Last year, we gave you the chance to take part in our Great British Home challenge, where over 2,000 people told us how they like their homes to look and feel.
Whilst many of you seemed perfectly suited to such diverse interior styles as Quirky Cool, Uptown Chic and Period Elegance style, it would appear that the majority of you really liked to embellish your homes and ended up with the design style "glamour".
But what does this mean for you?
You enjoy the finer things in life
Your home is your castle and you relish taking the starring role in your life. You can really go to town and show off your personality and taste. As a fan of glamour, you can appreciate the finer things in life in the same way that the cast of popular "reality" show "The Only Way Is Essex" do.
We're not talking about pure excess here but, quite simply, the finer things in life and the design details that a little extra money can buy. Why not show off a taste for the glamorous and try the professional approach to decorating? Revamp your bathroom style into something that won't go out of fashion.
A contemporary suite like the Harrison makes your bathroom a place to show off to your friends
Let's take a look at some ways to introduce a glamorous interior design style into the bathroom.
Invest in the best for less
When planning your glamorous bathroom, don't forget that this is often the smallest room in the home. You'll want to avoid clutter and have enough space for relaxing, luxurious bubble baths or a pampering pep talk in the bathroom mirror. Take care over the details and you won't need to go over the top on décor.
As with all interior design, try to keep a refined approach to balance and harmony as there is a thin line between glamour and excess. Keep colours neutral with creams, taupes and a tasteful flourish of metallic sparkle. Accessorise with luxurious textiles and patterns. Collect samples of your favourite sumptuous textiles. Choose a focal point for your glamorous intentions, perhaps a classic freestanding bath?
A heated towel rail, like the Signelle, is an absolute must
Investing in a heated towel rail is a given. It's one of those must have accessories for the glamorous bathroom and is somewhere to store all those huge fluffy white towels. You can gain some design confidence by starting your makeover in the bathroom, perhaps the most glamorous room in your home. It's a place to be pampered and to preen, after all. At VictoriaPlum.com, you'll find all the elements you need to create your glamorous bathroom, but at a price you can afford.
Once you have found your glamour in the bathroom, you will find the other rooms in your home a lot easier to plan too. Who knows where your glamorous intentions and luxurious desires might take you?
Get to work on your interior design ideas
Take some time to find your personal glamorous look. It won't come to you straight away. You have to do a little homework, but it's worth it. Think of it as a style investment.
This can actually be a fun project to plan, so take your time. Here are a few ways to do this:
- Watch TV shows like The Only Way is Essex or Made in Chelsea to find that unique British glamour that you want in your life.
- Build a mood board. You can do this the traditional way, by collecting samples from your favourite glossy and style magazines. Or you can create a Glamour Pinterest Board, by "pinning" images you find around the web.
- Notice how your favourite celebrities decorate their homes. Hello Magazine and other glossies are a perfect opportunity to snoop around inside the homes and lifestyles of stylish celebrities. Get some new inspiration from browsing and making cuttings of your favourite glamorous style features.
At the end of the day, you don't have to hire Kelly Hoppen to redesign your home. Keep it feminine with roll top baths and smooth curves or go minimal and modern with a simply chic luxury wet room glass panel. Or you can beef up the masculinity with more angular contemporary suites.
You certainly don't need lots of money, just plenty of confidence to pull off your own take on glamorous interior design. For further inspiration, why not sneak a peek at our glamour mood board?