One of the most used rooms in the home yet one where practicality is often chosen over style, we show you five great ideas to revamp your bathroom and make it one you can be proud of.
1.Live in Luxury
Everyone dreams of creating a luxury bathroom to relax in at the end of a hard day. The good news is this doesn’t need to cost the earth and you don’t need to live in a mansion to achieve this look.
Start by choosing a sophisticated shade of your chosen colour (we love this vibrant yet calming blue) and then carefully select your furniture and accessories such as a roll top bath, glamorous chandelier and elegant table.
Paint used: Azure Blue 4
Top tip: Candles are a must for this look but if you don’t want to splash out on expensive scented ones, create a display using simple glass tea light holders.
When it comes to bathrooms, it isn’t just tiles that can provide pattern, paint can be used to brighten up a dull space and add interest far more easily.
Here two shades of the same colour have been used to create a striking checkerboard design in this sleek and contemporary bathroom. To create this look, simply mark out a grid system and paint alternate squares in your chosen colours.
Paint used: Natural Taupe 2 Natural Taupe 4
Top tip: Other pattern ideas include simple stripes (try alternating the widths for a colourful barcode effect) or simple spots which you can easily create by drawing around a dinner plate and filling the shape with paint.
Family bathrooms need to be super practical with enough space to keep everyone’s clutter in check but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish too.
We love this zesty lime and grey bathroom which has handy, deep shelves built into the wall to provide clever storage. Other colour combinations which would work well for this look include coral and teal (such as Burnt Autumn 3 and Javan Dawn 4 ) or bright pink and orange (Candy Love 2 and Jungle Ginger 2) Check out our handy colour selector for more colour inspiration
Paint used: Lime Zest 1; Grey Steel 2
Top tip: If space is at a premium, look for wall-hung storage, which will keep your bathroom clutter free and not take up valuable floor space.
4.Confident with Colour
Often people avoid painting small spaces in bright colours because they feel it will make the room look smaller. This isn’t the case as long as you choose your shades carefully. This room has been cleverly decorated by making the lighter colour dominate, using the darker teal to add accents. Remember to check how your paint looks at different times of the day by painting large sheets with your chosen shade, hanging in the room then checking how they look morning, afternoon and night.
Paint used: Spring Breeze 3; Javan Dawn 5
Top tip: Adding a large mirror will add an increased sense of space while choosing accessories in your chosen accent colour will pull the whole scheme together.
If your walls have seen better days and are less than perfect, wooden panelling is a great way to cover them up and add texture and interest to your scheme. Here a simple tongue and groove effect has been used and finished in two neutral shades. If you’re feeling a little braver, fretwork panels can look particularly impressive especially when painted in a different shade to the wall colour.
Paint used: Twisted Bamboo 2; Cameo Silk 3
Top tip: This neutral scheme suits both classic and contemporary homes but if you want to go bolder why not try painting alternative panels different colours for a smart, striped look.