If your medicine cabinet is a bit neglected, you’re not alone. After all, nobody sees what’s inside, right?! At the very least, you do, and you’d be surprised by what a big difference a splash of thoughtful design can make. Not to mention, you have more control over the medicine cabinet itself than you think, especially with the wide variety of options available today. In fact, you can transform your bathroom by choosing a cabinet that truly fits the look and feel of the space. In this post, we’ll spotlight a few of our favorite styles and share some organizational tips, proving that when it comes to medicine cabinets, there’s much more than meets the eye…
Medicine Cabinet Style
When you imagine a medicine cabinet, perhaps you envision a beautiful design like the one below, complete with shiny metal and gleaming glass! [from William H. Fry Construction Company]
However, classic medicine cabinet design is just the tip of the iceberg. Not to mention, there are many ways to add personality to the wall around the medicine cabinet, including matching sconces on either side. [from Lonny]
If a custom-designed cabinet isn’t in the cards, there are plenty of models that can add a custom look to your powder room. If you’re a fan of the industrial look, this Submarine Inset Medicine Cabinet from Restoration Hardware brings vintage submarine style home, complete with dotted rivets:
Opt for sleek hi-gloss white engineered wood and purchase The Wall Bath Cabinet from CB2, which boasts a modern silhouette and offers plenty of storage space:
Unique Medicine Cabinet Designs
For a ready-to-purchase option featuring a touch of brass (and a mix of gold and silvery mirror tones), check out the Riveted Full-Length Medicine Cabinet from Restoration Hardware. Another great industrial-style find!
This Seven-Shelf Storage Cabinet from grandinroad cleverly conceals its contents, as it can close against a surface such as a bathroom door. Plus, lots of levels means lots of storage!
Why go with a rectangular medicine cabinet when you can get creative with the cabinet’s shape?! This plus sign selection evokes the practicality of a first-aid kit. With plenty of modern style, of course! [from Lonny]
Conjure a seafaring adventure with a Royal Naval Porthole Mirrored Medicine Cabinet from Restoration Hardware. Cast alumunim and a round form give this piece industrial style, and it’s perfect for displaying in multiples. Not to mention, its compact form makes it perfect for small spaces!
Now you see it, now you don’t! This medicine cabinet is disguised by a vinyl decal that allows it to pull double duty as a work of art. But on the inside, it holds the toiletries of your choice! [from Affecting Spaces]
It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts
Once you’ve selected a medicine cabinet design, the fun is just beginning…because we can’t forget about what’s on the inside! Does your medicine cabinet look as neat and tidy as the one below (designed by Lauren Rubin Architecture)?
Perhaps it holds a few more items! One strategy for creating a neat and tidy look is to color coordinate your bottles and containers, removing garish labels or transferring products to jars with a uniform appearance. [from Kohler]
Don’t have the time to fill your medicine cabinet with pretty bottles? No worries! Even cutting down on clutter can make a big difference. Regularly clean out your cabinet to remove expired products and medications. [from Us Weekly]
And don’t forget about the backdrop! Wrapping paper, wallpaper and contact paper can create a designer look. Learn more about this medicine cabinet makeover at HGTV:
For one more fabulous medicine cabinet idea, try adding galvanized metal to the back of your cabinet. use magnetized hooks, canisters and other fixtures to maximize your space and cleverly accommodate your products with style. Learn more at Martha Stewart. [photo by David Prince]
Do you have any medicine cabinet styling and design tips to share? Let us hear from you in the comments section below…