Ok, so you have one bathroom or a bathroom that’s feeling a bit left out, you want to renovate or just change things up. The problem is that you get bored quickly or you’re easily swept away by trends and after 2 years (or less) you find yourself wanting to tear everything off the walls and start over. Fret not, you’re not alone! The solution is simple…keep it simple!
Bathrooms are difficult. Nobody wants an outdated murky beige bathroom, but most people are also worried about too stylised bathrooms. A colour tile may look horrid in a few years and you’ll be the person who’ll have the next owners shake their heads and say “What were they thinking…”. I personally would have absolutely no problem with that! We recently moved into our new house after a tremendous house hunt (Click to read all about it) and when we walked into the bathroom it was green… green everywhere. It had a weird charm to it, and of course, my mind went to what you could do with some gold fittings and some amazing over-the-top wallpaper and new floor tiles to make it look great. But of course, we wanted a shiny, new (CLEAN) bathroom. I looked at so many crazy patterned and colour tiles, every great pink Wes Anderson-like and the heavily wallpapered bathroom had me jumping with joy. I’ll tell you all about that later. However practicality won the war, I had to pull in the reigns and think about the hassles of redoing a bathroom, the cost implications and the longevity of our decisions. We played it safe and kept with a black and white mood board. Our reasoning was that we could easily change the look by painting a wall or changing accessories. I collected inspiration pictures on a Pinterest board we made specifically for the renovation, I kept random pinning to a minimum here and went back every now and again and deleted what didn’t fit with the big idea anymore. Here are some of them.
Found: Design Milk
Found: La maison d’Anna G
Found: Simply Grove
Found: Sarah Samuel Sherman
Found: The Design Chaser
I love moodboards! It is a great way to figure out if things you thought would totally go together actually suck or if they go together amazingly. I’ve put together a moodboard for a simple black and white inspired bathroom with variables for fairly inexpensive tile choices as well as some gold accent examples that could completely change the look of this simple and clean choice bathroom.
This is so very basic and I could go into so much more detail and I will, but I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you like a minimal black and white look or perhaps a vintage inspired black and white bathroom? Would you play it safe or go all out?