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9 Elegant Fixtures for a Minimalist Bathroom Design

Keeping your bathroom design as simple as can be is one secret to happiness.
IMAGE COURTESY OF KUYSEN
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As a nation consistently on the list of the world’s happiest countries, Denmark has a lot to teach us when it comes to collective contentment. While it might seem a little farfetched to pack and move to the Scandinavian country, we can emulate the Danish lifestyle, including the adaptation of the concept of hygge. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” hygge reflects a warm and cozy lifestyle, according to Country Living. Think candles, cups of tea, and an open book—all perfect to combat gray skies and the gloomy weather.

As a trend, hygge has considerably grown in popularity in the last couple of years. A study conducted by the Happiness Research Institute has even proposed that hygge be incorporated into the bathroom to promote happiness, reports the Huffington Post.

How you interpret your version of hygge is entirely up to you but here are a few ideas to get started:

Less is more when it comes to hygge. Keep tones neutral and opt for a matte finish.


Danish designer Cecilie Manz created the Luv bathroom range for Duravit, which features the use of soft tones, such as stone gray and light blue, and matte glazes.

Luv bathroom with freestanding bathtub, oval above-counter basins, Luv console table top in American Walnut, furniture in Taupe, mirror with integrated dimming function and mirror heating, kuysen.com

Eighty percent of Danes affiliate hygge with candlelight.


The Durasquare bathtubs, in particular, come with an optional water inlet, air-whirl, and sound system features, which complete the candle-lit evening bath experience.

DuraSquare freestanding bathtub, kuysen.com

Play with textures and keep the finish warm.


Keuco Plan furniture set and towel ring, kuysen.com

Keep surrounding accessories to a minimal.


The modern, monotone aesthetic works well with this. Decorate with a simple overhead mirror above a ceramic sink and a matte and glass console. DuraSquare washbasin, adjustable metal console in black matt with glass shelf in Cubic Line, and L-Cube mirror by Christian Werner, kuysen.com

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Appoint the space with well thought of accessories.


Function is important for the Danes. Keuco plan grab bar, kuysen.com

Install a deep bathtub for optimal relaxation.


Necessary for long, luxurious soaks in the tub, bathtubs should provide full head and back support. It doesn’t hurt to look this clean and graceful. Victoria + Albert Amalfi bathtub in black and white finish, kuysen.com

Contrast the timeless classic with discreet elements.


The clawfoot bathtub might look extravagant, but when pared down with the right surroundings, it has the potential to be cozy. This one is specifically made from Quarrycast, a material sourced from finely ground volcanic limestone. Victoria + Albert Cheshire bathtub, kuysen.com

The secret to keeping things simple lies in utility.


Philippe Starck and his progressive take on design have reached the bathroom. The popular Starck Barrel cleverly hides all your washroom essentials within its American walnut veneers and conically shaped barrel, a modern reinterpretation of the medicine cabinet. Starck Barrel Milieu in American walnut, kuysen.com

Another look at the Starck Barrel.


Combine the comforts of modern technology with a simple environment.


Simplicity shouldn’t be a downgrade from technology. These new mirrors are equipped with a touchless operating panel that controls LED lighting, dimming functions, and mirror heating. Luv mirror, kuysen.com

The Kuysen Enterprises main showroom is located at 236 E. Rodriguez Senior Ave., Brgy. Don Manuel, Quezon City, 740.7509.

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Hannah Lazatin
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Hannah is a communications graduate from Ateneo de Manila University. She’s originally from Pampanga and from a big, close-knit family who likes to find a reason to get together at the dinner table. Experiences inspire her. “Once, at a restaurant, I received an interpretation of my second name ‘Celina,’ and it meant 'someone who tries everything once' and that is me through and through,” she says. As for the job, she wants her “readers to be inspired by the stories of the people we feature and to move them to reach for greater things.”
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