The bathroom is often sadly overlooked when it comes to home design. Anyone who has spent time browsing the kind of modern bathrooms available today will know just how diverse the baths themselves have become in recent years. If you are looking to bring a more modern touch to your home design, you should carefully consider both the bathroom and the bath.
The right bath can completely transform your bathroom, of course, but it can also transform your wellbeing. For many people, baths are ritualistic. Whether they are taken at the beginning or the end of the day, a bath is a relaxing experience unlike any other. It’s hard to overstate how much of a role psychology plays here - if you are taking a soak in a bath that you appreciate on an aesthetic level, you will enjoy it more than you would otherwise – make sense?
Here is the cream of the crop when it comes to modern bath design.
Villeroy and Boch
There’s nothing quite like a freestanding bath from Villeroy and Boch. Some of their tubs are sheer works of art with carefully sculpted ergonomically pleasing geometry. But one of our favourite baths from Villeroy and Boch is the Antheus design – simply gorgeous! This bath features a vintage shape with modern materials. It is a minimalist masterpiece of smooth curves, but the colour scheme is out of this world.
The Theano range, which is not freestanding, provides a range of colour options. It even comes in a canary yellow that we secretly really enjoy, although you’re going to need a background to match. Fortunately, the Theano is available in plenty of more modest colours too.
Carron market their baths as being inspired by works of art. Even a cursory glance at their range will confirm this is true. A Carron bath at its best is a sight to behold. It uses such pleasing geometry aesthetically that you feel compelled to reach out and touch the shapes for yourself.
One thing that sets Carron baths apart from the competition is that Carron’s designs often use straight edges. Among the other most prominent modern bath designers, the overwhelming trend is towards curves. Seeing straight edges used to such striking effect is a welcome change. For a more modern look and feel, a Carron bath is a bold choice. Consider the surrounding geometry of your bathroom tiles and décor. Whether you use straight lines to complement one another or contrast a straight-edged bath with curvy wallpaper patterns, you will be spoiled for choice.
Matki don’t just bring a unique approach to minimalist bathroom furniture, they also offer modern features. Stepping into a Matki shower is like stepping into the shower of the future and it is easy to attach one to any bath. Adding a Matki bath screen and showerhead to a bath from one of the above designers is the perfect combination for a modern bath.
At their best, modern baths are a deft blend of form and function. Even when mimicking those traditional styles and setups, a modern bath should offer a luxury experience, so take full advantage!