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The Ultimate Must Haves for a Minimalist Bathroom

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Welcome to the minimalist Bathroom guide! Gone are the days of bathrooms filled with empty shampoo bottles and unnecessary shell ornaments that clutter shelf space. In 2021 we’re going for minimalist bathrooms where the aesthetic is practicality meets calm sanctuary.

How to make your bathroom more minimalist

First of all, minimalist doesn’t mean boring. We’re not going for the Kimye bare minimum look but looking to best utilise our space. To put it simply that means, taking an elegant approach to a design that’s centred around practicality. From open showers, to plants and greenery, tiles, light fixtures and toiletries, making your bathroom an easy-living space that’s fresh and on trend is what we’re here for. So let’s get into it…

Minimalist Showers

Showers are often an easy target for overcrowding. Being an enclosed space, they are filled with everything from soaps, to loofahs, 2’n’1 shampoos and other only-used-once products making them look busy and cumbersome. Here are some quick and simple ways to make your shower space look clean and inviting.

walk in shower without doors

Wet Rooms

Wet rooms are an up and coming bathroom design inspired by Mediterranean interiors. A wet room features an open plan bathroom where the shower functions as part of the room. Opening a bathroom up to become a wet room gives your bathroom a fresh and luxurious look that also requires minimal upkeep. With floor draining and precision storage your bathroom will have everything you need for the look of less.

While this a glamorous and great long-term solution to maintaining a minimalist shower, it does come with more costs. For example, fitting a wet room requires installing a new shower as well as draining slabs. If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom and shower and maintain that fresh look then this is a great option, however, if you’re looking for simple changes to change the look of your space here are some easy changes you can implement.

Shower Accessories For a Minimalist bathroom

  • Shower shelf
  • Gold-stained shower hooks
  • Eucalyptus plant
  • Wooden hand brush
  • Free-standing shower caddy
  • Flexible shower caddy
  • Shower screen cleaner

Open Showers

Forget restrictive shower enclosures, open showers are a great way to maximise your space without making major changes to your bathroom. Creating an open shower can be as simple as installing a large screen or divider to sperate your shower space from the rest of the bathroom. Shower screens can even be purchased for as little as £50!

This is another great look for a minimalist bathroom. Your shower will solely consist of a shower head and shower screen, displaying a breath-taking shower feature.

Shower Tiling

Want to make a feature out of your shower space without compromising the rest of your bathroom? Installing a tile feature to your shower enclosure is a great way to add a hint of glamour to your bathroom without compromising on a minimalistic aesthetic. Whether you go for a colourful Mediterranean inspired piece or a timeless white glossy tile, adding a hint of texture to your space.

Minimalist Toiletries

Toiletries can be an overlooked element of your bathroom. An obvious essential for all bathrooms but one that also clutters! Do you have bathroom cabinets overflowing with moisturisers, various bottles of aftershave and hair products? We have a simple and life changing tip that will help you maintain that minimalistic bathroom feel:

Remove all your products from your bathroom cabinets, shelving, shower; everything must go! From here go about your normal bathroom routine only bringing in the products you need. After completing this process you will have a selection of products and utensils that you need on a daily basis. Here are your minimalist bathroom toiletries!

Bathtubs for a Minimalist Bathroom

Like we said at the beginning, minimalist doesn’t mean boring! Having an accent bathtub is a great feature for a minimalist bathroom, bring a hint of colour to a neutral bathroom with a copper tub or go sleek and stylish with a classic clawfoot tub. Here is a list of some of our favourites:

  • Freestanding bathtubs
  • Acrylic bathtubs
  • Porcelain bathtub
  • concrete bathtub
  • Wooden bathtub
  • Sculptural bathtub
  • Copper bathtub
  • Wooden bathtub
  • Clawfoot bathtub
  • Drop-in sunken bathtub

Minimalist Vanity

Vanities are the centrepiece of your bathroom, it’s where your eyes first adjust to the morning light and where you brush your teeth last thing at night. With busy day to day lifestyles our vanities can get cluttered and disorganised and not even monthly spring cleans can solve the disharmony. Here are a few simple tricks to help you keep your space clean, fresh and calming.

Intentional Accessories – the time has passed for ornamental accessories that overcrowd your space. Be intentional with addition to your vanity, and choose items you can use on a daily basis and that make your bathroom routine easier. Minimalism doesn’t mean compromising on style or luxury but it does mean choosing practicality over clutter!

Stick to a colour theme – When you have been in your home for many years you start to realise you have acquired different aesthetics over the years. As a result our spaces become slightly mismatched. When it comes to maintaining the look and feel of your bathroom stick to an accent colour and accessorise with different shades of that same colour. Instead of having a dull one-colour bathroom, you will have a vibrant and calmingly cohesive space.

Add seating – We tend not to have seating in our bathrooms but having an accent chair or stool that fits nicely with your vanity is a great way to add some character to your bathroom. It can also be a useful addition to your bathroom, whether you use it for doing your hair and make up or whether it becomes something your children love to climb on, seating is a great helpful addition to your minimalist bathroom.

Let natural light in – Where possible make sure you let natural light into your space. Natural light not only accents the features of your bathroom but means there is also less of a need for artificial light fixtures, so you can keep your vanity the main feature.

Utilise storage containers – Storage containers are a great clutter deterrent! On busy mornings and tired evenings you need everything within hands reach. Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, ear buds, face wash – you name it. Having a collection of storage containers where you are able to neatly keep all your essentials means no rummaging through cupboards and drawers in a rush, you have everything you need right at your fingertips.

Emilia Stevenson

Emilia Stevenson

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