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Need advice on how to decorate extra space next to soaker tub
January 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Looking for advice on how to decorate extra "awkward" space next to soaker tub. Unfortunately, the tub is not centered; thus, the extra space. Would like to use the space for combined storage/decoration.

A full scale shelf on this wall probably would not work, as it would be difficult to access storage without stepping up (18" step up).

Dimensions of extra space: width 46", height of tiled area is 23", height up to ceiling, including tiled area is 76", and the depth (if kept consistent with counter) is 20".

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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This is easy. A basket with rolled up towels. A beautiful container for bath salts. An orchid which can probably live on the steam in the bath. Not awkward at all. It is the place you put a book and a drink while you soak.
January 5, 2013 at 8:29am     
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Interiors International, Inc.
Romona has it right she only missed some great candles.
January 5, 2013 at 8:32am     
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Frank Webb's Bath and Lighting Center
The only problem with putting a drink or a book in that space is that it is at the foot of the tub, I would use candles or baskets with decorative towels or flowers like suggested
January 5, 2013 at 8:36am     
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I have this same 'awkward' space in my bathroom. The tub is centered under an off center window. I placed a couple of glass canisters and used a hotel rack for towels above. Not the best pic with an iPad. The canisters look small here, but they are quite large, the largest being 10 x 18.
January 5, 2013 at 9:23am     
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Awkward space? What you have is my ideal! I hate tubs that have no place to perch anything. Attractive glass containers of bath salts, bubble baths, soaps, shampoos, plus a basket of rolled up towels, as Ramona has suggested. And candles, definitely candles.
January 5, 2013 at 9:27am     
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Thanks everyone! Great ideas!
January 5, 2013 at 2:10pm   
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How about a small, footed shelving unit that matches the cabinets for soaps, oils, towels, a big fern on top , even room for a tv if you like to watch movies while you soak?
January 5, 2013 at 2:19pm     
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Thanks for the shelf idea....I will definitely look into it! This definitely adds some functionality to the space. Much appreciated!
January 5, 2013 at 2:26pm   
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Candles, towel holder. A cute person washing your back sitting on the ledge. LOL!
January 5, 2013 at 11:24pm     
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My daughter has a leather u-shape satchel "wood log" holder for her fireplace but now has gas fireplace. Soo, we took the log holder and rolled up towels to look like "logs" ready for the fireplace in her bathroom. Sounds weird, but real cute.
January 5, 2013 at 11:53pm     
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Neat idea...very creative! Thanks!
January 6, 2013 at 7:39am   
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Practical or Pretty? Are their children around? If children, I would get colorful bath towel s and roll them in a "log" formation and place them in a container that shows off the color. You can get lanterns (Pier 1 has many) that have battery operated flame so they are safer than lighting candles to go along with it. It doesn't look like much light comes in, if you have light, how about a live plant. I keep orchids in my bathroom they love the steam. If adult area - go for pretty - different heights of candles with greenery around the bottom. Lanterns are good for adults as well. MIx up the ideas - I just read the post above mine, I guess I'm not the only one with "log towels" on display! Good luck
January 6, 2013 at 7:57am     
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River stones.
January 6, 2013 at 8:06am     
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Or, you can get a portable, ventless gel fireplace. Can be pricey tho.

January 6, 2013 at 12:19pm     
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Wow...thanks for the fantastic ideas, everyone. This is a great forum for design help and inspiration!
January 6, 2013 at 2:24pm   
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