One of the busiest rooms in the house is often the most neglected – the bathroom! Even if your toilet is fresh and the shower is clean, most bathrooms could do with a lick of paint and some new tiles. After a long day there is nothing better than a long soak in the bath so, why not give your bathroom a luxurious makeover that rivals the classiest hotel suites.
Make a mood board
Before you start your big, bathroom project, it’s time to put in some planning. Make mood boards and collect colours, textures, wallpaper samples and pictures of the kind of tiles and flooring you’d like. Take a trip to the supermarket and buy some interior design magazines and add the pictures that interest you to your mood board. Pinterest has plenty of bathroom boards to give you inspiration and pins from other people’s makeovers for you to covet.
Once you have decided on your colour schemes and textures, you’re ready to start shopping! Try and write an extensive list of all of the things you want in your bathroom. This will help if you are working towards a set budget and it will ensure you won’t forget any of the smaller finishing touches. To get the sleek, five star look in your bathroom, stick to similar colours for each texture. If you have picked silver taps, pick a silver toilet roll holder and toilet brush too. The same applies to bath mats and towels, keeping them all the same colour will give your bathroom a plush feel.
Invest in a statement piece
Even if your bathroom is small, there is always room for a statement piece. If you have a lot of room to play with try a sumptuous, big freestanding bath to create a talking point. For a more classic look you could choose a roll top with ornate metal legs. If your style is a little more contemporary you can also buy a quirky rectangular freestanding bath or pick a brightly coloured one.
If you have a smaller space to decorate you can create a focus point with an illuminated bathroom cabinet or a glamorous mirror with lights. These are the perfect way to store your toiletries in a stylish way and to add some much needed light into the room. You can find reasonably priced and good quality mirrors and cabinets online for around £150 so great if you are sticking to a budget.
When you’re working towards a high end makeover, the devil is in the detail. When your brand new suite is fitted, the walls tiled and the flooring laid; the final step to achieving your luxurious bathroom is with the finishing touches. Adding the smaller items like soap dishes, mats and towel rails can be the cherry on top of the cake. Splash out on a relaxing scented candle for bath times or an indulgent reed diffuser to keep your bathroom smelling fresh all day.