Posted on June 16 2014
I have a pet peeve, a big one. Why are bathrooms so super practical? When we take so much pride and time getting all the other rooms right the bathroom always seems like to me like the most practical. Paint colours are generally wishy-washy, finishing touches are often ignored and so instead of being a place we want to linger Â often times they are these practical transitional spaces to get in and out of as quickly as possible. I have the hugest problem with my bathroom (bad tile choice years ago) so Iâm pretty committed to upping the glam stakes.
Hereâs what Iâm thinking:
Add some sparkle gloss and shine
Not in abundance, we shall be subtle here butÂ the minute you start introducing pieces that bounce, dance and reflect the light around itâs a game changer.
Make the space feel special
In order for a room to feel and look glam itâs got to look and feel special. Iâm talking painting walls out in glam colours orÂ adding the odd beautifulÂ accessory, maybe even plonking a beautiful rug on the floor. Art is cool in bathroomsÂ Â you can totally add btw unlessÂ Â itâs a Picasso!. Cool stuff that grabs the eyeâs attention!
Splash some cash
Whilst Iâm not encouraging you to blow the budget when you invest in pieces with staying power, Iâm thinking a statement mirror, a beautiful little chair the kind ofÂ craftsmanship gone into such pieces will automatically make your bathroom feel super luxurious.
Look for bargains
Having just told you to splash a bit of cash Iâm now endorsing a thrift shop, flea market, auction house hunt to find pieces that have a back-story behind them. Possibly they’reÂ a bit scuffed upÂ andÂ knocked around but they have a historyÂ andÂ some good bones. Â When you offset them against shiny baths and sinks they look even more spectacular because youâve created this incredible fusion.
Switch up the colour
Certain colours look sophisticated and luxurious and certain colours donât. Pale colours tend not to (here she goes again I here you cry). Think instead of mid tone neutrals like grey Irish linen, biscuit, putty and then if you dare go down a few stops and embrace even darker shots like deep charcoals,Â super glam olives, reddy browns.
I’m off to hit the gym, Mondays are content writing days for the blog. Long days but I enjoy them although I have to Â time box myself to 14 hours to get it all done. ByÂ the end of the dayÂ Â (apparently) I can be aÂ Â bitÂ cranky! So I’m thinking the gym might help that situation, I’ll let you know!