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SMALL BATHROOM MOODBOARD

 

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Black tiles, Plant, Mirror, Toilet roll holder, Towels, Sink, Hexagon tiles.

I’m not ashamed to admit that this makeover has been 6 months in the making…and we are still only at the painting stage. We have had the tiles in our hallway for like 5 months, and that’s not even me exagerating..finding the time to do the never-ending list of things, just takes it time..but we are hoping to start tiling in the next month on so…going to block out a few days on the ever busy calendar. But here is a look out our moodboard for our downstairs bathroom.

We wanted a black and white themed bathroom, so that it toned down some of the colour which goes on in the rest of the house. Keeping the hardware white, and the tiles black and grey. I love white bathroom suites because it gives such a clean look to everything. Though I secretly dream of one day having a bright blue sink. We were on a tight budget so really shopped around for the hardware. We ended up going for the sink above, though it was about a £100 cheaper at the time. It’s quite big compared to our tiny space, but it takes over in a good way, and will go beautifully with the handmade pallet wood cabinet Richard is currently working on. We got our tap which is a waterfall one which is no longer available from Ikea. It was down from £70 to £17.. Bargain. It really is worth waiting and shopping around especially fi your budget is tight..we got the tap and sink about a month after we moved in and we have been here a year at the end of the month. So yes take your time to find perfect items.

We are going for a half black metro tile wall with white-painted walls above. Light shades are always a better choice  in my opinion with smaller bathrooms as it makes it a bit more open, but I love having a big contrast in the room. We are having to build a wooden frame to conceal some big pipes, which I think will adorn plenty of plants, giving a fresh feel and a nice spot of colour to contrast the black/white/ grey palette. I might go for some bold yellow accessories like hand towel and plant pots to add some punch in there too.

I reccomend not having a ton of clutter everywhere. This will ensure your bathroom looks as big as possible. Especially if like mine its a little closet sized one. I have simple architectural shapes with the wooden frame, simple cupboard and the white circle mirror above the sink. The texture will come from the plants and the tiles. I am in love with our floor tiles. I was a bit weary of pairing them with the black metro tiles, but I trust it will give a funky look to the bathroom.

Here are a few small bathrooms, #housegoals, that will give you guys a little more inspo for re-doing a tiny bathroom.

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Those tiles….love the contrast of the blue and white here..I spent ages trying to find really colourful tiles that were overly pricey..let’s just say it was difficult.

 

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A similar colour scheme to mine, I love the simple yet geometrical this bathroom is. So much going on pattern and grid wise, but yet it’s so calming.

 

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This resembles a pretty similar size to out bathroom, small and cosy. I love how they have used yellow and graphic artwork to break up the white and black colour scheme. I hope your bathroom get’s done soon..here’s hoping!

 

 



Dual purpose rooms…Office/Nursery

Ok so we have a 2 bedroom house at the moment, and luckily our second bedroom is a good size which is why I am able to split half into my office and the other half is the babies room…which isn’t finished but hey I have 5 weeks…Plenty of time.

So we have all the main bits. Crib, Wardrobe, desk, bookcase. Everything  a baby and an a working woman needs. But because we have decided not to find out the sex, keeping things neutral and non-gender orientated is proving difficult. As much as I love a tassle bunting, if it turns out to be a boy…is tassle bunting going to cut it?

Anyway I turn to trustworthy pinterest for my combo shared room needs.

 

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See I love this layout, so cute and girly, and I like how there is still a lot of room it doesn’t feel crowded. The only issue is with my desk it’s rather large. See my current office space here.

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This is more up my street, jam packed full of things…what can I say I have a lot of stuff…It’s going to take me a while to bay proof..

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I really wish I could paint our room white, we all no my hatred of magnolia. I just think it looks more fresh and bright when things are white..plus that rhymed.. But when the nursery is done i’ll give you a tour..I have some rent friendly tips up my sleeve.

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I love this nursery/office from Oh Joy styled by Emily Henderson. I would have like to have done a little muriel or something similar to the mountains like this on our nursery wall..

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We are very lucky to have a spare bedroom which we can make a dual office/nursery but I know not everyone has the extra rooms, so I wanted to show this adorable nursery corner. There are so many options out there of how to fit your baby into your 1 bedroom place. Closets are great for putting the crib in (taking the door off obviously) and different hacks to fit baby into your life. Babies are small, and with some great organisation they can fit into little corners of your life!

So next week I think i’ll look at some cute nursery pieces to keep your nursery organised and looking adorable!

 

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New office makeover with removable polka dot decals

Ok so my little corner of tranquility…or rushed crafts and props area is finished. My tester worked, and you can find a link at the end of this post where to get my polka dot decals.

Moving on to the main event. These decals were so super easy to put up I literally put them up in like 10 minutes. I decided to put the polka dots on randomly, there’s a lot more room for mistake when doing a specific sequence, plus my patience isn’t great. But I am super loving how it turned out.

 

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So here is an overall view of my little corner of an office, like I mentioned last week I have plans for the room as a whole so my office was only ever going to take up a section of the room. But by having the polkadots, it frames my area rather nicely.

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After putting up some artwork, the space if finally starting to take shape.

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I also mentioned how I got a new storage unit too for the room, and I loved filling it with props and tools, it looks like a unicorn puked over it, which is totally what I was going for. Books,-crayons-buttons-and-string-office-makeover

 

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There’s still work to do, but this is great for storing, and the soft boxes below hold mounds of paper and material, keeping it clean and out of the way.

 

So I am still working on the other side of the room, but I wanted to make the room with a dual purpose, as it’s quite a good size. But I love how effective the polkadots look on the wall, it quite possibly my favourite new thing in the office. Paired with the desk Richard made me out of pallets, finished with olive oil, it’s a dream space to work in. If I was to add anything to my office space, I’d love a comfy sofa in the room, maybe like a bright pink for a splash of colour to contrast with the polka dots.

This post was inspired by WeWork which have some pretty awesome offices and are a coworking company, so go check them out for some inspiration!

For all that want to try removable decals, especially if you rent, these are the ones I used, and I tried and tested them and it worked for me get them here off Etsy.