Stepping out of a warm shower onto cold, tired-looking tiles is not how we want to start the day. DIY fan Pip has shared a simple bathroom flooring idea that’s totally transformed her space with the help of a stencil and some paint samples.
Pip regularly posts DIY hacks and house updates on her Instagram account @sisters_homestyles, which she shares with her sister. Inspired by the terrazzo trend the savvy Instagrammer decided to give her bathroom a quick makeover.
‘This was my first DIY project in lockdown one,’ Pip tells Ideal Home. ‘I wanted something to take my mind off my wedding which was supposed to happen in May 2020, and therefore postponed. I had seen a terrazzo stencil floor on Instagram so thought I would give it ago.’
Previously, Pip’s bathroom floor had large tiles in a neutral tone, matching those on the walls.
Now, her bathroom floor is full of character thanks to a terrazzo pattern in black, white and grey.
We love that she has fully embraced the terrazzo with accessories on the windowsill in the same pattern. The walls have been given a fresh lick of white paint to brighten up the room, and houseplants finish off the look. Up close, the finish looks really stylish. So, how did she do it?
Terrazzo tile transformation
What is terrazzo flooring and what does ‘terrazzo’ mean?
Terrazzo, the Italian word for terrace, is a composite material made from chips of marble, quartz, granite or glass, poured in place or in blocks. Once it has set, it’s ground or polished to make a smooth surface.
Traditionally used on 18th century Italian pavements, terrazzo has become one of the biggest trends in homeware. It has been adopted on everything from modern flooring, walls and stair treads to countertops, vases and lamps.
Will you be trying this simple bathroom update?