Of all the rooms in the house, this one is by far the most difficult to style and probably to photograph too. It’s hard to make the space where your toilet lives look luxury and inviting..
As always, I have gathered together some images that I’ll post below. I always try to get a mix of design styles in there, and also different ways in which the same room has been styled for the photo. I don’t always like what I put up, but that’s part of the point. Analysing what someone else has done and deciding whether you would do it the same way and if not, what you’d do differently.
Of all of the bathroom ones, there are very few I would use as styling inspiration. I think in most, if not all of them, the towels need looking at again. They just don’t hang right – and my eye is drawn to them in a negative way. In saying that, I do think towels are a very important aspect of styling for a bathroom, and so I am glad they are featured. They just need folding a bit more neatly.
Other than towels, it’s difficult to know what to put in a bathroom. In some of the images below, I feel a lot of the items in there just don’t sit quite right – but I understand that sometimes you don’t want it to appear like nothing has been added or no effort has been made. This isn’t always such a negative thing. In kitchens the rule of ‘less is more’ applies, and I think the same goes for a bathroom.
Cleanliness is paramount, so clean that shower screen like you never have before! And break up the lines using height and texture. Texture can be added through towelling and other bathroom accessories, and height can be added with maybe a plant or some flowers. In my opinion, these things work in a bathroom – and sometimes candles and diffusers too – but too many trinkets and shampoo bottles don’t. Some things just need to be put out of sight so that the bathroom can really be looked at for it’s design rather than it’s purpose.
I’d love to style my own bathroom. It’s so easy to look at other people’s work and say what you wouldn’t do.. but knowing what you would do instead is another matter.
Have a look and see what you think..