Bathroom Ideas for the Home

Bathroom Ideas for the Home

A beautiful and functional bathroom is the cornerstone of any modern home since a lot of time is spent there to meet essential functions.

 There are many ways to make the most out of a bathroom space without compromising on other areas of the home. 

Read on to find out more.

What adds the most value to a bathroom?

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A bathroom can look untidy even when it is clean. Failing to keep accessories and items in the right spot can make the bathroom look disorganized as a whole.


Every bathroom should have a cabinet where items like oral hygiene products, soap, medicine, allergy products, and sunscreen can be neatly stored

This not only helps you when seeking out these items, but it also keeps these products out of reach for young children, preventing accidents and possible wastage.

Towel racks

towel rack

Even when you are a fan of folding your towels, you will likely need to place them in a way that allows them to neatly dry when not in use. 

Every good bathroom has a towel rack or hanger that allows towels to dry and prevent them from developing a foul smell. 

A towel hanger can be attached either to a wall or a bathroom door, thus making the best possible use of the available space.

Accessory rack

There are some items that you use regularly and would not want to have stashed away in a cabinet. For items such as hair products, oral hygiene products, lotions, and oils, you will be best served by racks that have dividers.

These racks can also accommodate candles, toiletries, and other items you may want to keep in the open. 

Remember that you may want to mount your racks higher on the wall so that you do not impede movement on your floor space.

Refuse bin

Every bathroom needs a trash bin where product wrappers and dirt swept up from the floor can easily be disposed of without leaving the space. 

Littering your bathroom with wrappers, dirt and other unnecessary items on the floor makes the room unattractive and ill-suited to its function of promoting cleanliness in the home. Hence the need for a refuse bin.

Remember to empty your refuse bin before it gets full so that you do not accidentally knock it down and mess up your bathroom floor after working to get it clean.

Laundry basket

laundry basket

You change your clothes every time you get into the bathroom to clean yourself up. Therefore, it makes sense to have a laundry bin into which you can neatly discard used items of clothing. 

A good laundry basket should come with a lid so that the room can remain neat while serving its core purpose.

How can I make my bathroom look nice?

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Experts reckon that the bathroom is usually the second most expensive space to spruce up after the kitchen. However, there are many pocket-friendly ways to make a contemporary bathroom look more expensive

Here are a few tips to help you along

Add some seating

An elegant bathroom ought to have a little perching place. This could range from a tufted ottoman to a simple garden stool placed near a mirror. 

You can also opt for stainless steel stool to embrace a minimalist design that frees up more legroom.

Use elegant and clever containers

You can seek out small, sleek matching containers made of glass, brass, and steel to store items within reach such as toothbrushes, cotton balls, and other small items. 

Compliment your chosen design by adding drying racks with the same finish.

Switch out your bath mat

bathroom mat

An old and dingy mat can tone down the contemporary appearance you seek in your bathroom. 

One of the more popular trends involves replacing conventional terry cloth mats with Persian and Turkish rugs that give off a more eye-catching and inspiring visual effect.

Changing bathroom rugs will add some personality and sophistication to the space.

Spruce up your bathroom walls

bathroom wallpaper

Installing some elegant wallpaper can give your bathroom a new and sleek look. Spending a few hundred dollars on a roll or two of wallpaper will instantly transform your bathroom walls into a more contemporary creation.

Remember to look for a wallpaper pattern that isn’t too busy, since contemporary finishes are about being elegant rather than trying too hard. 

Look for simple bright patterns that draw attention with florals, big prints, and elements that complement other parts of the bathroom.

Improve your lighting

Lighting is an essentially functional and aesthetic feature of a bathroom. 

You want enough light to see everything well so that you ensure cleanliness, and concurrently, you want the type of light that exudes elegance and sophistication.

If you can afford it, switch out your builder-grade fixture for a sleek pendant or a beautiful chandelier. 

The lighting they give off and the visual finish will be a welcome upgrade to the appearance of your bedroom.

Mirror a wall

bathroom mirrors

A mirror greatly adds elegance and sophistication of a contemporary bathroom. Rather than having a small mirror above the vanity, consider installing a wide mirror across the whole wall of a tiny bathroom.

The appearance and reflection of light will echo a lot of the good work a window does for the aesthetic finish of a bathroom. 

If mirroring an entire wall does not mesh with your style, consider adding multiple mirrors to a single wall.

A chic and modern way of adding a lot to a bathroom is by adding a backlight behind the mirror. This is ideal if you want a minimalist finish or when you do not have enough room for sconces.


A good bathroom requires some storage compartments, a drying rack, attractive finishes on the flooring, and beautiful lighting fixtures. These do not have to be expensive to look good, so take the time to ensure you get these elements right.

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