Playing with proportions like this is a great way to keep the eye entertained, especially in spaces that don't vary the color or pattern much.

They evoke a rural lifestyle that is actually a great space-saver no matter where you live. Do not fret too much if your bedroom or living space exudes a more refined, contemporary look. Those shooting for a more log--inspired look can try out chandeliers and sconces in metal and wood. Traditionally bathtubs are the familiar oval shape, however give a rectangular or pedestal tub a try. Skylights are great idea for modern bathrooms, because they add more natural light and interest to your bathroom. Sconce lighting and light tile floors work to brighten the dark room and add a touch of contrast to this bold room. The tiled walls were furred to fit the new tub perfectly, and allow the mosaic niches to be centered above the bathtub. To evoke an overall organic and graphic vibe, he went with a round mirror covered with reclaimed twigs.

Bathroom modern contrast

For contrast, modern light fixtures and over the stainless steel faucets in the his-and-hers sinks help keep the space from feeling outdated. This beautiful door-less shower unit blends perfectly with the color of the floor and the secondary color of the mirror frame.

Paired with a natural stone wall and an earth-tone color palette, this shower may just be the perfect finishing touch for your escapist powder room . These stylish pieces are available in several materials including granite and bronze, in keeping with the theme of natural elements or clean, sleek porcelain for a contrast. This works in modern and traditional bathrooms that already are draped in wood and have a rugged ambiance.

Choose tile and backsplash with geometric shapes to add interest and character without sacrificing minimalistic design. Modern design is all about lines and geometric shapes, so keep that in mind when shopping for light fixtures, windows, and placement of lighting. A semicircle window over the tub provides display space for bright flowers, adding a pop of vibrant color to the room. The high-gloss finish on the vanity adds shine and durability to the piece, while the open shelving underneath gives the illusion of more space.

A lone green plant adds just enough color and spare furnishings keep the look crisp and clean. The shelving gives purpose to the vertical wall space by displaying everyday bathroom essentials.