live plants’ area. This may be the trunks or stubs:
As it is seen from the examples, there are many approaches to the non-standard bathrooms arrangement in the modernist style. They are all diverse and everyone has the right to decide what exactly will be suitable for particular premises.