The Bathroom Edit; Monochrome Chic vs Spa Inspired

The Bathroom Edit; Monochrome Chic vs Spa Inspired

As we are steadily working our way through the rooms of our house, since moving in almost 2 years ago. One room on my list, which Mr Tammy is unaware of yet, is our en suite. I kind of liked it when we moved in. I don’t necessarily not like it now, its just, well, its green. Like really green. Here, let me show you…

my ensuite

So anyway, over the two years its charm has slowly worn off and I am itching to chuck some different colouring at it. I haven’t quite decided on the final look yet, it’s Monochrome Chic vs Spa 

Monochrome Chic

I am kind of feeling this one, partly because we already have dark tiled flooring and matching radiator, it would be a reduced effort on our front.

Here are some easy ways to achieve it:

1. The white walls. Bit of a given, but they look great against dark tiles, furniture and accessories. They also really help to brighten up small rooms, which en suite often are. The contrast to the dark also to keep the clean and crisp look.

2. Large mirror frameless mirror  (again something we already have) would also serve to help open up what is essentially a small space with a frosted window.

3. Touch of colour. If I can’t bring myself to get rid of the green completely then I guess I have found a way to keep it. Be it a plant, towels, candles. You want to keep accessorising to a minimum but if you do  accessorise try to stick to one colour.

4. Smart storage. This look is best achieved by keeping everything minimal so the idea is to hide all your crap in storage.  In small spaces you something have to inventive but it’s doable. I say that our lotions and potions all end up filling the sides and shelves, but by god do I try.

5. Artwork. Again keep it minimal but the right piece can really add a personal touch to what is at risk of being a sterile place.

monochrome bathroom

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Spa Inspired

I love this idea, this is almost akin to the theme of our main bathroom, but I see my bath and I think of my kids banging their bath toys of the side of the tub and the serenity is lost. So in order to create some form of calm perhaps this is the space. There are a few simple steps you can follow to create a spa inspired bathroom.

1. Think shower head. A rainfall or drench shower head is not only luxurious it can be softer and kinder on the skin making each use feel more special less obligatory.

shower head

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2. Lower the light. Dim lighting, candles, small lamps, whatever you need to create that calm and peaceful atmosphere that spas exude. No one wants to sit in the tub with the ‘big light’ on, as mum would say.

3. Speaking of baths. Now you would think no spa inspired bathroom is complete without a bath. If however the space is too small, as ensuite often are, to house a bath it could pose a bit of a problem. All is not lost as Premier Bathrooms offer a range of walk in baths, click here to see them, that take up considerably less space than your usual tub. You can still submerge, sit and relax in comfort. They also offer chromotherapy, an ancient natural light treatment that helps promote emotional well-being through light waves of a variety colour. Hydrovescent – Champagne like streams are created by air jets around the sides and bottom of the bath. These thin and gentle jets are much softer than conventional jets and help to improve circulation as well as relax muscles and relieve inflammation. StayWarm Heated Seat and Back Rest an extra added comfort feature available with a number of our baths. The feature heats the underside and back of your bath seat. Helping you to stay warm and comfortable in bath. You can easily adjust the StayWarm feature and can feel safe in the knowledge that there is an automatic cut off mechanism. Now if that isn’t spa inspired indulgent I don’t know what is.

walk in bath

4. Don’t forget your senses. Dim lighting, scented candles, potpourri, diffuser, bubble bath, jets if you have them. You want to try to stimulate all those senses.

5. Add plants, green ones. There is a green theme going on here isn’t there? Seriously though plants help to clear the air and can add personality to a room. Also if keeping plants alive is as much a battle for you as it is for me then putting them in your bathroom may serve you well. Due to the increased humidity of the room they are generally easier to keep alive. Even I have managed it. Aloe vera is my personal fav.

So there you have it monochrome chic vs spa inspired, which would you prefer? Or do you have a different style that you have or are dying to get into place? I’d love to hear from you.


  1. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine
    April 20, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    We have just done our main bathroom and I must admit ours is spa effect but it’s a bigger room and we have that amazing shower head and it’s lovely. But love the simple ideas for an en suite #stayclassymama

  2. April 21, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Hmmmm I really like both – is there a way of combining them?! Minimalist spa?!

  3. April 21, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    We are in the process of doing our bedroom, I think it’s going to be monochrome, it’s a very clean look! #stayclassymama

  4. April 22, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I think the monochrome look is very chic and effortless. I love minimalist not only because I find it easier to keep tidy and clean but also because it just looks so stunning. Thank you for sharing with #StayCLassyMama