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My dream bathroom..for me and Arch

I was just thinking the other day that Arch will soon be sat up in the big tub in the bathroom. I know these cute days of the little baby bath are numbered. Soon he’ll be splashing about and playing with his bath toys. I’ll be stood there… soaked from the splashing and loving every second of it.

It has got me thinking about how drab and boring bathrooms are, though. They don’t tend to inspire happy playtimes or quality time with your children. Bathrooms are just so functional and not even slightly fun. Most are also just a boring white colour. Now I rent so there isn’t much I can do to change ours. But I think bathrooms should be just as stylish as the rest of your home, and if you have kids, be able to be a fun place for them too. I spoke about how I wanted to revamp my bathroom earlier in the year (well as much as I could without annoying the landlord). See some of my inspiration here. It’s something I am still working on, as the more pregnant I got the harder doing these things became and now they are on my to do list. which is never ending.

If I could, or when we finally buy and can, I think the bathroom would be something I would change without a doubt. Most bathrooms come just in plain whites and beiges. Instead I’d l think every surface should have vibrant colours and interesting things to catch Arch’s eye while he’s playing in the bath, but also a place where me and Richard can relax and have a bath..so somewhere that has dual purpose really.It never occurred to me I would be designing the entire house around a baby’s taste before I became a Mummy, and I’ll talk more about this another day.

So this is my dream bathroom inspiration.

Starting with the floor, I want colour, and pattern, and things for him to trace with his finger. I’ve seen some amazing cement tiles with patterns in every shape you can imagine. Best of all, the colours are really vibrant. Perfect for little eyes. I think they would look incredible on the floor. Bath mat sets are so bland, but it won’t matter if they’re sat on a floor as fascinating as that. So honestly check them out, they are to die for..and it kills me I can’t change the floor in our bathroom right now. I especially love the patchwork tiles they do below.

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The walls of my bathroom are kind of half painted and half tiled. I’ve learned that kids can soak the ceilings and walls on the other side of the room just by splashing in the bath. This is where full tiled bathrooms would come in handy. I’d love to have tiles that are colourful and interesting.

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Firstly yes yes yes to that shower! And secondly I am in love with subway tiles, especially as they have done a different approach here and fitted them vertical instead of horizontal! How awesome is that?

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Bright Colour and Pattern wants from Etsy.

I have always loved colour and pattern, so there’s no surprise that when I do my Etsy wish lists they feature heavily in it. But I have looked at more decor and house items today as I am an on a constant mission to make my little rented house a home. At the minute it looks  a little like Toys R Us has exploded all over, but hey my little man is just over 2 weeks old, and I’m enjoying  the mess that surrounds me. He’s totally worth it. But to my gorgeous Etsy finds.

 

 

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This is so super cool..I just think it would be such a cool thing to hang in your home, plus an excellent conversation piece..I mean come on…it’s a fish! This is from Don Fisher Shop and costs £18.99. Find it here.

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How super cute is this? Note I need this for my desk. This is from Panselinos and it costs £62.40. Find it here.

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I am loving the candy pink right now, and I love this ring. This is from Quiet Clementine and costs £10.53. Find it here.

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This wall hanging..just to die for no?, and I have been looking for one for a while…this could be it..though deep down I think I want a giant one for my living room, and a smaller one like this for my bedroom. This is from  Pink Wild Mallow and costs £38. Find it here.

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I never did manage to get my massive nesting list before little man came, including putting my gallery wall up. But don’t fret as it just means I have more time to buy more art to make my future gallery wall bigger and I am in love with this piece. I just love how fun it is. This is from Elizabeth Pawle and costs £60. Find it here.


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So yes this isn’t bursting with colour, but put a flowering plant in it..and yeah you see where I am coming from. But this is awesome and it’s such a fun way to hang your plants no? This is from We are MFEO and costs £49.26 and you can find it here. 

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I actually brought some of this a while ago and made journals with it as it is double sided. But if you want to freshen up some books, or simply wrap a gift with style then this wrapping paper is for you! Plus they have lots of different options to chose from. This is from Eve en Anne and costs £5.81. You can find it here.

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Another possible artwork for my wall…I think art is such a great way to add colour and texture to your home, especially great for those like us who rent. It can add colour and mask ugly wallpaper and paint choices that you can’t control! This is from VictoriAtelier and costs £62.40. Find it here.


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Not really for the home but everyone needs a bag, I mean you can hang it up and it can be a feature..fashion is a form of expression. Wearable art you know..This is from Tovi Corrie and cost £154.53. Find it here.

 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here’s to the week ahead!