Make instant impact with an ethnic style bathroom where strong colour makes for a surprisingly relaxing scheme.
The Key Elements: The key element in the ethnic bathroom is colour. Choose strong blues and gold for an Indian look, or hot pinks and yellows for a Mexican vibe. Red, gold and black will make for instant Chinese appeal.
The Decor: Keep your floors simple by choosing polished timber. Avoid curtains, unless they’re flimsy tab top muslin. For a real ethnic vibe choose window shutters in fretwork or slatted timber or wooden Roman blinds.
The Big Spend: A freestanding bath on legs works really well with an ethnic scheme. It is classic simplicity which can be decorated to suit any ethnic style.
The Details: Bring your ethnic look together with carefully chosen accessories. In the Indian bathroom add a mosquito net over the bath and choose punched brass accessories. Make a curtain or customise a shower curtain with an old Indian sari. In the Mexican bathroom accessorise with beaten timber boxes and tin wall sconces and wrought iron. In the Chinese bathroom add a slatted timber floor mat, candles in red and black and framed Chinese prints. Set the scene with original ethnic accessories which you can pick up from Oxfam – you’ll be helping a charity too!