The contemporary style is one of the newest and hottest design trends on the interior decorating front. Open any interior décor magazine or catalog and you will find pages upon pages of contemporary designs. This fresh and airy look allows your home to feel both comfortable and classy at the same time.
In the world of bathroom décor, the most popular contemporary style is the beach style. While a beach-inspired bathroom can be created using a number of different design trends, the contemporary beach bath is, by far, the most popular. In this quick guide, I will use my intimate knowledge of this style, based on years of home renovations, to help you achieve this look in your space.
If you’ve read our “About Us” page you already know that we aren’t new to the world of interior décor. We’ve spent countless hours studying design trends to renovate and stage many homes over the years. Here is a little bit of what we’ve learned along the way that I think will be very helpful to you as you create your own beach oasis bathroom.
Getting the Contemporary Look
Most of what will create the beach-inspired theme you are looking for will come from minor details and accessories. Before you can begin thinking about those details and accessories, though, you will need to know a few of the basic concepts related to the contemporary style. Let’s first delve into the contemporary style so that you have a solid understanding of exactly what it entails before I show you how to apply that style to your bathroom.
Contemporary Color Palette
The contemporary color palette is, for the most part, rather neutral. For the most part, it plays with variant of white, cream, taupe, grey and brown. What is very interesting about this style and perhaps what makes it feel so comfortable, is that these colors are layered upon each other. When perfectly executed, a contemporary style almost looks like a mishmash of hand-me-down furniture and textiles that, somehow, all seem to work together.
Don’t be afraid to use an assortment of neutral and natural colors in your contemporary space. This is one place where the carpet doesn’t need to match the drapes, as they say. In fact, your furniture pieces shouldn’t even match each other. You should try to find armchairs in different colors and textures than sofas. In your living room, the woodgrain of your television stand doesn’t need to match your nearby dining room table, or even you coffee table, for that matter.
It’s all about experimenting. To be honest, my favorite way to see what may work together is to stand in my local paint shop or by the paint counter in my local hardware store and lay out an assortment of interesting color samples. I then mix them around and hold them together to see which colors work best with which other colors. Sometimes, though, I am forced to do this at home since I take up an incredible amount of valuable workspace at the paint counter.