Let’s face it, we all have ‘#bathroomgoals’, but achieving the stylish looks we’ve pinned to boards on Pinterest, shared on Facebook and dreamed about since we were little, is a little pricey.
Not only does the space, size and shape of our bathrooms often effect us reaching said goals, the fact that accessories and luxuries these days are much less affordable doesn’t really help.
However, that’s why we scour the internet for the DIY Whizzes to find cheaper ways to replicate our favourite looks with our own personal touches.
Sojourn – Sanderson
Emma Bridgewater – Sanderson
Momentum Wallpapers 3 – Harlequin
Wabi Sabi – Scion
We’ve collated a list of 13 Ways To Achieve Your #BathroomGoals which are quick, easy and effective! Whether you’re renting, developing a new home or refurbishing your family home, these easy DIYs are the perfect Sunday project to try, before having a relaxing bath to round off the week in your new fancy bathroom, of course…
1. Decorate your cupboards
The simplest way to spruce up your bathroom, would be add a splash of colour to your cupboards! Lining the back of the medical cabinet above the sink is a great way to brighten your day during the morning rush! Use leftover wallpaper, origami sheets or even print your own funky pattern and paste or tape it to the back! Simple as that.
2. Transform Your Shower Curtain
Add even more colour to your morning routine by dip-dyeing an old white shower curtain. Or, add a motivational quote.
3. Make your own fruity fresh shower mat
How fun is this for the Summer? If you love a colourful atmosphere in the bathroom, try out this simple tutorial for making your own bathmat! Whether you’re making a pointy pineapple, or a stripey square, the bathtub is your oyster!
4. Draw your own tile patterns
Most bathrooms these days have scrapped these pretty tiled basins, and provided much modern modern alternatives. But if you’re a lucky one who’s still living the classic life, then what easier way to reinvent your tiles than drawing on them! With a steady hand, add a few dots here and a few lines there with a Sharpie, for a new, twee look.
5. Create your own wire storage baskets
Surely by now you’ve seen the amazing storage baskets ladder craze taking the world by a storm?! Well, after noticing these cool items can set you back hundreds of pounds, we think it’s time to make our own.
This nifty little tutorial will teach you how to really reduce the price by creating your own wire baskets. Then, all you’ll need is some hooks and a ladder!
Perfect for storing towels, cosmetics or even potted plants within the bathroom, kitchen or bedroom!
6. Add fancy storage
Will mason jars ever be a thing of the past? We think not. After hosting your cute cocktail night, clean out your mason jar mugs and re-purpose them into vintage style storage for your vanity space.
7. Bring in some colour
Bontanical pots and plants can only ever be a fun way to bring life back into the bathroom – leaving the space fresh and at one with nature.
8. Bathe in style
If you’ve ever experienced the trauma of getting your favourite book wet, dropping your phone in the bath or splashing water everywhere as you slip reaching for the shower gel, then this is the perfect project for you! This old cupboard door plank is ideal for staining and varnishing to create your own bath tray. Perfect for making shower essentials a little more accessible once you’re comfy, or for keeping productive whilst having a soak.
9. Paint the floor
10. Conceal the tub
You don’t need to a hire a grafter to create a beautiful spa style for your home. Using self-adhesive or airstone, tile your bath to cover up the white and add a bit of luxury! This looks so effective and will have both you, and your guests in awe of your super fancy living style.
11. Spice up Storage
Who says storage baskets have to be on the floor or in a cupboard? This ingenious project makes storing towels practically a decoration! Simply drill the baskets sideways onto the wall and you’re done!
11. Use supplies as decoration
If you’re a particularly tidy person, there’s nothing to say that household essentials can’t be displayed. Using cool charity-shop finds, you can add a huge amount of character and style into the bathroom like this antique tray and cute jewelry bowl.
12. Stain your cabinets
Staining cabinets is probably the best way to add a contemporary and sophisticated look within the room. These espresso stained cabinets look sleek and practical, but it’s easy to find a stain that matches your colourscheme. Experiment with metallic shades for drawer knobs and cupboard handles too. For a clean and fresh look within the bathroom, hide away any bottles, cleaning products or towels that don’t fit in with the colourscheme in a big chest of drawers or shelving unit.
13. More Mosaic
This stunning mirror tutorial upcycles any old CDs you’ve got and transforms them in a light refracting frame for any household mirror! Perfect for a bright bathroom interior!
Have a go and see where the inspiration takes you, and let us know what you think!
Formerly known as the Great Spring Show, the Royal Horticultural Society hosted their annual Chelsea Flower Show recently and it did not disappoint.
The show was started in 1912 and is the most renown and famous flower show in the whole of the UK, if not the world; attracting flower fanatics from far and near.
The event showcases beautiful ‘avant-garde’ gardens, designed by leading floral designers with a Floral Marquee centrepiece. Along with these huge competitors, the CFS also presents smaller Urban and Artisan Gardens to meet all your botanical needs.
The whole event is bursting with colours and perfumes which path the way to the Summer months here in England. The RHS also launch new plants and flowers at the show each year, whilst incorporating older varieties and classical beauties.
Attended by over 150,000 visitors each year, the 11 acre grounds for the event are showered with utopias of flower arrangements, food and drink stalls and possibly a few hayfever sneezes!
We’ve taken a tonne of inspiration from the beautiful sites at the Chelsea Gardens event which blends perfectly together with the launch of our latest brand; Voyage Diffusion
As Voyage’s sidekick for the upcoming Summer months, Voyage Diffusion offers a beautiful and charming range of floral patterns and co-ordinating textures. These stylish patterns feature a stunning watercolour effect, as if the designer has painted the fabrics individually whilst looking out on their picturesque garden.
Brimming with contemporary country designs, the Voyage Diffusion fabrics provide an exquisite light and airy narrative; featuring exotic colourways and a variety of jacquard weaves for the Autumnal season, and versatile cotton and linen blends for the Summer.
These beautiful and durable cotton prints, are the perfect choice for crafting this June and we’ve got our faves lined up and a variety of DIY Projects pinned onto their very own board on our Pinterest.
Earnley Fabric is a beautifully boisterous, large-scale floral design, offering an exotic, tropical feel within the interior.
Rosa Fabric is a beautifully Summery, bright and bold floral patterned featuring a large-scale floral pattern, perfect for the centre of attention within the room.
To make things even more creative for yourselves, we’ve created a beautiful selection of craft inspiration ideas and added them to our Voyage Diffusion Pinterest Boardso be sure to check it out for your next project!
Bright and bold might be your style, so Caselio have provided a range of eccentric and quirky designs with a summery, Hawaiian theme. Paired with bright pinks, playful furnishings and accessories, the room can be transformed in a fun and lively environment.
The classic, country housewife style (there’s a little in all of us, let’s face it) is accommodated for through beautiful floral pieces, polka dot fabrics and pastel shades. Summery and timeless, the shabby-chic fabrics and wallpapers in this diverse collection are just what you need to make the house a home.
For the strong, proud and fashion-orientated girl, Caselio knows it’s not always about being pretty-in-pink. This monochrome selection of curtain fabrics and feature wall wallpapers inspires the independent woman in a sophisticated and sleek way. Featuring Vogue style newspaper strips and bold typography, the Hollywood style fabrics and wallpapers make a big statement within the home.
Yep, yet another French designer brand beginning with Ca to add to our collection. But we just cannot resist these contemporary and cool brands!
Originating in 2000, the Casamance brand’s aim is to produce stunning backdrops to everyday life. The brand feels that in this hectic modern world, it’s important to ‘make time for time’ – whilst life stresses can get us all down at times, it’s vital that we create beautiful memories on the way. Casamance provides striking fabrics and wallpapers to frame these memories for years to come. So take time to read a book in that cosy reading nook you created, but never used; have drinks with friends or a Sunday dinner with the family. Take the time to live, and feel relaxed.
Casamance use a variety of techniques and styles to create their eclectic selection of contemporary collections, and use a special colouring method which allows refinement and precision to be at its best throughout their wallcoverings.
With a strong focus on classic French design, and adding a contemporary twist, the Casamance family really offer a proud range which can be use in any interior.
Currently we have a small range of fabrics and wallpapers by the brand, and more to come very shortly. Be sure to browse the collections and keep an eye out for more brands to come!
You’ve probably noticed by now that we’re creating a nice little group of French brands starting with ‘Ca’. Camengo, Casedeco and Caselio are all in one big family, yet Caselio – the latest brand to be added to our site – has something rather unique about it.
So far, we’ve added 6 collections to the brand, but we’ve plenty more to come!
With textured plains, co-ordinating stripes and exotic patterns capturing the beautiful atmosphere of European life, the Caselio brand is truly irresistible for anyone with serious wanderlust.
And if you’re strapped for cash, and can’t afford to fork out money for a whole redecorating project, Caselio’s Accent Collection has the perfect option: These stunning wall panels are the easiest way to revamp your interior on a tight budget. Grab some paint, and a single wallpanel and you have enough to create a whole new look.
And of course, no cool, quirky and contemporary brand is complete without ones for the kids! Currently online, the Only Boys Collection (Only Girls coming soon!) offers a variety of bright and lively wallcoverings for the motorbike, football, car and astronomy fanatics!
Not to forget, there’s plenty of wallpanels for the kids, including Elsa – which may need to be kept quiet, unless you fancy having the home full of the Frozen soundtrack again…
There’s so much more to come from this exciting brand of designer wallpapers, and we’ve waited so long to launch them, we can’t wait for more and more to be added to the site.
What makes this brand unique, other than it’s stunning wallpanels? The brand offers wall stickers as quite possibly the funnest and easiest way to redecorate. Don’t worry, we’ll get everything on as soon as possible, but be sure to check out the live collections first!
If you’ve been on our Facebook over the past week, you’ve probably noticed we’re a little excited about Voyage’s latest range; Alchemy. The range is split into three collections: Lustre, Weaves and Prints, each with something beautiful and different to offer.
As part of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d dedicate a blog post to 3 inspiring women from the Interior Design Industry.
1. Kim Parker for Clarke & Clarke
Originating as an artist, Kim Parker is now an iconic lifestyle designer brand which was launched in 2001. The beautiful prints and patterns all feature stunning floral artwork, designed by the woman herself, featuring a variety of exotic and warm colourations, fit for any room of the house.