Bathroom dreams

I was about to give an Ikea chest of drawers a long overdue make-over when my stomach decided this wasn’t going to happen today. Being in an “I need to overturn my house mood” I decided it might be fun to create a mood board post for my planned bathroom overhaul.

We have a tiny bathroom (raw estimation: 2m by 3m) and our house has all these fun not-ninety degree angles. Ok, maybe these frustrate me a bit, but that’s also because the last owners decided to ignore most of these weird angles and put in large, clunky furniture (which I constantly bump into). We also have a tiny budget, so we’ll have to be very creative in finding new bathroom furniture because any “normal” options are out of the question.

So, when I bumped into Dietemiet’s post about the non-traditional kitchen of a friend of her’s (and her posts about her own non-traditional kitchen and bathroom), it made me think. If I take a look at my Pinterest “I wish my house looked like this” board there is very little minimalistic, traditional, clean and clutter free design to be found. I like plants and colour and clutter and houses that feel like they’re very much alive and vibrant, just like the people that live in it.

Featured image sources: 1 / 2 / 3 – Image above: 1 / 2

Image sources: 1 / 2 / 3

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Image sources: 1 / 2 / 3

I’m not sure if we’re going to retile our bathroom, but I definitely like the subway tiles. Especially if they’re used on the lower part of the wall. Other returning elements: lots of white, wood, and some antique-looking fixtures, mirrors or hardware. And also plants of course! I can’t imagine having a room in the house without plants. And I have a couple of species that love living in a damp bathroom.

For the bathroom cabinet, I’m absolutely smitten with the first picture. I think it should be fun to find a dresser and completely doable to give it a make-over like this.

What does your dream bathroom look like? A bit like the pictures above? Or completely different?

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  • Reply Fenne April 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    We used to have a renovated bathroom just the way I like it (rather minimal, daylight, glass shower and nothing on the floor). And now we have a very typical Swedish one… and before you think that it must be a lovely traditional charming space… think the opposite. Swedes love (or need) plastic walls + floors in the most hideous colors. Ours is some kind of orange-pink with flowers, seventies lightning, a tiny mirror and a leaking toilet. But we just take it one space at a time, starting with small things that don’t cost too much money.

  • Reply Jessi April 24, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Lelijke tegels uit de jaren 70 :p wij gaan alles wit verven en heel minimalistisch houden. Ik krijg enorm veel stress van rommel en da’s best lastig, want ik ben een enorme chaoot 😀 dus mijn badkamer moet me een rustig gevoel geven. Strak en zonder rommel. Maar wel met een plantje of twee 🙂

  • Reply Tamarz May 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Een schone badkamer hebben is ook niet alles, hoor! Wij hebben hier een “nieuwe” badkamer van de vorige eigenaars en de vloer is volledig in kurk. Maar kurk is echt snel vuil, stoffig en eigenlijk totaal niet proper! Een mooie badkamer hebben is ook niet alles. Maar die in de afbeeldingen zou ik anders ook wel willen. 🙂

  • Reply lana August 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Deze zien er zo mooi en helder uit! mijn badkamer is een gewone badkamer :/

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