A modern bathroom is key when curating a contemporary interior. Not only is it the most personal space, but it’s where you start and end each day. More than just a practical room, you can easily turn your bathroom into a spa-inspired sanctuary. From wall art to renovation ideas, there are tons of ways to elevate your bathroom depending on your style and budget. Before the new year begins, perfect your home from top to bottom. Follow our expert tips to make the most of your bathroom in 2022. Modern bathroom decor is all about discovering what makes you feel luxurious.

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A Summary of Modern Décor

Small Modern Bathroom Ideas

Cool & Contemporary Bathroom Ideas

Minimalist Modern Bathroom Ideas

The Best Modern Bathroom Wall Art

Bathroom Décor Considerations

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A Summary of Modern Décor

Put simply, modern décor is about combining trends with practicality. Avoid excess, but don’t neglect your personal taste. Your décor should complement, not compete, with itself. While you don’t need to stray away from color altogether, be selective about pops of statement shades. Consider adding trending tones like Pantone’s Very Peri, or a cool green from Behr’s 2022 color palette. Warm neutrals are ultra-popular this coming year, so consider warming up your bathroom with sandy hues. Make sure your décor is cohesive overall, and experiment with simple upgrades

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Expert Tips

We’ve compiled a list of advice from our resident designer, Elimar Lobo Sáenz, on how to maintain a modern bathroom in 2022:

-Consider copper finishes. This metallic trend has surpassed both gold and silver in popularity. Copper can work for faucets, frames, vases, and more.

-Regard the bathroom as a serene, peaceful, personal space. Don’t neglect such a crucial area of your interior. Aesthetically, it can play a major role in setting the tone for the rest of your home.

-Don’t underestimate the power of a statement piece of wall art for a touch of personality. A gallery wall is also a stylish option.

-Avoid pieces that are solely for aesthetic value. Modernism is all about blending style with functionality.

-Don’t try to incorporate too many trends at once. Less is more when it comes to contemporary décor.

-While stone and marble are stunningly modern, they aren’t the only materials that can enhance a modern space. Use lighting to create a luxurious look. You can also experiment with greenery and natural details for a spa-like appearance.  

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Small Modern Bathroom Ideas

Even if your bathroom is compact, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of style! A small bathroom is the perfect opportunity to get creative with your décor. First, make sure all of your décor matches in a similar theme. For example, transfer your toiletries to minimalist containers that look unified. Stick to neutrals with your accessories, and choose a cool-toned base for a subtle contrast. Don’t overdo it with your décor and risk overcrowding, but make sure to include a few hints of personality to avoid a sterile space. Don’t forget the power of mirrors in creating a larger-looking room.

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Cool & Contemporary Bathroom Ideas

Creating cool, calm bathroom doesn’t mean you have to stick to cool colors, literally. Warm woods are super-hot for 2022, and they’re a great way to incorporate the popular “Japandi” trend. Mix Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism for a multi-cultural marvel. Add to the eclectic (albeit sleek and simple) look with one of our popular Mandala prints. This unique combo is proof that you don’t need to stick to one style to achieve a contemporary look. Dare to get creative and explore a wide variety of influences.

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Minimalist Modern Bathroom Ideas

Speaking of minimalism and Japanese decor, choose an Eastern approach for a truly tranquil space. If mixing trends and styles is overwhelming, you can’t go wrong with an East Asian-inspired space. Focus on symmetry and balance, as well as light, bright wood tones. Hang a minimalist print with a black and white brushstroke for a pop of décor that stays true to the theme. Roll up your towels for a designer look, and experiment with matte black finishes for a 2022 touch.

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The Best Modern Bathroom Wall Art

As we mentioned before, wall art is a great way to give your bathroom a modern twist without taking up space or breaking the bank. One of our top trending styles is the “geometric collection,” curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman. Choose a geometric print to add depth and dimension to your space. Whether you select a neutral or colorful print, geometric shapes will make your bathroom look daring and dynamic.

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Bathroom Décor Considerations

The main consideration when creating a contemporary bathroom should be to keep your space looking clean. While cleanliness is important in every room, it’s most important in the bathroom. This space should look spotless and feel meticulously detailed. Keep surfaces as clear as possible, and choose finishes that are forgiving when it comes to stains. Indoor greenery works as a natural air purifier, and it can enhance the look of a well-organized space. Make sure to hide anything with loud labels or non-aesthetically pleasing designs, and only display the bare minimum. Avoiding cluttered countertops and shelves will also make your physical cleaning process much easier.

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Discover More Top Modern Trends

Your bathroom is the perfect space to execute modern décor. However, you should also maintain the contemporary look consistently throughout your home. Check out our design blog for tips on how to modernize every room. From geometric wall art, to sleek, modern finishes, there are tons of ways to make your home look up-to-date and full of life. Happy decorating and remember to have fun!

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