The bathroom can be a luxe spa that is decked out like an oasis of relaxation or a messy disaster that is used only out of desperation and necessity. Your guest bathroom, the kids’ bathroom and, of course, your master bath shouldn’t look like an outhouse!
Spruce up your bath space with these 10 easy bathroom organization and decor ideas!
1. Clean out the cabinets and install organizers
Take a peek in cabinets and under the sink. Are those areas an absolute mess? Keep the areas tidy by installing organizers to sort all those necessities. Bathroom cleaners should be kept from toilet paper or other paper goods!
The medicine cabinet can be organized, too. One thing many of us forget to do is throw out old medications and other clutter found on these cabinets. If you have old prescription medications, though, don’t flush them or throw them in the trash. Deliver them to a drug take-back location where they can be disposed of properly.
2. Keep towels presentable
Bath and hand towels can add color to a bathroom. Use these bathroom staples to give the room a little character. Depending on the size of your bathroom, display towels by neatly folding them on towel bars or holders.
Have extra room? Use a towel rack or shelf unit to display towels and washcloths. Just make sure you wash all linens frequently! A musty smell doesn’t add to the beauty of a bathroom.
3. Organize Your Makeup and Products
Cosmetics brushes can look pretty when displayed; arrange them neatly in a colorful jar or pottery. Cosmetics and hair products need to be stored away, though, as these items can lead to unnecessary clutter.
You should sort through all your products monthly and throw away anything that is expired. Yes, makeup expires! Keeping products too long can lead to bacteria growth. Using expired mascara or other eye products also could cause eye infections.
4. Buy a shower caddy!
Have a small shower that doesn’t offer space for shampoos and other soaps? Buy a shower caddy that hangs from the showerhead to keep all these products out of the shower space. You also can hang your shower puffs here, too.
5. Create character with décor
Your bathroom doesn’t have to be dull and dreary. Add color and personality to your bathroom! Paint the walls in a calming hue like blue or a cheery citrus yellow. Choose photos or decorative details to hang on the wall—just make sure your pictures can handle humidity!
Bathroom rugs also can be an easy way to pull in color and personality. Choose bold designs and hues. Or opt for something fun like a rug in the shape of a fish!
6. Choose vanities with storage
Small bathrooms need as much storage as possible. If you’re updating a small bathroom, choose a vanity that offers lots of storage. Drawers and cabinet space allow you to conceal makeup, bath products, toothbrushes, and cleaners so they don’t clutter up your bathroom.
7. Hang toothbrushes from the mirror
If your vanity counter is small and there isn’t enough space to place your toothbrush and toothpaste, buy a toothbrush holder that suctions to a mirror. This provides an easy space to keep your toothbrush so it doesn’t fall on the floor or take up space.
8. Choose a space-saving hamper
It isn’t uncommon to keep the dirty clothes hamper in the bathroom, as this is where we often undress. If your bathroom is large and space isn’t an issue, you can opt for a large hamper. However, choose space-saving hampers for a smaller bathroom. Folding hampers may be a great solution!
9. Don’t forget to install child locks
If you have little kids, you need to install child locks and childproof mechanisms on all cabinets and drawers that contain chemicals, dangerous tools, and medications. If you store bathroom cleaner or bleach under the vanity, you need to lock up that cabinet! Remember that electrical items like hair dryers also can be dangerous if they are plugged in near water. Lock those up, too!
Remember, keeping appliances plugged in wastes electricity…so be sure all items are unplugged and stored.
10. What about the plunger?
There was a question on Houzz about where to keep the must-needed toilet plunger. If the plunger is used frequently, those in the forum advised to keep it in the bathroom but hide it under the vanity or use a storage container. Just remember to always clean it after use (germs!).
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. A cluttered gross bathroom, though, is one that no one wants to use! Spruce up your bathroom by organizing all the mess, keeping towels presentable, adding colors with paint and rugs and installing space-saving storage solutions.