Small as it may come, the guest bathroom is an important part of your home. Almost everyone who steps through your front door will use it. This is why it is crucial you have a clean, practical, and beautiful guest bathroom.
Before you get started, however, keep in mind that size doesn’t matter here. Your guest bathroom can be the size of a broom closet, but you can still make the best of it. All that matters is that you create a warm and cozy ambiance for your guests.
There are a few and simple touches you can add that are easy and budget friendly. Their sole purpose is to be an extension of your home. These ideas can also be used in any other bathroom in your home.
No one likes to see towels messily placed on a rack. Especially if they look old and used. Invest in a simple wooden basket and small hand towels. Then, all you have to do is roll the towels up and place them nicely in the basket. This not only adds a touch of elegance but also allows guests to use their own towel and dispose of it.
Although fresh flowers are a better option, you don’t need to use them. You can always go for a plastic bouquet or even small pots filled with plastic flowers. They will add a beautiful touch to your guest bathroom. If, however, you decide on fresh flowers, make sure you take care of them and change them regularly.
Keep it neutral
It’s easy to go overboard and implement a bold theme in the guest bathroom. As eccentric as it may look, it is not always a good idea. Do your best to use neutral tones and themes throughout the bathroom. They are gentle on the eye and will let you play around with other flashy features.
This brings us to our next idea, using colors in moderation. After all, no one wants a dull guest bathroom. Colorful hand towels and rugs will gently boost the ambiance of the bathroom. Colors can also draw attention away from, say, that small crack in the ceiling. Choose colors that also complement the overall design of your house.
Simple as they may sound, many people overlook the fact that the sense of smell plays a big role in our lives. Keep an air freshener handy and spray a considerate amount before your guests arrive. Or even leave an automated sprayer at work throughout the guest’s visit. Scented candles are also an option here, as long as they are kept in a safe place.
Keep it clean
It’s easy to forget the purpose of a guest bathroom and instead use it as a storage area. Cleaning utensils, extra towels, and any unwanted item somehow finds its way to this bathroom. For your guest to be comfortable, you should keep the bathroom nice and tidy. Make use of cabinets in the bathroom and carefully place any extras.
Seeing as how you will need to store items in this bathroom, clever storage is a necessity. Cabinets beneath the sink and a hidden cabinet behind the mirror are great places for towels and toiletries. Buy a few glass jars for soap bars and wrap a silk ribbon on their exterior for an added touch of elegance.
Luckily, art comes in many forms today, which makes it easy for you to decorate the bathroom. Paintings can be hung on the wall, small portraits can surround the sink, and marble trinkets can appear here and there. Whatever you decide on, go for something that completes the area rather than overpowering it. It is also important to choose artistic pieces that are in line with the overall motif.