How To Decorate A Bathroom
How To Decorate A Bathroom
An interior designer shows you how to decorate a bathroom New England style.
Hi, I'm Adrienne Chinn. I'm an interior designer based in London, England. Today, I'm going to talk to you about an aspect of interior design.
Today, we're going to look at a family bathroom and I've chosen a scheme here which has a little bit of a New England feel to it. It's fresh, it has a lot of white but also has tones of very nice Nantucket type of gray, gray and blues. What we've got here to start with is a really pretty fabric that I've chosen for a blind on the window.
So, we have that as a Roman blind on the window, it gives a real focal point to the room. Now, the thing with bathrooms is other than the window blind where we rarely have any other type of fabric in there, in these ones, I'm suggesting that the tiles are white to keep it nice and fresh. Now, what I'm suggesting we do with regards to the paintwork in this room is a little bit different from what most people might think to do and this is very much what they do in New England, and that is paint the woodwork, the colour and keep the walls light.
So in this room, what I would do is keep the walls a very nice creamy white colour to go with the blind and then I would choose this soft blue here from a colour palette that I would take from a DIY store or paint store. I'd go and look at some of their colored chits and find one that I think matches the blue quite well. It's kind of a warm blue and pick it out, get a few sample pots, try them in your room, try them with the fabric to make sure that you've got a good match, so I would paint my woodwork all around the windows, any other units you've got there that are built in, all of the wood like that in the blue, and keep the walls in this fresh white colour.
This will give your room a lot of character. With regards to this flooring, I've chosen this ceramic limestone effect floor tile and I would suggest this in the size no smaller than 40 by 40 centimetres. That's a pretty good size for a bathroom.
It's very practical. It won't stain. It's very easy to maintain.
You don't need to seal it like you do with a real stone flooring, and then for the walls, I like these bevelled white ceramic tiles. They're very pretty and have a very nice look when you put them with this kind of scheme. If you want a smaller tile, this is a similar type of thing.
It's just smaller and doesn't have the bevelled edge and I would probably put that all around your bathtub area and as slash back behind your sink. And there we have it, a very nice calm bright New England bathroom. If you want some further information or some ideas about interiors, you might want to have a look at my book which is called The Home Decorator's Colour and Texture Sourcebook.
You can buy that on my website at www.adriennechinn.co.uk