10 bathroom finishing touches

Looking for bathroom decorating ideas? Housetohome know how to create the perfect bathroom...

If you want to transform your bathroom from a plain, functional space into a unique haven for relaxing baths and invigorating showers, our bathroom ideas will help you to find those essential finishing touches and bring your room to life.

There is no other room in the house that offers the opportunity for a tranquil few moments of relaxing, peaceful time to yourself quite like a bathroom, so it makes sense to create a room that reflects your needs and personality.

You don't need to completely redecorate to update your bathroom: From pretty storage ideas, to statement shower curtains and decorative extras such as patterned towels and vintage bathroom accessories, there are so many quick and easy ways to make a bathroom your own.

Discover how to update and redesign your bathroom with cost-effective ideas: Something as simple as a bold blind, a textured bath mat or decorative screen can completely overhaul a bathroom in one easy step.

And don't be put off by a small space. There are so many clever storage ideas that mean you can add as many detailed extras to a tiny bathroom as you would a large, luxurious room. Try pretty wall cabinets in a vintage-look room, or design your own storage by stencilling a cupboard to instantly update your bathroom.

Whichever extra accessories you decide to add to your bathroom, don't do anything until you have looked through our selection of detailed ideas to add those finishing touches to your bathroom - you might be surprised at how one little change can brighten up a whole room...

1 /10 Pretty vintage-style storage

wallpaper wall and bookshelves

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Display cute floral lotions and potions in glass-fronted cupboards or open shelving. A distressed cabinet will bring a vintage country feel to your bathroom.

2/10  Statement shower curtain

bathroom with white wall and cityscape print shower curtain

(Image credit: Future PLC/Emma Mitchell)

A distinctive shower curtain is a simple and cost-effective way to make a statement in your  bathroom. Evoke the feeling of summer in the city with a cityscape print design.

3/10 Wall hooks

white colour painted wall bathroom with hooks combined with a handy shelf

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Wall hooks, combined with a handy shelf, create the ideal spot for drying and displaying colourful towels. A range of blue shades will bring a coastal feel to your bathroom, especially when set against crisp white walls. We love these towels from Christy. (opens in new tab)

4/10 Bath tray and accessories

bathroom with golden colour bath rack and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Brittain)

Be practical and stylish with an all-in-one, extendable bath rack, mirror and candle set - it'll add a romantic, spa-like feel to your bathroom.

5/10 Soft textures

bathroom with white flooring and grey bath mat and white shower curtain

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mel Yates)

Soften your bathroom with a mix of textiles. Texture is key here, so go for a luxurious bath mat that will add warmth to the floor. Mirror its ruffles with a matching shower curtain.

6/10 Distinctive blind

bathroom with bathtub and large image on wall background

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

A statement blind (opens in new tab) will instantly add drama to your bathroom. Use a favourite image to create a bespoke design to personalise the space.

7/10 Decorative storage

bathroom with blue wall and decorative blue tray as dressing table and sleek jars

(Image credit: Future PLC/Amanda Prior)

Don't let unattractive essential items spoil the look of your bathroom. Use a decorative tray as a dressing table and sleek jars for your toiletries.

8/10 Colourful towels

bathroom with white wall and clashing patterned towels

(Image credit: Future PLC/Emma Mitchell)

Inject colour into your bathroom with patterned towels - they allow you to regularly change your taste without having to spend a lot. Use clashing patterns for a quirky look.

9/10 Bold screen

bathroom with white flooring and deep red decorative screen and red bath mat

(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachel Whiting)

A decorative screen will add interest to a bathroom, and is a practical way to create privacy. Choose a strong colour, like deep red, for extra vibrancy, and reflect this onto other items such as a bath mat.

10/10 Stencilled storage

bathroom with white wall and stenciling a pattern onto a plain bathroom cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

It's easy to give your bathroom a quick and modern update by stencilling a pattern onto a plain bathroom cabinet. Create interest inside the cabinet too by using a positive and negative colour combination.

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Thea Babington-Stitt is a Content Editor on Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.