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Friday 21 August 2009

Ask the sluts: How do I refresh my bathroom?

Hayley from Punlimited has asked us for some help with her bathroom and we'll be honest, the bathroom isn't an area that we focus on very much. This might have something to do with the fact that the bathroom in Domestic Sluttery HQ is roughly the size of a postage stamp. But, if you're looking for ways to refresh your bathroom so you can while away the hours with a relaxing bubble bath, here are some tips.
  • Don't start any kind of sea motif. Because then you're stuck with it. Everything you buy will have mermaids, boats, shells and before you know it your bathroom shelves will have pieces of coral on them for no reason.
  • Bubbles! Everyone should have bubble bath and fancy stuff in their bathroom. Anything from Jo Malone or The White Company will do nicely.
  • Don't be afraid to use colour. This stripy bathmat from John Lewis is a pretty good place to start.
  • Want something fresh? Green is always a better option than blue. If you go for blue, that afore-mentioned sea motif will be far too tempting.
  • If you're happy with the fixtures and fittings, simple little touches will add a bit of luxury. It's always going to be cheaper to update little things than re-fit a whole room.
  • I've always wanted one of these bath racks. Somewhere to put your wine and rest your book. Perfect.
  • Candles, lots of candles. Scented ones, tealights. They'll make it look like you've put some effort in, when you've really just bought some tealights from Ikea.
  • And while you're at it, those old perfume bottles won't look out of place either.
  • What's in your bathroom cabinet? Keep all the unsightly bottles hidden away, but make sure those ornate bottles are all out on show. Even if they are full of cheaper lotions and potions. No one has to know that.
  • Making sure your bath is big enough for two is always a pretty good idea as well.
Got any other tips for revamping your bathroom? Tell us in the comments! And if you've got any questions you want to ask, then just send an email our way...

Flickr image from Dustpuppy's photostream.


  1. You could also add some tongue in cheek humour by adding a Now Wash Your Hands sampler by Miso Funky :)

  2. A mirror! Every bathroom needs a great mirror. Ideally a full length one so you know you're emerging from the bathroom all goddess like, but I like this one from iwoot too

  3. Of course! Why didn't I mention mirrors?! I actually did find a really special one, but it was out of stock... will have to tell you about it when they get more in.

  4. "No sea motifs" - Absolutely. Worse than coral bits, you could end up with one of those dreadful see-through plastic loo seats with a fish montage in them.

    Have just painted our bathroom a nice green with a v slight touch of blue. Planning not to touch it again for another 10 years now.

  5. I can confirm that bath racks are awesome. They will change your bath time forever and you'll never want to leave.

  6. Green is a great bathroom colour. As long as it doesn't have the prefix of 'lime'.

  7. Thanks everyone! Siany - if you could recommend some fantabulous mirrors I'd be eternally grateful. I'm currently looking for one to go over my fireplace in my bedroom and I have visions of a hanging oval frameless one, but can't find 'the one'.... :)

  8. I promise you, I have found "the one"! Just about the loveliest mirror I've ever seen! And cheap too! I have word from Colloco that they're getting more stock in September and you'll be the first to know!


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