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How to Fix Bathroom Decor Don’ts

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Bathrooms are small. This might lead you to think they’re easy to decorate, but it’s actually the other way around.

How to Fix Bathroom Decor Don’ts

Bathrooms are small. This might lead you to think they’re easy to decorate, but it’s actually the other way around. Combine the small space with all that moisture, and there are lots of places you can go really, really wrong in decorating your bathroom. Here are a few things to look out for:

Is your tile waterproof?

Fitted tiles are not waterproof enough. No matter how closely they’re laid, water and condensation can still pass through. Make sure your tiles are laid with a waterproof adhesive, and you’re set.

Does your door open?

Sounds elementary, but it’s a common problem – a lack of careful planning can lead to a door that won’t fully open because it hits the sink or toilet. If space is really tight, make things simple and choose a door that swings outward.

Where’s your toilet?

Basically, your toilet belongs as far from the door as possible. Keep that rule in mind when laying out your room.

How trendy is it?

Put trendy colors in the paint job or accessories – not tiles or permanent fixtures like the toilet or the bath. The same goes for anything really unusual or out of the ordinary – you may like it now, but that says nothing about a few years in the future when you’ve spent many a day looking at that same busy color scheme.

What are your floors like?

Slippery floors are a big bathroom no-no – half the time you spend in that room is fresh out of the shower, when you’re especially prone to falling. Throw rugs certainly help, but they don’t do anything for the areas they don’t cover. Look for flooring that on its own isn’t super slippery like sandblasted stone or textured tile. Another tip, the smaller your tiles, the less slippery (more grout means more non-skid).

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-- Paula Kashtan

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