As minimalist Fumio Sasaki once said: “Minimalism had to be born, not out of a mere spur-of-the-moment idea or yearning for a new lifestyle, but from an earnest desire and fervent need to rethink our lives.” Minimalism is based on simplicity and clarity. People who embrace it, tend to live with as few things as possible and get rid of any “distractions”.
The main goal is to gain freedom. Freedom from the idea and passion for possessing something, freedom from the modern mania to live faster and engage in every possible activity, the freedom that eradicates duplicity and promotes a reliable, dependable and consistent life. People try to incorporate this way of life into their everyday habits, house, and working environment.
How to Create a Minimalist Bathroom
Having a bathroom with clean-cut lines and simple white shades that are organised and pleasing to the eye can be very relaxing. Decluttering and getting rid of everything you don’t need is just the starting point. Once you do this, you can incorporate simple and classy elements to complete the minimalist design.
Countertop basins, also known as inset basins, are a tried-and-true option for replacing a basin or adding a new one to a countertop. They’re a rugged, dependable, and widely used alternative that can be found in modern homes all around Australia. They have a lot of excellent characteristics and offer many benefits. That’s why they’re so popular all around the world. They are sleek and minimalist in design, which appeals to many people who love the modern style.
These inset basins are excellent space savers, taking up little counter space and leaving more for everyday use. The inset basin is simple to clean and maintain, ideal for long-term use. For those searching for something a little unusual, there’s a vast choice of sizes and shapes, as well as diﬀerent finishes. They all look elegant and luxurious in any bathroom, especially a bathroom designed to be minimalist in design.
They work well with both timber and laminate as benchtop materials. When combined with wall taps or basin mixers, inset basins offer a fresh perspective on the typical under-counter sink. They have a sleek appearance that goes perfectly well with modern designs to create a lovely minimalist vibe in the bathroom. They help you save space by leaving the area under it free for cabinets or other storage containers.
Walk-in showers are all the rage these days, and with good reason: they’re roomy, stylish, and easy to use. The stain- and moisture-resistant tile makes them simple to clean. From rainfall showerheads to steam tubs, they provide a wide array of options. Most importantly, they look great in any bathroom, regardless of style.
A real walk-in shower is completely open and tiled, with no confining walls or doors and a floor level with the rest of the bathroom. There are no thresholds and steps to over in this shower. On the other hand, many walk-in showers include minor adjustments to match the needs of the area. Some types will feature lower lips and ledges to keep water out. Some walk-in showers are designed with immovable wall privacy panels or wide glass slabs to divide the room. And some have doors that swing open and closed on hidden hinges.
On the walls of many walk-in showers, there are built-in spa seats, storage, and soap holders. It has numerous benefits, and there are many ways to incorporate one into your minimalist bathroom design.
- Easy to clean – dirt doesn’t hold on as in regular bathtubs;
- Great for small bathrooms – give the illusion of an ample open space;
- Easily accessible – no steps and thresholds, suitable for people with wheelchairs and injuries;
- Looks beautiful – simple, elegant and sophisticated minimal look.
Because mirrors are often the focal point in a bathroom, there are plenty of choices and options on the market, especially for minimalist bathrooms. The perfect combination of shape, size and materials can connect the whole room and make it a delightful place to be. An unframed mirror will give an optical illusion of an expanding area. A framed mirror can function as a work of art. It’s all in the type of frame you choose. They range from simple and elegant to ornate and rich in texture. A marble frame will create an open space in a smaller bathroom.
A round shape will add style and grace to any interior and complement everything in the bathroom. If you want to go big, you can choose a wall-to-wall unframed mirror that will add the illusion of another room. If you have a patterned wall in the bathroom, choose a brass frame for the mirror that will give it a big contrast and a unique look. You can add LED lights around or above the mirrors for more natural lighting.
Our living rooms and bedrooms are filled with plants and greenery, but what about the bathroom? Well, now is the time to start decorating with plants in there. One of the best choices is succulents. They are hard to kill and can withstand any conditions. You can place them behind the toilet or some shelving. Another type of plant that can go on shelving is draping plants such as Devil’s Ivy or Chain of Hearts.
If you have a walk-in shower, you can decorate one of its corners with a tall flower plant. You can add a pop of colour with some colourful plants such as Bromeliad or African Violet. You can accentuate the window with some small plants in old bottles for a twist.