How to Curate the Perfect Bathroom Shelf
It’s the space you use first thing after waking up and right before bed. Here’s the expert Liberty guide to creating a beautiful (and functional) bathroom shelf.
It isn’t just a shelf. It’s a space that begins and closes your day. Yes, it’s home to the accoutrements of your skincare and beauty routines, but it’s more than that. Good bathroom shelf ideas give you an opportunity to make your day easier or more difficult. It can be a cluttered space besmirched by toothpaste stains and those stray strips of false eyelashes that you keep mistaking for spiders, or it can be a small moment of beauty in your day, easy to navigate, serene and visually pleasing. Here’s our tips for achieving Shelf Serenity.
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Put It Away
The function of the room needs to be great. It needs to look good, but also function really easily so that you can get ready quickly in the morning so storage is the most important thing in a bathroom. It needs to look nice, but you want to have all your best bits – your nicest pampering products – on display. Store the less aesthetically pleasing personal care products like deodorant or hair products in drawers.
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Being smart about making storage beautiful will help things along. Look to trays, trinket dishes and containers to put things in, and glamorise them a little bit more. Doing Goods Chelsey Circus Box is the perfect place to stash cotton pads while Anna + Nina's Small Beaded Box of Secrets can house hair accessories that tend to play truant if not tucked away.
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Magic in the Mundane
Take every opportunity to elevate the everyday in your bathroom, while keeping your functional basics accessible. Keep your cotton buds in a Murano glass container or re-purpose old candle jars. Look to the unexpected items like tumblers (which can double up as toothbrush holders) or even desk accessories - our Margaret Annie Porcelain Pen Pot could moonlight as a spirited make-up brush container.
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Storage and Style
Finding the balance between a beautifully stocked bathroom shelf and a messy one is key. If you’re not an organised person by nature, there’s nothing worse than an open shelf because you’ll get overwhelmed by it and the mess will drive you mad. But if you’re the type of person who will dust it down every week, you can incorporate decorative displays and keep your skincare routine on there. Small vases can play a great role here, whether you use for added storage or to simply to hold candles at bathtime, Anna & Nina’s Shell of Secrets Glass Candle Holder is dainty enough to sit atop a glass shelf.
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