How can I make my bathroom look better?

Whilst practicality is key to any bathroom, there’s no reason this space needs to remain drab, dull or stuck in another decade.

Here are a few ideas to inject a pinch of pizzazz that fuses function with style when it comes to your bathroom.

 

Match and monogram your towels

A good set of towels should be a staple in any bathroom. Not only does higher quality equal better moisture absorption and comfort, it also means you don’t have to continually replace cheaper towels that are prone to damage over time.

Functionality aside, a set of plush matching towels helps to streamline your space and complement the overall look and feel of your bathroom.

To take things up a notch, why not have your towels monogrammed with your family’s names? It’ll help keep track of whose towel is whose without having to go down the daggy route of designating a colour for each family member.

 

Light it up

Given that the bathroom is often the primary prepping space, it’s important to fit it with the right lighting (lest you walk out the door with blotchy make-up or a patchy shave).

First things first: check your bulbs. A general rule of thumb is to go for soft white bulbs with a high CRI (that is, Colour Rendering Index).

To be specific, a soft white of 2,000-3000 K is ideal as it is considered the most flattering light, while a CRI of 80 or higher will bring out the richness of colours and contrasts, therefore giving the most accurate reflection of natural daylight.

Now that you have your bulb sorted, consider how you want to dress it. Whether you prefer to keep things sleek with a simple glass fitting or like the idea of playing with industrial exposed bulbs, there are plenty of on-trend styles to explore.

 

Replace your tapware

Consider yourself somewhat handy with a toolkit? Why not roll up your sleeves and replace your old tapware?

Say goodbye to those scum-encrusted taps and shower mixers, and reinvent your waterworks with new additions to your bathroom sink and shower. From sleek chrome fixtures to muted matte-finished metals, there are plenty of options to get creative for an updated bathroom look.

 

Paint your tiles

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous but don’t quite have the time or funds for a full bathroom reno, a new coat of paint on your tiles can work wonders. Gone are the days of minimalist Scandi whites and greys – instead, the latest trends dictate that shades of soothing pale blues, moody jewel greens and warming neutrals are all the rage right now. Simply pick up a few tins of tile paint from your local hardware store and settle in for an afternoon of DIY.

 

Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise

It’s the little things that count in life, and your bathroom décor is no exception. A quick, easy and budget-friendly way to spruce up this space is by updating your accessories and introducing some homely touches. Consider a new bath mat, soap dispenser or toothbrush holder for a subtle but noticeable change. Similarly, try scattering a few candles for a taste of spa luxury.