12 months ago I got the urge to redecorate my whole house. I have lived here for just shy of 6 years in December and I had only ever decorated once and that was when I moved in. It was time to create a whole new look and feel to my house.
The first room to get a mini makeover was my living room. Refreshing its look from dark and closed in room, to a light, fresh and airy space that felt comfortable to relax in whatever the weather. As well as this I updated some of my furnishings, added vertical blinds to my new double glazed windows and had a new fireplace installed. It’s taken a while, but finally the room is starting to come together and I am loving spending time in there now.
Olivia’s bedroom came next. Gone are the bright pink walls of her younger Disney Princess loving self and in its place is a gorgeous grown-up look featuring glitter butterflies on a grey colour scheme. I love how it looks now and hopefully so will Olivia as she reaches her teenage years.
Notice a theme? ps this isn’t a younger Olivia
My bedroom is a work in progress and currently half way through changing from browns and teal to bright and refreshing pinks and green. This is where I need to pull my finger out and get to work to finish it off. Now I have my mini home office in here it is time I got organised and created a space that I want to spend time in and takes me from work to bed in the flick of a light.
Pink and green hearts for me with the aptly named ‘Olivia’ wallpaper!
But one place that has been neglected is my bathroom. I need to create an oasis of calm befitting of the smallest room in the house and one that not only screams relaxation but makes it a nice place to enter. Somewhere clean and bright and airy.
Creating a Relaxing Bathroom Space.
I prefer my bathroom to be muted and understated. This means no bright colours or patterns that will hurt my eyes when I wake up in the morning. Being a small room it needs something to open it up yet not feel cold and unforgiving of a morning.
For this, I have been looking at white paints with a hint of colour. Currently, I have a shade up called winter rain. A grey colour that has done me well but I feel the need for a change in colour. I am currently swaying to shades of pinks, pale or blush to add a little cheer to my walls but this may all change if I see another colour that catches my eye. My preferred option is to tile the whole wall but this isn’t a possibility right now. Another idea to help create the illusion of space is to add a mirror cut to size to help open the room out.
I currently have some lino tiles down but I am looking at getting some grey wooden flooring effect lino. My mum has something similar in her kitchen with a hint of pink in the grey. Totally stealing her look on this one!
I currently have a blue striped shower curtain. It trails in my bath and is slightly too long to dry out properly. This is due to the positioning of my rail. Ideally, I would like to have a wet room style bathroom, but I don’t think this will be happening. So I would love to get a made to measure shower curtain. This would stop any issues with the shower curtain not being able to dry out properly as it rests on the bottom of my bath.
I don’t usually have many accessories in my bathroom. There just isn’t space. But I do have a small drawer unit that I would like to replace with a white wood under sink unit. I also have my eye on a ladder-style shelf with a washing basket at the bottom. It is just wide enough to sit on the wall between my bath and the door to replace my current system.
Then I would to just create a scene using floating candles in bowls for the end of the bath and the window ledge. All white, wood style too if possible to create a universal look to pull it all together.
For me, keeping it simple and uncluttered makes it the perfect space to relax and recharge as you soak away in the tub after a long day. What would you add to create a relaxing bathroom space?