3 Coloured Tissue Paper Ideas


Smitten with coloured tissue paper? Can’t seem to get enough of the many wonderful things you could create out of scrap of brightly coloured tissue paper? Here are some tissue craft ideas to get your creative juices moving:


Coloured tissue paper adds that nice bit of elegance to your gifts when you use a paper bag. Instead of letting the item inside just roll around inside, the tissues don’t just add a beautiful, festive touch, they also add some much needed padding, keeping your gift secure.


Ever found yourself hesitating over those slivers of coloured paper or tissues you’ve got left after you just finished a project? You’re thinking you probably won’t get to use them anymore but you just can’t seem to throw them away for good either. So you collect it all, stuff it into one of your drawers, convenience that one day, you’ll find a use for them. Well, from Best Design Options, one way to use scraps of coloured tissue paper is to fix them together as wrapping paper. Now, you won’t have to toss aside the leftover pieces you’ve hoarded for years. Give them a new lease on life by turning them into wonderful wrapping papers. Another plus? With the creative and ingenious wrapping, your gift is sure to stand out against all the other boringly-wrapped presents lying around.

Another idea, this one from BuzzFeed and One Little Project, is to create tissue paper pom-pons out of it. It’s quick and easy to do, once you get the hang of it. Plus, the colours and textures really work to add that pop to a room. From aqua and forest green to lilac, hot pink and scarlet red—along with all the greens and blues in between—these colourful pom-pons bring the fun vibe to anywhere. If you’re planning a party, these will be a hit.

Want to know how to make your own? Here are detailed instructions on how you to create your own tissue paper pom-pons:

  1. First, buy your coloured tissues. You’ll want to go with as many colours as you can get. Carrier Bags for Sale offers an extensive queue of coloured tissue paper in different shades. It’s got a lot of the shades you want—plus the ones you don’t normally see in stores—lime green, sunflower yellow, aqua blue and violet, among others.
  1. Make it a balanced palette. Pick your colours carefully. You’d want to go with shades that stand out along with ones that do really well when they’re put alongside other colours. But you also want to mix a few neutrals in there. You never know what kind of project you’ll come up next. You might even be able to surprise yourself. So keep those greys and ivory shades in reserve.
  1. Now that you’ve got your tissues, get 10 sheets and lay these on any flat surface.
  1. Fold the end to about 2 or 2.5cm. Then flip it over. Then fold it again. And flip…do that until the entire roll has been folded, accordion style. Worried that the folds aren’t strictly the same size? Don’t be. The material is flexible so you’ll have some room to adjust these in a while.
  1. Next, fold that in half. Find a wire. A thin jewellery wire works great in this case. Wrap that around the middle. And secure it with a knot. It’s important to remember that you should do all this without letting go of the bent tissue in half.
  1. Once you’ve got that wire in place, you can let the folded paper go. But only to reach for a pair of scissors. Then start rounding up the edges of the roll. Go for shallow cuts since that will make the petals come out more.
  1. After that, you’ve got something that looks like a paper ribbon. Now, pick an edge and pull one piece of tissue paper from the rest. Don’t break it. Pull it gently until you can see the layers being pulled apart. Once you’re done on one side, do the same on the other. Fluff it all up until you get a good, round shape. Ta-daa! You’ve got a tissue paper pom-pon in your hand!
  1. If you plan on hanging these from the ceiling, all you need is a little fishing line and some good adhesive or tape and you’re good to go. For more contrast, try to make dark and light coloured balls. So if you’ve got pink, mix it up with a little violet or hot pink, if you’ve got those shades available.

Aside from these, you could also make tissue paper flower toppers for paper bags, garlands and tissue paper tassels to add fun and cheer to any room. Or go big with giant tissue flowers, flower wreaths and cute, tiny pom-pons perfect for treat boxes. So start folding those papers up and discover the many ways coloured tissue papers can be useful and fun.

How To Save Money and Maintain Your Lifestyle


Planning your personal finances can be difficult. You want to cut down on spending without changing to your current lifestyle. If you take a careful look at your monthly expenses, you may be able to reduce unnecessary spending. The dollars you save can make a huge impact on your monthly budget.

Consider these tips to reduce your costs:

Weekly food, coffee expenses

The first spending area you should consider is your weekly expenditures on food and coffee. Think about those times that you get fast food, or stop at Starbucks for coffee. Rather than spend money on the spur of the moment, create a budget for this type of spending.

Fast Food Menu Prices gives you prices for many restaurants and coffee shops, including Starbucks. You see that a Grande-size Cafe Latte is $3.45, while the same size Freshly Brewed Coffee is $2.10. To cut expenses, you could buy coffee instead of the latte. If you make coffee at home several days a week, you could cut expenses even more.

Keep an eye out for coupons and other offers where you shop for groceries. Many non-traditional grocery stores, such as Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart and Target now have grocery departments. This additional competition has forced all grocery stores to lower prices and offer more coupons. Take advantage of this change in the marketplace.

Home Entertainment

Technology is rapidly changing how we purchase and use content for entertainment. Because you have more choices, you may find yourself spending more money than you really need to.

A great example is music. Take a look at you subscription costs for music. Apps like Pandora and Spotify offer premium music stations, as well as free versions. You may also use I-Tunes.

If you’re paying for the premium stations, could you switch to the free version and still have a good experience? What if you’re paying for more than one premium station? Consider dropping your subscription music services.

Many consumers also pay for HBO Go, Hulu and Netflix to watch programming on the web. These companies offer subscription-based sites with shows and movies. Do you need all 3 services?  If your already paying for cable or a satellite TV service, it may not make financial sense to also use web-based programming.

Info at http://satellitetv-deals.com/ explains how DIRECTV can offer hundreds of channels, including content that you may be paying for separately, such as HBO. Satellite TV can offer more than 200 channels in HD, along with the NFL Sunday ticket, which allows you to watch or record every NFL game during the season.

You may be able to save by getting DIRECTV and dropping the your other programming subscriptions.

Medical costs

If you review your monthly budget, you probably find expenses for doctor visits, medication and health insurance premiums. This might be another area where you can save money.

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created confusion in the health insurance marketplace. For many families, decisions about health care are now more complicated.

Under the ACA requirements, you are required to have health insurance, unless you qualify for an exception. Many people have health insurance through their employer. However, your company may give you a variety of choices regarding the premiums, co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.

Take the time to review your health care choices at work. That process can help you avoid paying for more out-of-pocket costs than you planned.

If you don’t have health coverage through work, get help from a health insurance agent. Consumers have a wide variety of choices for health insurance. Make sure you get proper coverage without paying for services you don’t need.

Use all of these tips to make smart choices about your personal finances. You may be able to cut some expenses and maintain your current lifestyle.

Review: Dolce Dolce&Gabbana

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Dolce has a very resilient charm, shy to some extent but definitely beautiful. She’s that ultra-feminine friend who favors round skirts and mid-heels with pointy toes, pearls and cashmere cardigans. She’s a classic, sophisticated middle-aged beauty who gets what she wants not by showing a lot of décolletage but by her old world charm. Don’t get me wrong, she can be flirt when she needs to be. Her appeal is subdued.
Seriously there’s nothing not to love about this scent. It is a clean floral that’s doesn’t get heady or too strong. I usually favor the more grown up appeal of Narciso Rodriguez and the lovely french charm of Chloe by Chloe but Dolce could stand on it’s own in my perfume wardrobe. Having to favor scents with roses, the Dolce is a breath of fresh air, yes it’s partly aquatic and I also love aquatic scents but the true beauty of a Dolce is it’s muted charm. The Silllage is quite average, of which I’m fine with . You won’t easily recognize the scent unlike Light Blue, but again I don’t want people to know right away what perfume I’m wearing. As I just past my early 20s, I need something like Dolce in my closet. Just the right amount of sweetness, and I believe subtlety is it’s true essence.

Trend Alert: LACE UP FRONT

It’s been a while since I last made one of my inspirational Sunday cravings posts so I’m renewing this section with one of the hottest trends happening now. You’ve probably noticed that 2015 is about all things lace up. First we had these shoes that I’m personally crazy about, and now we have bodysuits and tops and dresses, which are so 70’s and yet flattering and sexy (let’s face it, not all of the the 70s-inspired garments can boast that!).

Surfing the web I was actually surprised the online stores already have so much diversity in the lace up department. How do you guys feel about this trend, YAY or NAY?

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60 funny facts about Romania. Dracula’s country through the eyes of a brazilian

Fernando Castilho Cintra is one of the many tourists who found Romania interesting enough to visit it and to have a great time here. However, this tourist was really special. Beside the fact that he took interest in Romanian culture and people, he wrote a really interesting review, of his time in Romania, on Facebook. His 60 funny facts about Romania have quickly become viral. So, for the sake of sharing his experience in Romania with you guys, here is what he wrote:

”Exactly 1 month ago I was arriving in Brazil. So here it goes: 60 things I learned by living in Romania!

PS: Pay attention to what down here is a joke and what is not.

Check it out!

1 – Dracula is a vampire outside Romania.

2 – The same dude, Vlad Tepes, is a national hero.


3 – While vampires drink blood, the real red thing I loved to drink was Visinata.


4 – Another devilish drink is Tuica, Hungarians call it palinka, but it is the same thing.

5 – Most moldavians, muntenians and others have no idea what happens with Hungarians in Ardeal

6 – Romanians smoke an absurd amount of cigarettes. They smoke inside their houses, restaurants, and even shopping malls.

7 – Romanians always take of their shoes when entering home
8 – I believe Romanians prefer to keep their floor clean rather than their lungs.

9 – Travelling in Romania is one of the best memories I have. Rivers, canyons, hills, mountains… They have it all



10 – While travelling in Romania you will go through Romanian roads. They are in good condition, but they have an absurd amount of curves.


11 – Also when travelling in Romania, you might want to pee. But worry not; there are so many houses by the side of the roads that it’s easier to end up in a bathroom than behind some bushes.

12 – Maramures is a happy place. Happy people, happy costumes, happy colours, even happy cemetery


13 – The only thing that isn’t happy in Maramures are shepherd dogs. They are not happy. They don’t like you. Run.

14 – In fact, unless you are inside a city, whenever you see a dog in Romania, run.

15 – Another tactic is to always carry mici with you. As I’m vegetarian, I wouldn’t mind giving mici to dogs.


16 – As a matter of fact, as a vegetarian in Romanian I can definitely say: Romanians love meat

17 – Sarmale, tocanita, slanina, carnati… you have it all, meat eaters.


18 – Romanians have soup every single day of their lives.

19 – Taxis in Romania are ridiculously cheap. In Bucharest they can cost as low as 1,29 per km.

20 – Another extremely easy way to go around is Hitch-hiking. Romanians do it, and give it in return.

21 – Romanians also expect you to pay for giving you a ride. You can, of course say “nu am bani” before hopping in, but you can get a frustrated driver to shout “INCHIDE USA” at your sorry moneyless face. (true story)

22 – My favourite mean of transportation though was by inter-regio train. They are cheap, comfortable, on time and often not crowded.

23 – However, you can end up inside a 12 hours train trip from Suceava to Mures back from New Year’s holiday. Then you will know what “crowded” really means. (true story)

24 – Romanians love skiing.

25 – Skiing in Romania is absurdly cheap.


26 – It took me 3 full days to be taught how to ski. Skiing is not for Brazilians or tropical countries inhabitants.

27 – Once you learn, though, you will love it and open another door to my favourite part of Romania: Mountains


28 – Romania has the most beautiful scenarios I’ve seen so far in my life. All of them from mountain tops.

29 – Romanian mountains have incredibly well signed paths for hikers, cabanas for travellers to stay overnight and places for the more audacious to camp.

30 – By now you should have guessed that doing such a trip will be absurdly cheap.

31 – Interesting though is that many Romanians have never been to such mountains.

32 – Even more interesting is that Romanians will often overestimate some rather average places (e.g. Mamaia or Bucovina Monasteries) and underestimate awesome places (e.g. Bucharest).

33 – Bucharest is a great city. Sure it has no such architecture as Budapest, Krakow or other eastern European cities, but it has the museums, parks and nightlife that few others have


34 – People say there are many stray dogs in Bucharest.

35 – I had more dogs chasing me in any given day by bike that I had during a week in Bucharest.

36 – Truly, I didn’t see stray dogs in Bucharest.

37 – Romanian language is beautiful. It sounds beautiful and is achievable for Brazilians to learn

38 – “Cu carne de vaca nu se moare de foame”…. And my Google chrome translator thought I was writing in Portuguese.

39 – However, the most obscure part or Romanian language is Dativ.


41 – You can say “mi-e foame” “mi-e sete” “mi-e somn”….. but you can’t say “mi-e oboseala”.


43 – Romanians talk with their shoulders. Observe it! When someone says “pai, nu stiu…”.

44 – Follow the same exercise mentioned above and observe their mouths and the chin.

45 – Hungarians won’t admit, but they have THE Romanian accent. The way of saying “nu stiu” is the same of saying “nem tudom”

46 – My preferred way of practising Romanian is with drivers that have me a ride by the road.

47 – They would often say what the hell am I doing in such a country if am Brazilian.

48 – These drivers didn’t know that Romanian healthcare system is great, it has a lower murder rate than Norway and is the fastest growing economy from eastern European countries.

49 – Generally Romanians complain about Romania. They will find a way to complain about it. Politics, economy, society…

50 – They are wrong.

51 – I learned what 4 seasons mean: Hot summers, cool autumns, cold winters and fresh springs.

52 – Romania has all the 4 seasons with two huge advantages from northern countries: In winters they have sun. In summer it’s not cloudy.

53 – Romania has a nice wildlife: Dears can be seen frequently, black goats can be seen on occasion (been there done that), bears and wolves are invisible
54 – The closest we’ve been to a bear was its footprints

55 – Romanians are Latin in language, but not as Latin in blood.

56 – When you enter an office, you have to shake hands with the men but you just wave to the women.

57 – Romanians expected that me as a Brazilian would play football really well… Terrible mistake

58 – For months after the world cup I would hear “so, do you like Germany” from people. Go to hell…

59 – Most Romanians at their 18’s have two dreams in mind: 1 – Moving to the UK. 2- Moving to any other country that isn’t Romania.

60 – While Romanians dream to leave, I dream once I will come back.”










5 Organisational Hacks for Small Bedrooms


Clutter makes us feel more stressed and edgy, and that’s the last thing you need if your small bedroom is your main sleeping space.

 It’s a good thing to ‘tidy your room’ as your parents might have endlessly asked you back in the days of living at home. Here’s how to get the most from your small room…

 1. Make the bed properly

 It sounds a bit too easy, but this has the effect of getting you started on a major tidy up. Once you’ve embarked on a task – even with a small step like this – it can create momentum that leads to the next step, and the next and so on. Procrastination is a constant enemy for so many of us; making an easy start and securing a ‘quick win’ can help defeat it.

 Making the bed properly means just that; don’t just throw the duvet over the sheets. Fluff the pillows up and remove anything that shouldn’t be on the bed such as those few bits and pieces of clothing, your Kindle and the magazine you’ve had kicking around for months.

 2. Mount the television set on a wall

 If you have a television in the bedroom, consider mounting it on the wall to get it up and away from the surfaces. Straight away you’ll have more room and likely be making use of a blank wall space.

 3. Paint it lighter colours

 Lighter colours create an impression of spaciousness. Another great thing about re-painting is it will likely encourage you to have a good clear out while you’re at it.

 Perhaps you’re thinking of changing that old bedstead that you’ve chucked things underneath over the years for a fresh new divan bed base? If so, you’ll need to get rid of the clutter you’ll unearth.

 4. Shut doors and drawers

 If you’ve a tendency to leave wardrobe doors, drawers and cupboards open then try and get into the habit of shutting them. Open drawers and a wide open wardrobe door can make a bedroom look cramped and untidy and draw attention to piles of ‘stuff’.

 If you’re in a position where you struggle to shut doors and drawers properly, investigate potential organisers such as under bed drawers and storage containers.

 5. Store out of season clothing away

 Heavy winter jumpers and clumpy shoes can be stored away during the warmer months. Conversely, lighter summer wear can be removed and stored when the evenings draw in and temperatures fall. If you don’t need it to hand then don’t keep it to hand.

 This might encourage you to dispose of clothes that have seen better days or that you know you simply never wear any more. Make sure you store clothes carefully, though.

 Taking it further

 It may be that no matter how tidy you become, there is simply not enough room and it’s too difficult to keep the room tidy. If so, a major clear out is required. Get rid of furniture that attracts clutter and be prepared to take drastic action. This can be difficult as we’re all a bit loath to throw things away. The draw of a clutter free room should inspire you to finally bite the bullet.


How To Find The Perfect Family Home: My Super Tips

If you have a large family, you need to ensure that you get the right home for them. Sometimes, though, doing so is harder than you imagine. Of course, your kids come first no matter what. That means that you need to find a place where your children will be as happy as you are. So, how can you find the perfect family home? Well, since I thought I would share some top tips with you.

Choose the ideal location

Okay, location is everything when it comes to a family home. You should take a look at some of the safest places in the UK before you start your search. After all, you want to raise your little ones in the right region. Ensure that the house you choose is close to your place of work and a great school. That way, you don’t have to deal with a massive commute and your kids will get the best level of education ever.


Consider renting a house

If you’re not ready to get on the property ladder, you might want to think about renting. In reality, there is no rush when it comes to getting a house. The UK property market is booming, which means that house prices have rocketed. Take a look at sites like www.abbotts.co.uk/toletoffice/Chelmsford/878/ where you can rent family houses. When you make the decision to rent a property, rather than buying it, you can move around. Check out rented properties and see what you think.

Check out the garden space

Everyone wants a beautiful garden space. When you first start viewing properties, you need to see their gardens. Of course, kids love running around outside, and so this aspect of the home is crucial. You should ensure that the yard is large enough for your little ones to play. You may want to include something like a swings set or even a climbing frame. Check whether the garden is spacious before you settle on a home.

Ignore the interior design

This tip is super important so pay attention. You may hate the interior design of a particular house, but you need to ignore it. You can redecorate the house in whatever way you want. That means that the wallpaper and carpets don’t mean a thing. If you base your decision on someone else’s design tastes, it will take you ages to find your dream home.

Get enough space for everybody

Finally, you need to make sure that you get enough rooms for everyone in your family. You may wonder how many rooms you need, and so you should discuss this with your partner before you start to look. When you have a massive family, everyone needs a place they can relax. Choose a home that suits the size of your family and you will not go far wrong.

I hope my tips help you when the time comes for you to move home. Remember, this period might feel stressful, but it will be well worth it in the end! Good luck.

Family Day Out Ideas for the Kids

Now that the summer holidays have arrived, every parent is on the lookout for ways to keep the kids occupied. While us mums love having our little ones home with us, it can be a bit of a struggle keeping them entertained for six weeks.

However, that being said, it is possible, it just takes a bit of creative thinking that’s all. As well as having days at home baking, getting crafty and watching movies, it’s important that you also plan a few fun days out.


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In case you are feeling a little stuck for inspiration when it comes to planning days out that the kids will love, I thought I would share a few ideas with you. For all my favourite day out ideas, keep reading, below:

Take a trip to the beach

Kids love the beach, so if the sun is shining, why not pack up the car and head to the beach? Beaches are great fun and have so much to do that the kids will never be bored. From building sand castles and swimming in the sea to having donkey rides and watching Punch and Judy, there’s always lots to do.

One of the best things about taking a trip to the beach is that it isn’t an expensive day out. All you need to pay for is the fuel to get there, the parking, and your picnic food, and that’s it. So, even if money is tight, a trip to the beach is the perfect family day out.

Visit a theme park

For us mums, theme parks may not be the most exciting of places. However, kids absolutely love going to theme parks, so they are the perfect place for a family day out.

The best thing about taking the kids for a day trip to a theme park is that there are so many to choose from. From Thorpe Park and Alton Towers to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Drayton Manor, there are lots of options. So, however old your children are, there will be a theme park that is perfect for them.

Go for a bike ride and picnic

Around the UK, there are various off-road cycle paths that are ideal for a family bike ride. So, if the weather is warm, pack up a picnic basket and head out for a family day of cycling.

Just make sure to map your route in advance to ensure that you have chosen a route that is completely off the roads, so it is safe for your little ones. To find the best local cycling routes for families in your area, have a look online and do some research.

Spend the day at a water park

Many of the UK’s water parks are only open seasonally, so make sure to make the most of them by planning a day out to your closest park. If your kids are young, it’s best to opt for a park that has heated water so that they don’t get chilly while splashing about.

Most water parks have various slides and play areas, including areas for teens and adults, children, and babies and toddlers. So no matter how old your children are, the whole family should have a great time.

Keeping the kids occupied during the summer holidays isn’t always easy. However, by planning a few fun days out, you can make it much easier for yourself.

A Guide To Creating The Perfect Guest Room In Your Home

The thought of having loved ones over is a fantastic prospect, but creating the ideal room can be daunting. Here’s how you can battle back against those fears to make a guest room fit for royalty.

Open The Room Up

In almost every case, the guest room is going to be the smallest bedroom in the property. Consequently, making the most of the space is vital.

You can’t physically stretch the dimensions of your guest room. However, there are ways to make the room feel larger than it actually is. Tricking the eyes will improve the overall feeling towards a space, and the guest room is no different.

Your guests won’t feel comfortable if the room feels cramped. So be sure not to clutter the room. Opening the space is the perfect foundation.


Add Comfort

Your guests probably aren’t going to spend much time in the room as they’ve visited to see you. Nonetheless, their limited time in the room should still be made comfortable.

The likelihood is that they won’t want to hassle you during the night. They already appreciate the offer to stay and don’t want to be a burden. With this in mind, you should make it your job to ensure they’ve got everything needed for a comfortable night.

Fresh bedding goes without saying. However, you should ensure that the heating works. Similarly, you might want to leave a desk fan in the room just in case they get too hot. We all know the importance of a great night’s sleep and how it can impact your waking hours. It’s even more significant when not staying in your own bed.

Do everything you can to make their stay is as comfortable as possible.

Add Personal Touches

The people staying in your home aren’t random guests. They are your friends and family. Treat them that way.

You could invest in a digital photo frame to create a personal feeling to the room. The beauty of this option is that you can update the images to suit each guest that stays.

While you aren’t going to invest in bathrobes for each individual guest, you could buy a ‘his and her’ set to add a little luxury to their stay. Top it off by placing a box of chocolates in the room and your loved ones will soon think they’re staying in a top hotel.

Make The Room Function

The truth is that your guest room isn’t going to be used that often. It can be easy to forget about the space, which can lead to it being left to suffer. The best way to combat this threat is to use the room all year round.

Using it as a storage space isn’t advised. However, buying a sofa bed instead of a normal bed will allow you to use it as an extra area for daily recreation. Having somewhere to relax with a good book or magazine will be a welcome addition to any home.

Besides, you’re more likely to clean the room regularly if it’s actually being used.

How to Get a Luxurious Bathroom


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We often think of bathrooms as purely practical rooms. We need them for washing and performing bodily functions, and it’s difficult to get along without them. However, they don’t need to be ugly and boring. We can enjoy our bathrooms just as much as we do any other room in the house. We should use them at our leisure, instead of rushing in and out in the morning or evening in between getting other stuff done. If you want to make the most out of your bathroom, you can make it a more luxurious place to be. Get some ideas from the suggestions below.

You Don’t Need a Tub

You might think that you need to install a bath to create a luxury bathroom. But if you don’t have space, or you simply don’t take baths, you don’t need one. Baths tend to be an occasional treat, so you might feel that having one would be a waste of space. A lot of people would much rather have a luxurious shower, with a large shower head, great water pressure and plenty of room to move around. You can choose from a selection of shower enclosures to find a design that’s right for you. With an excellent shower, you can enjoy your bathroom every day, instead of only once in a while.

Choose a Roomy Tub

If you do decide to install a bathtub, you need to pick one that you won’t want to get out of. A lot of people already own a bath, but it’s often cramped and they don’t make use of it often. There are so many different designs to choose from, whether you want a free-standing tub or a fitted one. If there’s room in your bathroom, you can have one that has plenty of space for you to stretch out. But don’t forget you’ll need a shower too, either above the bath or separately.

Think About Lighting

The lights you choose to use in your bathroom can have a significant effect on how it feels. Picking the lights you use in your bathroom could create a beautiful atmosphere that you love relaxing in. One of the choices you can make is to install a dimmer switch so that you can adjust the lighting levels to whatever you desire. If you want a long bath or shower, you can lower the lights to create a relaxing atmosphere. You could also add some colourful lights or some beautiful fixtures to make things more interesting.

Use Cool Colors

If you look at a lot of modern and luxurious bathrooms, you’ll find that many of them are done in fresh and contemporary colours. For example, you’ll find black, white, greys and other neutrals. You might not think these shades are very exciting, but they create a clean and often expensive look. You can be more colourful though, perhaps using some pastel shades to go with your period bathroom or tiles in a dark blue or green.

Bathrooms don’t have to be purely functional. If you’re bored with yours, reinvent it so that it’s somewhere you love to be.


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