How Can I Decorate My Bathroom?

How Can I Decorate My Bathroom?

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Very often we don’t have enough space on our countertop or in our linen closet. A good idea then is to use the area above the toilet to add storage and decor to your bathroom. But how do you make your bathroom look great? How do you decorate your bathroom? And how do keep it tidy?

How can I make my small bathroom look luxurious?

1. Go for green. Use plants to make the bathroom appear bigger than it is.

2. Add a big lamp. Large-scale light fixtures will make a big impression, without taking up space.

3. Design your bathroom with gold and metallic accents.

4. Tile diagonally. It will make your bathroom look luxurious. It will open up the space as well.

5. Don’t go for the usual bathroom mirror. Think of it like decorating a living room.

6. Buy those classy containers you always like when staying at a nice hotel.

7. The same goes for those luxury towels that always look really expensive.

How do I keep my bathroom tidy?

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1. Use pretty things to declutter your bathroom. It can be classic cheramic bottles. Or nice plastic containers.

2. Put your stuff in storage you can hide. Like drawers under your sink.

3. Make use of the space on the door. Hang a rack. But make sure it doesn’t look messy.

4. Get rid of the towel rack. Hang your towels behind the door if it is possible. Or change after every use.

5. If you can find a sink and vanity in concrete, it will make it look way less dirty in your bathroom.

6. Dim the lights.

The best bathroom design ideas

At GoodHousekeeping you can find a splendid article with lots of great decor ideas for your bathroom. These 10 ideas were actually very helpful to me in my bathroom project:

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1. Use chandeliers. Why only use them in the dining or living rooms?

2. Put up a wallpaper. Pick something floral. It always brings us into a good mood. If you have tiles all the way up to the ceiling, you can find peel-and-stick kind of wallpapers. Visit Bed Bath & Beyond.

3. Change to polished brass, chrome or copper fixtures. This really made all the difference for my own bathroom remodelling.

4. Put a lot of lavender on shelves, in drawers, or even paint the wall in soothing lavender.

5. Put storage baskets under the sink. Pick some nice ones. And get rid of the mess.

6. Put some paint on your bathtub. Put in on the outside (of course). Or som mosaic tiles instead?

7. Install a towel rack up above the door (all the way) for your fresh towel storage. I can guarantee you won’t use this space for anything else.

You can also watch this video for some more inspiration:

For more inspiration, take a look at The 6 Best Tricks for Decorating on a Small Surface Area. And if you’re interested in Feng Shui, you can read this article.

The 6 Best Tricks for Decorating on a Small Surface Area

The 6 Best Tricks for Decorating on a Small Surface Area

Whether you live in a confined one-bedroom or a much more roomy living-room, it never harms to embellish wisely. With a few easy methods you can even get the smallest room to be perceived as bigger and make the small apartment or condo seem like a wise and expensive compact living dream.

1. Fake larger windows

With the assistance of a couple of nice curtain lengths you can trick the eye and make the window appear bigger than it actually is.

The trick is to position the material as near to the ceiling and as far to the sides of the window as possible – instead of in front. And after that you get a window that looks both greater and broader.

2. Use the altitude when storing

The floor area is restricted, there is typically room at altitude – use it. When you live crowded, storage in the form of shelves or plastic containers, can free up space. You can hardly get too much of good storage cases. Stack them high from flooring to ceiling or place them in remaining spaces, such as the surface area above doors, along ceilings or under the bed.

3. Choose smart storage

It doesn’t take much for a little home to look untidy, so great storage is everything when it comes to compact living. Purchase versatile cabinets that are incorporated in the remainder of the interior. If you do not want to develop your own custom one, there are lots of good budget versions in the bigger furniture storage chains. Like this product from IKEA:

smart storage for small spaces

4. Get the bed up in the air

This is a great hack! With a bed up in the ceiling you can free up a great deal of space that you rather use to something else. This is super if you live in a small apartment. The only drawback, however, is that it can be both tough and pricey to develop. You could go for a bunk bed, but with open space under. This is a great video on the topic:

Another excellent option is to raise the bed with the help of bureaus. As a reward, you also get extra storage.

bunk beds for adults for small spaces

5. Focus on light and reflection

Painting and decorating with bright colors is an old trick to make a space feel more airy. You can likewise use mirrors. The reflections will contribute to a more roomy impression. Like this Yayoi Kusama’s two fascinating mirror room installations:

6. Do not forget the green

Plants might be the last thing you believe you need if you live compactly. However the reality is that a little green can change even the smallest area into a homely, airy and fresh space.

Is it full on the floors or in the windows, we suggest to hang some plants from the ceiling.

Read also my guide on bathroom decorating. Or how to use Feng Shui in your home improvement project.