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Bathroom Minimalism: The Only Bathroom Essentials You Need

Get back to basics

Monday 2nd September 2019

Simplifying a bathroom, to the finest details, will help you reach your minimalist goals. To achieve a minimalist bathroom, you must put an emphasis on clean spaces and zero clutter, while considering which basic items you need or can realistically do without.

What is a minimalist bathroom?

Minimalism is breaking down something to its most simple forms, without excess. In a bathroom, it means streamlining the aesthetic so the room is completely functional.  

Minimalist bathroom accessories help bring a contemporary feel by hiding away clutter and getting get rid of negative energy. In essence, a minimalist bathroom should be modern in design, clean and clutter-free.

What bathroom essentials do you need?

When shopping for bathroom essentials, there are plenty of minimalist bathroom accessories out there which will help maintain the room’s aesthetic and day-to-day function.

Preserve the overall feel of the room by choosing matching tap fittings, grab rails and showerheads. Always choose quality, easy-to-use statement pieces, with stainless steel being a popular option for a clean and streamlined design approach.  

Bath and shower

Bath shower screens divide the bathroom, separating areas into their specific functions. This helps to conserve the essence of minimalism you are looking for, while the screens are also easy to wipe clean of water and grime.

Grab rails

A simple but effective aspect of bathroom design, grab rails serve an important function, which is to ensure safety when getting into or out of the bath. It’s ideal that they look good too, matching other important fittings.

Other fittings

Overdoing it with accessories is the antithesis of minimalism, but there are some space-saving, functional bathroom products that can maintain a bathroom’s aesthetic.

Say no to clutter

Of course, you’ll still need your shower and bath, while the toilet, sink and storage cabinets are essential in a bathroom. Without them, would it even be a bathroom?

However, an uncluttered space means removing items you don’t need, like old shampoo bottles and toothpaste tubes. Decluttering is made easier with minimalist storage products.

Choose storage that allows you to hide away your everyday bathroom items so they’re out of sight. This includes installing cabinets or placing storage baskets, so that surface tops are completely clutter-free.

If you require a rubbish bin on show, ensure it mirrors the aesthetic of the room. If you’re looking to create a clean, uncluttered aesthetic, choose one of our digital showers. Having a digital shower means that all you’ll see is the controller and fittings, as the valve is hidden away.

Minimalist bathroom decor ideas

Once you’ve stripped your bathroom down to the essential minimalist bathroom accessories, think about some decor ideas to add a personal touch, while keeping the overall aesthetic. Maintain clean lines throughout the room, and think whether things like the mirror are best-placed to improve the feel of the room, or if you’re making the most of the light. Pay attention to all the details including how the colours make you feel, with white being the colour of purity and cleanliness; both central to the essence of minimalism.

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