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To ask you to look at this pic of my new bathroom and tell me why I hate it!

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Canyoutellwhoiamyet Wed 20-Feb-19 17:15:48

Name changed as outing.

We have saved so hard for this new bathroom. We have reconfigured it and had everything new. Stripped to bare brick.

I really don't like it :-(

We still want to put a shelf up behind the toilet with some nice things on, and a towel storer where 3 towels will be rolled up at once in there.

Please be honest. Be as brutal as needed. I want to change the paint I think but no idea what to. We need to get a blind. What else can I do to make this the dream bathroom I envisaged blush

QueenOfPain Sun 05-May-19 21:02:36

The tiles on behind the bath and sink are both extremely cool colours and yet the flooring and wall paint colour are very warm. I think that’s part of why it doesn’t look quite right.

I don’t know what can be done about that, I think putting a warm colour on the walls is still going to be at odds with the tiles, but using a cool toned paint is going to be at odds with the flooring.

QueenOfPain Sun 05-May-19 21:03:53

Scrap that, I was responding to the old photos without reading the entire thread. The update looks bloody great, well done!

NotReadyForThisX2 Sun 05-May-19 21:10:21

It's gorgeous Op! The paint colour and shutter make such a difference. That first paint colour just wasn't right but it's hard to tell until you've finished a room sometimes.
So glad you're happy with it now.

Hullabalooo Sun 05-May-19 21:11:57


BellMcEnd Sun 05-May-19 21:23:41

I think your bathroom is perfect. IMO it’s such a good idea to have a really plain classic design for the big budget house jobs like kitchens and bathrooms. We did our kitchen earlier this year - it’s a completely plain, traditional white shaker style with oak work surfaces. We’ve currently got grey walls with grey patterned blinds. It’s so calm and lovely. In a few years we can change the wall colour and blinds really easily to totally update the kitchen pretty cheaply. My friend went for a high impact high gloss navy kitchen with aubergine glass splash backs. It looks stunning now but I wonder if she’ll still love it in 5 years......?

sawyersfishbiscuits Sun 05-May-19 21:32:00

I think it needs some wood in there... maybe a wooden bath mat thingy. Wooden accessories and some green in there too...sorry not very specific but something naturey...

Big fluffy towels rolled up in a box attached to the wall?

Artwork too?

sawyersfishbiscuits Sun 05-May-19 21:33:45

Whoops! Apologies for not RTWT!!!

It didn't load!!!

Lilacks Sun 05-May-19 21:40:47

Great update Op, it looks super. So pleased you’re now happy with it!

WheelyCote Sun 05-May-19 21:42:50

Oooo like it

PutyourtoponTrevor Sun 05-May-19 22:14:26

Much better but I think a wooden blind the same colour as your floor would bring it all together, the window still looks a bit unfinished

PutyourtoponTrevor Sun 05-May-19 22:15:22

And a different colour bath mat...yellow would work well with the grey and the floor

TheRhythmessMan Sun 05-May-19 22:15:27

So inspiring op. Great update!!! Looks fab!

callmeadoctor Mon 06-May-19 11:26:22

Yep, lovely much better x Maybe change the blinds to wooden to match floor when you fancy a change. Plus one of these on the bath?

callmeadoctor Mon 06-May-19 11:27:11

(They do the bath caddy in a darker wood to match floor x)

puppylovebaby Mon 06-May-19 11:28:50

It's gorgeous. Once the towels and a blind are up it will feel softer. I personally don't like lots of colour in a bathroom, I love white towels!

Canyoutellwhoiamyet Mon 06-May-19 11:31:18

Thanks all :-)
@puppylove here is the updated pic

BarcelonaFreddie Tue 07-May-19 21:12:33

It's absolutely beautiful! Well done, OP.

beanaseireann Wed 08-May-19 07:40:23

It's lovely.

Canyoutellwhoiamyet Wed 08-May-19 17:20:59

Ah thanks very much :-)

LyndaLaHughes Sun 12-May-19 01:52:20

Wow what an improvement! You've done a great job.
I'm not feeling the hanging plant over the edge of the shelf though I'm afraid. It really draws the eye first and distracts from and spoils lots of other lovely things you have in there. I'd put a standard plant there instead.

TheRhythmessMan Sun 12-May-19 09:40:07

It looks really fantastic but the mat bothers me for some reason. Maybe a mat with a pattern like this one?

SherlockHolmes Sun 12-May-19 09:45:56

Can't see the walls very well but they ook magnolia, which I think is your problem. Go for a colour, as it all looks too neutral. Look at Farrow and Ball colours, as they have nice tones to them (then get them mixed by dulux as it's cheaper grin)

makingmammaries Sun 12-May-19 11:45:09

Yep, it’s the wall colour. Also, couldn’t you tile it fully? Much less mess in the long run.

makingmammaries Sun 12-May-19 11:46:22

also, intersperse some patterned tiles

TheRhythmessMan Sun 12-May-19 19:33:18

Note the fab update below peoples! grin

turningback Wed 15-May-19 18:54:25

Wow much better, great job

pickletickled Wed 15-May-19 19:32:18

If I was forced to say something bad, the only thing would be that it looks too clinical. That's it, other than that I really like it.
Colour will change that and make it feel warmer, more homely.

HBStowe Wed 15-May-19 19:43:32

It’s so much better now!

Samcotton85 Tue 16-Jul-19 14:23:42

Get a wooden slatte blind and a big houseplant. That will make it look fab

Shufflebumnessie Tue 16-Jul-19 14:37:34

It looks great! I wish my bathroom looked like that.

beckywiththecraphair Tue 16-Jul-19 15:11:15

I think it's lovely, it just needs a bit homey-ing up. A corner shelf in natural wood in that left hand corner with a climbing ivy plant would be lovely, plus a blind, mat, and a wicker laundry hamper.

beckywiththecraphair Tue 16-Jul-19 15:12:33

Sorry OP I hadn't RTFT, the updated pic looks great and I really like the blind.

Motoko Tue 16-Jul-19 15:33:30

@Samcotton85 why bump a 2 month old thread, when you haven't even read the rest of the thread, or even just the OP's posts? If you had, you'd have seen that OP had lots of advice, including the items you suggested, and had posted updated pictures.

What a waste of your time., not to mention the time of other posters, who also don't RTFT, and also post redundant advice.

growlingbear Tue 16-Jul-19 17:00:50

I'd paint the walls a really strong colour and put a huge oil painting on the wall opposite the bath. Then choose a good window treatment - white wooden slatted blinds or a grainy linen. Thick cotton bathmats on the floor. It will look really inviting. You could even put a narrow bench in beside the end of the bath so you could sit and chat to DC when they bathe.

growlingbear Tue 16-Jul-19 17:01:42

Duh. I've just read Motoko's post. Should have read the whole thread!

Howdidido Tue 16-Jul-19 17:14:45

Agree. It need a colour and stuff. The magnolia walls are making it look like a rental house. Which is a shame as you have nice sink etc

Howdidido Tue 16-Jul-19 17:15:38

Yep me too blush

Howdidido Tue 16-Jul-19 17:16:21

Looks much better!

Samcotton85 Tue 16-Jul-19 17:29:44

Ooops sorry @Motoko, id didn't know people felt so strongly and took it so seriously. I will try read every answer in future. Sorry to have annoyed you

Motoko Tue 16-Jul-19 20:25:48

On long threads, there's no need to read all the posts, but you should read OP's posts, as you can then usually work out what has been suggested, by the OP's answers, as well as any updates. It also avoids people making suggestions, or asking questions, that have already been asked many, many times.

It's kind of an unwritten internet etiquette thing., that has it's own acronym, RTFT.

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