Before & After: Amelia’s Tropical Bathroom Paradise

My tropical bathroom paradise is finished. Finally! It’s been a long job due to Covid lockdown, but it has come together at last, and we can now finally enjoy it. Seeing as it’s been the longest bathroom makeover ever I won’t keep you waiting any longer – the first pic is my finished tropical bathroom paradise.  And I couldn’t be happier with the results.

[This post contains some gifted items]

Tropical bathroom decor. Black shower enclosure with pink tiles, tropical wallpaper and monochrome patterned vinyl flooringPalmaria Wallpaper by Osborne & Little [Gifted*] | Pink Tiles by Tons of Tiles [Gifted*] | Black Shower Enclosure & Tray by Big Bathroom Shop [Gifted*] | Black Shower Head by Big Bathroom Shop [Gifted*] | Paint colour, Sea Urchin 1 by Dulux

Just to refresh your memory in this long saga, take a look at my moodboard of ideas before I started, I think it’s turned out just as I imagined it.

Before photo of tropical bathroom makeover

This is the original bathroom – a good size but very bland, and definitely not my style.  I really liked the panelling as it adds texture, but the bright blue was a big no no for me.  I decided to keep the existing bath, basin and loo – in an ideal world, I would have replaced them for something a bit more exciting and modern, but since they were all in good condition, it helped to keep the costs down. But the shower had to go – grimy and outdated!

Village rose pink tiles by Tons of TilesPink Tiles by Tons of Tiles [Gifted*] 

The pink tiles* from Tons of Tiles up and waiting to be grouted.  Very exciting moment.  I decided to go for grey grout in the hope that it won’t get that discoloured, dirty look so familiar with white grouting.

Village rose pink tiles by Tons of Tiles and black shower by Big Bathroom ShopPink Tiles by Tons of Tiles [Gifted*] | Black Shower Enclosure & Tray by Big Bathroom Shop [Gifted*] | Black Shower Head by Big Bathroom Shop [Gifted*] 

The black shower enclosure* and white slate shower tray from Big Bathroom Shop being fitted – I’m absolutely in love with it!  An element of black works in any room, and I feel it works especially well contrasted with the pink tiles to stop it looking so girly. I also chose a black shower head* from Big Bathroom Shop to complete the black streamlined theme.

Palmaria wallpaper by Osborne & LittlePalmaria Wallpaper by Osborne & Little [Gifted*] 

The panelling has been painted in Sea Urchin 1 by Dulux.  I originally choose a Zoffany colour for it, but decided to go for a slightly lighter version.  As the fabulous extravagant Palmaria wallpaper* from Osborne & Little was going up, I could start to see the mood board I’d created of my dream tropical paradise bathroom coming to life.

Now on to the finished bathroom…

Tropical bathroom with Palmaria wallpaper by Osborne & Little and teal panellingFaux Trailing String of Pearls | Go Ape Plant Pot | Palmaria Wallpaper by Osborne & Little [Gifted*] 

Tropical patterned wallpaper with teal panelling and patterned monochrome vinyl flooringPalmaria Wallpaper by Osborne & Little [Gifted*] | Gold Monkey | Artificial Philo Plant | Dripping Gold Plant Pot | Gold Rock On Hand | Peacock Vase | Toucan Candle Holder | Artificial Fan Palm | Artificial Orchid | Artificial Trailing Fern | Go Ape Plant Pot

Now that it’s finally finished I love it so much.  It’s just what I imagined and hoped for.  Fully accessorized by Audenza, of course. Continuing the tropical theme with a colourful toucan pillar candle holder and a gold long tailed monkey.  I did have real plants in here but they were getting a bit frazzled by the sun, so I’ve moved onto faux plants and flowers, with our ever popular dripping gold effect concrete plant pot and a majestic petrol peacock vase.  I love having such a deep windowsill, it gives me so much scope for decorative pieces to complement the look.

Tropical patterned wallpaper with artificial house plants and gold monkeys to give a jungle feelGold Monkey | Artificial Philo Plant | Dripping Gold Plant Pot | Gold Rock On Hand

Tropical patterned wallpaper with artificial flowers and toucan candle holder to give a jungle feelPeacock Vase | Toucan Candle Holder | Artificial Fan Palm | Artificial Orchid | Artificial Trailing Fern

Tropical patterned wallpaper with artificial house plants and gold monkeys to give a jungle feelFaux Trailing String of Pearls | Go Ape Plant Pot

And the final touch is the black and white vinyl flooring which has a conservatory vibe to it.  It looks fabulous but it was a bit of a disaster at the time due to being badly fitted, but we won’t go into that here!  Now it’s time to relax with a long hot soak in a candlelit bath in my tropical paradise.  What do you think?

*Gifted – the starred items have very kindly been gifted for this project.

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One reply to “Before & After: Amelia’s Tropical Bathroom Paradise”

  1. julia walters says:

    Love a before and after !
    Absolutely gorgeous ..you’ve got such a great vision . Love it all ….colour combination and overall look is beautiful . xxxx

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