A bathroom is a place
where we want to either wake ourselves up in the morning or where we
want to relax and wind down after a long day at work. If you are
greeted every day by drab colours and peeling paintwork, it
doesn’t do much for your mood. The bathroom however, is one of
the easiest places to undertake a cosmetic facelift. Not only are there
many elements that you can change within a bathroom but you can also
cut your cloth depending on the budget that you have available.
Five Big Differences You Can Make To Your Bathroom
1. The Bathroom Suite
The first place to start is with your bathroom suite and fittings. If
money is no object you might decide to change the suite itself. If you
prefer showering to lazing about in the tub you could consider
swapping the bath out for a quadrant shower
enclosure. These are a
particularly great choice if you have a small bathroom, as they help to
make the most of the space you have available.
2. The Fittings
If you don’t have the budget immediately for a change of suite,
you could just upgrade the fittings. New taps and a shower head can
really make the suite look like new again and you can shop around for a
variety of styles and materials. An additional benefit would be to
install a water efficient showerhead and taps, so that you save on your
water bills going forward.
3. Paint and Tiling
One of the quickest and cheapest ways to bring a whole new appearance
to your bathroom is to give it a lick of paint. There is a huge array
of colours now available, so pick one that you love. One thing to keep
in mind with colour choice is the mood you want your bathroom to evoke.
Deep shades of colour, for example, tend to invoke feelings of intimacy
while if you want an oasis of peace and calm, blue and green shades are
a good choice. A tip for those with a darker bathroom, if you want the
space to absorb more natural light your best choice is a matte finish.
Another easy way to ring the changes is to add new tiles to the
bathroom. You can easily introduce a new pattern or colour choice to the bathroom scheme, with the huge array of tiles which are now on sale.
4. Flooring Choice
Flooring can make a big difference to a bathroom and often, because the
space is small, you can change the flooring without too much expense.
Carpet is luxurious underfoot but sometimes not the most practical
choice in a bathroom because of all the wet feet and dripping towels it
will encounter. This is also true of laminate flooring as the constant
dampness can make it swell and warp. A better choice is stone, ceramic
tiles or even vinyl or rubber flooring, all of which come in a huge arrange of colours and designs.
5. Blinds or Curtains
What you hang at your bathroom window can also make a big difference to
the feel of the room. Blinds are always very practical but if you would
like to go for a more luxurious, opulent appearance why not consider
moving over to curtains. A polyester blend fabric in a nice deep
colour, like a burgundy or royal blue, is a good choice for a bathroom. This is firstly because the dark colour makes
the material seem more expensive than maybe it actually was. Secondly,
the polyester blend also ensures that the curtains need minimal ironing
and upkeep to look good.
Bathroom accessories are always an easy and relatively cheap way to
change the mood in your bathroom. The important part is to first choose
the style that you want to work towards and purchase your accessories
accordingly. Do you want an art deco theme, all chrome and glass?
Alternatively, are you seeking a relaxed country vibe with rustic white
wicker baskets and fresh flowers? You can then choose all your
accessories, including your towels and bathmat colours, to fit with the
Whatever your budget there are many ways to spruce up your bathroom so
that it is a comfortable and relaxing place to spend time. Adding
candles and perhaps even a glass of wine will make your bathroom
pampering time truly blissful.