A spring-time theme seems a bit like wishful thinking at the moment, since it's snowed on and off all day and a biting, icy wind blows, but hey ho. The first thing I should mention is that our family bathroom is small. Not small and perfectly formed, just very, very small, as you can see from the picture above. You can't quite stretch out your arms and touch all four walls but you almost can. But, you work with what you have.
Also, it's north facing so while it has a large window and lots of light, it's a very cold sort of light. And what I do just LOVE about this yellow paint is the warmth it gives the room. Honestly, I walk into this room and I smile and feel like spring is coming. As I leave the room I go to turn the light off then realise that, no, the light is not on, it's just so BRIGHT in this room! I guess you love it or hate it. I love it.
We only painted the room; the flooring, bath, sink, toilet and mirrored cupboard stayed put as they are only six years old and don't need changing. About a year ago I bought the print below from Lou, of little green shed blog's etsy shop. It is rather appropriately called "Spring Flowers".
I was drawn to the cheerful colours and shapes in the print, and that print and the striped washcloth in the photo below formed the basis for the colours in the bathroom, a sort of faded vintage palate of yellows, blues, pinks, whites and greens.
Yellow on the walls, white and blue/green in the tiles, and everything else here and there in towels, shower curtains, cups, that sort of thing. I finally hung two gorgeous little vintage mirrors a friend gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago, in a gloomy corner to bounce some light around.
I bought new shower curtains (from here) and love the way they bring the colours together.
I am completely in love with this gorgeous new butterfly-pattered towel (from here). They were too expensive to splash out on new bath towels so I made do with the ones we had and treated myself to a hand towel. The storage unit next to the sink is a Kartell Componibili unit bought from here about six years ago at about a two thirds of the price they are currently selling them at! I love it so much and would like to use it as a bedside table but the top is not big enough for a lamp, alarm clock, book, glass of water and all the other clutter that I "need" beside my bed.
A new tumbler for toothbrushes and some plants add...well, nothing really, but I enjoyed buying them and arranging them.
So there you have it. One sunshine-yellow bathroom. My Dad said "well, it's a good thing it's in the bathroom because you wouldn't want it in any other room, would you?". Mum said "Gosh, it's very jolly!" I like to think of it as "daffodil" yellow. And John? He does not particularly love it but he tolerates it, bless him, probably rather like the way he tolerates me and my decorating whims.