There is no better place to relax and unwind than the bathroom. A room that can become a complete haven from everyday life, it’s important that you get your bathroom design just right, so that it can become a place to escape to and indulge in.
Bathrooms don’t have to be utilitarian spaces, but can reflect your personality and the rest of your home with warm and cosy additions that create a calm and happy atmosphere. Whether it’s through clever choice of colour, or inventive use of furniture and the natural space of your bathroom, there are so many ways to achieve a relaxing bathroom environment.
If you want to update your bathroom with just a lick of paint, pretty pastels will instantly give your room a soft and calm backdrop. Alternatively, go all out with pastel furniture, wallpaper and accessories to create a delicate and feminine bathroom you will love to relax in. Try painting the bath a different shade to the walls and add in candy pinks and stripes to mix patterns as well as colours.
If you prefer a more minimalist approach, choose light and airy colours, such as soft greys teamed with brilliant white, or natural wood and creamy hues. This uncluttered approach will open up a small bathroom and feel much calmer than a cramped space. Keeping the rest of your bathroom paired back also allows you to make a statement with one feature, such as a free-standing bath or a fireplace.
You can also theme your bathroom for a kitsch finish. Coastal themes are a striking and fitting choice for a bathroom, or choose floral fabrics and vintage accessories to create a country chic vibe that’s homely and personal to you.
Evoke the happy emotions felt on holiday by bringing a coastal feel to your bathroom. Mirror the colours seen in a seaside town - sea blue and turquoise married with candy pinks.
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