Thinking about Redecorating your Bathroom? Read this First

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in the family home that tend to get left until last as all of the easier rooms get redecorated, as many people assume that redoing the bathroom will be both stressful and expensive.

However, it doesn’t need to be that way at all.

Sure, you want to make sure not to go overboard so your bathroom doesn’t look out-of-date within a few years, but embracing the current bathroom design trends can ensure that your bathroom looks modern and interesting.


One way to do this is through hexagonal tiles, which are a great way to combine a classic tiled bathroom look with the freshness of a new shape. Many people also forget that the bathroom is a great place for art, especially in key focal points like over the bath, toilet or towel racks. Whether you like to do a little painting yourself or you prefer to buy your art, this is a great way to create interest in the room.

For those who like a more modern look, monochrome is the way to go and it’s the kind of style that looks on point for years. Think either glossy or muted matte black finishes combined with chrome and white, and if you’re not too sure about embracing it all the way, consider using accessories to make a statement as well.

Many people are focusing on a natural look, with timber vanities and natural stone accessories currently a hit in Paris and Milan. Timber flooring is a great option, and this was once not possible since the wood would get ruined in the wetness of the bathroom. However, there is now a huge range of tiles that look like timber and can make your bathroom look both modern and luxurious. Using these lighter colours is also a great way to make your bathroom look bigger as well.


The type of lighting you use can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. It’s a good idea to get away from the single light fixture, and instead use lights mounted on the mall, around the window, low voltage for when you’re taking a bath, and a skylight in the shower.

If you’re trying to redecorate on a budget, painting your bathroom is a great way to update it and give it an overhaul without needing to spend too much money. It’s important to buy paint that’s made for a wet environment and you’ll find that there are plenty of different styles and colours of bathroom paint that can completely change the way your bathroom looks.

Another good idea is to let your personality shine through. Consider small bowls of shells that you’ve collected at the beach, photos of the family, framed drawings and other artwork. These are great ways to make your bathroom feel more like an extension of the rest of the home, and not like a sterile environment that has no personal touches.