Yes, bathrooms need to be functional, but it should also be a space in the home where you can relax and enjoy some me-time. That’s why bathrooms must be beautiful, too. Maybe it’s time for a bathroom makeover?
If yours is in need of a refresh, we’ve selected the most inspiring trends to get you started. Whether you’re after a sleek, clutter-free retreat or a bold splash of colour and pattern, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s our list of bathroom makeover ideas to help you get redecorating:
The look: Team a modern monochrome scheme with bold blue hues.
Make it work: Contrast a white suite with a bold hit of colour on walls in an on-trend bright blue. Accessorise with a bath mat, and patterned towels in matching blue and white.
Don’t have the floor space for a storage unit? Then fit floating shelves at different heights to hold toiletries and towels. Dark vinyl flooring with a non-slip finish is a budget-friendly and practical pick for bathrooms.
The look: Combine bold floor tiles with industrial features to achieve a rough-luxe finish.
Make it work: Pick statement flooring – patterned floor tiles in colour-pop blues and yellows are the focal point of this look. For extra style points, pick out accent shades from the tiles to use throughout the rest of the space.
A vintage-style roll-top bath is a striking and luxurious investment piece. Include industrial fixtures such as reclaimed wooden shelving and factory-inspired brass lighting to get that urban boho feel.
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The look: Take a soak surrounded by tranquil neutrals and little luxuries.
Make it work: Layer up natural tones and textures to create a soothing room you will want to unwind in. Choose wall and floor tiles in neutral colours with a stone effect to mirror the organic feel of the scheme.
Evoke a spa feel with a modern, white, freestanding bath and taps, or large walk-in rain shower. You can’t relax in a cluttered environment so keep things clean and streamlined with built-in shelving and dedicated areas for toiletries. A heated towel rail means cosy towels are at hand after a soak. Bliss!
Top tip: Take the home spa feel one step further by investing in quality cotton towels and luxury toiletries.
The look: Bathe in a tropical oasis of colour by embracing bold wallpaper and plenty of plant life.
Make it work: Be transported to an exotic island by decorating a wall with a design depicting palm leaves and parrots. Choose tiles in an oceanic shade to evoke tropical seas and large floor tiles in a warm neutral hue, inspired by beach sand.
Keep sanitaryware simple and sleek, with a wall-hung toilet and vanity unit complete with a shallow basin and a simple mixer tap (it’s a space saver too!). Accessorise with fuchsia pink towels for a pop of colour, then add to the rainforest effect with houseplants in bright pots. Orchids are a great choice as they love humid conditions.
Top tip: Wallpaper is a great way to bring a bathroom to life, but make sure the room is well ventilated so it doesn’t get damp.
The look: Go for a nautical feel with a blue and white scheme featuring seaside motifs.
Make it work: Stripes are a classic seaside design – use masking tape to paint stripes in blue shades on the wall, and mirror the design with matching towels and a bathmat. Install white wood panelling to the side of a built-in bath and choose simple square tiles in white.
Be savvy with storage and choose a wooden unit to house towels and toiletries. Coastal-themed accessories like sea birds, boats and shells will complete the look.
Top tip: Add a fun wall decal to break up any large white space.
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The look: Create a Nordic-inspired space with a contemporary twist of grey shades combined with yellow for this bathroom makeover.
Make it work: Worried that one colour is too boring? Use slate split-face tiles to create depth, thanks to their uneven texture and colour variation.
Mix it up by combining smaller tiles with larger-format wall and floor tiles in a paler grey hue. Or use subway tiles to add interest to white walls. A modern, freestanding tub with central taps draws the eye. Add yellow accessories for a burst of colour to break up the grey scheme.