Sometimes it can be difficult to take advantage of the decoration of a small bathroom … who has not happened to? One of the main reasons is because its fixed elements, such as a sink, toilet or shower, leave little room for manoeuvre and seem to condition too much some aesthetic decisions we would like to make. In many cases, there is also the fact of not being able (or not wanting to) drill holes in the ceramic tiles so as not to damage them.
THE ANSWER: THE DECORATION
The good news is that we can make the most of our bathrooms with just a little imagination, through our great ally: decoration. All of us Deco lovers love to think of creative and entertaining ways to get the most out of every square meter in the home, and small bathrooms present us with especially interesting challenges. In current homes (and even in some older ones) the square meters are increasingly limited, so, to help you, we decided to find solutions that will allow you to save a lot of space, without losing style, of course.
Use the Space Above the Toilet
This space is often forgotten, and yet it is very useful. Either with shelves anchored to the wall or with bathroom furniture that you simply have to support. Look how beautiful it is!
Another Hidden Space: the Sink Environment
Dare to integrate into the decoration other elements that at first glance may seem unsightly, such as pipes and water intakes. With a coat of metallic spray paint, you get an industrial effect and you can leave them in the air to complement, for example, with a small piece of furniture or some useful and decorative baskets.
Choose Tall and Narrow Furniture
In a bathroom, with reduced space, we have to take advantage of the height and any possible corner, for this reason, narrow and tall furniture that provide support surfaces for products and even ornaments are very useful.
Take Advantage of the Corners and Corners
One of the keys is to make intelligent use of the space (which is always lacking in small bathrooms) and look with different eyes at corners that may be under-used. For this, you can help yourself with shelves, wheeled carts and even stools, which will help you to put together corners to organize and also to put details to decorate.
Buckets on the Walls to Organize
You can take advantage of the walls to distribute small buckets with makeup brushes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and styling pins and accessories. You do not need to use a drill if you do not want to, because these elements tend to weigh little and good suction cups to adjust them to the wall is enough.
Use the Back of the Door
If your bathroom is small, the ideal would be for it to have a sliding door, that would help you save space (real and visual), so if you are thinking of doing a reform it is a good idea. But if you have a conventional door, don’t miss the back. Many use it to hang towels and bathrobes, but if what you need is space to store you can use a shoe rack or closet organizer. It has a perfect size and lots of compartments to store your things.
Use Hanging Storage
Inside the shower, hanging from the bathroom ceiling or even from a piece of furniture. There are many storage options without having to drill a single hole in the ceramic.
Shelves and More Shelves
When the square meters are few, it is always a good idea to take advantage of the vertical space. For that, you can put some shelves on the toilet, which is a typically wasted space. In addition, there are several extra areas that can be used, such as the corners, in the shower space, or for example, put useful floating shelves on a wall that is free.
Long Live the Baskets!
And if you decided on some shelves, it is best to choose some baskets or wooden boxes to maintain order and also add a decorative and stylish point. There you can store everything from makeup to different hygiene and beauty products, and no one will know, because everything will be collected and harmonious.
Take Advantage of Less Used Space
A great idea, especially in buildings with high ceilings, is to take advantage of the space just above the door. There you can put a shelf, perfect for storing rolls of toilet paper and even extra towels. Have you thought about it? It is also very useful to take advantage of the back of the door. There you can hang extra towels, the robe or even one of those cloth shoe racks, where you can store all the beauty products.
A Mirror With a Secret
At first glance, this mirror looks like that: a mirror. But it actually hides a medicine cabinet that takes almost no space, is visually light and serves to store everything. In addition, mirrors are always a good addition for small bathrooms, because they reflect light and immediately make them look larger. The perfect companions.
Hooks on Doors
If you have a vanity under your sink, a good idea is to put a couple of hooks on the inside of the doors or some thin shelves. There you can hang or store the hair straightener, brushes and everything you can think of, freeing up other spaces, for example inside the furniture or on other surfaces.