The fact that I love my new home is a huge bonus as it is super cosy and I felt at home a lot quicker than I ever have before. I tend to find with larger houses there is more room for clutter and i hate rattling around rooms with lots of space! Having moved from a huge 5 bed/4 bath house to a small 3 bed terrace with downstairs small loo (and I mean small!) I have had to make a whole host of changes to get around the very obvious storage and decor issues!
A few of my blogger friends have similar issues with storage so we put our heads together and came up with a lot of the same ways to save space in small bathrooms!
I live with 2 small girls who love to create potions and beg to have bottles of bubble bath/shampoo/detangler etc with their favourite characters on every time we go to the shops. Being a huge fan of a little self indulgent bath time I am partial to some nice bubbles and the odd candle myself too but it can all become a mass of clutter before long. I have found that keeping all of the full bottles in a box in my bedroom means that there are fewer for the girls to open, this in turn meaning we finish bottles before opening another. Special or expensive scents are also kept in my bedroom as the girls have a tendency to use perfume as air freshener!
Only keep the items you use! Declutter as much as you can, don’t stock up on items just because they are on offer. You actually need very little in your bathroom really . Chantelle from Two Hearts One Roof
We have a tiny bathroom and we have a cupboard under the sink, shelving and created extra space by building a cupboard behind the toilet which also conveniently covers the pipes! I want to change the bath panel to one with storage inside next. Emma from Emma Reed
Granted my bathroom may be on the small side but there are pockets of space everywhere you look that could be utilised. Above the toilet is a great place for shelves and cabinets to house additional toilet rolls etc, under sink cupboards are ideal to keep toiletries from being on display. The less on display the more space there seems to be and clutter can be a huge issue. Hooks on the back of the bathroom door are an ideal way to keep dressing gowns and towels off the floor or radiators, creating the illusion of more space too.
A shelf above the door to hold toilet rolls and other items you don’t use daily. Rolling towels instead of folding. Michelle from What Mummy Thinks
We have a small bathroom and lack of storage space so hubby built a cupboard underneath the sink. It took up no extra space and gives us storage in what would otherwise be wasted space. Victoria from Lylia Rose
I opted for a large wall mirror and small detail one too, the large mirror seems to bounce light around the room and also makes it appear a lot larger than it is. I placed it opposite the window to help create as much day light as possible. To be honest I use mirrors all around the house and even in the garden to give the illusion that there is more space than there actually is – and it works!
An illuminated mirror cabinet on the wall. It provides space to store toiletries and the reflection and lighting make the room appear bigger. Pete from Household Moneysaving
Don’t block half of the room with a thick shower curtain, if possible use clear or sheer material! Glass doors create a great barrier for water yet almost look invisible so will not make the room look smaller. With a block of colour on a shower curtain you are in effect cutting your room into sections creating the illusion of less space instead of more. Light can also pass through the glass doors giving a feeling of a larger area.
When you have a small room it is always best to stick to bright or light colours, I love a bright yellow for a big wake up call first thing on a morning! However we have opted for cream with blue voile pattern in our bathroom which has a lovely calming effect on a night time too when it comes to bathing the girls before bed – yellow would just get them all hyped up again and sometimes its the last thing you need! 😉
Choose a light and airy colour scheme! Nikki from Riding Boots For Boo
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