Your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home. In fact, The Huffington Post reveals that British homeowners spend around three hours of their week inside their bathrooms, which is more time than one would typically spend exercising in the gym. This is why it’s important to make sure that your bathroom is a space where you can relax. But how do you go about doing this?
How to Design a Minimalist Bathroom
While the saying “less is more” is a rather worn-out cliché, there may be some truth to it after all. The BBC discusses how minimalism can pave the way to a more mindful lifestyle that can help give you the peace of mind that you desire after a long day at work. If this is something that interests you, read on to know more about how to design a minimalist bathroom!
Neutral or Natural Palettes
The colour you choose for your bathroom can make a world of difference. One great way to give the space an air of minimalism is through the use of neutral and natural colour palettes. Neutral colours such as grey and white will help maximise the limited amount of light within the space. Natural colours such as brown and green will help give your bathroom an overall relaxing vibe. You can even take it a step further and use actual wood panels and flooring for your bathroom.
This, however, won’t come cheap. This becomes more evident when you consider that the Office of National Statistics puts weekly housing costs at around £554, a fifth of which is attributed to home repairs and maintenance. This is why it’s crucial to take every precaution before remodelling your bathroom’s walls and flooring, which includes making sure your home’s underlying structures are safe and insured. It is particularly important to check your plumbing system, as it is usually the source of the problem when major renovations involving walls and floors go awry. In line with this, HomeServe outlines the importance of plumbing and drainage insurance, so that if any disruptions happen to your water supply, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to call out a professional to rectify any issues. This is especially important if any issues arise in the middle of a renovation as it can impact the other work that is being undertaken. Trust us when we say that spending on precautionary measures will be worth it in the long run, as they will mitigate greater costs down the line.
Efficient Storage Spaces
If there’s one thing that’ll throw off the overall ambience of your bathroom, it’s clutter. In fact, Fast Company points out how a cluttered space can even increase the amount of stress that you feel due to your senses being overloaded. One way to get around this issue is through the efficient use of storage spaces.
It’ll surprise you how decluttered your bathroom will be after utilising additional cabinet and drawer space. And while it could take some getting used to, as you’re accustomed to having everything right in front of you, a simple system to organise the items will help ease the transition period. A good rule of thumb would be to keep things stored in areas where you are most likely to use them.
Keep it Simple
Lastly, the most straightforward way of designing a minimalist bathroom is to keep it simple. Strip your bathroom down to the necessities and remove all forms of excessive design. Now, the biggest misconception with simple is that it’s boring. This couldn’t be further from the truth as the limitation of keeping things simple allows you to be even more creative than before.
Each piece in your bathroom will be meticulously designed and chosen to contribute to the overall minimalist aesthetic of the space. You also help draw attention to the smaller details by approaching design from a minimalist perspective. You can make a certain material such as marble the main attraction of your space or go an entirely different route. The choice is up to you.
If you’re thinking of revamping other parts of your home, why not start with the bedroom by checking out our article on Spring Trends for a Bedroom?