It seems like such a simple touch to a room, but it’s sometimes not as simple as you think. Bath mats and rugs can make a big difference in the appearance of your bathroom and can make your routines much easier. So take some time and learn about the best way to choose bath mats to match your style and need for your bathroom.
Choosing Bath Mats
Measure the Bathroom
Don’t make assumptions based on “eyeballing” the dimensions of the room or the dimensions of the rug. Things can appear larger or smaller if you’re not used to making exact measurements. So, measure first, choose second!
Consider the Needs of the People Using the Room
Take into consideration things such as age and usage. Elderly people may benefit from a non slip mat. Kids may enjoy brightly colored mats (and ones that wash easily!) Use inexpensive mats for high traffic rooms, because they will need to be replaced more often.
How Many Mats?
Deciding whether to have one bigger or two smaller mats may be a personal style choice, but could also be a choice for practicality purposes too, depending on the size and shape of your bathroom. You definitely want a mat in front of the tub or shower for safety purposes, but having a rug in front of the sink(s) can also be extra cozy in your bathroom.
Smaller bathrooms generally look better with round mats or the round ones with the fringe. Larger bathrooms can accommodate square or rectangular rugs more attractively.
Color and Pattern
Remember COMPLEMENTARY. You can have brightly colored or brightly patterned bath mats, but you don’t want the mats to overwhelm a room or to clash and already busy room and make it feel smaller. Pick patterns and colors that go with your paint color and bathroom decor.
Look at Pictures!
Much like any other shopping, looking at style magazines and designing websites will help you to get an idea of what styles you like for your decor. If you’re unsure of the kind of mat you like, looking at various photos can help narrow down the choices.
Check the Reviews
If you have an idea of the style of bath mat you want, it’s good to read a few reviews in order to pick a brand. Checking a specialty store or reading reviews on Amazon are good ways to review several brands at once.