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Add A Modern Touch To Your Bath

Modern design is sleek and shiny. It eschews the ornate flourishes found in other decorating styles like Victorian and Gothic. The defining features of modern design include clean, straight lines, stainless steel, chrome and other metals, lack of clutter and primary colors. Think minimal.

Incorporating modern design elements into your bathroom décor is fairly simple. Most bathrooms lend themselves easily to this style. The straight lines of most vanities and bathtubs fit right in, while the lack of space welcomes a Spartan attitude toward embellishments.

A modern paint color scheme will include neutrals like black, white or beige on the walls and larger items like the tub and cabinetry. Bright primary hues are used for accents, in artwork and fabrics. Accent colors can easily be incorporated in shower curtains and towels.

Incorporate natural elements like wood and stone into your décor. Framed mirrors, natural fiber baskets and glass or stone tile will tie in nicely with the modern theme.

Metals feature prominently in modern design. In the bathroom they can be used in many places. Chrome, stainless or nickel fixtures are common in modern bathrooms. Another more cost-efficient way to add a modern touch is through the use of stainless bath accessories. Necessities like soap dishes, tissue holders, wastebaskets and toothbrush holders offer an easy way to add a bit of shine to your décor.

When working with a modern theme, remember to include hidden storage to control countertop clutter. Using shelving for storage and display is a good strategy.
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