Did you know there was one room in your house, sitting all by itself, alone and neglected and crying out for some attention?
It’s your bathroom. And if it could talk, it would be sobbing out loud for your help!
The thing is, your bathroom suffers from an inferiority complex. It’s jealous of the lounge and the kitchen, they always get your attention. It’s been in the shadow of the rest of the house for too long, and it is time to put it first for once!
It can be easy to overlook the design aspects of the master bathroom –especially if it seems like you never really see the inside of it that much.
But the ‘main’ bathroom of a home (or for many older British houses, the only one) is the thing that guests and visitors to your home see first and you just know they are judging you on your dull décor, flat colours and uninspiring accessories!
However, we also know that it is New Year and that you are skint. You don’t have the cash to splash on a big makeover, but that’s alright, because you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the results you want.
SIMPLE TIPS TO TRANSFORM A DULL SPACE
If there is only one change you make to your bathroom, then it should be this.
One of the most effective transformations you can make in a bathroom is to add a bathroom vanity unit.
This has the instant effect of creating storage, that the eye doesn’t see, for all those unsightly, but necessary, items that live in your bathroom.
Bathroom vanity units with basins and toilets combined together are great, because they offer a hiding space for those things that you don’t necessarily want the world and its wife to see.
Like, perhaps, you don’t want to advertise your very heavy period or the fact that you shave your legs. And maybe it would be best to have that bottle of industrial strength bleach hidden away from where tiny hands can get at it.
When you combine the loo and bathroom with a bathroom vanity unit, you can put whatever you want in there and it never has to see the light of day again. It’s also as accessible as you want it to be, which means it can be locked down safe if you need.
These units start very reasonably and can be as simple – or as complex – as you want them to be.
Nothing rings the changes like a splash of paint and changing the colour of your bathroom is easy to do.
With a transformation at your finger tips for literally the price of a tin of paint, we reckon this is the easiest suggestion on the page, for an instant change of mood in your bathroom.
Which colour you decide to paint is entirely up to you.
Often people seem to think that bathrooms should be white. Whilst this can work well, especially in the summer, there are times when it may feel sterile.
Certainly, a white bathroom can benefit from having small checks of colour applied to it, possibly along the skirting board and other peripheral areas.
What’s the betting that your bathroom has only light? We reckon probably quite a high one.
And this is a shame, because even the smallest of bathrooms can benefit, quite dramatically, from having a light shined on them. Literally in this case!
So, if your sole lighting is courtesy of a nineteen seventies strip light, or worse still, a single lightbulb, it is time to embrace change.
At the very least, an attractive lightshade is an absolute must for the bathroom. You do have a shade on your light, right?
Don’t worry if you don’t. It can be easily overcome. And you might be surprised to learn that the simplest arrangements benefit from the glamour of a chandelier. Yes, a chandelier!
Little changes like this to your décor can often be the only ones you need to make, to sit back and bask in the wow factor.
Whatever type of lightshade you have in the bathroom, make it count.
And for maximum effect, we would suggest no less than three separate strands of lighting, for the best ambient effects!
Whichever suggestion you pick, livening up your bathroom could be a lot easier than you thought, when you follow our blog!