New Elegant Look for a Dated Bathroom
It's easy to give any bathroom a new look without ripping out tiles and sanitary ware - simply refresh accessories.
The bathroom might be the smallest room in a home, but it's also the room that works the hardest, especially in a family home. If your bathroom is looking a little sad, giving it a new look doesn't necessarily mean ripping out and replacing tiles and sanitary ware. Sometimes all a bathroom needs is a little tender loving care and some fresh, new accessories.
Pattern and Texture
It is so easy to add interest to any bathroom with pattern and texture, and you can easily introduce this in a variety of ways.
One way that gives a truly dramatic effect, and that is perfect for a master suite or guest bathroom, is to use wallpaper. And today's wallpapers offer modern patterns and the choice between a ready-to-hang wallpaper, or a paintable wallpaper that allows you to hang and paint in your choice of colour.
Builders offer a selection of printed and paintable wallpaper designs. Choose a damask ready-to-hang wallpaper @ R315 per roll, or a paintable wallpaper with damask pattern @ R185 per roll - depending on location and stock availability. If you're not sure if your nearest store has stock, or you don't have a store close to you - sign up for online buying.
Printed or patterned wallpaper adds instant glamour to a master bathroom and can easily turn any boring guest bathroom or powder room into an elegant space.
Another easy way to add interest to a bland bathroom is with textiles and fabrics.
With printed, patterned fabrics you can complement the style of a bathroom, or use fabrics to bring a style into the space. For example: The bathroom above has a romantic atmosphere with its slipper bathtub and granite-topped vanity. Introduce damask fabrics to drape the window and a damask Roman blind for light control and privacy, and the finished result ties nicely together to complete the look.
If you love the idea of incorporating patterned window treatments into your bathroom but don't know where to start, visit the guys at Finishing Touches for expert advice on Curtains and Drapes, Roman Blinds, or even Window Shutters. They have a wide selection of ready-made options for windows, or can create custom window treatments for a bathroom. Using a service for custom window designs means that you don't have to worry about awkward shapes and style - they will design and make-up the style you want to finish off your bathroom.
When talking about textiles, think shower curtain, towels, bath mats, etc. These are accessories in the bathroom that can do a lot while spending little.
Simply by replacing a dark and mouldy shower curtain with a brand new one will offer immediate results and your bathroom will look much lighter and brighter. The same applies to towels and soft accessories. If you want to add a splash of colour to a bathroom - let your towels or mats do the talking. Using accessories is probably one of the easiest ways to update a bathroom and you can replace these every few years for a new look.