Monday, June 13, 2011

Bathroom Solutions

You're lucky if you have a regular bathroom at home. But for some with just about room for bath, you may be struggling big time for the necessities and the convenience of organizing stuff within your reach. Hard as this may seem, anyone can make this happen. It won't be too hard to address the current state of your bathroom and at the same time work on with putting personality and style that you always wanted with just a bit of creativity. Since your utmost priority is improving and making the best use of your existing space, the first thing that would come to mind is how to make your bathroom look inviting without losing its functionality. I hope the tips here would fit well in your plan and help you meet your objective.

More than anything else, picking the right color paint for the walls can create a huge impact for your bathroom. It is more practical rather than changing and reinstalling new tiles. I suggest something on the lighter shade as this would give an illusion of a wider space and airy atmosphere. Bright, bold colors can be an option but careful considerations must not be overlooked. The intention is just to accentuate your bathroom for a stylish appeal. If you fancy wallpaper treatment, ensure to select the ones with small prints and keep one wall free from prints. Thinking what would be the best color for the walls - there are lots offered by manufacturers. The best choice would be choosing something of the same color as your floor. Incorporating the wall color to the flooring will make your bathroom appear more open.

Installation of a wide mirror can make an enormous difference especially if you are dealing with a much cramped area. This will help the bathroom appear bigger than it really is because it will capture all of the available lights and reflect it back into the room to make it bigger and brighter. Additional lighting, will even make an enormous difference in the way the small area in the bathroom is perceived. With both of these considerations, the space would look more open and the walls would appear to be wider apart.

Limit items in the bathroom. You only want enough storage for your necessities. Think of what you and your family needs. Bulky storage shelves, hampers, magazine racks, etc. can eat up valuable space. It is a good idea to transfer or make storage cabinets near your bathroom for all the other things you normally store in the bathroom. Hampers can be moved to your bedroom or laundry area.

Towel bars is a practical tool to hang towels in use. Make sure though you get enough air circulation, otherwise, the towel might not dry and will end up with a mildew and a bad smell situation. Before installation, check the length of your towel to prevent from overlapping with the bars. Do not install on hollow core of the door. However, if you use the proper hardware this can be made possible. It is a wise idea to always talk to your manufacturer before purchasing any of their products. Towel bars can also be used as a magazine organizer. Maybe three of the latest issues of your favorite magazines can be hang over it instead of the usual magazine rack that can take up space of the floor area.

Accessorizing your bathroom may include installation of open transparent shelves on eye level for your frequently used toiletries instead of cluttering them around the toilet sink. Arrange the pieces by their kinds or by their height for a unified look.  If you have enough space, you may decorate with miniature plants, scented candles and other decorative items you fancy. Incorporate the design of your window treatment with the shower curtains if at all possible. Small bright prints with white backdrop would be recommended. It would be best to have the color of the prints as your wall color.

Image Credit to Contributor: twobee


  1. Hi yetski! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so glad I found you cause i love decorating my home...even though its in second place now that i have a baby! I love to decorate any room in the house but the mostfun I had was designing my baby's nursery! Now that's all I do, i make nursery decor and design on paper for my dear readers. Following you now! Thanks for stopping by One Cute Nursery

  2. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following back. I'm so glad I found a blog about ideas for the home. I don't have the time or money to redecorate (will wait till Miss B is older) but I'm having fun collecting ideas. I'm sure your blog will be full of inspiration to me.



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