Winter Washroom

While its purpose may traditionally be more ‘function’ than ‘form’, the bathroom is likely to be one of the most frequented spaces in your home, and yet despite its importance, I’ve often noticed that most homeowners (including even the most adventurous decorators) tend to play it safe when it comes to fitting and styling the bathroom.

Forsaking the common ‘go-to’s of white walls, monochromatic cabinetry and chrome tapware, I wanted to give this often-overlooked room a bit of a personality overhaul using a few unexpected colours, textures and materials. Proving that bathrooms can be more beautiful than basic.

With winter on its way, this reveal is all about creating a serene sanctuary where you can relax, unwind and while away the colder months in luxurious and moody bathroom bliss!

Check out the final result below and click here to shop this look!

Turning the well-used, white-on-white colour palette on its head, I opted instead for a moody pairing of dark walls and floors to create instant drama – using Dulux Rawene on the walls and a black matte terrazzo tile on the floor. This approach to colour can make a really big impact, especially in a small bathroom.

From there, adding a pop of personality is as easy as choosing the right fittings and accessories. With this room, I created contrast with coloured cabinetry and statement tapware, then softened all those hard lines with the addition of warm natural textures, including jute rugs, linen laundry baskets and timber furniture.

Storage is key in this space, so be sure to create a ‘home’ for all your bathroom essentials. And that doesn’t mean everything must be hidden away – use baskets, trays and wall hooks to display some of your favourite wash-up items.

Walls: Dulux Rawene
Floors: Marvel Terrazzo Black Matt 60x60, $109.50/ m2, from TILESPACE
Corian Designer White Basin, $1,490 from The Kitchen Hub
Leo Round Brass and Timber Taps, $829 from The Kitchen Hub
Anna Brass Spout, $399 from The Kitchen Hub
4 Drawer Slim Jim, $2,879 from Mr & Mrs Ward
Pacific Pendant $259.99 from
Joksa & Sons Brass Mirror, from $499.99 from
Woodsy Botanics Skincare, from $29.99 from
Slate Round Board, $24.99 from
Soft Washer Cloths, $29.99 (set of 3) from
Mavis & Osborn Laundry Basket, $249.99 from
Geo Jute Hall Runner, $199.99 from
Teak Root Stool, $339.99 from
Brass Lid Candle, $49.99 from
Waffle Towels, from $29.99 from

Styling: Alex Walls, Photography: Sophia Bayly