Now I know, you’ve read the blog before, seen our home, and you’re now confused by the words “Dark Bathroom”. Do not fear, it’s not April Fools Day yet, we’ve just tried something a little different interior wise!
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but our home has always been liveable, some rooms just weren’t to our taste. We’ve tackled a lot already but have held off on the big projects. We did complete our cloakroom renovation last year, but keeping with the bathroom theme we’ve also renovated our main bathroom.
I think you tend to be either a bath or a shower person (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong), and I am a definite bath addict! Spending a lot of time in the bath gives your time to day dream, and so I’ve had a vision for the bathroom since a couple of months after we moved in. Side note, I hate the word “vision” as it sounds really wanky, but not sure how else to word it!
Anyway, my vision (cringe) for this space was somewhere relaxing with a spa-like feel. I knew I wanted a deeper bath, a crisp white suite and some natural wood elements. So much so that I brought a wooden bath caddy last summer.
When funds finally permitted I was really excited to get going with this renovation. Originally we were thinking light walls with dark subway tiles. However I fell in love with some black hexagonal floor tiles which meant we had to rethink the design. I follow a lot of amazing interior accounts over on Instagram, and quite a lot of them have gone to the “dark side”, which was the spring board for the rest of the room.
We decided on white subway tiles eventually, and painted the top of the room in Rebel by Crown. I’m not sure if it’s just the light in here but this definitely appears as blue/black, rather than straight black. Regardless, it looks great against the white tiles and doesn’t actually make the room feel too dark.
We have a cupboard for storage in here, but I also wanted shelves in the alcove above the toilet for displaying bits and bobs. We struggled to find floating shelves that were the right width, so inspired by my mums house (thanks Mum!) we decided to go with some wooden crates instead.
The most expensive thing in the room was the suite, but we also paid to have spotlights installed, rather than the one central light fitting there was previously. Having them added increased the final cost but honestly it’s made such a difference.
So there you have it, our dark bathroom reveal. It’s definitely a departure from our usual pale greys and whites, but we both really love it. So much so, we’ve decided to go dark somewhere else in the house… stay tuned!