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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!