4 practical bathroom accessories from shower curtain to laundry hamper
Two criteria are important for bathroom accessories: They have to be functional and space-saving, especially for smaller apartments that lack in bathroom size. These four items are essential for every bathroom:
1. Shower Curtain
A shower curtain protects you from unwanted looks and peeks. Shower curtains in light colors (white, light blue, or light gray) make small bathrooms appear larger. A favorite among the younger crowd are motives such as city maps, drops of water, or fish. Colors like red, orange, and black should be avoided because they make rooms appear darker and smaller. Shower curtains with pockets are a great idea for the smallest of bathrooms: They provide space for shower gels, conditioners, and other products.
2. Bath mats and bath rugs
Bath rugs keep your feet warm if you do not have underfloor heating in your bathroom. They work great as a set or individually in front of your sink, shower, or toilet. Thinner mats are better for wet feet, because they dry more quickly. Towels and bath rugs should be selected in a color scheme that works with the rest of the bathroom (tiles, sink, etc.) Special tip: When purchasing your bathroom rugs, be sure to check at which temperature they should be washed. The higher the temperature, the more germs will be killed. The lowest temperature setting should be 60 degrees Celsius (warm), 90 degrees (hot) is even better – especially for the contour bath rug in front of your toilet.
3. Laundry Hamper
A laundry hamper should be spacious enough to keep it from overflowing after only a few days. However, unwieldy baskets make it difficult to move around in the bathroom. Laundry hamper/ stool combinations are perfect, especially if they fit under the sink and are not in the way. A seat cushion provides a disguise and makes for a comfortable seat. Metal baskets are a low-maintenance and durable option.
4. Soap Dispenser, Trash Cans, Toilet Brush
High quality, refillable soap dispensers are available made of chrome, ceramics, or glass. A matching set with small cosmetic waste bin, and a toilet brush adds a touch of elegance to your bathroom. Soap dispensers with a durable pump work best. A removable top makes refills easy. Trash cans with a swing-lid or pedal are functional and hygienic. Quality toilet brushes come with exchangeable brush heads.
Bathroom accessories turn simple bathrooms into small beauty spas. Once the shower curtain is installed, the soap dispenser is filled, and the bathroom rug is rolled out, you are ready to relax in the tub.