It’s easy to dismiss minimalism as a fashion fad, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Minimalism is a lifestyle marked by clarity and willfulness. As a minimalist, you live with nothing but the essentials, only using things that serve a purpose.
If you’re trying to incorporate minimalism in your home, it’s usually best to start small and work your way up. This is why most homeowners begin their minimalist journey with their bathrooms.
While doing away with surplus towels and unused toiletries may seem like the obvious first step, minimalism is not just about getting rid of unnecessary junk. To truly ace the minimalist décor, you’ll need to balance wide spaces with clean, simple surfaces.
As complicated as this may sound, creating a minimalist interior isn’t rocket science. Let’s look at five top tips that’ll help you get a stunning minimalist bathroom without breaking a sweat.
1. Invest in Simple Cabinets
In case you’re thinking of replacing the cabinets in your new minimalist bathroom, choose pieces that have straight lines and no bevels, such as shaker cabinets.
You can also choose cabinetry with glass panels on the front, provided you keep all your products arranged in neat lines. Also, installing a wooden vanity is a great way to introduce natural elements in your bathroom.
It may be difficult to find the right cabinet arrangement that fits your aesthetic to the tee. If nothing catches your attention, you can always opt for custom-built cabinets.
2. Use Color Sparingly
Needless to say, color can have a significant impact on your bathroom décor. One of the quickest ways to achieve the minimalist feel is by implementing a monochrome color scheme across your bathroom. This is a great way to restore a sense of order and prevent things from becoming too overwhelming.
Generally speaking, minimalist bathrooms have neutral color palettes, with black, beige, gray, and white being popular choices. Think pristine white walls alongside sparkling white fixtures.
To achieve this, we recommend that you limit the amount of color on your bathroom walls to one or two. An overload of color splashes may take away from the serenity you’re trying to establish.
3. Pick a Single Type of Metal for Your Fixtures
There’s no denying the timeless appeal of classic white marble. But if you want something different for your bathroom design, metals should do the trick. Copper, brass, and stainless steel have a cool, chic vibe, and can be combined with glass or stone for an eye-catching finish.
Metal is also a great choice for minimalist bathrooms because of its distinctively modern charm. Moreover, it is kind to the eyes and lends an airy feel to the entire space.
4. Choose a Glass Shower Enclosure
Sure, a shower curtain is convenient and effective. However, in case you’re looking to add a luxurious flair to your bathroom, consider installing a glass-panel shower.
Using transparent glass makes the bathroom in general (and the shower in particular) feel roomier. Clear glass lends itself perfectly to a brighter, more open ambiance that is at the heart of most modern bathroom trends. You may want to pick smooth glass panels over textured ones, as they are easier to wipe down.
In this regard, note that glass shower panels are far more minimal than frameless glass shower doors, making them the perfect choice for small bathrooms. Additionally, they’re easy to customize.
5. Prioritize Storage
Despite owning less stuff, you’ll need to create enough room to keep things hidden out of plain sight. We’re talking about towels, robes, and containers, among other things. For this, all you have to do is add a few hooks and bins for personal items, and you’re good to go.
Since the end goal of the minimalist approach is to avoid clutter, you should store your items on a shelf or inside the bathroom vanity. Leaving things on the countertop is a strict no-no.
Instead of going on a shopping spree, you can easily create minimalist storage solutions with items lying around the house. For example, if you have a spare wooden bookcase, use it to stack your towels and bathrobes. Likewise, plain wicker baskets can store your laundry and regular wear.
Now that you’ve read this post, you shouldn’t have any trouble setting up your minimalist bathroom. Remember that there are no right answers. As long as you’re creating a space that’s simple, clean, organized, and breathable, you’re on the right track!
“Riley Swanson is a lifestyle blogger, passionate about food, fashion, home improvement, and traveling. She is also an avid traveler and shares her traveling experiences in her blog Riley+Christian Travel.”