Friday, March 27, 2015

Furnishing The Bathroom

Furnishing the Bathroom

I've always liked using furniture in a bathroom is space permits. It's always nice to have the extra storage.  If space is limited a vanity built to look like furniture is also a great option.  The piece below
reminds me of beautiful French antique.

When you look at your bathroom, you might see a room with only a few items. These items often include a shower with a tub or a shower that stands alone, a toilet and a sink. There are other pieces of furniture that can be placed in the bathroom that can make it look comfortable and modern.

One of the things that you can add if it's not already there is a cabinet. There are different kinds of cabinets that you can get depending on how much room you have. A recessed cabinet that sits in the wall is ideal for rooms that are smaller. A benefit of this kind of cabinet is that you can make it any size you need it to be as long as you have the support in the wall. You can store towels, washcloths and other linens in the cabinet.
 If you don't want to install something inside the wall, you can put a storage cabinet under the sink or over the toilet. Any wall can be used when it comes to cabinet space. Keep in mind that the door needs to be easily accessible.

Another piece that you can put in the bathroom is a wire rack. This is something that can hold a variety of items, including towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and decorations. There are racks that go over the back of the toilet and racks that have shelves extending from the floor to the top of the rack.

In our previous home we had a claw foot tub and I used a piece similar to the one below.


If you have a separate shower and tub, you will probably have room for a vanity in the middle of the room. The vanity can have one sink or two along with a large mirror and decorative lights.

Smaller pieces of furniture can also be added to the bathroom. Place a magazine rack in a corner or a small stool near the tub to make it easier to remove clothing before putting on pajamas or taking a bath. A small table can be used to hold items like hair accessories or bottles of cologne and deodorant. Examine the room before adding furniture to get a layout of where items would look best. Companies like have a large selection of furnishings.

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Vel Criste said...

I agree with you on all point Sherry, especially the one about furniture!

Kelly said...

I love furniture used in a bathroom too! It makes it more personal and not so sterile.

The Path Traveled said...

I've always liked furniture being used for the bathroom.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I always try to add a small piece of furniture to the bath or powder room. It just make everything look prettier.
Great ideas.


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sherry,
I love to use furniture in a bathroom. Gives the space some character and uniqueness. Happy Week End.