As a mum of three i very rarely get any 'me' time but the minute i do all i want to do is relax and unwind in a nice hot bubble bath. But as soon as i sink into the warm water to relax i end up looking about and sighing as are bathroom is rather neglected and a bit of a mess if i am honest. We live in a very old house which was built back in the days when no one had an indoor bathroom, so are bathroom is actually an extension built onto the back of are kitchen. This makes it cold and damp and very small and not really somewhere that i want to spend a lot of time if i am honest.
I often dream of a nice tranquil spa-esqu (yes i made that word up) place where i can relax and unwind. Somewhere nice and warm and cosy, with a big fancy bathtub and beautifully matching decor. Somewhere that is not filled with stacks of toys and half full bottles of baby toiletries and everybody's dirty clothing scattered on the floor. I have even went as far as creating my very own pinterest board full of bathroom make-over inspiration.
Obviously if i lived alone i would have heated towel rails, dainty trinkets and glass jars filled with lush bath bombs. But of course that is not feasible with a teenager, a toddler, a baby and a very messy other half to live with. So i need something that is suitable for us all, somewhere stylish and peaceful yet practical and tidy.
First thing i would do would be to pick a suite, i would get a complete package as i know that everything would match and go well together. I love plain white as i think it looks clean and timeless. I remember my parents had a ghastly green bathroom suite when i was grown up with a brown carpet, the joys of grown up in the 80's! I have my heart set on a freestanding bath as they looks so elegant but that's not possible with space being so tight for us. But i do love this Rax Compact suite from Bella bathrooms as it nice and simple and perfect for a family.
I would also have to have a shower, as i have such long hair i can't wash it in the bath, and the teen and other half prefer having a shower then a soak in the tub. I would love a separate shower cubicle but with space being so limited i would have to get an electric over the bath shower like we currently have. I love the Triton black pearl electric shower as it looks sleek and modern and much nicer then the plain white boring one we currently have.
I would also have a black Reina Neva double radiator radiator to keep us nice and warm as are bathroom is so cold and this one would fit into are colour scheme perfectly.
I would then have grey tiling and white walls, keeping things neutral and calming. I would have lino flooring down in a light grey colour as this is more toddler friendly then hard tiles, and also much easier for this mummy to clean. I would have silver light fittings and bathroom fittings to keep things matching, organised and tidy, as i like keeping clutter to a minimum.
And the star of the show would be a HiB Pulse Landscape Bluetooth mirror which plays music, i would score major brownie points from the teen for having this. Although it would probably encourage her to spend even more time then normal preening in front of the mirror, sigh.
I would finish things off with some grey fluffy towels, a laundry basket for everyone's clothing, some funky Munchkin duck bath toys for the little ones and a storage crate to keep there toiletries and toys in. And lastly a Yankee Candle for myself, as i adore Yankee candles and have them dotted around the home and the fluffy towel scent will be perfect.
Storage box from Not On The Highstreet. Laundry Bin from Argos. Yankee candle from Yankee Candle Towels from John Lewis. Ducks from Munchkin.
So that is how i would have my dream bathroom, perfect for relaxing when i get the rare chance to do so, and it is also a perfectly functional family bathroom that the whole family will love.
What would your dream bathroom look like ?
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