My apartment looks like someone robbed an office supply store and, in an ensuing frantic chase and struggle, dumped everything in a student-designed IKEA showroom that doubles as a second-hand bookstore, and which is being cleaned on a half-yearly basis by a shortsighted and confused old cat lady.
The scene of the crime, a few hours ago. It got worse in the meantime, because there’s now also a drying rack full of laundry in the middle of the room.
So it might come as a bit of a surprise that I like to browse home decorating books, look at home decorating websites, and watch home decorating shows. I never do anything to my own home. I’m more of a Theoretical Home Decorator. I know how to, I just…don’t.
Probably inspired by seeing a friend’s home renovation photos on Facebook, I suddenly thought up a science-themed bathroom.
Guys, it’s going to be awesome! Let me show you how I envision this.
First of all, you obviously need this shower curtain. There’s no way around it. (No way around a science-style bathroom without this curtain, I mean. I guess you can get around the curtain itself: You just move it to the side to get in the shower.)
You can also buy an “Emergency Shower” safety sign online to hang over your shower. (I like this one)
Add a bit of microbiology to your chemistry with this soap dispenser:
Then I had a bit of designer’s dilemma: It would be fantastic to really go for the full lab look and pour the contents of all your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toner, cleansers etc. into lab glassware, but for most products – especially the ones that you keep in the shower area of the bathroom – the glass would also be extremely dangerous. Have you ever dropped the shampoo bottle on your foot in the shower? Yeah, now imagine that was glass.
So as an alternative, you can pour it all in plastic bottles. As long as they all look clear and similar, it’s very lab-like. Or, just keep the glassware to the sink area, where it is less soapy/risky.
Then, to top it all off, you can get these mad scientist rubber duckies for your science-themed bathroom:
I wondered if a science-themed bathroom had been done before, and then I found this on the Apartment Therapy blog:
“I was a chemistry major in college, so it seemed appropriate to buy this periodic table shower curtain. I added pink towels, black bath mats, and my cotton balls, q-tips, brushes, and toothpaste are all stored in lab beakers and petri dishes. A graduated cylinder serves as a vase when I have fresh flowers around.”
This girl was stuck with a weird coloured bathroom in a rental apartment, and went with the crazy by turning it into something resembling an old chemistry lab!
So there you go. It’s on Apartment Therapy, and therefore it’s a perfectly reasonable theme for a bathroom.
You can also do your kitchen all science-like, but that’s so obvious…