Often we forget about our bathrooms when it comes to decorating because they’re not seen as being ‘essential’ spaces. We might use them throughout the day but it’s not like we spend time socialising in them, like our living rooms and kitchens. This is what can often, put bathrooms to the back of the queue when it comes to decor upgrades.

That being said, your bathroom really should be somewhere that you invest in. It’s a space that you use to relax and unwind in while soaking in the bath, so it should be somewhere that’s visually appealing. What’s great about bathrooms is that to refresh and brighten them up, it doesn’t take much.

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Start with the floor

Surprisingly, if the floor is old and worn, it’s one of the first things that will be noticed when stepping into the room. So investing in new flooring is more than worth it, as it will make such a difference to the look and feel of the space. The best options for a stylish bathroom are tile and slate; wood can look nice but if it gets wet, it damages easily. To add a little extra luxury to the space, you could consider opting for underfloor heating. This would give your bathroom that little bit of added glamour.

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The Walls

You can keep the walls neutral to keep it a clam space, or add some tiles too! For a fresh pop of colour and texture! I love the tiles in the above bathroom. The light blue, paired with the gold taps, looks amazing. You can also have fun using different coloured grout. Maybe white subway tiles with a grey grout??



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Add colour with features and accessories

As mentioned above, the best ways to add colour is with a mixture of features, tiling and accessories. For example, along the edges of the bath and over the sink you could opt for coloured tiles. Or, if you want to create a space with an edge to it, consider using coloured perspex instead. This gives a chic, modern look that adds style as well as vibrant colour to the space. You could also add colour with things like the soap holder, shelving, bath mat, and towelling.

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It’s important to ensure that the colours and styles you’ve used match. Else, you’ll be left with a bathroom that looks too bold and bright because of its clashing decor. Make sure that everything from the splashbacks to the features, like the shower, match. This will ensure that the space has a chic and stylish vibe to it. Look how awesome this lilac bathroom with gold accents looks!  Oh, and don’t forget to incorporate a few smart pieces of wall art. These will help to bring the space to life, adding extra style.