We’ve battled with the decision on whether to update the bathroom for the last two years. There’s nothing actually wrong with it, in that it’s less than 5 years old and everything works, in fact it was the most recently decorated room in the house when we moved in. But frustratingly, it’s just not to our taste…at all! However, we’ve found it hard to justify spending the money to re-do it simply because we don’t like it.
However, now that we have a little one on the way I can’t help but feel that it’s now or never. I can’t see us finding the time (or the money!) after the baby is born and so we’ve just decided to go for it! We are up against it time wise though! I am due at the end of March and really don’t fancy bringing home our new little bundle of joy while we’re in the middle of some major DIY work – so I’m really hoping we can get it done in good time before the bubba arrives.
It’s a very small room and try as I might I just can’t think of an easy way to gain a bit of space so it looks like I’m stuck with it being pokey for now. In an ideal world I would love a separate bath and shower but that’s not possible unfortunately. In fact in terms of layout everything needs to remain pretty much where it is, but I am keen to get a new suite and update with new tiles/colours. The real reason I hate it is that it’s just so…well, blue!
So you can imagine Chris’ surprise when I showed him my Pinterest boards which were full of images of blue bathrooms! But very different blues of course :)
I have always loved very dark bathrooms, to me they are so much more relaxing and cosy. The thought of lazing in the tub for hours in a super dark bathroom with a few candles just sounds perfect. So initially I thought I would tile the bath area and paint the rest of the walls in Hague Blue, however I’m now thinking that perhaps the room is just too small for this look (and also that my days of lazing in the tub will soon be well and truly behind me) so perhaps I should think a bit more practically!
Instead the plan is to tile all the walls with white metro tiles, paint the woodwork dark and add a striking tiled floor, inspired by these beautiful images from Pinterest.
I love the look of brass or gold fixtures but they are proving tricking to source, and I’m a bit wary of compromising on the quality of showers and taps etc just to achieve the look I’m after. So with my sensible hat on, I am thinking that I will play it safe and stick to chrome.
Then of course there’s the choice between a rolltop bath and a panelled one. I absolutely love rolltops, but the question is whether I can squeeze one into my tiny bathroom!
So basically I have a lot of decisions still to make, but hey that’s the fun part right? What do you think of my ideas so far? Are we mad to try and squeeze it in before March? (I think we might be!)