While your bathroom needs to be one of the most functional rooms in your home, it also needs to be a retreat – somewhere for you to relax, unwind and forget the stresses of the day. Creating a space that meets the demands of everyday family life as well as one that provides escapism as soon as the door is shut doesn’t have to be difficult.
We’ve got some great tips on how you can transform your bathroom without spending a fortune – all it takes is a lick of paint and a few accessories!
Bring home some colour – choosing the right paint
The colour you choose for your bathroom is important as this can influence the overall ambience in the room. From pale pastels which evoke a spa-like serenity to bold colours that are invigorating and inspiring, you’ll need to test a few paints to find the right colour for you.
For example, we created a revitalising and refreshing space using one of our favourite colours:
In this set we used our Wilko mid-sheen emulsion paint in Neptune to create a vivacious look and bring a really distinguished touch to this setting. However, the aqua blue colour also helps to bring a calming effect to the room, which is ideal when you’re tying to calm the kids down during bath time! It’s also renowned for being a rejuvenating colour, making it perfect for helping you to recoup after a hard day’s work.
Our Wilko bathroom mid-sheen emulsion is specially designed to help tackle the problems many people face with moisture in their bathrooms. Providing outstanding performance on ceilings and walls, our mid-sheen emulsion is 10x tougher than standard mid-sheen emulsion. It’s also washable, which is great for getting rid of grubby marks!
Bring home some colour – using tile paint
Replacing tiles in a bathroom can be costly, but thankfully, we’ve got an answer for this too. Whether you want to bring a splash of colour to your tiles or you just want to freshen them up, we’ve got a variety of tile paint colours that are perfect for doing this.
To bring white tiles back to life our white tile gloss paint is perfect – it only takes one coat and doesn’t even require a primer! Or, if you’re looking for something different, why not opt for our flintstone tile paint, which is perfect for creating a contemporary, understated look in your bathroom.
Add some accessories
Once you’ve found the right colour for you and you’ve decorated your bathroom, why not complement it with some finishing touches? With simple accessories such as soap dispensers, bath mats and towels, you can add to the overall look and feel of your bathroom.
For example, if you’ve followed our inspiration and opted for the Neptune colour paint, our Oasis Bathroom Collection is ideal. In turquoises and blues, these will help to pick out the colour on the walls, bringing even more luxury but without breaking the bank. Opt for the “Wash Your Worries Away” plaque to further add to the relaxing, tranquil feel within the room and our aqua caddies to tidy up all of the shampoos, soaps etc. that lie around your bathroom.
Alternatively, if you’ve chosen something that’s a bit more understated and creates a country cottage feel, our New Naturals Collection is a must-have. With its natural colours and cute design, it’ll definitely help to create a gorgeous, relaxing space within your home. Add a fun touch with our “If you sprinkle when you tinkle be a sweet & wipe the seat” plaque and much-needed storage with our stunning 4 drawer unit with nautical stripes.
Finally, make sure you’re prepared for “you” time by placing candles around the bathroom so you can enjoy a soak in candlelight!
Bring home some colour – give it a go!
Even though you may dread the thought of decorating, adding a new colour and some simple accessories to any room in your home can transform it in an instant. Why not check out our blog on how colours can influence the mood in a room, and head to wilko.com to see our full paint collection or if you just can’t decided on a shade, be sure to check out our room visualiser