Three IKEA KNARRA baskets are used as laundry baskets and sit in front of a matching black tiled wall.
Living in a shared house can often lead to....how can we say this? Tension in the bathroom? How used the last of the shampoo, or left the wet towel? Colour coding and private storage boxes are a great way of keeping the bathroom tidy and also keeping the peace!
Extend the colour code all the way to the shower by decorating your baskets. Which means no pile of half-empty shampoo bottles. And when the shampoo does run out, a shared back-up stash saves the day (so you don’t have to borrow from your roomies)
An affordable locker system is great for keeping all of the items you might share as a household. You know, cleaning products, bulk items, extra rolls of toilet paper. There’s even enough room for everyone to have their own extra locker for items they might use less frequently.
Complete the bathroom with elegant shelving
You can never have too many mirrors - they create a feeling of spaciousness and a statement wall upon which you can gaze!
Stretch your feet out on a shoe rack pedicure station. Add some containers on the sides and you’re all set to kick back in peace and keep your toes in tune.
Is the loo your homes unofficial library? Make it official! Try a couple of stationery organisers on the wall for magazines and maybe a notebook for some contemplative thoughts.
Need a cup of joe in hand to keep the morning running smoothly? This kitchen shelf & rail set makes the perfect spot for resting a cup while doing makeup (plus the caddies are great for storing toiletries, too)
Mix materials for a bathroom that suits your style.
There’s always room for a big, traditional bathroom.
Maximise modern style and storage
Forget swiping through pictures on a phone. A real life photo exhibition mounted in your bathroom is always miles better.
Let's get dotty! Add immediate texture across your wall – even the mirror and cabinets are not immune to your dot prowess. Best solution: cut up black tape into all different kinds of sizes.
Get great storage in your bathroom (no drilling required!) You can’t always change the bathroom you have – especially if you’re renting your space. And if yours is short on storage space, this idea is perfect for you. Forget cabinets – they take up too much valuable floor space. We used a combination of rails and baskets to store everything from towels to toilet paper in this bathroom – all on the walls using the STUGVIK suction range.
Create a spa bathroom for book-lovers - ‘The bathroom is where you can shut out the world and focus on yourself, so don’t be afraid to go for it,’ says stylist Sam Grigg. ‘A little indulgence goes a long way to restore your everyday wellbeing.’
IKEA HEMNES shelving unit with towels and storage boxes. A new little bathroom, one little update at a time. Spruce up your bathroom with these simple ideas to bring in new functionality and a fresh look.
Break your bathroom rules! If you’re tired of everyone crowding around the sink, it might be time to take a look at your family’s needs and habits – and consider that three can be better than one.
Make room for everyone with modern compact storage. Suitable for the whole family, and offering bright flourishes of colour that bring life to the room.
Thanks to suckion cups you can attach six plastic boxes filled with ferns to the tiles on your bathroom wall.
Even hanging up a towel makes a difference! Properly aired towels stay clean and fresh smelling for longer, meaning less water wasted on washing machine loads. A rack over the tub lets towels and face cloths air out without getting in the way.
Save on energy and water Cutting back on how much water and electricity we use are simple ways to save. Here are our top three tips: 1. Switch to LED. It uses 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and lasts for up to 20 years. 2. Tackle your taps! Turn them off while brushing teeth and fix any drips. A dripping tap can waste enough water to fill a bathtub every day. 3. Enlist help. Choose taps, showers and toilets with built-in water saving features to do the job for you.
Big or small, sort things here A waste sorting system is an easy way to make your bathroom more sustainable. And it’s not just big things. Bottle tops, cotton balls – all those tiny bits of waste add up. Small containers make it easy to recycle little bits over time.
Small steps to a more eco-friendly bathroom When it comes to living more sustainably at home, most of us think about the kitchen and forget all about the bathroom. But because every member of the household uses it every day, small changes here can add up to make a big difference.
Adding plants in the bathroom brings an instant sanctuary feel. Ladders don’t take up much space, so why not create more impact with two? Spray-painting one in a vibrant colour can bring real drama to a white scheme. Choose plants that thrive in a steamy environment and play with different textures, leaf shapes or trailing plants, plus a few flowers to break up the green. Go for pots in a mixture of sizes and shapes, but stick to one or two colours to keep the look harmonious.