As one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, it’s easy for your bathroom to start showing signs of general wear and tear. But there’s no need to panic or put up with a dull looking bathroom if you can’t face a full bathroom renovation, as there’s plenty of ways that you can rejuvenate this space.
From brightening up the room with new tiles to switching up accessories and adding greenery, Tiles Direct share their top tips and ideas on how to create a fresh new look in your bathroom this year.
Update your colour scheme
If you’re growing tired of the same old bathroom decor, then nothing will have a greater impact than bringing in a new colour scheme. This can be anything from switching up your bathroom linen or coloured accessories to painting the walls in a different colour.
To ensure a truly impactful change, why not replace old bathroom tiles to instantly refresh the space and provide a brand new canvas to work from? White tiles never go out of fashion, and because they can be paired with any number of shades, you can create a whole new aesthetic. If you fancy embracing the latest Pantone colour of the year, contrast your pearly white bathroom tiles with deep green flora tones, indoor plants and accessories for a luxurious finish.
Another fabulous way to transform your bathroom quickly and easily is to bring some nature into the mix with house plants that work brilliantly in bathrooms. Not least because they bring a wealth of texture and colour, but also, indoor plants have numerous health benefits working to purify the air. However, in an area with high humidity, warm temperatures and low lighting, it’s important to choose plants suited to these conditions – as the last thing you want is dead plants and brown leaves ruining your aesthetic.
For the best air-purification and relatively low maintenance, dracaena and peace lilies are an ideal choice, while aloe vera is almost indestructible with the added bonus of having leaves packed with minerals, vitamins and healing properties. Other suitable bathroom plants include bamboo, Chinese evergreen, orchids and spider plants – all of which will bring a tropical feel to any bathroom.
Change your fixtures and fittings
Although functional, the fixtures and fittings in your bathroom play a significant part in its visual appearance. Therefore, replacing old taps, showers and even towel rails can make a real impact – allowing you to smarten up an existing bathroom suite in an affordable and stylish way.
You can add a touch of luxury and create a spa-like sanctuary with waterfall taps, a new shower system or even just a swanky new shower head that will improve the look and feel of the room with very little effort. And for an extra plush finish, why not add a heated towel rail into your design, ensuring the style and finish match the rest of your fixtures and fittings to achieve a classy and unified look?
Add new features and focal points
It’s also entirely possible to bring new life into your bathroom by simply creating new features in the room. This could be replacing a key element of the bathroom suite, such as the bath, and installing a freestanding bath instead – or removing tired bathroom furniture and replacing it with more modern styles. Whether everything from a new vanity unit beneath your sink to extra storage space over the bath to choose from, the options are endless.
When it comes to breathing new life into your bathroom, it definitely doesn’t need to be a full renovation – and with these tips, you can easily create a fresh and relaxing space that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
(Content supplied by Tiles Direct)
Hi, I’m Liz, an interiors blogger. My main focus area is the bathroom, where I aim to inspire anyone who’s planning and designing a new bathroom – you’ll find plenty of tips, how-to guides and a wealth of ideas!