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7 Ways to Include Neutral Metallics in a Tiny Bathroom

I was so happy to see that one of the décor trend predictions for 2018 is neutral metallics. Don’t you just love the whole look? I really wanted to incorporate some of that into our little holiday home.

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When we originally bought our round house she was only 31 m² small big.  That’s about 330 ft². Just enough space for a bathroom, bedroom and an open plan, kitchenette lounge area that doubled up as a second bedroom.

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Our little round house

We saved like mad until we could afford to build a second floor and a patio. One of the things that always bugged me about our little holiday home was that it only had one bathroom. When I’m on holiday I love getting up really early and soaking in the bath for a few hours. Me time 😉 But that made it difficult when someone wanted to go to the loo. They either had to do their business outside, or I needed to get out of the bath. So the first thing we added when we went up was a tiny bathroom.

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Building work in progress

It’s only 850 cm wide and 1.9 meters long (1.62 m² or 17.38 ft²). Just big enough for a toilet, shower and a small basin. The bathroom is so small you have to get into the shower to open the door 😀 I originally wanted a sliding door but because the walls are curved it wasn’t an option. Have you ever tried decorating or fitting things into a tiny room with two curved walls? But I think we managed to pulled it off.

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What do you think? And it all started with a little help from an angel 😉

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As luck would have it, I stumbled across this painting I’d done two years ago of a semi-nude angel. Yeah, I literally stumbled over the portrait while trying to tidy up our craft room 😉

It's not your imagination, sometimes a ‘coincidence’ comes with a lot of angelic effort.Click to Tweet

It was the first full body portrait I’d ever completed and like all “wanna be” artists I really wanted to hang him up somewhere, but I could never find the right spot. He seemed to fit the neutral metallics trend quite nicely, so he became the focal point in our tiny bathroom.

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Old lantern

Everyone needs a sexy angel looking over their shoulder when they go to the loo, right 😉

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The copper leaf on the angel’s wings and silvery, grey body tones meant that I could play around with all kinds of metallics. Like using that old rake hanging on the right hand side to hang the towels. There’s also a narrow, rusty little shelf on the wall that holds extra loo paper and a copper candle to light the way.

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A small rusty shelf

And this lantern that we found on a rubbish dump, which the hubby converted into a bathroom light. He’s a very clever man, that hubby of mine.

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Sheet metal door

We added sheet metal on the back of the door to mimic the look of an outhouse. The sheet metal was just cut to size and screwed onto the door. Nothing says neutral metallics like sheet metal 😀

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Slate floors

We tiled the shower floor with glass pebbles and left over bits of slate. We have lots of bits from making our slate serving boards. Did you notice the galvanized watering can in the previous photo? That’s the shower head. The hubs made that for us too 😉 He’s not good with taking fotos of every step though. Probably because he was hanging like a monkey from the ceiling trying to get the shower head up. Sorry about that. He used a flexible stainless steel hose and silicone to attach a shower head to the watering can’s spout and then hung the whole contraption from the roof.

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Watering can shower head

Don’t you just love the contrast between the galvanized metal of the watering can and the natural thatch on the roof? And finally, a little silver kitty on the floor that reminds us that we have purr babies angels waiting for us at home.

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I’d love to know what you think and whether you’ve used neutral metallics in your decor at home.

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Pinny Please

Do you have any tips on how to decorate on round, curved walls? Please share. There a few more round spaces at our holiday home that need some love.

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Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, craft filled week.

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  • Posted: June 18, 2017 07:49


    That shower head is incredible!!!
    • Posted: June 18, 2017 15:51


      Thank you so much Gigi, it works so well too :D
  • Posted: June 17, 2017 19:29


    Congratulations on your artwork Michelle. Your angel is gorgeous. Male angels are hard to find. Everything in your bathroom is perfection but your water can shower head is my favorite.
    • Posted: June 18, 2017 06:16


      Thank you Leanna, I appreciate it a lot. That shower head is my favorite too :D
  • Posted: June 13, 2017 00:32


    Love the subtle touches of bling! Very nice!
    • Posted: June 13, 2017 07:48


      Thank you Aditi :D
  • Posted: June 11, 2017 15:47

    Tiara Wilson

    These metallics are absolutely beautiful. I am so in love with this painting. <3
    • Posted: June 12, 2017 07:21


      Thank you so much Tiara, I'm loving the whole metallics trend right now
  • Posted: June 11, 2017 11:10


    The shower floor is lovely. It really does not look that small. The arrangements make it look.mich bigger
    • Posted: June 12, 2017 07:22


      Thank you Obi, I'm glad we could make the small space work
  • Posted: June 10, 2017 20:31


    This is such a lovely space! You are so creative! I especially love that watering can shower head. The whole space is rustic and elegant at the same time. Beautiful job!
    • Posted: June 11, 2017 09:19


      Thanks so much Tina, rustic elegance works for me
  • Posted: June 10, 2017 15:02


    These are great tips! I love how you added so many cool details to your space :)
    • Posted: June 11, 2017 09:20


      Thank you Nati, as they say it's all in the details ;-)
  • Posted: June 10, 2017 00:34


    I love everything all of it and can only dream of having a place like this! You are such an amazing talent and that angel is incredible. Truly beautiful and stunning, Michelle. Pinned!
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 04:17


      Thank you so very much :D
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 21:32

    Amy @ Chew Out Loud

    I never thought of using metallics. What a neat idea!
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 04:18


      Thanks so much Amy :D
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 20:22

    Ashley J.

    Love seeing those colors and details in such a truly rustic space.
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 10:55


      Thank you very much Ashley :D
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 19:39

    Michelle - Happy Heart Made

    The best little bathroom ever...love all the details in it...the hubs did amazing work!! WOW, awesome angel man you drew...so striking...glad you found a home for him!! :)
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 10:54


      Awww Michelle, thank you that means so much to me.
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 19:37

    Jas @All that's Jas

    You guys are geniuses and that bathroom is cute as a button! Love everything, from curved walls, semi-naked angel, and rake to the watering can shower head. Brilliant ideas! I just wonder who cooks for you while you're so busy creating? Maybe you'd let me crash at your round house and I'll make you some meals in return? LOL ;)
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 10:54


      LOL Jas, that sounds like a brilliant plan. I'll stock the fridge with whatever you need, just send me the list ;-)
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 16:00


    What a great way to make your bathroom look great! Jodie
    • Posted: June 10, 2017 10:53


      Thank you so much Jodie. We love this little bathroom of ours
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 15:56

    Ronak Shah

    I mean this is totally unique. Great writing!
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 17:00


      Thank you Ronak, I'm Afrikaans so that really means alot
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 15:14

    Courtney Andrews

    This is such a great space! I love that you were able to decorate it in such a unique way!
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 17:01


      Thank you Courtney :D It was challenging but fun
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 11:33

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Wow Michelle! I LOVE your little bathroom, you did an amazing job on it, and decorating it. Love how you are using the watering can in the shower, that is so cool. Your angel painting is amazing!!! You are very talented, he looks so real.
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 13:47


      Thank you so very much Linda, I'm glad you like the painting and the bathroom my friend
  • Posted: June 9, 2017 04:16

    Kathryn Dickson

    WOW! Love, love, LOVE your cute little washroom! Great decor!
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 05:58


      Thank you so much Kathryn :D
  • Posted: June 8, 2017 21:45


    Wow. That painting, those colors, that home. So beautiful! I love what you are doing with it, and seriously would love having a place like this.
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 06:05


      Thanks so much Nicole, we're very fortunate and really enjoy our little round house by the sea.
  • Posted: June 8, 2017 19:12


    Your home is so cute and unique! I love the lantern in the bathroom!
    • Posted: June 9, 2017 06:05


      Thank you Davi, the lantern is one of my favorites too ;-)
  • Posted: June 8, 2017 16:54

    Candy Rachelle

    What a gorgeous and unique bathroom! You did a really fantastic job with this! Way to go!
    • Posted: June 8, 2017 17:18


      Awwww, thank you Candy. We had so much fun with it too. Well I did anyway, the hubby maybe not so much ;-)
  • Posted: June 8, 2017 16:41


    Sounds very cool. The idea of including neutral metallics in a bathroom is new to me. Thanks for sharing such an informative post. The pictures are really good.
    • Posted: June 8, 2017 17:20


      Thank you Jithin ;-) I'm sure you've seen neutral metalics on all your lovely travels.
  • Posted: June 8, 2017 15:44

    Alicia Taylor

    I love that candle shelf. I love the rustic look.
    • Posted: June 8, 2017 15:54


      Thank you Alicia :D
  • Posted: June 6, 2017 14:40


    You guys amaze me! I love your cute little summer home and wow your angel is stunning too. I adore copper color anything! I love what you did with the shower floor too. I flip out when I see mosaics I love them too!
    • Posted: June 6, 2017 15:10


      *--Please insert shy emoticon here--* Thank you Carolann. I love mosaics too :D
  • Posted: June 6, 2017 12:57

    Keri Roberts

    Michelle, I love your angel! You did an amazing job, I mean Wow, you are a very talented artist!! All these ideas for a neutral metallic bathroom are great. I really like the shower head watering can. And that lantern is awesome! We have 2 that are similar that I picked up at a garage sale and have been waiting for their time and your light has inspired me to use them in the bathroom, thank you! Your round house is so cool and I hope you have many wonderful relaxing days there!!
    • Posted: June 6, 2017 13:13


      Thank you so much Keri, our little round house has been such a blessing, it's a wonderful place to relax and just enjoy nature and the sea. I still have a huge amount to learn when it comes to portraits, but I'm not going to stop trying though.
  • Posted: June 6, 2017 08:39


    Wow Michelle, putting aside that the walls are curved, every single inch of this bathroom is full of personalized DIYs. Each thing that you have added is so unique and adds to the unique look of the bathroom. I love the contrast between the natural honey color of the roof and the white along with those beautiful neutral metallics. What a great space!!
    • Posted: June 6, 2017 12:29


      Don't you just love a thatched roof house? It's got so much personality and warmth. We are real happy with how the tiny bathroom turned out, thank you Mary
  • Posted: June 6, 2017 05:08


    Michelle this is the cutest and most original and unique little bathroom I've ever seen! I love all the neutral metallics you used in it. You are a real artist, the painting fits right in there and it looks amazing, wow! All of it is really fun and unique I love the shower watering can, lol, so so cool! You always amaze me, I'd love to come by and just walk around your home being wow-ed! :)
    • Posted: June 6, 2017 07:03


      You can come visit anytime Katrin, we'll have so much fun together ;-)
  • Posted: June 5, 2017 21:29


    My goodness! That painting is stunning!! Amazing!! Thanks so much for your visits!! Hugs, Debbie
    • Posted: June 6, 2017 12:31


      Thank you so much Debbie. My painting skills have improved a little since I painted the angel, but it will always be special because it was my first full portrait.

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