Change the colour
If the colour of your bathroom is a bit old and tired then turn to the DIY renovator’s best friend – paint. Even if you want to keep the colour as it is, a new coat of paint is a quick way to freshen up your bathroom. The latest trend is to use white or neutrals on the walls. This makes the bathroom seem more spacious and is like a blank canvas that lets other elements stand out.
A potted plant adds a natural touch to what is usually a stark décor of tiles glass and metal. In a large bathroom, you have the space to sit a pot on the floor with a medium size plant like a palm or peace lily. Smaller bathrooms or ensuites can go green with a small plant on the vanity, a shelf or windowsill. An orchid is a good choice that will love the humidity.
The bathroom might not be at the top of your list when you’re thinking about decorating your home, but a little bit of attention will make a big impact. A carefully selected artwork or decorative piece on a shelf can introduce different shapes, textures and colours into your bathroom. It’s also a great way of injecting a bit of your personality into it.
Chances are you already have plenty of stone, metal and glass via the tiles, taps and shower screen, so timber is the perfect material to add. Not only does it introduce an extra material, it will also has natural warmth and texture that the other materials don’t have. A timber towel rail is one option while slabs of timber as open shelving also adds extra storage.
The type of accessories you choose can help with your designer look. Soap dispensers, tumblers and soap dishes come in a wide range of materials, shapes and colours to complement any style of bathroom. Buying a matching set rather than a single piece here and there creates a unified theme and doesn’t make your bathroom look busy or cluttered.