How to banish the bland from your bathroom

Add colour, texture and freestanding furniture to freshen up the bathroom

Katrina BurroughsThe Sunday TimesKatrina BurroughsThe Sunday Times

There’s often a decorative disconnect between a bathroom and the rest of a home. Your sitting room, kitchen and bedroom may be full of character, incorporating a joyful miscellany of furniture and accessories, some handed down the generations, others from the high street, mixing textures and colours in your own personal edit. In the bathroom, you’ve got a matching suite of fitted furniture, in shiny operating-theatre white, bought from a single supplier. It is the one room where even the most style-savvy homeowner tends to play it safe, purchasing an entire interior box-fresh from a specialist showroom.

However, while there’s a need for expert help with the layout of this tricky room, there’s no need to settle for suboptimal style. It’s time to join the


How to banish the bland from your bathroom