Designing my Dream Bathroom

Designing my Dream Bathroom

Those of you who might have read this post will know that I have big plans for my next bathrooms (yes, plural). I have some very specific bathroom needs, and would love to be able to make the most of them in our next house.

That’s why I’m bringing you this post: Designing my Dream Bathroom.



No bathroom can be complete without a bath. I’d love a large freestanding, Victorian style tub with the big metal claw feet. There’s something so elegant about them somehow, and very regal.

They do depend on space and your ability to get in and out of one. Me and Jay are planning to live in our next house forever. At least 30 or 40 years probably. As we get older, we might regret the decision for a freestanding tub. Walk-in baths are always another option as you get older.


Copper bath on stand with curtains


Patterned floor tiles

I’m obsessed at the moment with Victorian-style floor tiles. I love the old-fashioned looking ones, as well as the modern look patterns. I’d love something like these to add some pattern and vibrancy to the room.


modern Victorian patterned floor tiles - designing my dream bathroom

Photo credit: Topps Tiles, Thornbury tile


His and Hers Sinks

I’d love to have these. A sink for me and a sink for Jay. No arguing, or leaning over each other to brush your teeth. And you know if the sink is dirty, you can only blame yourself, meaning way less arguments!

I’d love to have them built into a large unit with storage space underneath. One thing I always find is that bathrooms lack sufficient storage space. Which is ridiculous when you think how many bathroom products we women have. You also have to store bathroom cleaning products, spare toilet rolls, etc. And that doesn’t even cover our decor including candles, and plants. Bathrooms definitely need more surfaces, and a unit is a way to add this in efficiently.


Luxury towels and shelving

Because of the way our bathroom is designed, there’s no room for any shelving. Other than squeezing it in above the toilet. I’d love some shelving to add fresh towels to (that are obviously just to look at). Bathrooms can be so harsh with their cold tiles, cold flooring, and white suites. It’s not common to put soft furnishings in a bathrooms. Curtains would get damp, a rug would get ruined/smelly and towels get used.

One way of dealing with this is to add towels rolled up on shelves that are for decorative purposes only. Shelving is also an extra way to get some bathroom plants in. They’re excellent for absorbing moisture and freshening up the room.


new towels wrapped up


High ceilings and plenty of light

The other thing bathrooms are known for is being dark and dingy. This is because they tend to be one of the smallest rooms in the house. I’d love a bathroom that had a large window to let plenty of light in (as well as some large blinds so people can’t see us showering) and a room with high ceilings. Lots of women choose to get ready in the bathroom and it’s not ideal if it’s a dark, small room.


So that’s what I would want in my dream bathroom. Would you add anything to the list?

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