The bathroom often goes unnoticed in terms of decoration as there is no furniture and no room for a lot of rearranging. However, there are many ways to maximize storage and bring your space together with a few changes and attention to detail. Today we are sharing some bathroom decorating do’s and don’ts to take full advantage of the surface area and improve the aesthetic of your bathroom.
To start, we recommend replacing your essentials. This means updating your faucet to an elegant one, replacing your shower head, and swapping your old, outdated mirror for a sleek, modern one (opt for a round mirror if you have a typical rectangular vanity). Try matching the metals from your faucet, showerhead, and mirror for a cohesive look! We also suggest opting for a clear, long shower curtain. Opaque shower curtains essentially create a perceived barrier, thus making your bathroom appear more confined. Upgrading to an XL shower curtain allows you to hang the curtain higher, creating the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Extend the elegance to your light fixtures! Replacing your light fixtures with ones that match the overall look is a budget-friendly way to update your bathroom. Since there is no furniture in the bathroom, your vanity is the focal point. Updated light fixtures can help bring focus to the vanity and tie together the overall look while transforming your bathroom instantly!
Adding a bit of color to your bathroom brightens the space and makes it warmer and inviting. There are plenty of ways to have fun with color. You could have an accent wall, a colorful rug, funky patterned tile, different colored towels on an open shelf, and so on! If working on a powder room, we encourage the use of fun wallpapers! Stick to a color story and experiment with different shades.
While storage is essential, we don’t recommend using a toilet tower. Toilet towers can decrease the elegance of your bathroom and take up unwanted space. Instead, opt for shelves. Shelves, like toilet towers, give you more storage space; however, shelves do this without decreasing the aesthetic of your bathroom. Swapping your towel rack for hooks is another clever idea to increase the available space in your bathroom.
You can place shelves over your toilet and around the bathroom for extra storage. Be careful, though! It’s easy to go overboard with shelves around your space. When possible, use secret storage such as cabinets and closets! Try using baskets for hand towels and extra toilet paper. We all store plenty of items in our bathrooms, so make sure to maximize storage space!
Ventilation is the most overlooked bathroom necessity. Moisture from the shower steam will destroy your painted surfaces and leave unhealthy mildew and mold. A few tips to combat this are using your bathroom fan while in the shower, or a dehumidifier that automatically adjusts to the humidity in the air will do the trick!
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