For many French people, the summer period is not only associated with vacations but also with renovation work. If you are renovating your bathroom or if you are moving into a new house, you have certainly wondered about the storage of this room in the house. Unless you have a very spacious powder room, the organization of this part of the house is always linked to a few practical matters. How do we find furniture that is both suited to the size of the space and to our needs? What are the trendy bathroom and shower room decor and storage options at the moment? This week,
Designmag looks at modern bathroom storage solutions.
We have identified ideas for decorating and organizing the space that meet the criteria of comfort and aesthetic requirements for a modern living space. The solutions that make us crack are listed idea by idea at the bottom.
Furnishing a modern and comfortable bathroom is a dream accessible to all, provided you take the time and make some efforts in advance planning. After choosing a plan for the space, it is time to select bathroom furniture. Ideally, these would be both suitable for the size of the room and the needs of the people who use it.
What’s more, contemporary bathroom furniture also comes in different styles. The selection of the right room is thus also dictated by the interior decoration of the relax area of your home. This is why Designmag did not limit its decorating ideas only to practical bathroom storage solutions suitable for small rooms. We also investigated the interior design trends that dominate modern bathrooms.
Bathroom storage cabinet idea in organic materials
In terms of manufacturing materials for bathroom storage units, the direction to be adopted at the moment is following the path of natural decoration. We have talked about it a lot in our last publications, this trend favors organic materials, such as wood. And this is precisely what we find in many bathroom furniture collections.
Wooden bathroom storage units are available in various sizes. In addition to the classic vanity unit options, there are also tall units, with or without doors. The last option is very practical for those who have a lot of beauty products to cram in the bathroom..
Otherwise, there are also wooden furniture pieces for open bathroom storage. To be fixed on a wall, they are ideal for people who prefer a refined decoration.
Depending on the manufacturer, one can find wooden wall storage shelves sold separately or as a kit. This last idea seduces us with its geometric decorative side that it offers.
Which wooden bathroom storage unit for your interior space ?
And since we have started talking about wooden bathroom furniture, let’s say right away that this should be the subject of a careful choice. First of all, not all wooden storage furniture is suitable for use in this room. The treatment of the wooden surface must necessarily be carried out to meet the humidity level in the room. This principle is valid for natural wood furniture as well as for those dressed in wood-based materials..
For those who dream of a spa atmosphere or a Zen decor, there is also the option of bathroom storage cabinet in exotic wood. His particuliarity ? So-called exotic woods are a group of very resistant materials. They usually come from areas with high humidity. This is what gives them excellent climate resistance in a bathroom.
Good to know: Exotic woods, such as teak and Brazilian walnut, for example, also have a higher cost. It is explained by the natural quality of the wood but also by its scarcity and by the costs associated with its transport..
Bathroom storage unit under sink – a great classic of modern decor
Speaking of bathroom storage cabinet, it is impossible to miss the vanity unit. This space organization option has now become classic for spaces of all sizes. The vanity unit is available in a classic or double basin version. Among these advantages, the fact that it offers us a lot of space for the storage of various objects.
Depending on the size and shape of the vanity unit, it is used for organizing beauty products, for towels, and even, in very small spaces, for cleaning products. We distinguish between two main categories of storage furniture of this type.
Freestanding vanity units form the first category. Very common in the past, it usually occupies the entire wall above the sink. Hanging furniture belongs to the second category. They are chosen by modern bathroom owners for the functionality they offer. Among these, the fact that they take up less space and that they make the maintenance of the space easier.
Also note, the bathroom furniture and storage under sink also adapt to the depth of the room. Thus, the shallow depth models are more suitable for small bathrooms. To meet our organizational needs, they take up a larger portion of the wall; however, they do not unnecessarily invade the surface of the room.
In any case, the bathroom storage unit under basin is a clever and practical investment. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that they take up most of the storage space in a modern bathroom. A small detail to be taken into account by those who want more organizational space !
The bathroom storage unit, worktop and shelf under washbasin
Besides the bathroom storage with door, there are also plenty of interesting solutions in the form of open shelves. We start with the options consisting of a worktop combined with a shelf under the washbasin..
Bathroom storage units of this sort will certainly not be suitable for everyone. They will appeal especially to those who like the refined decor and minimalist design. This type of furniture also seduces by the feeling of lightness and space that it gives to the room..
Note, the decoration of this type of furniture will preferably be limited to essential items. So we get rid of everything that is superfluous and that tends to clutter the open shelves. For an optimal decorative effect, we favor flower pots and small design accessories. As for the rest, we try to put it away in a cupboard with doors.
Bathroom storage unit under combined washbasin
In their concern to always find optimal bathroom storage solutions, manufacturers also offer us combined options. Their specificity? They combine the best of vanity units with doors and open shelves.
The advantage of these pieces of furniture follows directly from this characteristic. They offer us a partition reserved for objects that we do not wish to expose to view; the rest of the space is cleared of unnecessary accessories. It is ideal for storing chic decorative items or towels folded in rolls.
Some models of bathroom storage unit combine these advantages with innovative solutions. For example, there are light storage options in terms of drawers that have a dressing table, like the one pictured above by Stefano Cavazzana (Oblon collection for Novello).
Installed right next to the washbasin, it gives this part of the bathroom a glamorous and classy atmosphere. This is a very nice decorative idea for a master bedroom bathroom; it is also perfect for a relax area alongside a walk-in closet.
Optimize space with a natural decorative bathroom storage unit
Modern bathroom storage inevitably follows the latest interior design trends. The latter attaches great importance to nature and, therefore, to flowers. Green plants are the easiest and most effective way to invite nature into your bathroom decor. The creators of storage furniture take the opportunity to offer us washbasin cabinets with space reserved for plants. Specially designed lights provide plants with the necessary lighting for their development.
Are you tempted by this idea, but you don’t want to change your washbasin cabinet? In this case, consider freeing up some space for planting green plants. The most practical area for this is often around the bathroom sink. But it can vary depending on the plan of the room, its shape and other factors such as the presence of windows.
Even a small standing storage is enough to introduce some accents of greenery in his bathroom. A detail to keep in mind if you like the natural decor style and plants !
Ideas bathroom storage cabinet with wall niche
Another great bathroom interior storage idea is the wall niche. A space-saving option par excellence, the niche can be fitted almost anywhere in the modern bathroom. And it is depending on the arrangement of this storage that it is then used for various products and objects.
Among the bathroom design options with a wall niche, the one that is probably the most popular is to install this storage near the bathtub. On the layout side, several options are possible. One would be to create some sort of library or series of open shelves installed in the niche. This solution offers plenty of storage space for cosmetics or towels. Elsewhere, it can even house flower pots or decorative objects.
When it has only one shelf, the modern bathroom wall niche usually replaces an open shelf. Arranged next to the bathtub, it serves as a space-saving storage area for the most common products. Shampoos, soaps, body lotions and candles find their place without difficulty..
Another good idea for a bathroom wall niche: make such storage along the wall of the room. To give a more interesting effect to its decor, the presence of the niche is emphasized by means of interesting wall tiles.
The resulting space can be used to organize various products and accessories, all along the vertical surface …
Whether you have a bathtub or not, the wall niche is a practical and space-saving option. It is also ideal for shower rooms; it is used there as wall storage not only in shower cubicles but also in walk-in showers.
Wall shelves, a space-saving bathroom storage unit
Wall-mounted bathroom storage shelves are a well-known and long-standing way of organizing space. In their most modern version, open shelving conforms to the shape of the room. They allow us to enjoy every corner of the bathroom.
As for the bathroom storage unit in the form of shelves, you can choose between two main categories. One is furniture with shelves. The idea behind this piece of furniture is that it should allow us to quickly organize all the small items in the room, without requiring renovations to the space..
The second category embraces hanging shelves. Fixed directly to a wall, they free up the room and are therefore an optimal solution for small bathrooms. And then, we have the possibility of choosing between one or more shelves of this kind. Great idea for setting up a corner next to the bathroom sink !
Shelves are essentially wall brackets installed near a wall. But, in fact, the storage of this type is much more numerous. Thus, a shelf can be replaced by a support bar. In the bathroom, the support bar works much like in the kitchen. It is placed near the basin and it has the capacity to house several objects according to our needs.
Towel dryer and radiators – a bathroom storage unit with multiple functions
When it comes to modern bathroom storage, it is impossible not to consider the subject of radiators and towel dryers. As we know, these pieces of furniture have a double, even triple function..
On the one hand, they help to heat the interior space; on the other hand, they are the most popular solution for storing towels in the room. Finally, they also have an aesthetic role and their appearance must be matched to that of the rest of the decor..
The options of modern radiators and towel dryers come together in many interesting variations. Among them, we find wall brackets but also furniture with wheels that are easy to move. Some even take the form of a screen that adapts to the size of the room !
Are you looking for an idea for a really trendy radiator or towel dryer? In this case, we recommend that you bet on ladder type radiators. Modern, they are available in various formats to better integrate into the interior space.
Not to mention that they are found in several colors, which will certainly help you find the best variant for your bathroom !
Chairs and armchairs, a practical bathroom storage unit for small items
Finally, let us also note a new arrival in the group of modern bathroom storage units. These are the chairs and armchairs that are beginning to conquer this part of the house. In addition to fulfilling their classic function of seats, chairs and armchairs also adopt the role of supports for various objects (flowerpots, clothing, beauty products, etc.). Below are some interesting ideas for this type of bathroom storage.