Who else has cabin fever? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’ve turned our attention to the weekend, and thought about how we can change up a room that is so often neglected – the bathroom.
Re-painting or re-tiling isn’t always an option (especially if you rent), so here you go, 6 practical, easy, cost-effective ways to breathe some life into your bathroom this weekend.
1. Life-Giving Greenery
We’re always banging on about plant power (both real and fake), and with good reason. There are so many varieties that will live maintenance-free on the windowsill or shelf in a bathroom, including Aloe Vera (bonus points: the gel from its leaves acts as a great home remedy for cuts and burns, insect bites and dry skin), bamboo, begonias and even orchids.
2. Go For Gold
We spotted these gold soap and moisturiser dispensers for €18 at Argos, no less, and they’re the perfect accessory to brighten up any sink. Treat yourself to a new scented liquid soap in a spring-friendly scent for a small way to enhance your senses every day.
3. Pack A Punch With These Wicker Baskets
There’s nothing worse than a messy bathroom, with piles of unused products and towels stacking up and making a space feel cluttered. This set of three baskets is a perfect addition to any bathroom. Use it to pack away laundry, hand towels and other essentials away from the world. Arrow weave wicker baskets (set of 3), €34.99 at Littlewoods.
4. Find A Rug That’s Right
It is surprisingly difficult to find a glam bath matt, which is a pain because you need a couple of cool mats on rotation (they get a lot of traffic, which means they get gross, fast). We really love this patterned matt, €10 at TK Maxx, who always have a great selection of bath mats, whatever style or colour you’re feeling. It’s a small change in your bathroom that’ll give it a major style boost this spring.
5. New Towels Can Be A Gamechanger
This set of Navajo towels is gorgeous and guaranteed to brighten up your bathroom. Who says function can’t be fab? €39.99 (for a set of 4) at Argos.
6. Hip To Be Square
We spotted this lifestyle shot from John Lewis and got inspired. Try a square mirror like this TK Maxx cutie, €26, to draw your eye around the room in a new way.
7. Colour Block It Out
We’re taking a fashion favourite – colour blocking – and incorporating it into our bathrooms this spring. It’s not always possible to re-paint a space, so drawing a new shower curtain is a great way to introduce colour and shape in a non-permanent way. Try the selection at H&M from €19.99.