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When it comes to your bathroom, you really don’t have to go all in on a complete redesign to make it up to date or just feel new and modern. We all like changes once in a while, and if you are anything like me, that “in a while” is more often than most. I tend to grow bored with my décor very quickly, so small updates are essential every now and then. One of the easiest rooms to give a quick makeover is the bathroom, so it’s a good place to start. And actually, it is possible to make your old bathroom look much better without spending a fortune. Never underestimate the power that relaxation and cleanliness have on the body. Your bathroom should be a spa getaway, in which you can maneuver around with ease, and to accomplish this dream, all you need to do is ensure it follow some of these pretty easy guidelines.
First and foremost, you need a good shower situation which might be the most expensive thing on the list, but you’ll love yourself every morning when spending a bit extra on this one. My pet peeve is going for a nice big overhead rain shower – and you definitely also want to make sure the actual shower cabin/area is big enough. Nothing worse than trying to maneuver around with the shower curtain clinging to your bare behind. I recently changed my own into one from the new Damixa Silhouet collection.
Of course, tidying up your space will help hugely and there’s lots of ways to do that. Think about good storage, many companies make great storage items for bathroom on a budget, personally I really like Muji clean PP baskets. The hard reality of being minimal and clutter-free, which I am no-way near perfecting (I am true hoarder) is getting rid of stuff. How many shampoos do you have from all those times the favorite of the month was on sale? How many products do you have that you’ve used once or twice? First get rid of everything that you haven’t used for a while, unless they are super expensive, and you start using them rn. I try to live by the golden rule, never have more than one of any product – one shampoo, one body lotion, one face cleanser etc. The only thing I (try) to allow myself more than one of in the bathroom is scents – in fact, I got a very cute tray on which I collect all my different scents. If you do need to store more than one of each, I suggest, you keep them in boxes somewhere out of sight.
For some reason, affordable toiletries only come in super ugly packaging (why is that?), so either buy the expensive ones one time and refill with cheaper brands, or find some opaque white or brown dispensers, so you can ditch all those crazy colored tubes and bottles. Instant tidiness extravaganza right there.
If you have the option for a glass shower door/wall, I say go for it. It is much nicer, allows for light to go through, and is so much easier to clean over and over again. If you have to go for the shower curtain option, like me, go for a pattern that go with the rest of your stuff, unless you are brave and go with an all same color to give your bathroom that pop of color. Even more important, make sure you choose one that’s 100% cotton with an acrylic coating*, never plastic, as they are easy to wash in the machine once a month (the frequents can vary according to the hardness of your water).
Finally, your towel situation*. I guess I do not have to tell you that they of course have to color match, this also makes it way easier to wash, and speaking of washing. Bath towels should only be used 3-5 times, especially if they are left to dry in the bathroom, hand towels should be changed at least once a week.
So, these you have it, easy steps to keep your bathroom clutter free and looking clean and neat. To maintain a clutter free bathroom, you really don’t want to add much more than the essentials. I am not saying it’s easy, but you need to be pretty disciplined about it! But when you get it just right, it will be so worth it.
Do you think you’ll try these tips for a clutter free bathroom? Do you have any more tips?
And if you want a sneak peek inside my newly bathroom make over, you just have to make one tiny jump.