The Most Common Bathroom Decoration Mistakes

To make the most of the space, there are a couple of key mistakes to avoid when decorating your bathroom.
The Most Common Bathroom Decoration Mistakes

Last update: 23 December, 2020

Your bathroom should be a place for relaxation. It should be somewhere you can recharge your batteries after a long day at work, or find your inspiration for the day ahead. Read this post to discover some common bathroom decoration mistakes and how to avoid them.

Common bathroom decoration mistakes – no natural light

Bathroom lighting.

If there’s anywhere in your home that needs good lighting, it should be your bathroom. It’s best to use natural light, or at least light that appears natural. That way, your eyes will adjust to the daylight for when you step outside. It’s also a good idea to install lights around your bathroom mirror so that you can see yourself clearly. LED bulbs are great for this.

Find the right shower screen

There are many different shower curtains available on the market, each more beautiful and stylish than the last. However, while shower curtains might be exactly what you want in your home, they might not be ideal for every bathroom. If you want to create the bathroom of your dreams, it’s perhaps time to invest in a shower screen.

In addition to making your bathroom seem bigger and brighter, a shower screen is also less likely to get mildew in areas where water collects. The best option is to get a flat, water-resistant screen with a minimalist design.

No storage space

Bathroom products in jars.

An issue that many people face when decorating their homes is a lack of space. In the bathroom, trying to create the maximum storage space with as little furniture as possible can help you to make the most of your room.

Although you might think that wall-mounted sinks look attractive, bear in mind that these provide very little storage space on or underneath the sink. If you do have one of these sinks, you could hang some basic hygiene items on the wall instead, such as cotton wool pads or sponges in jars.

Shower trays

We’ve all seen pictures of wet room showers in magazines, and there’s no doubt that they’re very stylish. However, they have a small flaw. For the shower water to drain properly and to avoid your bathroom flooding, the shower tray or floor needs to be angled downwards at between 2 and 3 inches. However, this isn’t achievable in all bathrooms.

It’s a good idea to hire a professional to survey your space before you start any work.

Common bathroom decoration mistakes – not taking measurements

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Although this might sound obvious, you’d be surprised by the number of people who don’t measure their rooms before making decisions about their decoration. Some might even reach the point where they’ve installed bathroom cabinets, but then realize they can’t open their drawers fully without them banging into the toilet. Or, they can’t get in and out of their shower because their beautiful shower door doesn’t open fully.

It’s important to bear in mind that you’ll need about 2.5 feet of space in front of your sink, and about 1.5 feet in front of your toilet to move freely around the room. You should also have no less than 3 feet of space on each side of you in the shower.

Think ahead

Another mistake that people often make when decorating their bathroom is to not think about their day-to-day needs. For example, how many members of your family get up at the same time and will need to use the bathroom? Would it be a good idea to install a separate toilet room to avoid morning arguments through the bathroom door?

Also, could you make it easier for your little ones to use the sink by installing it at their level? Not only might they be grateful for this, but it might also help them go about their morning routines more independently.

Organization must be a priority

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To keep all your hygiene products well organized and not jumbled up, it’s a good idea to use organizers, like boxes or baskets, to store your bits and pieces. You could even find some that have interior lighting to make your space even brighter.

There’s nothing more unattractive than a bathroom with products piled high on the sink gathering dust.

Common bathroom decoration mistakes – take care with your flooring

Although wooden floors might look beautiful in celebrity bathrooms, they’re not ideal for every home. Water and changes in temperature can damage a wooden floor, so save yourself the hassle and instead opt for a vinyl floor. You could choose one with a wooden finish, but it’ll have the added benefit of being waterproof.

These are some of the most common mistakes to avoid when decorating your bathroom. It’s worth being critical of your bathroom’s design and decoration, as once you’ve identified and fixed any issues, you’ll have a perfect space for relaxation.

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