Open Shelves Are the Storage Solution Your Bathroom Needs

Given that most bathrooms have a single vanity and maybe, if you’re lucky, a medicine cabinet to offer for storage, cramming in all the items you need becomes a bit of a challenge. What do you do, for instance, with the extra toothpaste, back-up hand t…

Given that most bathrooms have a single vanity and maybe, if you're lucky, a medicine cabinet to offer for storage, cramming in all the items you need becomes a bit of a challenge. What do you do, for instance, with the extra toothpaste, back-up hand towels, and your (constantly growing) collection of hand lotions?

Enter: open shelves.

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This Is How Many Towels You Really Need to Own

A towel isn’t exactly something that invokes deep contemplation. A linen closet or drawer is usually a necessity and not a luxury, and the towels stacked inside them are out of mind unless they’re needed for a few seconds each day. The only time towels…

A towel isn’t exactly something that invokes deep contemplation. A linen closet or drawer is usually a necessity and not a luxury, and the towels stacked inside them are out of mind unless they’re needed for a few seconds each day. The only time towels really grab your attention is when they’re stained, stiff, or smelly. But they could probably use more thought.

At a time when self-care can be defined by long and involved routines, simply having a good quality towel is one easy way to treat yourself—after all, you do need to bathe. But how many do you actually need? An informal poll among friends yielded a wide range of numbers. If you’re anything like me, you probably have too many, leading to overstuffing, stress, and dwindling storage. On the other hand, if you're constantly rushing out to launder your towels, you probably have too few.

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5 Spots in Your Bathroom You’re Probably Forgetting to Clean

I have a love-hate relationship with cleaning my bathroom.

When it’s that day of the week, you’ll find me running out the door on a day-long chore-arathon that will likely include the pet store (we have no pets) and the dentist (I hate dentists). But …

I have a love-hate relationship with cleaning my bathroom.

When it’s that day of the week, you’ll find me running out the door on a day-long chore-arathon that will likely include the pet store (we have no pets) and the dentist (I hate dentists). But mention a deep clean, and I’m all ears and legs—dashing to the kitchen to grab my bucket of arsenal from under the sink. For me, there’s just something about the 'deep' that puts the fun back into 'clean'— it’s the regular cleaning that I’m not best friends with.

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This New Bathroom Color Trend Might Just Be The Easiest Upgrade

If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that even the best-loved home decor trends come and go—the days of open shelving and all-white kitchens may be waning, and even the classic subway tile is growing tired. When it comes to bathroom trends, Pinteres…

If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that even the best-loved home decor trends come and go—the days of open shelving and all-white kitchens may be waning, and even the classic subway tile is growing tired. When it comes to bathroom trends, Pinterest seems to dictate that a wash of neutral tile is the new way to go. However, bathroom renovations aren’t cheap, and we’d rather not rip everything out every time a trend shifts. So what options are we left with, to stock the bathroom with something a bit, well, longer-lasting?

Black accessories! It’s the answer that’s almost too simple. Hardware and accessories are the easiest way to upgrade the bathroom without renovating it—and while brass isn’t for everyone, and chrome quickly skews sterile, black works with pretty much every style. It also doesn’t compete with other colors and has a modern yet timeless quality about it. Bottom line: whether you’ve got a gut-renovated all-white bathroom (aka, a match made in heaven), or a garishly tiled rental, black accessories will last you from trend to ephemeral trend.

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4 Ways to Put Your Towels on Display (Even in a Small Bathroom)

How do you typically store your bath towels? Personally, mine get folded up and shoved into our freestanding bathroom tower because my tiny bathroom doesn’t have a linen closet.

Despite my less-than-glamorous treatment of them, I actually love my bath…

How do you typically store your bath towels? Personally, mine get folded up and shoved into our freestanding bathroom tower because my tiny bathroom doesn’t have a linen closet.

Despite my less-than-glamorous treatment of them, I actually love my bath towels (they’re these amazing ones from Parachute Home, and I wish there was a way to incorporate the delicate blue linens into the decor of the bathroom. Space restrictions definitely pose a challenge, but it got me thinking—besides folding and stacking, what other ways are there to store towels, especially in a smaller bathroom?

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7 Decor Ideas From Restaurant Bathrooms That Get It *So* Right

Whenever I try a new restaurant, I closely observe everything. From the menu offerings and dish execution (obviously) to the timeliness and attitude of the service, every detail contributes to the quality of the experience. Spatial design plays a major…

Whenever I try a new restaurant, I closely observe everything. From the menu offerings and dish execution (obviously) to the timeliness and attitude of the service, every detail contributes to the quality of the experience. Spatial design plays a major factor, creating ambiance and vibe with light, color, and texture. So does decor—an uncomfortable chair could ruin it all.

The pivotal judgement, however, occurs away from the table. I always make a point to visit the bathroom—even before I need to—and it’s where I’ll often stay for far longer than necessary. After all, it’s where restaurants exercise their creativity the most. Once you get through a serpentine line—none a match for my enthusiasm—there’s no telling what you’ll find in there, from bright wallpaper to lush amenities, and the anticipation is half the fun.

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11 Plants That’ll Survive (& Thrive) in Your Tiny Bathroom

If you ask me, you should have a plant (or two) in every room of your home—kitchen plants, dining room plants, bedroom plants, and don’t forget bathroom plants! After all, they look beautiful, boost your mood, and clean up the air, so why wouldn’t you …

If you ask me, you should have a plant (or two) in every room of your home—kitchen plants, dining room plants, bedroom plants, and don’t forget bathroom plants! After all, they look beautiful, boost your mood, and clean up the air, so why wouldn’t you spread them all through your home?

If you’re in the midst of turning your home into an indoor jungle, you might be stuck on what types of plants work in the bathroom. (Especially if you live in New York, and are stuck with one that’s both tiny and dark.) The general trick here is to choose plants that enjoy high humidity, because, of course, your shower puts tons of extra moisture into the air. In particular, here are 11 plants that will thrive in your teeny bathroom!

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