Style at Home discovers ways to perk up a smart grey bathroom with yellow accessories
This smart en suite bathroom was given an overhaul by first ditching the tub and installing a large walk-in shower to create a much more spacious scheme and a real sense of luxury.
The grey Metro-style tiles work beautifully with the traditional suite – the perfect mix of classic fittings in a modern setting. Try the Sloane Square tile by Walls and Floors and for a similar suite look at Heritage Bathrooms‘ Granley range.
Choosing not to have a bath (there is one in the family bathroom) gives more space for twin basins, and real hotel chic. The large mirror above them reflects the light around the room and the frame matches the colour of the stained-oak flooring by Aspect Flooring.
White grouting between the tiles brings a modern edge to this scheme and the whole look is lifted with punchy yellow accessories. The bright-yellow stool (Tam Tam by Habitat) creates a handy extra surface.
The false wall at the end of the walk-in shower has a handy nook for stowing shower gel and shampoo, while behind it is enough space for a ladder-style shelving (from Marks & Spencer).
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Choose this type of shelving for a relaxed, casual feel – it is the perfect spot for accessories, both practical and decorative, to tie in with the colour scheme. The yellow towels are Supersoft by BHS and charcoal grey and white towels have been mixed in for a classic look.
A bathroom is a room like any other so bring in lots of character with framed prints and decorative touches. These cute and quirky Mr & Mrs hooks mean you’ll never get your towels mixed up again! For similar designs, try eBay.
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