I rate a good vacation based on the quality of the bathroom. I know, call me picky but comfort is important to me. I go on a holiday to relax and unwind, I’m no longer in it for just the adventure. It doesn’t have to be all posh and pretty but it needs to be clean and presentable. If you are like me, you will understand the importance of styling your own bathrooms at home. A pretty bathroom that makes you fell like you are on holiday is simply enough to lift your mood. Small bathrooms in particular are harder to style because you need creative ways for storage.
I love how Heimatbaum utilized the bottom of her sink as storage. They saved cost by building open shelves and using decorative baskets as storage instead of putting a full cabinet with doors.
Another smart way to add storage is shown in this photo from SSouthernrevivals.com. Open shelves on walls were installed and bathroom necessities like cotton buds were put in decorative glass jars. The shelves also allow a great focal point of style and decor.
When a bathroom is of limited space you need to be creative. The secret is to make storage decorative and stylish. Country Living shows a pretty bathroom designed by Franklin and Associated Design/ Build. A pretty basket was placed under the sink not just for decorative purposes but for storage as well. You can easily store rolled bathroom mats in there, toilet paper rolls, bottles of disinfectant and the like.
Notice the number of creative ways storage was created in this bathroom from Hometalk? Open shelves were built, a wire basket above the water closet was set to hold toilet paper rolls, and rectangular baskets on top of the open shelves add style and provide storage for small bathroom stuff.
Last but not the least, and also the most expensive but best solution for storage is to add a furniture piece such as this open cabinet from Maple and Magnolia. If space and budget allows, why not search for the perfect piece to go into your bathroom as an accent? Things don’t always have to be matching. Sometimes an unexpected antique or upcycled piece make great conversation pieces.
How would you style your bathroom if you had limited space?