150 photos of bathroom furniture. The choice of material and style. What furniture should be in a modern bathroom?
The design of the bathroom is rarely limited exclusively to plumbing. One way or another, but you will definitely need furniture in the bathroom. Do not know what to choose? Get inspired by our pics!
General recommendations for choosing bathroom furniture
The bathroom is the most intimate room in the whole apartment, because even in the bedroom you probably are with your loved ones, but all bath procedures are usually done alone. That is why the bathroom should be comfortable so that the process of self-care would bring joy, not irritation and difficulty..
It so happened that the bathroom in the former Soviet Union is, firstly, not very large (only owners of private houses, huge apartments in new buildings or combined apartments can boast of spacious rooms), and secondly, it is a place for storing items not only for personal hygiene, but also home (meaning household chemicals for housing care). It is not for us to judge whether this is good or bad, but it is necessary to take this into account.
Despite the requirements that you personally will make to furniture in the bathroom, you can highlight the necessary minimum that must be present:
- Furniture in the bathroom should be designed for aggressive exposure to humid environments and be moisture resistant.
- Furniture for the bathtub must be functional so that even in the smallest and smallest bathroom, all the necessary things are compactly and easily stored.
- Bathroom furniture should be easy to wash and quickly clean, otherwise the mold multiplied on its surface will not only spoil the appearance of the furniture, but also harm your health.
- Furniture for the bath should be stylish and beautiful to please you and your loved ones. It is not recommended to be among ugly interior objects, as your mood and psychological health directly depend on this.
Wooden bathroom furniture is a traditional option, because from time immemorial, interior items have been made exclusively from this material. Wooden furniture will give your bathroom a charm of naturalness, naturalness, harmony. Wooden furniture can be painted, but modern interior designers prefer the natural appearance of the tree. Most often used light trees of rocks:
But you can choose darker wood (cherry, walnut) and make furniture to order.
Furniture for a bathroom made of wood must be specially processed and saturated with moisture-repellent compounds. Otherwise, it will become unusable in a few years..
Metal furniture is perfect for creating bathroom interior hi-tech or minimalism style. And if you use stylish forged shelves, you get an excellent furniture ensemble in the country style or Provence. In any case, metal furniture is strong enough, and modern metal processing processes will allow it to last a long time..
Keep in mind that it is rather painful to hit a metal case, so try to choose streamlined metal furniture and arrange it so that the probability of collision and impact is minimal.
Glass furniture for the bathroom – incredibly stylish. Like a frozen surface of the water, it is like a continuation of streams of water that are specially frozen for your comfort and coziness. Glass furniture makes the whole bathroom seem weightless, and the glare spreading over its surface, and the bizarre play of light every time allow us to perceive it differently, especially. In addition, such furniture will perfectly combine with a shower, creating a harmonious ensemble.
At first glance, it may seem that glass furniture is fragile and unsafe enough, but modern manufacturers (for example, Ikea) use ultramodern tempered glass to create it, which is almost impossible to break.
The only significant drawback of glass furniture is the need for special care for it. Since a lot of limescale remains on the glass surfaces from water, it is best to wipe the water regularly with a dry rag. And to keep the glass looking brilliant in every sense, use special glass care products during cleaning..
Personal hygiene items do not always want to be flaunted. Therefore, the cabinets in which these items will be stored, it is better to choose from frosted or opaque glass.
Made of plastic
Plastic furniture – very convenient in terms of cleaning. Such furniture does not deteriorate from exposure to water and retains its appearance for a long time. In addition, in comparison with furniture made of other materials, it has a fairly reasonable price. However, plastic furniture may not look quite cozy and elegant, and sometimes even be associated with sick leave toilets. In addition, if you need to make additional holes in the cabinet with a sink for pipes, with plastic this will be more problematic than, for example, with wooden furniture.
From MDF / Particleboard
Furniture made of MDF or particleboard looks no less stylish than wooden furniture, but it costs much less. But such furniture spoils from the water much faster. This is especially true in places where you have to make special slots, for example for pipes. To prevent the furniture from MDF / chipboard from spreading, the slots must be treated with sealant.
Determine the style of bathroom furniture
Classic style in the interior is the height of sophistication and elegance. A feature of the classical style is that it does not go out of fashion for years. Even after twenty years, your bathroom will look, if not trendy and ultramodern, but relevant (unless it would be better to replace the plumbing with a newer one). For the interior of a classic-style bathroom, it is appropriate to give preference to natural pastel shades – beige, sand, olive, gray, blue. Bathroom tile in the framework of this style should be quite light, but the furniture can be chosen darker.
Combining the incompatible – this is what is the key leitmotif of the fusion style. Within this style, it is simply necessary to use a variety of textures, textured materials, rich color palettes. This style will appeal to free, creative, expressive personalities. In the online store Leroy Merlin, you can pick up the most striking, extraordinary, stylish building materials for decorating your bathroom.
This style originated in Western Europe at the beginning of the last century, when mass migrants from rural areas and villages equipped urban dwellings as close as possible to their native homes. Gradually, this style became fashionable and today it is one of the most popular (especially in the manufacture of furniture for the kitchen). Country style involves exclusively natural materials:
- A rock
- Wrought iron
To create a country-style interior in a bathroom, get a brass plumbing styled at the beginning of the last century..
Ethnic style in many respects echoes the country style, however, its distinctive feature is stylization for certain national dwellings inherent in one or another people. The basis can be selected Japanese, Arabic, cowboy, Indian or other motifs..
Stylized ethnic furniture for the bathroom is not always easy to find, so it’s better to make an ethnic cabinet for the bathroom or a bath case for the individual sizes to order.
Choose a sink
A sink without a stand can be mounted as a console, that is, with the help of special brackets on which it is hung, or as a “tulip” when the base of the sink is a special leg on which it is mounted.
|Large||75-125 cm||48-61 cm|
|Medium||55-75 cm||35-48 cm|
Small sinks are very compact, but there is a chance that all splashes during use will end up on the floor.
If there is more than enough space in the bathroom, you can install a large or even double sink. However, in the second case, so that two people can use it simultaneously, the distance between the central points should be at least ninety centimeters.
Of great importance is the height at which the sink is fixed. For tall men, it should be higher, and for women and children – lower. Steps or pedestals limit the ability to adjust this height, but the brackets will allow you to fix the sink at an optimum height for all family members.
To prevent water from accumulating on the sink, it must be installed at a slight angle. However, this angle should be minimal, otherwise everything that is on the sink will fall from it.
A sink with a stand can be built-in when it is installed in a special niche in the stand itself, or the sink can be made in the form of a bowl, which is simply mounted on top of the table top.
It will not be possible to adjust the height of the location of such a sink, since it is determined by the height of the cabinet. However, in terms of functionality, this option is very convenient, because everything you need will be stored at your fingertips. The presence of a cabinet under the sink is critical for tiny bathrooms, where every square centimeter counts.
To save space, you can purchase a sink with a built-in washing machine. However, such models are quite expensive..
Choosing a storage system
Bathroom cabinets are a good place to store something that you don’t have to get out often. It can be towels or household chemicals. But note that the cabinet should not interfere with moving around the bathroom. In addition, there should be enough space for it to open normally, without obstacles. From this point of view, pull-out drawers are very convenient, which allow you to immediately capture all their contents with a look.
Hanging cabinets are usually at eye level. In the bathroom, it is better to use not very wide lockers, so that all the contents can be put in one row. This is not very roomy, but everything you need will always be at hand. At the same time, all personal care products will be hidden from prying eyes..
An alternative to hanging cabinets is open hanging shelves. But in this case, everything that will be stored on them should also fulfill an aesthetic function, that is, be beautiful in appearance.
It is very convenient to make small corner shelves in the bathroom or in the shower, then you don’t have to constantly lean out of the bathroom while bathing to take shampoo or shower gel. And the foam with water will fall less on the floor, and slip and fall less likely.
The best option for storing things in the bathroom is a pencil case. It allows you to fully use the footage of the bathroom and store everything as compactly as possible. Moreover, pencil cases combine both drawers and cabinets. The only drawback is that not every bathroom will fit.
Bath or shower?
Advantages of using a bath:
- You can soak in the clouds of foam
- Convenient for bathing children
- It is possible to carry out medical procedures
- Wash dirt off the body better
Disadvantages of using a bath:
- Requires a lot of space
- It takes a lot of time to wash
- Significant water consumption
Advantages of using shower stall:
- Takes up less space
- Economical water consumption
- Due to running water more hygienic than bath
- Quick swim
- In enclosed cabins there are many additions (steam generator, aromatherapy, radio)
Disadvantages of using a shower cabin:
- You can not relax while taking a bath
- Can not be used for bathing small children
A bathtub combined with a shower can be a compromise option..
General bathroom furniture tips
- If the bathroom has underfloor heating, it is better to use leg furniture.
- Do not put furniture closely like a bathroom, otherwise it will deteriorate faster due to direct exposure to water.
- IN small bathroom it is better to use cabinets with sliding doors and hanging cabinets.
Custom bathroom furniture
Bathroom furniture that fits perfectly and perfectly matches with each other will most likely have to be searched for a very long time. To save time and effort – you can order its manufacture from the masters. And so that the furniture does not come into disrepair quickly, be sure to indicate where it is created. In this case, the wood will be specially treated with water-repellent compounds, and the metal elements with anti-corrosion agents. In the manufacture of custom-made bathroom furniture there is a very important advantage – it will be specially adapted to all the protrusions and pipes in the bathroom.