Monday, 4 June 2018

Bathroom before and after - Botanical

Bathroom makeover 

The second room we decorated was the bathroom, as you can see from the before photos below the bathroom was very blue with a fish toilet seat that I just could not wait to get rid of!

The sink , toilet, bath and shower looked pretty new so this saved a lot of money, we do eventually want to change the bath to a free standing pretty but for now the standard tub will do. I actually really liked the tiles too which made this make over super simple.

First up we painted all the walls white which instantly brightened and cleaned up the room, as you would have seen from previous posts from the renovation of our first home I love to accessorise and actually that styling a room is what makes a room. We are lucky to benefit from the most beautiful countryside views and from the bathroom in particular which looks out onto fields - I liked the idea of bringing in the green from outside in.

As we are keeping the bath for now we opted to painting the wooden bath panel a dark emerald green which I love and am now thinking of maybe painting another wall entirely in the same dark green! I love using plants when styling a room so I've opted for a mix of faux and real plants ( lets see how long I can keep them alive!!)  

I wanted to create a feature shelf in the space above the toilet which would look lovely but also house all of our bathroom essentials. I saw a similar design of a single hanging shelf on pinterest so George and I came up with this design which George put together by drilling four holes in each piece of wood and threading the rope through adding knots to fix the wood in place finally attaching two little hooks in which to hang them from - I think this is really successful and actually looks like it could be from a higher end interiors shop when in fact it cost us under £10! 

As the walls are plain white I wanted to add some print to the walls - a cheap way to do this is to frame your fav wallpaper! We picked up this botanical theme wallpaper from B&Q for £10 a roll which I framed in Ikea photo frames. I love how this adds print to the room without the effort of wallpapering an entire wall and is super affordable.

I like to mix and match accessories , I am always collecting random bits and bobs that some how just seem to come together. Lots of the pieces for this make up are actually from Matalan! I like to play with height and textures within a room so when I saw the raised planters for under £20 I snapped up three and used two for my Lush product storage. I actually used the stand from the big planter and sat a terrarium also from matalan for all my bath bombs which I love!

I like to mix metals too so opted for mostly gold accessories but kept the silver/chrome taps/radiator. We found this amazing circle mirror from Home sense along with the hanging planter which adds some height and a splash of green to this side of the room.

I love adding interest with small details , a shelf is the perfect place to add some personality to a room by grouping together objects. The black wire basket is actually supposed to be used as a cutlery holder in a kitchen but it holds my skincare products perfectly! and adds another texture and a splash of black to the room. Next to this the wooden box which actually makes the boring toilet rolls look cute!

The little hexagonal box was made by George when he was at school , the random little brass apple I picked up at a carboot years ago for 20p! I use it to store my rings in when I am doing my skincare.

The test tube vases have to be one of favourite affordable accessories I have found! They are so unusual and I have just used some faux eucalyptus stems again to add in some more green and height.

I am super pleased with the bathroom but now I am thinking should I add more green? maybe to the window wall? Let me know what you think and If you purchase any of the accessories I did!