1960's HouseCoastal Bathroom, Kent
Lara Jane Thorpe Photography
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Pimp with panellingTiles, of course, aren’t the only medium via which you can introduce some of this colour. Tongue-and-groove panelling, fixed either horizontally, as here, or vertically, is another bathroom-friendly wallcovering, and the bonus is that you can change the colour with a new coat of paint. This super-pale blue-green works well in this small attic space because, even though it continues up to the ceiling, it doesn’t feel heavy or overbearing. In fact, wrapping colour from wall to ceiling when there are slopes like this is a trick that can open up the space, rather than chopping it up with dividing lines.
Add soft tones of aquaIt’s easy to think of blue and white as classic nautical shades, but pale aqua can create a softer feel in a coastal-style interior. Paint tongue-and-groove panelling for a wash of colour, or bring in watery-toned accessories.
Add a lick of paintIf your bathroom is looking too clinical, warm it up by adding an alternative shade to white. The panelling here has been painted a calm, aqua hue that works well in the plain space. Don’t feel the need to tile all the walls in your bathroom – if you leave some surfaces blank, you’ll be able to change the look whenever you like with just a lick of paint. Got a bijou bathroom? Be inspired by these tiny spaces with a huge wow factor