Bathroom Makeover HELP PLEASE!

This is my current bathroom which I really want to make over.  Sorry, not the best picture. In summary, the floor is terracotta tiled, the vanity has a white top and wooden base, the vanity mirror is a matching wood colour, towels and mats are a burnt orange colour, all the walls and bath/shower are white tiled with stainless steel fittings.

I want to stick to the white and pastel vintage shabby romantic feel that runs through the rest of my home.  

The only thing I'm not sure I can change is the tiles.  They are an orange terracotta colour so all the ideas I've been considering have been to try and fit in with the tiles.

I desperately need help in choosing what colour to paint the vanity and bathroom mirror.  I was thinking white for both, then  I was thinking teal for the mirror and teal towels, but that will probably be too bright.  

Do I keep the orange towels and bath mat or do I move to another colour like pale blue or green?  What colours actually go with terracotta?

As for the flowery tile border, I was thinking I could maybe paint this too??  I was thinking of painting the floor, but White King's tile paint is not recommended for floors.  Maybe there is an outdoor tile paint I could use?

I really could use some help with this makeover and all comments and advice would be warmly welcomed.


  1. Hi Julie, hope I can help a little. I would go white (maybe distress the vanity a little?) Leave the floor terracotta - turquoise goes well with orange - so will go well with the floor. Also google colours to go with the terracotta - you don't want to "match" it - but to compliment it. I would leave the floor as it is as bathroom floors take quite a beating especially with kids around. Good luck xxx Nat

    1. Thanks Natalie! Yep, I was considering maybe a large rubber backed mat to cover most the floor might be the way to go, and nicer on the feet and warmer all round than the tiles. I've crossed out painting them entirely. I was all for white too, but have been Googling like crazy for weeks and am leaning towards a pale green theme now. Thanks again, it's nice to get second opinions and toss ideas around. x Julie

    2. Oh yes a large mat - didn't think of that! Thats a great idea. I'm sure whatever you do will look fab Julie - I love your decorating style xx Nat


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