If you are considering home improvements this year it is a good idea to start with the bathroom. It might be the smallest room in the home, but it is also the easiest to update. Often, all you need is a fresh coat of paint, new tiles or some funky accessories.

If you are improving your bathroom in order to sell your home, you could consider turning a spare bedroom into an additional bathroom. According to the Telegraph adding another bathroom is now recommended by estate agents as one of the best ways to make a property sell easily.

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Tuscan

Take inspiration from the villas of Tuscany to create a warm, inviting bathroom with a terracotta tile or marble floor. Try painting the wall in rich gold or orange with splashes of blue and green. Select Tuscan style bathroom furniture such as dark wood vanity units and add accessories such as wrought-iron shelves, a feature fountain and terracotta pots filled with plants to create a ‘Tuscan Courtyard’ look.

Spa

For the ultimate in relaxation, bring that spa feeling into your home with a luxurious bathroom. Choose calming colours, stone tiles and heated flooring. Consider a jetted tub or shower with massage jets, many of which have a steam setting to create your very own sauna. To complete the look, accessorise with good quality cotton towels, candles, bamboo, rocks and crystals.

For a family bathroom, create an aquarium look with blue walls and colourful fish with baskets of shells and a bucket and spade. For something more stylish, consider a ‘New England’ themed bathroom with a wood panelled free standing bath, white painted floor boards and white vanity units. Accessories such as drift wood, natural sponges, a carved wooden ship, sea bird or lighthouse will complete the look.

Country 

Think natural materials when planning a country style bathroom. Stone, wood, plants, woven grasses and earthy tones such as brown, beige, and shades of green. Add a claw-footed bath and copper or brass taps to keep the rustic style. Bring in texture with natural fabrics such as a Hessian rug and wicker storage baskets. Whether you are choosing a new theme for your bathroom or just redecorating, there are plenty of options for purchasing bathroom furniture, including those to be found at http://www.bellabathrooms.co.uk/vanity units.html

Romantic

Pastel shades are a must for your romantic bathroom. Pink is warm and inviting, while pale blue and soft green will offer a serene, calming feel. Introduce patterns and textures such as a floral shower curtain and pretty curtains with tie backs. Select traditional bathroom furniture and brass or copper plumbing fixtures. A claw-foot bath will complete the look and you can surround it with vases of flowers and scented candles. Don’t forget to add a plush rug for a final touch of luxury.

It is easy to get creative in the bathroom, and a theme can add interest to the smallest room in the house. Home owners are increasingly turning a spare room into an extra bathroom to add value to their property. If that is not an option, then giving your bathroom a fresh makeover will almost certainly make it more appealing to buyers.