THERE’S plenty of choice for bathroom design in 2013.
With budgets stretched, people are making the most of their home and creating their ultimate places to relax and unwind.
With all the recent interest in the contemporary home, it is comforting to see that there is still a real love of vintage style and the bathroom seems to be one of the rooms that we love to style with nostalgia and charm.
The traditional roll-top bath would be the perfect addition.
What’s great about the vintage look is that it doesn’t have to be expensive rummage through salvage yards and antique shops and you’ll uncover some real gems that with a little bit of time and effort can be renovated for that vintage feel.
Even if you’re not escaping to a sunsoaked beach this summer, you can still recreate that laidback, relaxing vibe in your bathroom with sea-inspired colours, tongue and groove panelling, warm wood and nautical accessories.
Replicate a ship’s feel by fitting tongue and groove panelling on your walls.
Ideal for adding character and warmth, the boards are also great for disguising less than perfect walls.
You could even paint the floor to match.
Or pretend you’re on holiday all year round with a nautical, beach hut bathroom.
Combine whitewashed wood, deckchair stripes and beachfront finds for a nostalgic theme that’s reminiscent of lazy, hazy days by the sea.
If you long for a classic five-star hotel-style bathroom, the easiest and quickest way to give your bathroom a hotel-style upgrade is to buy a selection of new towels.
Pick ones made from Egyptian cotton and go for neutral shades like white, cream, beige or grey.
Monochrome will look simple and stylish while contemporary suites will make you feel like checking in and never leaving.
Add a selection of luxurious ‘smellies’ and you’ll really feel as though you are getting the five-star treatment.
Inject fun into your bathroom with some bright accessories. This season’s hottest bathroom colour palette is a cheery mix of bright, tropical colours.
Look for bathroom accessories in these hues towels, bath mats, laundry bins. Updating your look for 2013 is cheap and quick if you simply swap your accessories.
With just a little bit of imagination, you really can get the bathroom of your dreams.