Uncluttered, sleek, and elegant are a few ways you might describe a minimalist space. Minimalism recently took the world by storm when Marie Kondo sparked everyone’s interest in “tidying up”, with the idea that clean, organized spaces are attractive and can bring feelings of peace, calm and reduced stress.
Since the bathroom is easily one of the most high-traffic and heavily cluttered rooms in the house, all of the products, towels, and personal hygiene tools can easily be left strewn about. This clutter can subconsciously create feelings of anxiety and become a mental or emotional drain.
So, how would you even go about making your bathroom a minimalist refuge?
It’s possible to enjoy an uncluttered, minimalist bathroom that fills you with feelings of order and balance rather than chaos and disorganization.
Here are just a few ways you can achieve this for yourself:
Pick a Pallet
Minimalism is all about simplicity and uniformity. Opt for one color to use in your bathroom, maybe two. Many people choose white, as many bathroom fixtures like tubs and sinks come in white. Paint walls white and install white countertops as well to complete the effect. Minimalism also extends to tile, which is usually uniform in color and doesn’t feature patterns.
You may opt to include an accent color or two, such as browns, or chrome for your fixtures. Minimalism doesn’t include a lot of decor items, so it’s best if you make sure these items fit into the theme. For example, if you have wooden cabinets, you might also want to include a wooden soap dish or planter. This helps keep your theme unified and simple.
Clean countertops are a hallmark of minimalism in bathrooms. So, if you currently store most of your toiletries on the counter of your vanity, it’s time to rethink your storage plan. While you don’t have to eliminate all of the items from your countertop, you should keep things to a minimum. Some experts recommend only keeping everyday items available and storing the rest.
If you do decide to keep things on the countertop, consider using storage solutions that will keep the look uniform. For example, you could keep items in glass bottles, wooden boxes, or simple baskets with lids.
For the rest of your toiletries, make use of any niches, cabinets, or drawers that you have. You should also keep your products tidy, even when hidden in drawers or behind cabinets. Use baskets, hooks, magnet strips, and tubs to keep your items organized.
Minimalism is a lifestyle, not just a design theme. Minimalism encourages people to trim down their belongings to what they truly need. So, if you have several bottles of body lotion, multiple bags of make-up, or old bottles of shaving cream laying around, try to pare back your bathroom items to what you actually use.
Going through your bathroom supplies will help you make better use of your storage space. As a result, you’ll be able to achieve the ultimate minimalist look, free of cluttered countertops.
In minimalism, less is more. So, eliminate excessive décor items. For example, one vase on the countertop and one accent lighting fixture might be enough for the entire bathroom.
Are you ready to eliminate clutter and clean the slate in your bathroom? Follow the above steps to create your own minimalist oasis.