This post does mention previous collaborations items with Wickes, Hampton and Astley and Junique.
Our bathroom was dull and lacked personality when we moved in, not offensive but also not inspiring. It was a classic beige and white bathroom which just wasn’t me. We’d have loved to have installed a new bathroom but when we looked at the finances of it all we decided and decided to update on a budget.
Obviously, painting the walls is an easy thing to do to give your room a fresh new look. Also consider painting the cupboards, bath panels and vanity unit in a colour too. You can use internal wood paint for this or paint such as Frenchic Alfresco paint. I used Farrow and Ball Oval Room Blue in our bathroom as I wanted a soft rich blue to inject some personality into our bathroom. Before installing our metro tiles, we also painted the old wall tiles with Ronseal tile paint which refreshed the room for about £20.
Mirrors and prints
People often forget to dress their bathroom, this can be a relatively cheap way to update your bathroom. I bought a new mirror with a shelf to give a modern, industrial look and then covered the bathroom in Junique prints (gifted to me) which instantly dressed the room.
Accessories and vintage pieces
My wall cupboard cost me £20 from a charity shop and then I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk paint and replaced the handle to a brass one. Handles can easily be replaced to suit your look and to match your scheme. The wall shelf is great way of storing towels and plants and I leave bags hanging on the door for further storage. Our towel rail and toilet roll holder needed to reflect my vintage style and so I found them at a budget price on eBay. By simply changing your toilet seat to black you give your bathroom a stylish twist and always invest in some good quality towels like this set from Hampton and Astley.
Tiling and flooring
If you can’t afford to retile or haven’t got the skill set, do consider vinyl sheet flooring or self adhesive tiles. Our vinyl tile was from Feature Floors, as we wanted a modern patterned look and warm flooring under our feet. Our Victorian home can be cold in Winter! We did eventually change the wall tile to a metro brick which we installed ourselves which was part of a collaboration with Wickes.
Replacing taps can help to make your room look more cohesive as they come in a range of styles and finishes. We opted for a traditional style from The Cast Iron Bath Company to give a more vintage look.
I hope you have found this blog post helpful and has given you some ideas to create an updated bathroom for less.
Wall tiles – Metro tiles from Wickes.
Prints by Junique
Tile Paint before retiling- Ronseal tile paint
Accessories – Many items eBay, H&M for bathroom accessories including shower curtain and mat and plants from local garden centre,