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Our nautical bathroom tour…

by Clare Mansell
Our nautical bathroom tour…

After a week of hard work another room in the house is almost complete and I’m really thrilled with how it has turned out. This is the main bathroom upstairs, but in reality as we have an en suite too, this means it is currently mostly used by a three year-old.

I had two broad design ideas for this bathroom, we wanted tongue and groove boarding rather than tiles and secondly we wanted it to be fun. A lot of inspiration came from my bathroom board on Pinterest, but the main colour choice of red was almost entirely down to Theo. He loves the colour and as we thought it wasn’t a bad idea, we decided to go with it.

The fabulous beach hut wallpaper came from Graham & Brown who offered it to us months ago and have been incredibly patient waiting for it to finally appear on the blog. I honestly had no idea how long it would take for us to actually finish things. The wallpaper has a vinyl finish which means it is particularly suited to bathrooms and kitchens.

You may notice that the bathroom window isn’t obscured. Personally I’m not a fan of frosted glass unless it is necessary. It cuts down the light significantly and fortunately for us we look out on to woodland so being overlooked isn’t a concern. We will be adding a blind at some point in the future though just to give us the option to shut out the outside world.

As far as dressing for this room, we picked up a few other bits for this room in Ikea, Homebase and Sainsburys, but the bathroom was done on a strict budget and cost less than half the price of our en suite. The builders had a hard time getting their head round the logic of that, but as I said at the start.. it is going to be used mostly by a toddler!

PS – This bathroom featured in the August 2015 issue of Ideal Home Magazine

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Choclette August 22, 2014 - 8:21 am

What a fabulously large bathroom. It looks gorgeous – nice and simple. Having a bath and separate shower is such a luxury.

Kate Fever August 22, 2014 - 8:41 am

What a stunning bathroom, I love the wallpaper and the red works really well. #UKBloggers

City Coastal Life & Style August 22, 2014 - 11:06 am

simple and effective and so clean looking. Love the colour splashes. My LO thinks she should share mummy’s ensuite!

Chrissie282 August 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Love the wainscotting, wallpaper, tile colour, actually just about everything.

Carie August 23, 2014 - 4:26 pm

It’s all gorgeous – and I love the beach hut wallpaper, it ties everything together beautifully. The red subway tile looks great too – it’s a colour I’d never have thought of using in a bathroom and it works brilliantly – good choice Theo!

Katie @mummydaddyme August 25, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Oh wow it’s gorgeous! I loved reading all about your bathroom as we are going to be updating ours in the next couple of weeks. x

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