Bathroom Decor Hacks That Will Stand the Test of Time

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Let’s be real, the bathroom: it’s where some of our best thinking happens, and yet, when it comes to decor, it often gets flushed down the priority list. This is not a good idea, because not only is the bathroom one of the places we most like to relax, but it is also one of the highest-traffic, highest-stress areas of the home, so it sees a lot of wear and tear.

The good news is, these tips will keep your bathroom looking fab through thick and thin. So, let’s get into it

Encaustic Cement Tiles: Your Floor’s Forever Friend

First on the list, we have encaustic cement tile. These aren’t your grandma’s linoleum. These tiles are like the fine wine of bathroom flooring – they just get better with age. Their patterns are inlaid with different colors of clay, so they don’t wear off like printed tiles. Plus, they’re like the chameleons of decor; they fit in with any style, from boho chic to modern minimalist, spending on your vibe. So go ahead, dance in the shower (carefully), these tiles can take it.

Go for Classic Fixtures: Think Audrey Hepburn in a World of Kardashians

When it comes to fixtures like taps and showerheads, classic is, for sure, the way to go. Opt for simple, elegant designs in finishes like brushed nickel or chrome. They’re like the little black dress of your bathroom – always in style and effortlessly chic. Plus, they’re less likely to show water spots and fingerprints, which means less cleaning (and who doesn’t want that?).

Neutral Palettes Because Avocado Green is So 1970s

Stick to a neutral color palette for your walls and major fixtures. I’m talking whites, beiges, grays – the Switzerland of colors. They provide a timeless backdrop that can easily be jazzed up with accessories. And let’s be real, it’s a lot easier to change your towel color than your toilet color when you decide lime green isn’t your thing anymore.

Storage That Works Harder and Smarter

Good storage is what makes any small bathroom a good bathroom. Wall-mounted cabinets, floating shelves, and baskets can be both functional and stylish. It’s about finding that sweet spot where your plethora of beauty products and those three extra rolls of toilet paper coexist in harmony.

Lighting That Doesn’t Make You Look Like a Zombie

Let’s talk lighting now, something that is often overlooked in the bathroom, but really shouldn’t be. The goal is to look in the mirror and think, “I woke up like this,” not “When did I join the cast of The Walking Dead?” To achieve this aim, you’re going to want to opt for layers of light: overhead for functionality and side lighting (like sconces) for that movie star feel. Soft, warm bulbs will make you and your bathroom look radiant.

Invest in Quality Towels Because No One Likes Scratchy Hugs

Quality towels are the makers of bathroom decor. They not only add a pop of color and texture but also feel like a warm hug after every shower, and who doesn’t want that? Go for high-quality, plush towels that can withstand frequent washing, if you possibly can because, you know, it’s the little luxuries that make a big difference, right?

If you want your bathroom to look brilliant but you do not want to spend seemingly half your life renovating it, then these hacks are the way to go, you know?



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