A couple of months ago I turned a little shoe rack — that used to house towels in our bathroom — into a little bench seat in an IKEA bench seat hack.
I took some pics whilst I was doing it, with the intention of creating a little tour for one of the smallest rooms in our house.
As ever, time rolls on and the post that I expected to publish two months ago got shelved.
Needless to say, I’ve only just remembered it!
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A Bathroom Tour
So, this room falls in the middle of our house — literally. It’s on the middle floor and on the landing between all the rooms. And it’s pretty tiny.
That said, there’s no reason why such a small space can’t be lovely. Particularly when the age old adage states ‘good things come in small packages’.
This little bathroom gets a lot of use. The twins had their first bath in here — my boy showers in here.
We’ve got a large ensuite bathroom off our dressing room which I tend to use more but as our cottage doesn’t have a downstairs loo, this little room sees a lot of action.
So to speak.
So What Is Here?
The decor is pretty simple.
There is a small bath — with a shower over it — and sea-green glass metro tiles, on the walls surrounding it.
Soft white walls and a white Roman blind above a window overlooking the garden.
Colour is pretty minimal but there are a couple of flashes here and there.
An orchid in a tin pot from H&M Home that ties in really well with the tiles.
A room spray from L’Occitane. My favourite smell in whole world — fig leaf.
The mirror was from The White Company. I love the fact that it has a useful shelf to put things on. The hand-wash and silvered glass hand-cream dispenser were both from HomeSense.
And the little shoe-rack window seat — now ties in much better since it’s been given a makeover!
It’s restful and feels clean and bright. The wooden beams in the wall — and the engineered oak floor —add warm tones to the colour-scheme and stop it looking too clinical.
So there we have it. The smallest room in our home — perfectly formed and fully functional.
I think, my friends, this is perhaps what an estate agent would term as ‘compact and bijoux’.
It may be the smallest room in the house but it’s certainly one that’s gets the most use! ;)
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.