I'm a fan of having a mirrored cabinet in a bathroom, and today I thought I'd share my reasons why:
1. To hide clutter
I love the minimalist look, but while I think it looks great, I like to have my things and stuff around me too. Where I'm most successful at achieving the minimalist nirvana is in our bathrooms. There is admittedly less opportunity for stuff in these rooms, but even so I have very little on show here.
In our main bathroom there's some display shelves in a shallow alcove with a couple of candles and a vase with some beaded twigs, a box of tissues and a couple of bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Alongside the sink there's a liquid soap dispenser on a small tray, with a nail brush and a flannel.
Storage is a small cupboard, under the alcove shelves which contains the cleaning materials. We also have three stacking wicker baskets for loo rolls and to store toiletries and towels under the sink. But the saviour for our clutter is the bathroom cabinet which stores the things we need everyday, but it's all kept out of sight - and that's just how I like it.
I know I'm never going to reach minimalist status in any other room in the house, but in the bathroom with clever storage it's much easier.
2. To add a stylish feature
The decor in our bathrooms is purposefully plain, with both tiled throughout. For me it has to be a white bathroom suite, I've taken out too many avocado suites in my time (three, if you're wondering!) and so to avoid being boring, bathrooms need a statement feature. An illuminated mirrored bathroom cabinet would provide a great feature.
I've been looking at the Pebble Grey cabinets and the Sorrel cabinet (pictured on the right below) is the one that's most like my mirrored bathroom cabinet. I wanted the softer corners to mirror, sorry no pun intended, the curve of the shower and sink.
Photo credit, all images Pebble Grey
3. To give the illusion of space
Our bathrooms aren't called our smallest room for nothing are they? And in my house, that's true - they're economical with the space and it's planned to make the best of the space we have available. Adding a mirror helps give the illusion of space as it reflects light around the room.
So, what tips do you have for keeping your bathroom clutter free?
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