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5 Unusual and Surprising Bathroom Makeover Ideas (That Actually Work)


We all need a bit of a change sometimes, right? And there are few better ways to do this than with a complete bathroom makeover. Deciding to do a little renovation is the easy part, however – actually settling on the ideas you’ll implement in the bathroom is somewhat tougher. If you’ve been scratching your head and looking for something a little bit unusual and creative to try with your bathroom makeover, you’ve come to the right place – because we’ve got five of ‘em!

5. Do it Roman style with a tile mosaic

The art of mosaic may be a few hundred centuries old, but you really can’t beat the classics, can you? If you’re feeling brave enough, one unusual and eye-catching idea is to use small tiles to form an image or pattern on your bathroom wall. It’s definitely a good idea to plan out exactly what you want your final image to look like (including the placement of individual tiles) because without a guide it’s easy for things to get off track. There are a few online mosaic generators, such as Tile Mosaic Maker, which will show you exactly how many tiles you need, in which colours, and where to place them.

4. Replace your bathroom wall with a chalkboard

Isn’t it frustrating when you want to write something down and just can’t find a pen? Well, this problem can be a thing of the past with a chalkboard wall in the bathroom! Okay, we’re being a bit silly, but the concept is actually a solid one. Installing chalkboard wall is easier than you might think and is a fantastic choice if you have children of any age — even grown-up ones! After all, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to scribble on the wall?

3. Bring framed artwork into the bathroom

Bathrooms tend to be a place where framed artwork isn’t found — the main reason for which is moisture and humidity. With a lot of paint being water-based, it doesn’t take a lot to imagine what could happen when the room is full of steam! But there’s no reason that you shouldn’t have framed art in the bathroom — you just need to choose the correct type.

2. Create a feature wall with newspaper

Feature walls are one of the hottest trends of the year, but something simple like a flat colour might not cut it for you. If you really want to push the boat out, why not consider a newspaper feature wall? The actual process of creating the wall can be a lot of fun, too, as you pick out the pictures and headlines you like to stand as an unusual time-capsule. If you do want to create a newspaper feature wall, however, be sure to look into a quality varnish or sealant to ensure the paper will survive the humid conditions of the average bathroom.

1. Open the door to technology in the bathroom

It’s no surprise that a lot of people think technology and the bathroom don’t mix: water and electronics don’t play well together, after all. But did you know that modern tech has become much more suitable for use in the bathroom? With most smartphones now water-resistant, the door is open for a wide range of smart devices, many of which can be voice-controlled. In fact, we’ve written an entire guide on this very topic. Don’t forget the golden rule, though: always check that an electronic item is safe for use in a humid environment before placing it in the bathroom.

We hope you’ve taken a little inspiration from today’s blog post and will perhaps start thinking outside the box a little for your next bathroom makeover. Have any quirky or unusual ideas for bathroom upgrades? Let us know via any of our social channels, get in touch anytime via our website, or if you have any practical questions about bathroom upgrades, call our friendly team anytime.

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