Friday, August 22, 2014

Our bathroom tour...

After a week of hard work another room in the house is almost complete and I'm really thrilled with how it has turned out. This is the main bathroom upstairs, but in reality as we have an en suite too, this means it is currently mostly used by a three year-old.
I had two broad design ideas for this bathroom, we wanted tongue and groove boarding rather than tiles and secondly we wanted it to be fun. A lot of inspiration came from my bathroom board on Pinterest, but the main colour choice of red was almost entirely down to Theo. He loves the colour and as we thought it wasn't a bad idea, we decided to go with it. The fabulous beach hut wallpaper came from Graham & Brown who offered it to us months ago and have been incredibly patient waiting for it to finally appear on the blog. I honestly had no idea how long it would take for us to actually finish things. The wallpaper has a vinyl finish which means it is particularly suited to bathrooms and kitchens.

You may notice that the bathroom window isn't obscured. Personally I'm not a fan of frosted glass unless it is necessary. It cuts down the light significantly and fortunately for us we look out on to woodland so being overlooked isn't a concern. We will be adding a blind at some point in the future though just to give us the option to shut out the outside world.

As far as dressing for this room, we picked up a few other bits for this room in Ikea, Homebase and Sainsburys, but the bathroom was done on a strict budget and cost less than half the price of our en suite. The builders had a hard time getting their head round the logic of that, but as I said at the start.. it is going to be used mostly by a toddler!

PS - Giveaway..... Graham & Brown gave us two rolls of wallpaper and we used slightly more than one of them. This means we have an open roll of just less than 10 metres which we no longer need. It would be great for a small feature wall, so if you think you could make use of it, just leave a comment below before midday on Friday 29th August and I will select a winner at random. UK addresses only please.

PPS - You can see all our house remodel posts here and see the external before and after pictures of our home here

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  1. What a fabulously large bathroom. It looks gorgeous - nice and simple. Having a bath and separate shower is such a luxury.

  2. What a stunning bathroom, I love the wallpaper and the red works really well. #UKBloggers

  3. simple and effective and so clean looking. Love the colour splashes. My LO thinks she should share mummy's ensuite!

  4. Love the wainscotting, wallpaper, tile colour, actually just about everything.

  5. It's all gorgeous - and I love the beach hut wallpaper, it ties everything together beautifully. The red subway tile looks great too - it's a colour I'd never have thought of using in a bathroom and it works brilliantly - good choice Theo!

  6. Oh wow it's gorgeous! I loved reading all about your bathroom as we are going to be updating ours in the next couple of weeks. x


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