Sprucing your bathroom up doesn’t have to be an all hands on deck kind of situation. In reality, breathing new life into this room of your home can easily be done over the course of one weekend, with only you and a couple of friends or a loved one working the scene.
A bathroom, no matter how big, is still a pretty cozy space, so managing to switch it up and add a bit of liveliness to it can truly be easy, but only if you know what you’re doing.
The best way to go about upgrading your bathroom is to choose which parts of it really need a bit of a new look. If your bathroom’s bones aka walls, floor, bathtub, sink, and so on, are okay, then your job will be significantly easier than it would if they weren’t.
Once you’ve established that all you really need to do is just put some makeup on that already pretty face the fun begins!
Bathroom Set-Up: Everything is Decor
Let this be your mantra during the renovation process. Absolutely everything you decide to put in your bathroom is a decor item as much as it is a functional one, especially when the hardware is in question.
We pay attention to the legs of our bathtub or the colour of that basin tap and showerhead because we really do understand that this duality is real and should be respected.
Still, as these things are mainly in that “face” category we spoke of, it’s time to dive a bit deeper into the other kind of functional bathroom decor, starting with towel solutions and ending somewhere between shelving and soap dispensers!
A towel ladder, or a bathroom ladder, is a type of towel holder that’s both extremely useful and practical and poses a novel and creative solution to the towel-hanging issue we all face on a daily basis.
If you’re anything like me then you have a bunch of throw towels, hand towels, face towels, and shower towels around your bathroom, each of which is hanging on its respective hook or some other regular way of storing.
Bathroom towel ladders, however, see this issue and propose a very neat and tidy alternative that’s extremely easy to use and makes your bathroom Pinterest-worthy as soon as you get it.
When browsing for bathroom ladders, you’ll see that there is a variety of them and they are quite a looker. Able to support more towels than any hook ever can, they lean gracefully upon a selected wall in your bathroom, giving all the colourful materials the space to wave about and dry quickly.
Towel ladders are a mix between what’s modern and what’s useful, making them an optimal bathroom appeal booster. Once you get one of these you’ll want to invest in all the pretty towels around and watch your bathroom transform every time you put on a new set!
By getting a towel ladder you’re actually getting an art installation of sorts, which clears the path for you to paint your own picture every time you put your towels to hang. Of course, you can your towel ladder for any fabric you want and use, from food wraps that are hanged to dry to clothing to a nice set of fairy lights and hanging plants to add a bit of atmosphere to the room.
Mats and Rugs
Now that we’ve established that cloth is absolutely great in the bathroom, it’s time to talk about more permanent pieces of fabric that will bring literal and figurative warmth to it.
If you haven’t thought about adding a mat or a rug to your bathroom floor there is no better time than the present, as this idea is just spectacular, no matter how you decide to see it.
Mats and rugs are amazing at adding depth to a room and tying everything together, while bare floors can give off an unfinished and cold look, something I’m pretty sure none of us really want.
When choosing the perfect rug or set of mats for your bathroom I’d recommend steering clear of any plastic versions and sticking with actual fabric that’s been reinforced with water-resistant properties or going straight for an outdoor rug that will both last a very long time and will be resistant to everything it needs to be.
By adding a rug to your bathroom you’re actually increasing both the comfort and the looks of the room, once again proving that anything you put in your bathroom is a decor item as well as a functional one.
Finally, we have all those small knick-knacks that are there to round everything up. I’m talking about things like toothbrush holders, toothpaste dispensers, soap bottles, mouthwash containers, boxes or shelving for your beauty products, and so on.
These items are often sold in sets, so you can go with that and purchase a matching set that will add a bit of unity to the room. The set can be as plain or as colourful as you’d like, the only thing you need to pay attention to is making sure that it matches the rest of the items in the bathroom.
As these items are going to be all around the place figuring out a nice placement plan can be of vital importance, so try out different spaces and figure out what works best.
The small things are where your creativity really comes out of its shell, so all I can really say is trust your gut. You know your bathroom far better than I ever will, so I’m leaving the decisions of what and where up to you.
Just mind the harmony and you’ll be good to go in no time!