Create a Sunny Summer Bathroom

Every room in the house could do with a little lift every now and again.¬†Especially during the summer months, and the bathroom is no exception. Longer days mean we are showering in the mornings in (hopefully) bright sunlight and even bathing at night with the last of the dying rays. The bathroom should be an uplifting room that helps you face the day and relax at night. So shouldn’t it be bright and summery too?

Fear not, it’s not an expensive exercise to undertake. Especially if you have kept the main components of the bathroom white to start with.

Just add yellow.

Sunny yellow bathroom from Better Homes and Gardens [1]

It’s easy and inexpensive to add a lick of paint to existing furniture. It’s something I’m doing all the time! Then add a few accessories like this stunning stool and soapdish and suddenly your old bathroom is filled with sunshine. I’m loving that yellow leather belt used as a tieback by the way.

Sunny yellow bathroom from Better Homes and Gardens [3]

A yellow and white shower curtain and bathmat have much the same effect. The elephant print is a nice touch and so are the bud vases filled with yellow flowers.

See how easy it is?

Sunny yellow bathroom from Better Homes and Gardens [2]

Of course you can always paint (or paper) the walls above the tiles if you want to make the change a more permanent one. It’s perfectly ok to use wallpaper in a bathroom as long as it is well ventilated, but if you don’t want to risk it there are lots of pretty stencils that will give the same effect. A bit more effort but worth it in the end.

Summer sun in the bathroom via Dear Designers Blog

Sources: Shower curtain from West Elm. Buttercups in a jam jar from Bloom. Bath, heated towel rail, tap, basin and toilet from Bathmat from House of Fraser. Orla Kiely towels from John Lewis. Rubber duck from John Lewis.

All bathroom images from Better Homes and Gardens.

June 9, 2014


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    June 10, 2014

    Yellow really does lift that bathroom doesn’t it! Adds great contrast to the predominant white and I just love the elephant print for that touch of humour.