ideas to in­spire

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Bathroom Bliss -

10 You can amp up the clas­sic look of sub­way tiles by in­ter­spers­ing them with at­ten­tion-grab­bing tiles. PS, a tim­ber plinth, an above-counter basin and a smart mixer tap prove you don’t have to go over­board with your fix­tures for a stylish bath­room.

Wall tiles 100 x 300mm: Aura Decoro Eth­nic Mix Jet Black Gloss (1001660), from $169/sqm, Aura Cool White (1001563) and Aura Jet Black (1001656), from $69.95/ sqm, Beau­mont Tiles.

You can re­store an old claw­foot tub to its for­mer glory and colour it any shade you de­sire

11 Com­plete a pe­riod tub with a floor-mounted tele­phone mixer that harks back to an ear­lier era.

Mo­saic Navona Fan Ice Stone wall tiles 290 x 290cm sheet, $44.95 each, Beau­mont Tiles.

12 Con­sider wall­pa­per for your bath­room for un­ex­pected oomph. Limit it to ar­eas out­side the shower zone. Al­ways check prod­uct guide­lines but best to choose a non­wo­ven, wash­able, moul­dresis­tant wall­pa­per. Orla Kiely wall­pa­per Lin­ear Stem 110398, $158.40/roll, re­mov­able­wall­pa­per.com.au

13 Go for a hol­i­day mood with ver­ti­cal wood-pan­elled walls and hang hats or trin­kets you’ve brought back from sea­side es­capes. Build on your theme with round mir­rors and lan­terns. As for light­ing, seek out an­tiquelook sin­gle cord pen­dants.

14 Make mood light­ing part of your mas­ter plan, here it’s re­cessed un­der the van­ity. At the flick of a switch, you’ll be in re­lax mode. And the am­bi­ence will el­e­vate your bath­room far beyond func­tional space to bou­tique-ho­tel luxe ter­ri­tory!

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