So this has been in the pipelines (literally) for about a year now and the time is finally here!
Today I’m sharing our bathroom. Our original bathroom was a product of a “developers” brain – simple, functional, and beige. The room has no windows which means zero natural light. Partner this with 2700K warm lighting and a low ceiling and you’ve got yourself a pretty cosy cave going on.
It isn’t a big room, approx. 170x240cm so to maximise the space (now here comes the controversial part) we decided to lose the tub! We’re not bath people so it’s not really an issue for us but I realise this could be a deal breaker for some people. The dream would be to one day have a free standing bath with a separate shower but in this kind of space, and with it being just the two of us, we felt this was the right decision.
So here’s a few before photos of the most beige bathroom you’ll ever see;
We had a clear idea of how we wanted the new bathroom to look so we got to work pretty quickly. The beige tiles practically fell off the walls once we started, while the tub lived in our living room for a few days until we finally got around to making a trip to the tip.
Now that the shower tray is in and the bath is long gone it really does show how much of a visual barrier it was in this tiny space.
We went for Burlington London for the sink, shower, and toilet. It was on the more expensive end of the scale but it’s something we use every single day multiple times so it doesn’t feel wasteful in any way. Plus it really does look incredible in the space and helps to reflect the light everywhere making the room feel bigger than it is.
The paint colour was something I really couldn’t make up my mind on. I knew I didn’t want a completely white bathroom but I also knew I didn’t want to go as dark as our living room. I scrolled through Farrow and Ball’s website a million times before ‘Plummet’ jumped out at me. I absolutely love the colour, it’s the perfect grey for the space. I now want it in our hallway too!
When it came down to the floor we looked at SO many different options. As you may know from my previous posts we are yet to lay a floor in any room in the flat, we are still living on concrete and a few rugs that cover it. The reason we went for the marble tiles is all down to Instagram (of course!) I have a large marble tile that I use for flatlays. We just so happened to lay it down next to the shower tray and it just looked amazing. We bought the floor that afternoon and I couldn’t be happier with it!
So there it is… a slice of luxury in our very own home!
3 SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP GIVE YOUR BATHROOM THAT LUXE FEEL
NEW BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Treating yourself to that new body scrub or face mask you’ve been wanting to try for ages. That’s always something that makes me feel a bit special. My current favourite is Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating body Scrub in Lavender and Sevin London Soaps and Scrubs.
Fluffy new towels always feel amazing. I’m obsessed with Ikea’s Frajen range. In my opinion there’s nothing better than stepping out of a lovely shower and into a warm fresh towel.
One of life’s little luxuries. I love candles especially in the evenings after a long day. Check out H&M Home’s new range. Lavish Cotton is my favourite. Along with Yankee Candle’s Lemon Lavender and of course The White Company’s Ocean Tide reminding me of home on the South Coast.
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White Subway Tiles: similar here
Marble Floor Tiles: similar here
Shower/Shower Tray/Sink/Pan/Toilet Seat – Burlington London
Large Grey Vase: similar here
Faux Botanicals: here
What do you think? Would love to hear from you!