Croxted Road - DulwichScandinavian Bathroom, London
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Beautify your bathroomIn your washspace, assess which grooming products and tools you use regularly. These are the ones that you can keep. Ideally, you should collate these in one or two attractive plastic tubs or trays. This will keep them together and visually declutter the surfaces – it will also limit the number of items you can keep. Storing them like this also makes it a lot easier to clean your surfaces.Next, look at those products that are rarely used. You could either use them up during a month of pampering or cut your losses and chuck them out.Bathrooms are humid and surfaces get mucky quickly, so it’s best to keep everything not used on a daily basis inside a cabinet. This might be a purchase to add to your wish list, so that you can complete this final part of the task another time.Find inspirational vanity units for storage and style
Upcycle a leaded cupboardThis cabinet looks as if it might once have been a shiny, orangey wood, and been perhaps atop a not-beautiful sideboard. But, with a bit of DIY and TLC, it’s become a wonderful addition to this bathroom, sitting neatly above a towel rail and keeping toiletries to hand yet neatly tucked away.Think outside the box or, rather, the cupboard: for example, something designed for the kitchen could be perfect in a bathroom; or a dining room china display piece could be a perfect linen armoire on your landing. If it’s the right size and a nice shape, you can always paint it to match your décor.
Take a tiny repeatTiles with a small, simple pattern, laid uniformly across an entire floor, create a less hectic finish than lots of mismatched tiles, but still deliver appealing, geometric pattern.TELL US…Do you favour a patterned floor over plain? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
The second bathroom was strangely configured. ‘It had a shower in the middle of the room, like a throne,’ laughs Beth. They stripped the room back and retiled the floor, then found a vintage claw-foot bath on eBay. ‘That’s the girlie element,’ Beth says. ‘I wanted this bathroom to feel a bit more feminine.’She used the same marble as in the kitchen to create a shelf and vanity unit for the basin. ‘I wanted it to be a bit more glamorous than your average bathroom,’ she explains. ‘I’m a bit obsessed with marble.’ The wall cabinet is an original feature, but was located downstairs. Beth painted it white, with a lilac interior, and moved it upstairs to turn it into a nice display for toiletries. ‘We wanted to keep the Victorian features, so anything we could bring up to date, we painted,’ she says. The fireplace is a case in point, painted white for a crisp finish.Tiles, Topps Tiles. Bath, eBay.