How to furnish your bathroom?
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Whether your bathroom is in length, sloped or 4 m², the best solution for optimizing your space is an organized and practical layout. Equipped with either a shower or bath, when it comes to decorating, it is totally up to you: Zen bathroom, stylish or modern. Here are tips and ideas for a successful bathroom furnishing!
How to organize your bathroom?
Besides being a preparation area where your toilet needs are met, the bathroom is an intimate space where relaxation rhymes with well-being. With most people spending an average of 2 hours a day in it, the bathroom's organization is not to be overlooked!
5 Rules for a good bathroom
If you are remodeling a bathroom with a small area, be sure to consider all of these factors at the beginning of the planning stage. Do not fall into the trap of selecting the wrong size!
Successfully organizing its bathroom is dictated by a few simple rules and the feeling of a secure and tranquil space, combining well-being and aesthetics. Because a small bathroom of 4 m², 5 m² or a bathroom under the roof must be organized with purpose, follow our 5 tips for small bathrooms!
Choice of sink
Although it may seem obvious, do not choose a sink on a column in a small bathroom! The #1 rule in such a configuration is the optimization of space. Prefer a built-in sink, a vanity top or a hanging sink. Choosing the right sink becomes essential!
Shower or bathtub
Choosing a bathtub in a small bathroom reduces the floor area and may give off a feeling of confinement. Choose an open space with a walk-in shower and if the work scares you, opt for a slay-down shower tray rather than a concealed drain. If you place your shower in an angle, equip it with a door or a wall that you prefer. Screen-printed modles are not recommended as they tend to break the space's volume. Shower cabins are easy to set up, however they occupy a large space and should be avoided in small bathrooms.
Having low lighting reduces the feeling of space, as does the choice of dark colors. If you have a bathroom without a window, do not hesitate to add mirrors on the walls in order to enlarge the space and create light effects. Promote white, uniform, powerful lighting and, if possible, built-in spotlights - in the case of wall lights, choose thin, space-saving lamps and prefer high-level installation with a horizontal projection.
If your bathroom door opens from the inside, change the hinges and swap to an outside opening, as you will gain precious space. If you have hanging cabinets with doors, consider changing the opening direction according to the bathroom configuration and location.
Making a bathroom plan has three important steps:
- Check the size and correct dimensions of the furniture and equipment chosen for the bathroom layout
- View the final product and project different configurations for better bathroom optimization
- Establish a real bathroom budget and anticipate future developments
The bathroom plan must be made to scale otherwise, any realistic projection is impossible - especially when it comes to bulkiness in small bathrooms.
Do not hesitate to make a first, rought draft and a more refined second with more precise measurements.
Bathroom furniture and accessories
Bathroom furniture and accessories are chosen according to the available space and the configuration of the bathroom.
Slim and wall-mounted furniture is preferred for smaller bathrooms. Several types of bathroom furniture are available:
If your bathroom is cramped and/or has many angles, niches or dead ends, do not hesitate to create a laundry room or use the interior architecture to create cupboards and shelves.
How to decorate your bathroom?
The room for well-being room by it's pure nature, the bathroom must be harmonic in shape and color. The decoration of your bathroom is primarily based on your personal tastes however, so the style you will attribute it can be privileged by one configuration rather than another. A bathroom with exposed stones lends itself more to a Zen atmosphere and it is quite easy to follow up the oriental bathroom decorations with niches and rounded shapes. The first tip to decorate your bathroom is therefore to consider its configuration.
- Coat hooks
- Green plants or even a plant wall
- Mirrors and LED lights
- Wall stickers and the agreement of your towels with your furniture
- Additinal color here and there in accordance with your decoration style
- A bath mats or a shower curtain
- Matching accessories such as laundry basket, cof, bathroom shelves, etc.
- Double the bottom of the shelves with a mirror etc.
Your bathroom's style is based on your tastes but also of its configuration and surface. It’s up to you to find the right style!
Enjoy the wellness with a Japanese-style bathroom. Choose natural materials such as wood, pebbles and stone and opt for non-aggressive colors: chestnut, white, taupe, beige, green, etc.
A glass countertop sink placed on a teak furniture is of the most beautiful effect and an Italian shower allows to keep the space wide open. Finish the Zen decoration with eucalyptus shoots and hanging exotic plants, and the Feng Shui is assured.
A designer bathroom puts forward modern forms and a pure look. Available for masculine, feminine or neutral, a designer bathroom is minimalist and well organized. Sinks and furnishings are sober - gray, black, white - and prefer linear storage without handles to avoid breaking the lines.
The contemporary bathroom is a modern bathroom by definition. Usually equipped with a corner bathtub, vanity top, wall mirror, pure furniture, mosaics...
The contemporary bathroom, like the designer bathroom, is minimalist and practical. LED spot-lights, walk-in or corner shower with glass wall, bright colors: your bathroom reflects your personality.
The Moroccan bathroom favors warm colors and is arranged like a hammam - large shower head, bench, storage niches etc.
The floor is often covered with tiles of zellige, the walls of red Marrakech and shower walls with tadelakt to bring that oriental style to your bathroom.
Advice for a successful bathroom design
If the decoration of your bathroom is a matter of taste, successful planning is the method to success. To summarize and to help you efficiently to plan and optimize your bathroom, heres only our very best advice:
- Consider the configuration, the architecture of the bathroom for the choice of furniture and/or the creation of storage
- Realize a plan to scale appreciate the bulk of the furniture and judge its practicality
Decorate with style without straying away from the chosen theme
Don't believe people who say it's all aout the budget; an inexpensive bathroom can be tasteful and stylish, much more so than a luxury bathroom realized in bad taste!
For do-it-yourselfers in full bathroom renovation or simply curious, follow the links below for bathroom-related accessories, advice from our editors and more helpful guides:
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- How to choose a balneo bathtub?
- How to choose your spa?
- How to choose your sauna?
- How to choose your bathtub?
- How to choose your shower cabin?
- How to choose a shower tray?
- How to choose your shower door and wall?
- How to choose your shower enclosure?
- How to choose your bathroom sink?
- How to choose your bathroom faucet?
- How to choose your bathroom lighting?
- How to choose your bathroom and kitchen paint?
- How to choose your electric towel warmer?
- How to choose your bathroom accessories?
- How to choose your bidet?
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