The thing is when it does come to choosing which room, the bathroom is often last on the list. So if it’s because you’re dreading the thought of replacing the suite or re-tiling the floor, don’t worry, here are some far simpler solutions to achieve the latest looks.
By sprucing up accessories or creating a new storage solution, you can give your bathroom a whole new lease of life without the hassle and expense of a refit. Take a look at our top five wow-inducing revamps below. And they’ll only take a weekend, we promise!
The interior design world has been all over chalkboards for the kitchen, kid’s bedrooms and even the living room but it’s only just started to move into the bathroom. With endless possibilities creatively, the only limit is your imagination.
We think the most striking and quirky application is chalkboard wallpaper. To do this, paint the wall (don’t forget the mirror frame and toothbrush holder too) and draw on your delightfully unique designs. If this is a little too adventurous for you, a great alternative is a chalkboard door for messages, drawings and even the toiletries shopping list.
Get the look: Use Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint in Black and give your chosen wall or door a couple of coats, then grab some chalk and doodle or design away!
A staple in any bathroom, the humble shelf is both for storage and a place to show off beautiful accessories and bathroom essentials. For this reason, we think shelving needs some love and should be just as beautiful as the objects they hold.
Gold accessories are bang on trend this season so we don’t need any more excuses to apply that to our bathroom shelving. A coat of opulent gold to the most boring and basic of shelves will give them an instant lift. Dress with other gold items and luxurious trinkets to complete the look.
Get the look: Use Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Bright Gold to easily and effectively transform your existing shelving into total showstoppers.
It’s good to think outside the box when it comes to furniture in the bathroom. Gone are the days of designated types and styles for the bathroom. Instead, try a china cabinet for towel storage or a small chest of drawers as a vanity unit. The possibilities are endless when you rethink the purpose of a piece of furniture and reimagine another use for it.
Get the look: Use Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint to update and personalise your piece of furniture for the bathroom. Colour coordinate with your existing scheme or go for something bright and bold to make a statement.
Patterned and decorative tiles are big news in 2017. The problem is, they can be costly, especially if you have a large floor space. The good news is, there’s an alternative and this effect can be easily achieved with a specialist stencil and some floor paint.
With an abundance of stencils currently on the market, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to creating the perfect statement bathroom floor.
Get the look: Use Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint in Chalk White as the backdrop colour then Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint in Anthracite as the pattern colour with your chosen stencil to create a bespoke flooring masterpiece.
Matt blacks and dark greys are tipped to be hot this year for kitchens and bathrooms. Black is always in fashion of course, but it is currently having a moment in the spotlight in its matt format.
Used on furniture and accessories, it can work as a dramatic accent or to ground an otherwise airy space. When teamed up with soft pink walls or tiles and gold accessories in the bathroom, you’ll have the ideal sophisticated and on trend look.
Get the look: The bathroom we’ve shown was updated with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Graphite for the vanity unit and mirror, and finished with a protective overcoat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Dark.
Adding the dark wax over the chalky Graphite enriches the colour while giving it a soft sheen. To complete the look, the washing basket were then sprayed with Rust-Oleum Metallic Bright Gold and sat against a soft pink wall to add a touch of glamour.