Your bathroom should reflect you, the homeowner. In this quirky bathroom, a collage of newspapers and photographs papers the walls, layering personal memorabilia with crisp, white hand towels hung on a traditional brass bar. The homeowners used wallpaper paste and clippings that related to their work, lives and interests to create the attention-grabbing (and informative) effect.
Have a thing for baskets? Don’t cram them in your closet. Hang them on your accordion rack with pride, filled with whatever you’d like — the options are endless. In the kitchen, fill them with produce or snacks. In a bedroom, try jewelry or scarves. In a bathroom, stuff them with pretty toiletries or washcloths and hand towels.
Update bland bathroom walls with a vibrant message. Just one piece of colorful artwork with a message does the trick for an instant bathroom update in this metro Atlanta home. Robin LaMonte, owner of Rooms Revamped Interior Design matched an eye-catching piece of children’s wall art, found at a home decor discount store, with brightly colored hand towels in her clients’ bathroom.
Don’t ignore small spaces! A shelf is the perfect solution to storage scarcity in smaller bathrooms. Place one over the tub for towels, candles or shower gel or near the toilet for spare toilet paper and hand towels. Designer Karina Bryant of K_Souki Design Studio has a set of shelves wired for music or a TV hookup for bath time relaxation in her home, built by Imery Group.
Sometimes, a storage unit can play more than one role in a space, as in this contemporary master bath designed by Alisha Hillary. “The towel caddy was installed between the vanity and the toilet primarily to stop the view straight to the toilet when walking into the bathroom,” says Hillary. “It also serves as a great spot to store hand towels or candles and other small decorative items. The small stone feature tile running up behind the caddy references back to the travertine on the floor.”
This white-tiled bathroom features a drop-in bathtub and chrome fixtures, like the sink faucet and hand-held shower head. A convenient shelf above the tub allows for towel storage and hooks where towels can hang to dry.
A towel rack placed above the tub keeps clean towels close at hand. The master bathroom also includes well-placed double robe hooks in vibrant brushed nickel that keep a cozy robe close by when exiting the shower or tub.
Down the hall, a door opens into a cool, two-toned bathroom. A long wood vanity keeps extra towels and toiletries on hand for guests, while a shower with built-in shelves only increases the space's functionality.
This master bathroom is easy on the eyes thanks to a bay window with views of the Seattle skyline. A soaking tub with a wide rim encourages the owners to keep towels, books and glasses of wine on hand.
To prevent the master bathroom from feeling too stark, the designers outfitted the space with some warm wood elements. In the corner, a ladder keeps towels on hand, while a wood stool gives the owners a spot for candles.
From this side of the bathroom, guests can see the full size of that sleek white vanity. A low-level shelf keeps extra towels on hand, while a stall shower waits at the ready once guests decide to retire for the evening.
On the other side of the room, the owners can make use of the walk-in shower or a large soaking tub. A slim, built-in shelving unit keeps extra towels on hand, while two large picture windows provide views of the woodlands.
From the wallpaper to the penny tile floors, there are quite a few fun surprises in this powder room. The black cabinet with agate pulls is a nice touch, too, as it keeps extra towels on hand and offers a pop of pink.
Stunning white marble tile installed vertically creates the impression of space and luxury in this contemporary shower. A modern hand-held showerhead and rainfall showerhead complete the spa-like ensemble, while a rack makes for handy towel accessibility.
The updated master bathroom feels like a day at the spa with a soothing neutral color palette and a basket of towels on hand to pamper yourself. Twin vanities are topped with thick farmhouse sinks and feature three drawers each for ample storage.