Being a minimalist doesn’t necessarily have to mean giving up everything you own and moving into a small house in the mountains to grow your own food – not that you can’t do that if it suits you. What it generally means to apply this style to your house is to let go of all those things that you no longer like or need (excess furniture, decorations, and everyday junk) and try to purchase no more than you actually need.
When you own fewer possessions, you are likely to spend less time cleaning, repairing and organising stuff and instead spend that valuable time and energy focusing on more important things. If you begin to organise your home in minimalist style, you’ll notice that you’ll be less stressed and save on space and time.
Since bathrooms are that room in the house that can easily get cluttered, it’s the best place to start with when you want to incorporate a minimalist aesthetic into your home. The bathroom can get easily cluttered with lots of stuff as we women (but a lot of men too) have a lot of beauty rituals that usually include using lots of products on a daily basis, packed in different kinds of containers and bottles. On top of that, the bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house meaning it can easily get disorganised.
Organising bathrooms should start with good decluttering. By clearing off the surfaces and getting rid of the staff you don’t need or use, you can instantly make a big difference in the look of your bathroom. Look for any open products that you have no time to actually apply or simply don’t work for you. Those that are unopened and you feel like you don’t feel the urge to ever use, can be gifted to friends that you know would like to have them. Also, if there is something that you don’t know for how long it’s been opened, then tossing it is probably a good idea.
If you are not quite ready to give up on too many or any of your stuff, make sure that you place them in proper bathrooms storage solutions such as bathroom vanity units. Simple but effective, the wall hanging bathroom vanity unit comprises a sink and a storage structure around it, serving a dual purpose – hiding the plumbing but also providing a storage space to keep all little things out of sight. A simple and sleek unit in modern white or beautiful timber colour may be the most effective way to store all things, plus its minimalist aesthetic would work perfectly for your newly organised bathroom.
To save valuable sink space and keep this area all neat and clean, you can consider mounting a triple wall hanging soap dispenser that can hold bottles with different types of liquids like soaps and creams. A minimalist glass corner shelves are another bathrooms accessory that can also serve the purpose of storing things.
Also, when it comes to mirrors (without which no bathroom is quite complete), you can go for a bigger one with led lights as these can serve a double purpose. Bigger mirrors can reflect surfaces better and can make the bathroom look bigger and airy, while the LED lights will provide a soft and even glow. Needless to say, you’ll be able to better see yourself.
On a final note, remember that everything that you place in the bathroom should have a purpose. A freestanding tub may be a nice addition for your bathroom but if you enjoy taking quick showers then maybe having a frameless shower would be more convenient. Or those nice candles on your shelves which sure could create a nice atmosphere, but if you never light them and they just stand there, it’s better not to have them. Instead, focus just on those things that you truly use and strive to eliminate everything else.