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Blog by Philippa Rosselli

It’s one of the main rooms in a house, and it isn’t exactly a ‘social’ room, but when decorating a home I think it is really important to get your bathrooms just right. A bathroom is a place where we go to relax; a long, hot soak in the tub goes a long way to improving your day, and everyone deserves the TLC that a great bathroom can offer.
As I was flicking through an old issue of Elle Decoration the other day I came across a photo spread of a beautiful bathroom that had been decorated using vibrant and colourful glass.

Elle Decoration, Coloured Glass

Elle Decoration February 2015

Seeing this wonderfully uplifting bathroom made me think about how we might not be making the most of our bathrooms. For a long time the trend has been the ‘safe’ option of white or natural bathroom colours, but there are so many more options out there. And whether you want to go for a dark and mysterious style or bright and playful, you have plenty of different ways of delivering your chosen look; dressing up the floors or tiles, adding quirky accessories, or going the full shebang and investing in a wild bathtub or shower; the world of bathroom colour is your oyster!

Tiles play a critical role in defining the style and look of the room. Whether you want to use them in just a small area, perhaps above a sink, or be brave and use them for a whole wall, tiles can be a great showcase for your personality. Fired Earth offers a wonderfully diverse and creative tile collection, perfect for any home and style. For a hint of sophistication the Domino tile in Black, Gloss Mosaic across an entire wall is the perfect way to make a bold bathroom statement whilst maintaining the chic element. This look, paired with some bright or metallic bathroom accessories can make your bathroom seem like it belongs in a swanky London hotel.

Fired Earth, Domino

For a modern twist on the patterned tile, the Casablanca range at Mandarin Stone is an innovative way to give your bathroom an ultra modern feel with a playful take on geometric patterns.

Mandarin Stone Casablanca

Want to go more exotic? Feeling brave? Take a look at the bold, bright and beautiful Arabesque tile. This is one of my favourites and would give your bathroom a huge boost in style and confidence.
Fired Earth, Arabesque

If you’re not quite ready to re-do the whole of your bathroom, you can add colour and style using a few simple accessories. John Lewis does a great, and very affordable, range of Egyptian cotton towels that come in a pleasing range of sizes and colours. Renewing your towels is an easy way to revamp your bathroom and give it a bit of zing… plus who doesn’t love the luxurious feel of a soft, cosy new towel?

John Lewis, Egyptain Cotton Towels, Clementine

Adding a touch of fun can give your bathroom a little facelift that then puts a smile on your face. Not On The High Street has a wide selection of fun home accessories, including many for the bathroom. A new shower curtain or soap dispenser is sometimes all you need…

Not On The High Street, Flamingo Shower Curtain

Not On The High Street, Square Hand Painted Soap Dispenser

Bathrooms, don’t just have to be practical, they can be exceedingly beautiful too, and offer a playground for trying out your ideas and passions. So, go wild – and you may come to love your bathroom so much it becomes your top hangout spot in the house!

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After many years of seeing mainly natural stone and neutral coloured tiles, we are noticing a welcome hint of colour returning to our bathroom walls – and about time too we think! Used in the right way, coloured tiles can make a kitchen, bathroom (or any other area you care to tile) rather gorgeous, so be brave and bold and get tiling!

This blog first appeared on the Cambridge News website

These turquoise tiles, coupled with a rather groovy shower curtain, bring more than a hint of retro to this fabulous bathroom

Topps Tiles Patina Matt ceramic Mint 31.9×31.9cm £4.79 per tile.

These beautiful hand decorated tiles bring a stylish Mediterranean feel to them to a room and work particularly well coupled with this wooden worktop and warm blue wall colour.

Fired Earth Andalucia Bodegas tiles £11.95 each 20cm x 20cm

For wannabe celebrities amongst you, the Elite gold collection from Original Style is the only way to go. These mosaics are a mixture of bronze, gun metal and real gold set in glass.

Original Style Elite Kasba £145.16 per sheet 32cm x 32cm 15cm x 7.5cm

Even better than coloured wall tiles, is a mixture of coloured wall tiles! These clever stripes of red and cream work beautifully with the wall of teal coloured brick shaped tiles.

Fired Earth Bon Bon tiles in Teal, Red and Cream 90p each

Using half tiles on a bathroom wall gives a good splash of colour to a tall room without being over-powering and is also practical.

Fired Earth Metropolitan Camden 15cm x 7.5cm 96p each

Tile your bar! These hand moulded tiles are called Funkadelic Carnival Pink (of course they are!) Groovy baby.

Original Style Funkadelic £9.46 per tile 15cm x 15cm

Glass tiles give a lovely glossy finish, particularly with stronger colours. These lime green metro tiles look great as a kitchen splash back.

Topps Tiles Metro Lime Green £5.99 per tile 20cm x 10cm

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