There’s nothing quite like slipping into a hot bath and letting the stress of the day melt away. But if your old fashioned bathroom makes you cringe, it’s time for an update!

Here are some easy DIY updates you can do without having to call in a construction crew…


Replace tired curtains or netting with stylish blinds or shutters to instantly update the room and allow more natural light into the space.

We recommend Woodbury Waterproof shutters; the most advanced waterproof shutters on the market, these shutters look like wood but are in a fact a hardwood core coated with a waterproof thermoplastic.

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If you find the colour of your tiles repulsive, repaint them! You can find DIY instructions here.

Remember, opting for white tiles and sanitary ware allows you to change the colour scheme of your bathroom by simply changing the bathroom accessories, but if you’re looking for something a little different, a light shade of grey or blue has a lovely calming effect. For an exotic colour combination why not consider charcoal grey to help you create a sense of depth, or teal complemented by honeysuckle (the colour of 2011).


There are plenty of easy, quick bathroom updates. For a start, stock up on quality bath linen fit for a five star hotel, add some pizazz to a hand basin with attractive soap and hand cream dispensers or change the light fitting. To incorporate more natural elements in the room introduce a potted fern, peace lily or orchid to the space; all of which thrive in humid conditions.


Replace an old wall-mounted vanity cupboard with a grand mirror and instantly create a glamorous focal point. And as a bonus, mirrors create the perception of space, making a small bathroom feel luxuriously larger. Alternatively hang a collection of eye-catching artworks or one large painting for an unforgettable effect.


And when all your bathroom updates are complete and you’re lounging in the tub, you won’t have to pretend you’re at a luxurious spa… you’ll believe it!

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