How to Declutter You Bathroom to Look Different
As mentioned in the previous article, sayings like “less is more” and “too much of a good thing…” really are relevant when it comes to bathroom decorating.
For many first-time bathroom decorators; a lot of them hold the perception that filling their bathroom with beautiful knick-knacks to look at is what they are supposed to do when they decorate their bathrooms.
However, lets face it – when you come home from a long day at work, after driving from A to B, visiting the shops and so on, the first thing you really want to do (as soon as you can) is retreat to a space in your home that will stimulate you to think of very little.
Keeping in mind that the sense of sight greatly controls our thoughts, if your bathroom is cluttered and filled with unnecessary objects and trinkets, how will you find the right environment in which to clear your mind?
Keeping your bathroom free of clutter is very important if you want it to be your personal oasis. In the picture below you will see an example of a bathroom that is just too cluttered for any sense of relaxation to find its place. Not only are there too many unnecessary decorations, and no space to hide and store bathroom essentials (leaving them out in the open); the washing machine only makes most people begin to think about another chore that they really don’t like, lessening their chances of relaxation once again.
One may say, ‘but this is a small bathroom, after all’. Don’t be fooled – so is the bathroom in the next picture. Do you see the difference? Which bathroom would you feel more relaxed in, honestly?
When it comes to keeping your countertops clutter free, try to use wall-mounted accessories; like wall-mounted toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, face cloth hooks and so on. While a basket seems like a good way to store your essential toiletries, you will have to wipe the surface beneath it constantly, to prevent the build-up of mold and grime; not a healthy environment for cleansing essentials. If you have a variety of extra toiletry supplies that you would like to store in a basket on a shelf in your bathroom (away from direct moisture), using a basket can look lovely.
A wall-mounted tooth brush and tumbler holder:
A wall-mounted basket for a disposable liquid soap dispenser:
Keeping your bathroom free of clutter really is simple. For a start, use a vanity whenever you can. Vanity cabinets are perfect solutions to storage space problems. Instead of having all of your essentials placed randomly throughout your bathroom, you can store them (hide them out of sight) and use them only when you need them.
Large shelves in a small bathroom can be problematic sometimes, because they tend to ‘jut out’. This is why recessed shelving in a bathroom is so effective. They don’t take up any space in your bathroom, but instead they provide space for your bathroom accessories.
Corner shelving is another fantastic way to utilize space wisely in your bathroom. Instead of covering your countertop with your bathroom toiletries, your corner shelves will be the perfect storage solution.
There’s not much more to be said about keeping a bathroom free of clutter. The pictures used in this chapter speak a thousand words on their own.
As you create your bathroom decor design plan; using fixtures, accessories, and hardware that serve decorative purposes will be important. The alternative to this would be to clutter up your bathroom with knick knacks and unnecessary trinkets that don’t serve any purpose – which will only result in a bathroom that makes you feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed, the exact opposite of a well-designed bathroom’s purpose.
Written By : Smith, Amanda (2012-06-12). Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design.