We checked in with Karl Lohnes, contributing style editor at Style at Home magazine to learn a few tips and tricks for making your bathroom beautiful.
CanadianLiving.com: What colours are hot for bathrooms right now?
Karl Lohnes: The best bathroom colour choice is pure white. Always has been, always will be.
CL.com: Any colour combinations that you particularly love right now?
KL: My favourite colour combinations right now for bathrooms are crisp white, pale blue and foggy grey.
CL.com: When it comes to accessories, what are some bathroom essentials?
KL: Essential bath accessories include towel rings for a hand towel and an interesting bathmat. Try bamboo, woven wood, woven silk or industrial rubber for something different underfoot!
CL.com: How can you keep your bathroom organized and stylish, without spending a fortune?
KL: To keep your bathroom stylish and organized, give every family member their own travel tote to bring to the bathroom each morning. Treat your bathroom like a shared Euro hotel bath and keep personal items out of the room altogether.
CL.com: What are the best things you can add to your bathroom to give it a fresh new look?
KL: A fresh coat of paint (pale blue or orange sherbet are two favourite colours). Add a matching shower curtain for big change and impact.
CL.com: Any suggestions for being 'green' in the bathroom?
KL: Buy a water-saving showerhead (for as low as $30), install a smart flush toilet when renovating and consider taking showers as they use less water than baths.
Quick tips for making your bathroom a soothing sanctuary
Lohnes provides some simple suggestions for making your bathroom a more relaxing space to spend time in.
1. Treat yourself to a luxurious, high-quality towel
2. Get a mini iPod speaker and play music while showering
3. Install a dimmer switch to lower the lighting when bathing to create a tranquil ambiance
4. Add a small water feature in the bathroom to give a soothing sound
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Natalie Bahadur is the Senior Editor of styleathome.com and is a regular contributor to CanadianLiving.com.