Rub a dub dub time to spruce up your tub?

Whether you’re a long term renter or own your own home, there are always ways you can spruce up your space. And with spring just around the corner, this is as good a time as any to appraise your home and find handy hacks that make all the different but don’t cost the earth. So when we came across this blog we couldn’t wait to read more. Here’s our edited version of what blogger Sarah Lonsdale says about tackling a bathroom makeover:

• Strip the space down to its bare elements, make everything white and add layers of texture to prevent the room from feeling sterile.
• Swap the light fixtures. Remove shades and instead introduce silver-tipped bulbs which are visually pleasing and provide better light.
• Hang as much as possible e.g. keep hand towels on a hanger – it’s a practical storage solution and a way to add texture.
• Introduce warm elements. All white can feel a bit clinical so introduce warmth and texture to the space, for example a floor mat and stool.
• Utilise every bit of space. Any handle or knob is fair game for storage in my book.
• Display well. Showcase the good looking bottles and decant or hide anything with packaging that’s not appealing. Think of the shelves in your cabinet as a series of vignettes that you are constantly changing.
• Declutter. The smaller the space, the more that things need room to breathe.
• Be creative with storage, for example stowing toilet paper in a basket.
• Remove anything that doesn’t look good.
• Accent with white. Use a thick white cotton shower curtain and white towels and linens to keep the look clean and fresh.

Futon Company says: Plenty of fab hacks in this blog also lend themselves perfectly to small space living! Our favourite tips for refreshing a bathroom space relies heavily on maximising the space you have available. Introduce streamlined and practical furniture to the space and accessorise with punchy pieces that reflect your personality. A stool or side table is a handy place to perch your iPad/ cup of tea/ glass of wine while you’re bathing/ showering, and handy hooks are perfect for hanging clothes and towels. Style your way to bathroom bliss with these sailor-made top tips!

Emma Tall Bathroom Cabinet

Bliss Soap Dispenser

Bamboo Stool

Deaville Basket

Eve Bamboo Basket Rack

Glance Mirror

Lucy Toilet Roll Holder

Manitoba Bath Bridge