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Bathroom Storage Ideas that make Function look Fab

The bathroom is the forgotten zone in the house, I find, especially when it comes to decorating. Often thought of as a functional zone as opposed to one that can demonstrate designer wow-moments, it’s a space that’s crying out for your love. The October issue of Inside Out is changing all that, of course, with a few divine spreads on bathroom storage that will change the way you think about this space!

Storage Ideas for the Bathroom - Inside Out mag

First stop: page 44, which has been styled to perfection by Joseph Gardner and shot by Craig Wall.

What these modern takes on vanities do is give you a sense of how you can make your bathroom feel fresh and contemporary. With muted tones and a few sorbet hues thrown in for good measure, it’s all about interesting shapes and banishing the concept of hidden storage.

Rock an open shelf with gutso, Creatives – and discover how wonderful it can feel to make a display out of your everyday items. My fave bathroom storage piece has got to be the Normann Copenhagen Block Trolley Table at the front of this shot. What’s your fave?

Inside Out Magazine - Bathroom storage ideas

Never in my life have I seen a wooden tooth brush, but it’s giving me heart palpitations in the best way possible. Page 148 kicks off a stunning spread on Styling Lessons and I’m truly captivated the beauty that can be found in items that are perceived to be everyday, functional and boring.

Styled by Heather Nette King and snapped by Derek Swalwell, these images gives you a real sense of how a few decorative items in a space – teamed with pops of colour – can bring a bathroom into the now. Sidenote: how stunning is that portable mirror?

Related Read: My bathroom makeover from Howards Storage World.

Bathroom Storage - Inside Out Magazine

Bathrooms don’t have to be boring, nor do they have to remain zones that are purely functional. You can make this zone of your home a wow-factor moment without spending too much money either. The towels above are from IKEA, for example, so they won’t break the bank but will bring some pizazz to your bathroom.

The October issue of Inside Out goes on sale this Thursday, September 25. Hit their website for more dreamy design!

What’s your bathroom currently feeling like? Could it do with some designer magic? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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