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Monday, May 12, 2014

Small Bathroom Ideas

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{How to decorate a small bathroom

Small bathroom ideas for organization and decorating

A couple of years ago we had our bathroom redone and I never got around to posting about it. Now is the perfect time to show you though, and give you all my tips for dealing with a tiny bathroom, both storage and color.

This bathroom is the only one we have in our house other than the master bathroom, so all 3 of our kids claim it, plus it's the ones guests use. I had to think about the best way to use the space, and how to decorate it without being too juvenile.

The wall color is Behr Celtic Gray (but it really has a blueish-green look to it), and we love it.  I think it's the first color I've ever painted where I loved it as soon as it was on the wall (usually it takes me a day or two to have a color grow on me)

Here are 5 simple decor and organizing ideas that will work for any small bathroom.

1--Use the walls. We installed 2 floating shelves from IKEA, the towels each have their own hook (add a loop of ribbon to each towel so they're easy for the kids to hang), and a framed piece of chicken wire holds all the hair clips.

2--Hang toothbrushes inside the cabinet door in DIY toothbrush holders (click for tutorial)

3--Don't keep cleaning supplies under the sink. Besides the fact that this is a bad idea with little kids around anyway, and the fact that we store their toothbrushes in the cabinet door, you really don't want to use valuable space in the bathroom with items that could be stored elsewhere. I have a basket of cleaners in my linen closet so we can fill this cabinet with extra toilet paper. TP more important anyway, especially for the one bathroom in the house that gets used by the kids and all guests.

4--Pick a neutral color and one or two other colors to decorate. Since this bathroom is for our kids, I decided to embrace the boy and girl aspect and go with pink and blue, and a dark gray. With limited space in a small bathroom too many colors could be hard to do.

5--Use baskets. Since there is no counter space at the vanity, baskets on the shelves are necessary to contain all the hair brushes, lotion and toothpaste. I bought little wooden flag shapes from the craft store, painted them, and tied them on the baskets with pink and blue ribbon.

Visit these other blogs today to get more great ideas on simple ways to decorate, organize and clean.
Brave New Home | Crafting in the Rain | Dukes and Duchesses | Girl in the Garage | Glued to My Crafts | Happy Go Lucky | It Happens in a Blink | Mom Home Guide | The Pinning Mama | The Thrifty Groove | unOriginal Mom | Up to Date Interiors

And I have to tell you about my absolute favorite toilet paper  holder--the bar pivots--no springs to deal with, so even kids can replace the roll!

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  1. I love your bathroom transformation. It looks fantastic! I totally agree with you about not storing cleaning supplies under the sink. My kids are older (tweens), so they aren't likely to get into trouble with the cleaning supplies, but they need more room for all of their nail polish and hair accessories, etc.!

  2. Hanging the toothbrushes on the inside of the door is a neat idea!

  3. Some really great tips - and I LOVE the wall color you chose! It's a pretty AND functional space!

  4. I love your tips Steph! I need to pick up some floating shelves the next time I am at IKEA!

  5. Great tips---especially for those of us with little ones!

  6. Great tips... I have a large bathroom.. I think it was a bedroom at one time.. but still don't seem to have enough room for everything. May use some of these tips while spring cleaning.

  7. Gorgeous makeover and wonderful tips!! I love the chicken wire with flowers. We have two bathrooms about the same size as yours.

  8. Great transformation and tips! Love the toothbrush holder idea- pinned that one also. ;)

  9. Great ideas! Our new house has significantly smaller bathrooms than what we have been used too. I am going to use all of these tips! Pinned this!

  10. Love this look Steph! Where did you get that shower curtain? I think it would work great in our small bath. And btw, I think our paint color is very similar! :)

  11. I'm revising our bathroom this summer, so it is nice to see how you've decorated your small bathroom with function in mind. Thank you for sharing your ideas. :)

  12. Your bathroom makeover is beautiful! It turned out great. I bet you were so glad to get rid of the old vanity to say the least. Great job!

  13. Great ideas! I especially like the basket shelves.

    I'm a new Facebook fan & also following you on Pinterest.


  14. You did a great job with this space and I loved all your organization tips! I'm featuring you tomorrow evening at the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Party...Can't wait to see what else you have been up to!

  15. I <3 your stripes and pretty bathroom:) Pinned

  16. Love love LOVE those shelves! I live in an RV where storage space is soooo scarce. I'm gonna build me some with a little lip around the edge to hold stuff there while I'm going down the road!