A couple of years ago I got a new bathroom. I was lucky enough to win the suite and when I got the bathroom fitted I was really pleased with it. I had much more room in the bathroom and more storage space. The other day I opened the bathroom cabinet and the mirror fell off. Luckily it landed intact so I was not cursed with seven years bad luck. The cabinet was old, it had moved with me from house to house and I was quite surprised it has lasted this long. I managed to make a temporary repair to the bathroom cabinet with some sellotape and started looking for a new one. I also noticed that my bath mat was seriously worn, there were holes starting to appear. It seemed a good time to give my bathroom a new look with some bathroom accessories.
Luckily Homebase have a great range of bathroom accessories and I managed to find the perfect bathroom cabinet. It needs to be the right size to fit on the wall next to the window where space is limited. This restricts my choices. The double door mirror cabinet was perfect, not only did it fit in the gap it had enough space inside to store away perfumes and lotions. If I don’t have somewhere to put them away they take over the bathroom windowsill.
To replace my bathmat I found a striped bath mat in duck egg. I love the blue tones in this mat. Blue is a colour that works really well in bathrooms. It is the colour of the sea and sky, ideal in a room with connections to water. The bathmat is a good size as well, which is important as it stops my son getting water all over the floor when he has a bath. New towels are always a good idea, as they get older they get worn and lose their softness. Homebase have a selection of different sizes in a range of colours. I chose some face clothes, hand towels and bath sheets in blue which matched the bath mat.
One thing that has annoyed me for a while about my bathroom is that the string for the light switch does not have a light pull. I found a range of different light pulls and chose a wooden one that matches the door on the airing cupboard. This will make it much easier to find the light switch in the dark.
I also found a laundry basket in a nice shade of blue which looks like I can put a lot of laundry in it. The bin and toilet brush holder also matched as well as the soap dish. I am fed up with cleaning soap residue off the side of the sink so hopefully the soap dish will solve that problem. A set of scales will help me track my weight and I can find out of the slimfast challenge is working. My final touch was a wicker decorative fish which I thought would look nice hanging on the wall.
I think adding these accessories will give my bathroom a fresher feel as well as updating it for a reasonable price. It will also be nice to open the bathroom cabinet door without risk of being hit by a mirror! Does your bathroom need new accessories? What would you add to your bathroom, do let me know.
This post was written in collaboration with Homebase but the opinions are my own.