Expecting guests for Christmas?

With the summer over, thoughts turn inevitably to the next big holiday – and your heart may sink. If you’ve got guests coming for Christmas and your bathroom isn’t up to scratch, you may find that an already stressful occasion becomes a real headache. However, there are some quick steps you can take to give your bathroom a makeover and get it ready for Christmas so you have one less thing to worry about.

Make a few select changes

By making some carefully thought out changes such as a new toilet seat or different taps, you can bring a whole new feel to your bathroom. Not only that. But new fittings and hardware can rejuvenate existing sinks and baths, making them feel like new. You can also bring a new feel to your bathroom by decluttering – take out anything that doesn’t need to be there, while at the same time check if there’s anything broken or missing.

Freshen up with paint

A fresh coat of paint is a great way to bring a new look to your bathroom in a short space of time. Not only the walls, but you could refresh your cabinets too with a new colour. If you don’t want to go for a full on paint job, add interest using stencils.Another bonus is the really good clean you’ll give to the bathroom before you apply the paint – it’s amazing the difference it can make!

Lovely lighting

Changing the lighting in your bathroom can transform the room without a great deal of expenditure or hassle. Offering bright lights for make-up, and more muted lighting for those times when your guests might not want to examine themselves too closely, particularly during party season, is a great way to improve your bathroom.

Cosy rugs

No one likes a cold floor in the morning or when they are getting ready for bed, but changing your bathroom flooring may not be an option. A great tip for winter is to invest in a couple of gorgeous rugs in tones that complement your bathroom’s colour scheme. This will take the edge off any chill and show consideration for your guests.

Introduce luxurious accessories

Scented candles, fluffy towels, a new shower curtain, spare toiletries – spend some money and a bit of effort on the little touches that will make your bathroom feel like a sanctuary and your Christmas guests will feel truly pampered.