Decorate Your Bathroom With A Bold Splash Of Colour

Oct 14

Thinking of decorating your bathroom with a bold splash of colour?

Whilst I’m generally okay with the standard all-white or muted decor in a bathroom, I find it rather difficult to live without brighter colours in any space in my home. That said, it’s not surprising that I’m always searching for more stylish and fun ways to add colour to even the smallest of spaces.

Admittedly, my approach to colour in the bathroom is a bit more tempered than it is anywhere else in my home; possibly owing to the fact that my bathroom, though sizeable, is the smallest room in my apartment. Adding a piece of furniture or a collection of accessories in a vibrant colour or two, appeals to my taste far more, than going for an all-round paint job of the entire space. A bold splash of colour in the bathroom creates a striking statement that is more than enough to quell my colour craving in small spaces. Do we share the same sentiments?

Whatever your budget, here are some easy ways to add a splash of colour to your bathroom without the burden and expenses of scheduling a major renovation project.


If you’re lucky enough to have space for stand-alone furniture in your bathroom, that’s an excellent way to add colour that is likely to make a bold impression. Adding a single stool, table, chair or even a storage cupboard in  vibrant hue, is a sure-fire way to instantly brighten any bathroom. Don’t limit your use of colour to the exterior, adding colour to the inside of cupboards and drawers makes a delightful impact too.

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Accessorising is typically a standard method of adding colour to any room as there’s less commitment and effort involved. The key to making an impact with colour through your bathroom accessories is to focus on showing your own ‘true colours’. Yes, there are many lovely ready-made items out there to choose from, but don’t limit yourself to run-of-the-mill store bought bathroom accessories only. Go beyond the ordinary by re-using and up-cycling where possible. That’s a pretty cool way to add a bit of personality to your space whilst giving your guests something to smile about.

TOWELS, MATS & CONSUMABLES – If you enjoy the option of switching things up pretty often,  the best way to add colour to your bathroom is through your towels, bathmats. You can mix and match and change your colour scheme as often as you wish. All it takes is a quick stop in the laundry room. For the wow factor, you can even take it a step further and add some super fun, bright colours through your choice of toilet tissues. Yup, that’s right, toilet tissues come in a variety of brilliant colour options these days! Renova does a fantastic range! Even soaps, candles, bath salts and other toiletries in colourful containers can do the trick.

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FIXTURES & FITTINGS – Radiators, towel rails and even unsightly exposed pipes need not be overlooked in your quest for colour. Give your bathroom a whole new look by painting these very functional fixtures; they tend to look rather cool in colour. If DIY is not your thing, you can still get in on the trend as colourful radiators and towel rails are also available for purchase from Bisque and makers.

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CEILINGS, DOORS, WINDOW FRAMES AND WINDOW SILLS – Dare to be different and add colour by giving your bathroom ceiling, door or window frame a paint job. If you’re a renter and think that’s a little over the top, perhaps changing the colour of the window sill is a better idea as it will be less of a fuss to repaint when your lease expires.

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WALL ART & MIRRORS – Art has always been a good way of adding both colour and personality to a space; art in the bathroom is no exception. Create a gallery wall and include mirrors with coloured frames if the space allows. I do love a mirror with a brightly coloured frame; the one pictured below is very simple yet pretty stylish. Wall decals are  perfect for the bathroom and are available in a myriad of colourful designs.

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FLOWERS – Oh, one of life’s simplest pleasures which I cannot live without…fresh flowers. An arrangement of fresh flowers in your favourite colours will bring life, light and colour  to your bathroom all at once. Need I say more?

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That’s it, no more muted bathroom decor against your will! Go on, get creative, add a splash of colour there and give it a bit of style and personality.

I hope you enjoyed this post; my next post will focus on shopping the look so you too can add a splash of colour to your bathroom at home.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nova x

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  1. Pauline

    October 17th, 2014 at 15:14

    I absolutely love the coloured toilet paper – thank you! x

  2. Nova Williams

    October 18th, 2014 at 10:54

    Oh, aren’t they lovely Pauline! I love them too! Stop by later for more shopping ideas…I’ll be posting the ‘Let’s go Shopping’ segment on this topic shortly. xoxo

  3. aneye4detail

    November 1st, 2014 at 22:02

    Love that yellow towel bar/warmer! What a nice way to add a splash of color.
    I came over from BYW and have seen your comments there! And just followed you on Instagram. I’ll be back!

  4. Nova Williams

    November 2nd, 2014 at 18:11

    Thanks Libby, I’m glad you like one of my picks! I really love coloured tool rails too, and that yellow is one of my favourite shades.

    It’s so good to have a BYW classmate commenting here! I’ll be checking out your blog and Instagram too. Be sure to come back; your feedback is always welcome. 🙂

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