The bathroom is most often associated with plumbing and decoration. But furniture is no less important when designing a composition in this room. And therefore, great attention must be paid to this moment.
In the bathroom, people spend significantly less time than in the kitchens and bedrooms, and sometimes the living room and corridor are just as relevant. But all the same it is impossible for this reason to conclude that the design of the bathroom is secondary. On the contrary, the increased functionality of the bathroom imposes significant restrictions on designers. Modern furniture is noticeably shifting towards clean colors and harmonious geometric shapes. The experiments of previous years can still be tolerated, but they have already passed the peak of popularity.
Practicality supersedes all pomp, and at the same time unconditional priority is given to everything organic, natural. In 2018, the design decisively breaks with the familiar circle of light shades that are actively used in the decoration of the bathroom. Yes, they have already become part of the everyday stereotype. But it's time to take a step forward and move to a new level. Fashionable exclusive tonality of recent times - a gray color, most accurately expressing current trends.
Do not assume that the significant popularity of organic materials somehow limits the choice of design options.
The situation is fundamentally the opposite: there are a lot of options and methods for their implementation. Modern technologies make it possible to remake the most ordinary wood, for example, that it ceases to be moisture sensitive. But people are starting to feel more confident and secure. It is important to consider that any fashionable and correct design is unthinkable without tangible costs.
Traditional ceramics is still in demand. True, it is somewhat different in appearance than before the format of the “metro”, which implies the formation of a relief, became the next fashion peep. It is recommended to look at modular furniture, it not only meets the latest trends, but is also very practical to use. It will be easy to create the desired composition and realize the most daring idea. And subsequently, it will be much easier to alter the appearance of the bathroom.
The trend noted by designers in previous years continues to converge on the appearance of the bathroom and a simple living room. In many cases, the objects exhibited there can no longer be distinguished visually from similar ones used in the bedroom or the nursery. Minimalism is developing, the use of hinged parts. Smooth and simple surfaces dominate unconditionally. And if you still want to leave the traditional colors that were used before, you should make a choice in favor of beige tonality.
Models & Kits
Furniture in the bathroom should ideally combine with each other both geometrically and practically, and in a stylistic sense. This can be difficult to achieve ... if you pick up dissimilar objects and try to independently understand the canons of design from experience. The kit (a completely ready-made kit) ideally solves this problem and helps to create a harmonious, rationally built space. When choosing, you need to take into account the width of individual objects and then, whether they should be symmetrical or not. The next step is to evaluate attractive materials and select angular or linear structures.
The washing machine integrated under the sink is the most compact design solution.
But such a step is only suitable for those cases when there is not enough space and there is no way to expand the space. If there is the slightest chance, it is better to separate these two objects and place them at least side by side, and not one above the other. Corner options are the most practical and can significantly save space. Hanging furniture, unlike built-in furniture, cannot be regarded solely as a way to preserve territory.
What hangs on the walls looks very attractive in many styles and is more practical than floor products. At least one hanging cabinet should be in any bathroom. Facades are recommended to be placed in one, maximum two clear lines (in height or in length). A designer chair for the bathroom should be selected as carefully as possible, and it is not included in any selection of furniture.
The variety of materials used in the manufacture of bathroom furniture is very large. It has long been made not only of ceramic and wooden structures. Sets with stone countertops can be made of their natural or synthesized rocks. To accurately design future designs, it is recommended to prepare mock-ups from cardboard. It is advisable to check if it is not skewed, whether it fully fits into the dimensions of the required space.
Acrylic plate is available since the 1960s, in the production of it use:
- marble chips;
- polymer binders;
- dyes of organic origin.
The dense outer layer of this material avoids the rapid growth of harmful microorganisms. An alternative is a quartz composite, which for a long time retains its original appearance and, moreover, is exceptionally durable. Solid wood furniture can also be used in the bathroom, thanks to careful selection, it turns out to be no worse than stone. If there is any doubt about this, it is enough to recall tubs and troughs, plank basins and garden barrels made of wood. For many centuries, such products perfectly tolerated the effects of water, and professional processing increases such characteristics significantly.
The most daring and radical step is the implementation of wooden bathtubs and sinks.
Such a solution implies a rather large reserve of space. Most often, a wooden bathtub is placed in the very center of the room on a special pedestal. Tens of thousands of rubles will have to be spent, because larch and other species that can withstand the effects of water cost quite large sums. When choosing a sink made of wood, it is recommended to give preference to the most original forms.
Wood can be used in close combination with glass. The popular belief that glass surfaces are unnecessarily fragile and unreliable is not justified in reality. They harmoniously look in any interior and complement it. Manufacturers have learned how to prepare glass products in a wide range that will go into the most original style. Installation adds charm and charm to the bathroom - and in this regard, a rare solution can be compared with glass in principle.
The passage of light helps to expand the space in the room.
It is recommended to harmoniously combine glass and mirror surfaces, this allows you to "play" with reflections and reflections of the light flux. And thanks to a special high-tech processing, it is possible to increase the strength of structures and avoid their premature failure. It is very important that the glass is not prone to the formation of mold nests and other fungi. But you will have to come to terms with the need for daily care and avoid scratches.
Provence is the style that will always be popular. This style in the bathroom cannot, of course, include the maximum concentration of wood.
Suffice it to recall what the canons of the Provencal style are:
- fields covered with lavender;
- groves of olive trees;
- flawless blue sky;
- bright Mediterranean sun;
- flat landscapes of the south of France.
For this purpose, a vintage-looking wardrobe, baskets, mirrors with exquisite frames and potted flowers are perfect. The French approach provides for the embodiment of such motives as immediacy and pacification. It is very important to select the details in a filigree way, using objects of pastel color. Plumbing products of a familiar type (made of ceramic materials) are best combined with the spirit of Provence.
Decorating a small (or even large) table with an elegant textile tablecloth is quite an attractive idea.
The loft style is the exact opposite of the Provencal approach; it implies the most industrial way of space. An unfinished brick wall looks good, but it is important to consider that open brick in the bathroom is frankly impractical. It is advisable to use open and bright compositions. It is recommended to fill the bathroom with the maximum amount of light, as well as actively use light colors. The closer the room is painted to white, the less money you will have to spend on electric lighting.
Classical style implies predominantly marble bathroom decoration, and furniture in this case is made of wood. Users will be pleased with the mass of comfortable shelves and cabinets, which become an authentic decoration of the space.
It is recommended to use:
- bathtubs standing on fancy curved legs;
- candlesticks stylized as candlesticks;
- coloring of the main elements in pastel colors.
When choosing furniture in the bathroom, it is recommended to pay not only for compliance with its specific style. It is very important to take into account its coloring, because the perception of space as a whole depends on this. Colors need to be selected not only according to the momentary mood or according to the dictates of the current fashion - this will almost always lead to an erroneous decision. After all, as practice shows, thoughtless choice very soon ceases to be pleasant. And already I want to remake, but it will again be more difficult to take the necessary pieces of furniture.
The black key in the bathroom sometimes looks too gloomy , but only if it is used incorrectly. The main thing is not to oversaturate the space with dark shades; with proper design, these elements can be used in both large and small bathrooms. Colored (red) furniture looks very luxurious and adds a fair amount of passion to the room. With a careful and balanced approach, it is possible to achieve a bright and cheerful effect. But one should not overly concentrate such tones, otherwise they will emotionally suppress people.
In general, energetic and aggressive shades are not recommended for use in sanitary facilities, because they only spoil the impression created.
Under white tiles, experts advise using interior items painted in blue, walnut or brown. It is strongly undesirable in this case to put white furniture products. Yellow tiles harmoniously combine objects of blue and red, sometimes black and gray. With the help of yellow furniture it will be easy to enhance performance and improve mood from the first minutes of every day.
For a small bathroom and furniture should be non-standard. In any case, they are guided by a balance of sizes: space should not seem excessively empty, but it is impractical to clutter it with a multitude of objects.
Important: you should consider not only the linear dimensions of the furniture and sanitary ware itself; the accessibility of each item is provided only with a certain width of the passage.
It is impossible to use the toilet and the washstand normally if the gap in front of them is less than 60 and 78 cm at least. And this is just the minimum figure, and comfortable use requires increasing it significantly.
The gap from the bath to the nearest piece of furniture at 0.3 m is not a whim for designers, but a completely practical requirement. Those who have been using the bathrooms for at least a few years can experimentally confirm its validity. Since there may be irregularities in all planes of the room, any surface before selection is thoroughly checked by a plumb line and level, and at various points. By doing so, you can minimize the risk when evaluating the necessary dimensions of furniture products. The final moment when laying the necessary dimensions is their adjustment to the project and taking into account the intricacies of the arrangement of objects.
Not every factory delivers truly comfortable and reliable furniture products. But Aquanet is a happy exception to the general rule. For about two decades now, the company has been building the reputation of its brand and is improving it in every way. The product range is presented in a variety of price categories; In the company’s online store, not only corporate products are sold, but also products of leading foreign suppliers.
The company is ready to sell:
- cabinet mirrors;
- cabinets with sinks floor with 1 or 3 drawers;
- hanging cabinets;
- black suspended wardrobes and much more.
Misty Corporation supplies high-quality furniture in a modern and classic direction, as well as part of the products in retro style. It clearly shows an example of the fact that Russia can produce high-quality and safe furniture products. Many kits have options for hanging and flooring at the same time. A rather large (1.05 x 0.525 x 0.85 m) set of "Lavender 105" is equipped with drawers, the main structural material is chipboard.
The “Baltika” modification is distinguished by the execution of a faience sink (as in most other products of the company). The collection of all products in the collection (selection) allows you not to fear that something will not work or will not be elegant enough. If desired, the consumer can choose kits made of MDF and supplemented with sinks made of synthetic marble. According to the manufacturer, the products under the Roca brand embrace the widest range of user requests and allow satisfying all the needs of customers. Since 1990, the products of this brand are in demand on several continents.
The assortment includes corner and surface sinks, hanging and attached toilets, mirrors and cabinets, and comprehensive collections.
Coloring is the most diverse - white, wenge, beige and other options. Aqwella is another attractive company that supplies quality bathroom furniture in the economy category. Even better and more perfect, of course, are items from an elite group. For coating ceramics and wood, only impeccable enamels supplied by leading foreign manufacturers are used.
All materials used by the company have official certificates of compliance with international environmental standards. The size of the furniture can vary from 40 to 110 cm, the Foster collection, for example, includes floor and hanging solutions with two or three drawers.
The selection of "Ecoline 85" includes:
- cabinet under it;
- panel with a mirror;
The Russian company "Monaco" offers consumers cabinets with sinks, simple furniture cabinets of various colors. Reasonable cost and accurate knowledge of the nuances that bathroom furnishings in Russia must comply with are the main advantages of this brand. If you pay attention to foreign goods, products from Spain become the best solution. The plants of the Iberian Peninsula have mastered the production of floor, hanging and corner sets of the highest quality. Modern technology allows you to paint furniture in attractive colors and give them an original external configuration.
What to consider when choosing?
Personal taste cannot be discounted, even the opinion of eminent designers, not to mention ordinary consultants from retail chains cannot replace it. In any case, it is worth considering the resistance of materials to moisture, their ability to maintain stable initial qualities for a long time. Since the room is small, you will have to give preference to components with the highest functional qualities, which are the most compact. Resistance to mold and mildew formation is very important, plus the ability to clean furniture. And one more thing - the visual coordination of the style of furniture with the appearance of the bathroom as a whole.
When choosing a headset and its composition, you need to pay attention primarily to the available space.
As part of it, they evaluate how to place all the linen and cosmetics, household chemicals and other accessories. A gross mistake is to fill the small bathroom with furniture to the limit; it should not become a cramped pantry. In a small volume (1–2 m of free area) you will have to limit yourself to only the most necessary items.
A washbasin built into a cabinet complemented by a mirror on top is a classic solution that can be hung on walls, placed on the floor or on legs. If there is enough space, there is already an opportunity for arranging wide countertops, for placing pencil cases, shelves and cabinets. When selecting the color and texture, it is important not to forget that some of the options will detect all streaks and drops of water. A matte and relatively light face coating is the best type. Checking the quality of furniture, you need to make sure that the furniture works stably, in even application of paint and in the absence of rust spots.
Wood can only be used in large bathrooms with intensive ventilation. Particleboard and MDF without an external moisture barrier are completely impractical and are unlikely to last longer than several months. Plastic is very resistant to bathroom conditions. But it is important to find out whether it is really intended for such purposes or not. Metal and glass are mainly acceptable for modern design approaches; most models are made of these materials only partially.
Protecting furniture from water with a glued film is unreliable, where it is more correct to buy products that are closed with acrylic on the outside.
The only acceptable type of wood for exterior decoration is a thin layer of varnished veneer. When heated floors are installed or are planned for installation, furniture products without legs are not recommended. Otherwise, there is a threat not only to the structures themselves, but also to their contents. Despite the attractiveness of glass and mirrors, it is worth placing them as high and thoroughly fixed as possible - then the risks for people will be less.
What can you do yourself?
It is not necessary to order finished products and adapt to the assortment provided by various companies. With your own hands you can make no less attractive designs. Moreover, no one but the owners of the house or apartment themselves is as deep as they are. Let nobody let out what they like, or it costs too much - the problem is solved! The easiest way to make that furniture, which consists of wooden and metal parts.
The possibilities for working with decorative stone and glass at home are very limited.
Most often, home masters do:
- cabinets under the sink;
- hanging cabinets;
- linen floor cabinets.
When working with plastic, one must not forget about its fragility; this disadvantage pays off by resistance to moisture, the availability of material of any colors. Particleboard is also resistant to water, but it can not boast of a variety of colors. Metal structures are invariably cold and often unpleasant to touch. Among wood materials, professionals put ship plywood in the first place. Since it will not work to make the surface of materials smoother than it is initially, it is necessary to carefully and carefully select the initial parts.
Spectacular examples in the interior
The combination of red and black colors in the interior of the bathroom looks very attractive. At the same time, it makes sense to make the bulk of furniture products in white and use glass surfaces. The chocolate-white curbstone with rolling drawers shown in this photo blends in harmoniously with the snow-white bowl of the sink. It is not at all necessary to introduce into the atmosphere, however, red or pink tones. It shows how attractive light furniture looks with narrow vertical glass inserts; to dilute the monotony helps the plant in the tub.
And here is another option, here a game of black, light green colors is used.
White paint and mirror effect are applied very limitedly and locally. The photo shows the harmonious use of a combination of white and blue. The use of identical ornaments in separate places helps to improve the appearance of the composition and stylistically relate its different parts to each other. Glazed inserts are of a secondary nature, but at the same time look quite appropriate for the observer.
Video review of a set of furniture for the bathroom, see the video below.