ACCESSORISING YOUR BATHROOM: THE DO'S AND DON'TS

Bathrooms should be a place of escapism and relaxation – somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day. So why do we often find ourselves having the biggest stress and concern when it comes to redecorating this area?

Designing your bathroom doesn’t have to be the task and the chore that it is often labelled as. We at Rearo pride ourselves on our product ranges and our ability to accommodate our customer’s needs with stellar customer service to match.

Our company motto is “we make it simple” and that is exactly what we are going to do with our blog today by providing you with the dos and don’ts of bathroom design, along with some handy hints and tips.

When beginning any project, always start with a structured plan! To help gain a sense of space you can plan your bathroom using a piece of graph paper and drawing out your bathroom size to scale. Include windows and doorways and acknowledging the space they require to move.

The first thing to be considered in your new layout is your toilet. The location of your toilet is dictated by the waste pipe in your bathroom. First find where the waste pipe comes into the bathroom and from this work out a logical placement for toilet facility pan and any other fixtures to fit the remaining space – shower, bath, vanity units etc.

Another area to consider is ventilation in your bathroom. Ensure that you have a sufficient ventilation system in the room when designing your space, unsightly issues such as mould can occur without this. If your window can’t be left open regularly or doesn’t provide a good ventilation then an extractor fan with a built in humidity sensor could be a good investment.

Once the above priorities have been confirmed we would then suggest deciding upon your colour scheme. Colours can affect the ‘feel’ of your room, red for example can be seen as warming and blue can have a calming effect. For tips on how to create a room mood using our Selkie range catch up with interior designer Tracey Gray on Rearo TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKa4a2Wqpro

After the final decisions are made for the groundwork, the fun section of accessorising can begin.

So what are our hot tips?

Plants

With the combination of excess space and a plant-perfect humidity, your bathroom makes for the perfect place to home your plants. Certain plants, such as orchids, ferns and spider plants love a hot, humid atmosphere and will brighten up your floor or window space.

Round Mirrors

The ultimate modernist and classic bathroom accessory is making its comeback. Ideal for extending and giving the illusion of space in your room, as well as making a statement.          

Heritage Style

Thanks to TV dramas such as Downton Abbey, period bathrooms are on the rise again. Think freestanding roll-top baths, sculpted sanitary ware and classic brass fittings - it’s a look that’s adaptable for new-build homes and Victorian properties alike.

Why not let your tub take centre stage and combine original and replica pieces within your design?

Warm wood

Ideally suited to a traditional, modern, rustic, period or minimalist look. Natural materials will not only add character and warmth to your room, but they’ll also help to soften the sleek lines of modern sanitary ware. Look out for ‘driftwood’ from our Selkie range or take a look at our Clixeal Range of easy to install waterproof vinyl flooring – available in traditional styles or with a modern edge.

Go Bold

With a huge selection of colour choices and exciting patterns, Selkie wall boards are a practicable and fashionable edition to add to your bathroom. Create a feature wall within your space to build character to the room.

Also keep note of the following when renovating:

  • Make your bathroom one of the highlights of your home. Remember bathrooms and kitchens sell houses
  • Do not be concerned if storage is “fixed” as there are many incredible storage options available to retrofit and update existing units
  • Do not over invest when renovating. Know the value of your home and what is reasonable in terms of return on your money
  • Don’t shy away from using antiques or cherished pieces

Have a look through our Pinterest for some further inspiration: https://uk.pinterest.com/rearom/ss17-bathroom-trends-and-ideas/ 

Decorative bathroom set featuring Clixeal 'Copper Slate'

Decorative bathroom set featuring Clixeal 'Copper Slate'

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