On average, we spend over 180 hours in our bathroom each year! However, bathrooms are typically one of those rooms that people find hard to style because hero furniture looks more like a vanity & a … loo. So, together with Capra Designs, we’ve curated our top five tips for easy bathroom makeovers that are completely rental friendly, cost effective & quickly elevate the space we spend so much of our time in.
Position flowers to add instant glam
Nothing says 'feel pampered' like fresh flowers. Set a peaceful atmosphere and sense of luxury adding just a simple step to Capra Designs Eros Vase. You can head to your garden for a single flower or fun foliage, so this piece of luxury need not be expensive or time consuming.
Don't forget any vessel can be easily turned into a vase by simply adding a jar. We love popping a jar inside the Capra Designs Summit Pot to house our flowers.
Add LED lighting under cabinets
Immediately lifting any space and making a simple vanity look expensive, strip LED lights like these LIFX Polychrome LightStrips are super affordable, easy to apply (& remove) & are controlled from your smartphone! You can set timers for them to switch on & off, as well as set a specific ambience with a full range of colour. We love ‘warm light’ in our bathroom.
Fit light strips to the base of your vanity, or underneath shelving to make your bathroom look more expensive, instantly.
Use fragrance to make your space feel expensive
Scent, emotions & memory are all linked when it comes to enjoying a space. No.2 Post-flush perfume drops not only have your back (side) as part of your daily routine, but the stunning blend of mandarin, geranium & bergamot essential oils can be dropped into the hand basin for an easy fragrance hack. If you’re expecting guests, this is a must!
Choose a feature plant pot for colour
Bathrooms can be a little soulless and harsh with their cold tiles, shiny glass and hard surfaces. Plants are exactly what is required to create a welcoming and relaxing guest bathroom. Plants can introduce colour and soften a room. Select something easy to care for and position it near a window for light. We love a rhipsalis plant with Capra Designs Etch Pot. If bench space is a consideration try adding a Capra Designs plant stand as well as a potted plant
Style useful items within reach
Thankfully, many bathroom products have had a facelift & can now be styled to add a pop of colour. Products like How We Roll Co have beautifully wrapped toilet paper rolls that can be stacked, or you can use canisters like these from Freedom to store tampons or cotton buds.