The humble bathroom is no longer the functional space it once was. These days, it has become a peaceful haven to which you can retreat, relax and let the stresses and strains of the workaday world simply wash over you.

Of course, much like any other room in your home, your bathroom can be personalised to suit your own style. So, if you're considering renovating, let us help you stamp your own mark on proceedings with these 5 great tips.


1. Paint it your way

First things first. Your new bathroom is going to need a new coat of paint. If you’re stuck, thinking that it must be painted quite generic colours, then you’re wrong. Go for a colour combination that really sums you up as a person. Whether it’s bright and dramatic, quirky, or stylish and minimal, there really is no limit to the imagination. To make your bathroom look super stylish, try sticking to a few key colours and then switch to a new colour to paint in the details such as the coving on the walls. Make sure you use specialist bathroom paint, like the Craig & Rose 1829 range, which offers protection from mould.

Click on the image below for more bathroom colour ideas.

How to choose the colour of your bathroom

Go for a colour that really expresses your own tastes and styles.


2. Get rid of the clutter

Storage features can really clutter up a bathroom, plus, a lot of the time they are not even used properly. Getting rid of any non-essential storage will give you a lot more space to play with.


3. Get a new bath tub

New bath tubs are really not as expensive as you may think. Many can be bought for a few hundred pounds and will transform the look of your bathroom beyond recognition. From traditional freestanding baths to modern teardrop shapes, there is a stunning variety out there to choose from. You can even visit salvage yards to see if you can unearth a classic bathtub from years gone by.

The Bath Co. Dulwich roll top bath with ball feet black

Choose a traditional tub like the Dulwich roll top bath from The Bath Co.


4. Re-do the flooring

If your bathroom flooring has suffered a lot over the years, then why not just whip it up and lay something else down. If you want to spend a little money on it, then go for floor tiles. If not, why not choose hardwearing vinyl flooring? It's well priced and extremely easy to put down. So much so in fact, you could even do it yourself.

Click on the image below for some great bathroom flooring ideas.

Bathroom flooring ideas

How about some funky floor tiles like these from Ted Baker?


5. Try Pinterest

Pinterest is a great website for style tips and designs. Just spending half an hour on there could really make a difference. How about using an old Victorian door for your shower unit? Or some old hanging stage lights for lighting? The inspirations on Pinterest are limitless.

Bathrooms on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great place for bathroom inspiration.


Further inspiration

At VictoriaPlum.com, we're passionate about bathrooms and love coming up with new ideas and styles. Why not check out our bathroom ideas and discover more ways to personalise your bathroom space.