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5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Bathroom

5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Bathroom

Be inspired by our latest blog post, 5 Ways To Fresh Up Your Bathroom. Discover our top tips to create a stylish and luxury feel to your bathroom without having to renovate your whole space.

Whether you are wanting to decorate, add new accessories or introduce some statement pieces we have some practical ideas to encourage and inspire you.

Renovating a bathroom can be an expensive job so we have introduced several ideas that won’t break the bank but will allow you to create a tranquil and relaxing space.

Freshen up your Bathroom with these 5 easy steps.

Add Texture

Texture can soften and add interest and depth to an otherwise cold and tired looking bathroom space.

The addition of a practical and decorative rug is a quick and easy way to add colour, interest and warmth to your bathroom floor. Introducing a rug is also an ideal way to take the focus away from what might otherwise be plain flat floor and wall tiles.

Adding texture by introducing wooden bathroom fixtures and fittings is a great way to inject a feeling of richness and cosiness into what would otherwise be a nondescript and uninspired space.

Hanging one of our Scandi Plywood Shelves or our Oak Bathroom Cabinets will add interest and depth to a boring flat wall space consisting of metal accessories and pale tiles.

We also have a range of high quality wooden bathroom accessories at affordable prices. These pieces include birch hooks, oak bath mats and bath caddies.

Another quick and low cost way to add texture and extra bathroom storage is by introducing one or more of our handwoven trays/baskets. We offer these trays in a choice of white and black with the option of black or natural wooden handles. These beautifully crafted trays are handmade in the UK. They make perfect eye-catching storage baskets for bath products, cosmetics, scents and trinkets.

Use Trays to add a luxurious feel

It’s no secret that we have a tray obsession here at Room 356. In fact our Tray Collection is our customers favourite range. Many customers don't stop at purchasing one tray but rather several at a time.

Our versatile and practical black rubber tray range is perfect for a monochrome bathroom space. The Danish rubber rectangular trays are a fantastic way to store and display hand soaps, shampoos, conditioners and toothbrush holders.

The unique ceramic black and white large and small speckled wave trays are also an excellent choice for holding soap bars. Alternatively pair one of these trays with the matching monochrome wave pots, they sit perfectly together. The pots can be used to store toothbrushes and other bathroom essentials.

As well as keeping your bathroom looking organised and tidy these are trays which are guaranteed to add a touch of style and luxury. Display some of your favourite design led toiletries and perfumes for maximum impact.

Update your Bathroom Decor

It is possible to transform the total ambience of your bathroom without having the hassle and expense of carrying out a complete renovation. Repainting your walls and introducing new touches of tone and colour can really lift the look and feel of your bathroom.

Consider adding rich deep dark tones of blues or greens or even more daring try black and charcoal to create a dramatic featured wall or walls. These colours will definitely add a feeling of opulence and indulgence.


Add softer neutral pastel hues of pink and peach to bring a zen spa like ambience to an otherwise lifeless bathroom space.


Changing some or all of your bathroom fixtures can be a low budget but effective way to bring your dated bathroom up to date. Look at ways to freshen up your bathroom such as changing taps, shower heads and light switches.

Brass bathroom fixtures will give the bathroom space an air of sophistication and classic style. On trend matte black bathroom fixtures and fittings will result in a contemporary look which can then be carried through by adding black homeware accessories to other rooms.

You can update your bathroom cabinet or mirror like the one we have below. Instead of opting for a plain white cabinet we have The Slimline Bathroom Cabinet with Mirror in a choice of natural or dark stained oak. It is perfect for those corners and walls where space is limited and the addition of wood will create a feeling of class and taste.

Add a Touch of Green

Adding plants can be an effective way to create an Instagram worthy bathroom. If you have the space you can make a real impact by adding a tall plant in one of our eye-catching floor standing planters.  These plant stands come in three different sizes making them ideal for both smaller and larger bathrooms. These planters also have a tier at the bottom where you can store your bathroom essentials, including towels and toiletries.

To introduce green appeal to that that empty corner space take a look at the contemporary tall slimline corner plant stand. Choose from minimalist on trend black or the classic and elegant gold finish. Fill with your favourite plant or plants. 

If you have a spare shelf or ledge you could purchase some smaller succulents and cacti and group them together on one of our bestselling black large or small rectangular rubber trays. This offers the ideal opportunity to create a decorative low maintenance display of green foliage.

Add a Feature Piece

Even if you only have a small  bathroom space you can add one or two feature pieces that are functional and at the same time create a statement. We offer a choice of feature accessories that are sure to help elevate the look of your bathroom.

One way to do this is Instead of using plastic hooks for towels and bathrobes you could choose from a range of design led wooden hooks in our bathroom and storage collections.

Our Wooden Bath Caddy comes in a choice of natural or dark oak and is a stylish feature piece as well as practical way to display, organise and store your bathroom accessories all in one place. We offer a range of matching design led bathroom shelves, cabinets and towel rails in this same range. 

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