Over the past year or so, we have totally redone the whole house, fixed it up and redecorated all the rooms, well, apart from the bathroom that is. We have never got round to redoing it because, to be honest, I know that a total overhaul (which is in need) would cost us a small fortune.
Now though, since every other room is done, I have started thinking about how I would like it to look once finished and am trying to search for everything I like before going ahead with the task at hand.
I'm not really in to plain styles, the usual magnolia and white. I like colour, I like depth, I like passion. Therefore, I think it would probably go dark, like dark tiles, deep colours and lighting dotted about to give it a nice relaxing feel when I am enjoying some peace on my own (doesn't happen that often!) but also some practical elements like a towel radiator to keep the boys towels toasty warm.
A gorgeous roll top bath would be my idea of true style. Right at the centre of the room to stand out.
Can you imagine dipping in to one of them, full to the top with hot, soapy bubbles, glass of wine in hand (okay maybe not for me at the moment) and a few candles dotted around. Pure luxury. And what types of candles? Well, that would be a candelabra or two, some gorgeous scented candles on them ready to be burned and letting out just the right amount of light.
I would love one of those huge shower heads by Mira that totally covers the whole body with warm water, imagining that I'm at a luxury spa whilst in the comfort of my own home. And what's more, the whole room would look like my at home spa. Just calling to me to come and relax once I've finished sorting the kids out.
Now I know that something like this, with candles etc, wouldn't be really practical whilst we have young children (and another on the way) but that is why this is called my dream bathroom. The candles would only be lit when I'm relaxing and the rest of the time, they will be pretty accessories to make the room look beautiful.
I can't wait to get started and bulldoze the room that we already call our bathroom, but I think at the moment, we will have to wait until the baby is born and we have more time to organise everything. I really don't want to be rushing around whilst pregnant, searching for the perfect fixtures and fittings.
- But watch this space, one day soon I will have my dream bathroom!