Making the most of your bathroom

Whether you have a large, luxurious bathroom or a cosy and small one - bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in the house. They are used for everything from part of your everyday getting ready routine in the morning to a long, relaxing soak at the end of the day; therefore it’s vitally important that your bathroom is fit for purpose. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, here are some helpful tips to allow you to utilise all of its space.

Clever positioning

To make the most of the room you have, you need to take a look at the space as a blank canvas. You don’t need to gut your bathroom for this, simply draw or use an online tool like Room Styler to map it out. Play around with your layout and see if you could add some extra inches by trying out a corner sink or positioning your shower over the bathtub. This will give you a good idea of where the room is being taken up. Bigger prints on walls or tiles on the floor will give the illusion of more space in a small room so if you can fully redesign then this is a great option.

If you don’t have the budget or the option to completely redecorate, there are some other things you can do. Adding a bigger mirror on the wall will add more light in and allow the room to seem more spacious. Opting for a shower curtain over a glass shower screen will also allow for more space. A glass shower door open out into the room so need to be positioned in specific places. A curtain will just slide across and won’t need to expand. Placing a towel rail onto the back of the door or some hooks will mean that you won’t need a big rail taking up wallspace.

Storage

If you have lots of toiletries or like to stock up on bathroom supplies, it's easy to start running out of space. Having bottles of shampoo, your favourite bath bombs and packs of loo roll crowding up your bathroom can make the room look extremely cramped and cluttered. Keep these items stored away in cupboards and wardrobes where possible or, alternatively, invest in some new bathroom cabinets to keep the essentials in. For a cheaper option, pick up some decorative wicker baskets to add a stylish storage touch to your bathroom and keep your toiletries neatly tucked away but within easy reach.

Finishing touches

Now you have your bathroom perfectly staged, your new mirrors or cabinets fixed onto the walls and your shampoo nicely stored away - it's time to add some finishing touches. Investing in some luxurious bath mats and towels will give your newly designed bathroom a hotel feel. Other popular accessories include a scented candle or reed diffuser to help you unwind after a long day. Sticking to simple but striking touches will make sure your bathroom looks stylish and inviting but without feeling cluttered.