Botanical bathing

Bathrooms can be tricky.

When thinking about redesigning or refreshing your bathroom, the costs can quickly spiral out of control once you start factoring in tiles, a new suite, flooring and storage.

We breathed a (large) sign of relief when we moved into our house 4.5 years ago, as the bathroom was in very good condition and had a neutral cream and chocolate theme.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love colour!  I’ve banished the boring whites and magnolias that were splashed (literally) everywhere by the previous owners, and added some much needed colour including green, yellow and purples to the walls (not in the same room I hasten to add!).  But all that redecorating has left very little in the budget for a new bathroom, so we’ll had to live with neutral a little while longer…

But that doesn’t mean my bathroom has to be boring!

When money’s tight and you cannot afford to change your whole bathroom suite, go to town on your accessories!  The choice of colours, patterns and textures available now is fantastic, and not just at the top end of the market.  This makes changing your scheme even easier if you start to crave a change…  like me 🙂

I’ve already started mood boarding my new bathroom scheme…

Botanical Bath Mood Board 3

Mood boarding is a great way to collate all your ideas and inspirations together in one place, so you can see if your scheme fits together before you start investing in expensive paints, wallpapers and accessories.

I am well and truly jumping on the botanical trend that has no signs of wavering.  The lush green tones of palm leaves and succulents will help lift the neutral base tones of the existing tiles, and marries beautifully with gold and art deco detailing (which I crave) to create a luxurious bathing experience.

I’ve already got my eye on a few choice items after an unscheduled “Dunelm Dash” (we can do a whole store in under 30 minutes) earlier this week, to help pull my opulent botanical theme together…

Dunelm Accessories

All items from Dunelms Colonial collection

…just got to start the hard task of actually decorating now!  Watch this space and our Instagram posts for updates 🙂



*main image: Cole & Son ‘Palm Jungle’ wallpaper (source: Pinterest)

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