A lot of people run out of steam by the time it comes to decorating their bathroom.
This is hardly surprising after: by the point you get to the smallest room in the house you have been spending considerable amounts of energy making the living room worthy of guests, transforming your bedroom into a relaxing retreat and giving the kids great rooms in which to play and learn. You are not alone! It can be quite discouraging to run out of inspiration: decorating a bathroom to fit in with the rest of your home can be a very tall order.

The very first thing to consider before you get started is what impression you want the room to give visitors, and how it fits into your overall design scheme. Do not be fooled by the fact that the actual purpose of the room is to perform a basic function, and that therefore looks are not important.

It is not necessarily the case. The most important thing to keep in mind is that there are things best left unseen. Your guests will probably not care for a plunger in plain view by the toilet or your stash of feminine protection products out in the open.

While everyone knows what they are for and needs to use them every so often, there is no need for an all-out display. Trust me: your male visitors would rather not see “girl stuff” out and about on the counter. This is why storage is essential in a bathroom.

You may not have a built-in closet in the room to stash away your possessions, but worry not: there are plenty of bathroom decorating ideas to help you solve your storage issues. For instance you may want to use storage boxes and wicker baskets to keep your items handy yet out of plain sight. By using accessories, colors and displaying beautiful items in a bathroom your guests will not concentrate on what the main function of the room is.

There are many websites that you can browse on for inspiration and magazines that specialize in bathroom decorating. With a bit of research you can find ideas on style, design, colors and ways to accessorize that would work in harmony with the décor of your home.

You should be able to find everything you need to know about bathroom decorating on the Internet and in the press, with decorating ideas to suit your home and lifestyle.