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  1. paint the floorboards, I think, defiently leave them exposed, the cupboard looks lovely as it is.
    no carpet methinks.

  2. paint the floorboards, I think, defiently leave them exposed, the cupboard looks lovely as it is.
    no carpet methinks.

  3. leave it! It looks rustic and comfy. Pile a couple of throw rugs on it in deep green and leave the boards undone!

  4. leave it! It looks rustic and comfy. Pile a couple of throw rugs on it in deep green and leave the boards undone!

  5. I looks great to me. Just whitewash the floorboards, purchase a couple of easy to launder bathmats to keep yours and Finley's toes warm as you step out and call it a day:)
    A couple of years ago, my husband ask me what I wanted for Christmas. When I told him I wanted 6 white bathmats, the all cotton kind with big plush loops, he looked at me like I had lost my mind. I explained that I already had one, so if I got 6 more I could change them out each day of the week. White all cotton means I can throw them in the machine with a bit of bleach and they come out looking brand new.
    He told me he would comply only if I promised never to tell anyone that he gave me such a gift. So don't let him know I told you LOL.
    Rhonda

  6. Paint the whole thing white in my opinion, it always looks fresh and clean. Add some new accesories (bathmats, towels, shower curtain) and it'll look fab. Carpets in bathroom are a bit yucky especially with little boys 🙂

  7. No carpet!! I could never have carpet in my bathroom–it seems there's always water splashed on the floor (where I live, that would mean lovely smatterings here and there of mold and mildew). Anyway, I don't think you need to do much to your bathroom unless you just really want to–perhaps a whitewash or light stain on the floor, definitely a cute rug or two!

  8. I, myself, don't care for a carpet in the bath. How about a nice rag rug, the kind with the plush loops, in various shades of cream, pink and blush? Over top of a translucent wash of paint over the boards, it would be a comfy (and washable) addition.

  9. It looks fab the way it is! but you could paint the floorboards, you need farrow and ball floor paint, order online it comes in 24 hours,and I love the pink cupboard and the little rug! exquisite taste Madam!

  10. Sand and seal the floor boards to damp-proof then. Then natural stain the floor. Sand the remaining wood, including the furniture, seal and natural stain. If you must colour then, use colour as a contrast rather than the main attraction on the wood. I'm drawn to natural woods and ocean colours of blues, greens and sand.
    No carpeting in the bathroom or kitchen. Too hard to keep sanitary. Instead, get two or three more slip proof mats to put down for cozy toes. Replace the shower curtain with a fabric one that has a liner.
    Shall we come round and have a decorating party?
    Ali x

  11. You really do have exquisite taste Alison – the bathroom looks fabulous in this picture just as it is! (Can't imagine it WITH a carpet?)
    If you don't have time or inclination to re-decorate, than why do it?? It already looks lovely – you're lucky to have such a great floor under there! I guess the only practical thing that might need doing is to make the wooden floor waterproof in some way. I would paint it with proper floor paint – what colour are the tiles? If white, I'd do the floor white. I love painted floors! Just remember to work backwards towards the door!!
    If a change is as good as a rest, then maybe just adjust some accessories so it feels a bit different to you – without too much effort – cosy (washable) bath mats/rugs (though I wish someone would invent a good looking bathroom mat, that looks like a shabby chic rug, but is rubber backed and washable….. there's a business venture for you!).
    I need to rip out my bathroom carpet too – but my husband is resisting, due to the cold toes thing. It just makes me feel bilious thinking what germs must be lurking in it… What with the super glue mark as well (don't ask) it just looks a disgrace. Like you though, I will feel obliged to change the whole room then, and can't do that at the moment. It's not exactly the bathroom of my dreams…. want to swap?!

  12. Your bathroom looks lovely just as it is. If I was you I would just stain the floor boards with clear varnish, that way you can still see the natural wood, which looks lovely.We are planning on decorateing our bathroom before christmas, I was thinking of a baby blue colour with white accessories, as the tiles that are down in our bathroom now are a dark blue colour, hope our bathroom ends up looking as cosy as yours!
    Please leave your cabinet powder pink, it looks lovely.

  13. Oh what a beautiful bathroom! May I suggest varnish the floor, and then find the thickest, fluffiest, pinkest rug or bathmat that you can find?

  14. Oh what a beautiful bathroom! May I suggest varnish the floor, and then find the thickest, fluffiest, pinkest rug or bathmat that you can find?

  15. I never knew that anyone carpeted bathrooms until I lived in the U.K. Not to beat a dead horse, but I agree with everyone who's said that carpet in a room that gets lots of water splashed about seems unsanitary. I love the idea of white painted floorboards. Or, if you are considering repainting the cupboard, paint the cupboard white and the floor a lovely very pale sky blue.

  16. Your bathroom looks absolutely lovely and I have to agree carpets in bathrooms – yuk! I don't think you need to do a major re-decoration as it looks lovely already but maybe just paint the floorboards white and give them a stain of matt varnish on top for practicalities sake. Then find a gorgeous vintage looking fluffy bath mat to pop down and keep your toes warm. I don't know if you've got Cath Kidstons first book but if not try to get a copy as there is a bathroom in there with a gorgeous bright pink bath mat in a very vintage looking bathroom. I'm imagining that type in your bathroom on top of a white painted floor.

  17. Your bathroom is lovely, you do not need to make many changes. I got sick with toxic mold once: please, no carpet in a humid room. Very unhealthy even if you can't smell the mold, it's there.
    As for the floor colour, it's up to your good taste. I like the idea of a natural varnish (would look scandinavian) or beautiful tiles. Tiles are easy to clean… Everything else looks fine the way it is. It's a romantic bathroom – must look amazing at night with candles.

  18. Your bathroom is lovely, you do not need to make many changes. I got sick with toxic mold once: please, no carpet in a humid room. Very unhealthy even if you can't smell the mold, it's there.
    As for the floor colour, it's up to your good taste. I like the idea of a natural varnish (would look scandinavian) or beautiful tiles. Tiles are easy to clean… Everything else looks fine the way it is. It's a romantic bathroom – must look amazing at night with candles.

  19. I agree with all the painted wood floor votes. My bathroom is tiled, floor, and walls, and I live in cccccold Pennsylvania (US). We simply step on the bathmat or wear slippers to keep our tootsies warm. It's such a breeze to keep clean. And, like Rhonda, I have a jillion white cotton bathmats that I wash frequently with bleach. LOVE that!

  20. After you finish your bathroom re-do come by and see me. I have an award for you.
    You have probably gotten this many times, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site, so I am passing it to you.
    Rhonda

  21. After you finish your bathroom re-do come by and see me. I have an award for you.
    You have probably gotten this many times, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site, so I am passing it to you.
    Rhonda

  22. Having radiant heat, I have been spoiled. Whenever its cold outside and I wake up my feet are greeted by the warm bathroom floors. I would paint the floorboards with a stain or a white, and either leave the cupboard pink or paint it white if you stain the floors!

  23. Having radiant heat, I have been spoiled. Whenever its cold outside and I wake up my feet are greeted by the warm bathroom floors. I would paint the floorboards with a stain or a white, and either leave the cupboard pink or paint it white if you stain the floors!

  24. You mean you don't fancy some tasteful laminate flooring? I have been away lately and now I'm back I have to say Brocante Home is looking as lovely as ever!

  25. Hi
    I liked your bathroom very much. Very simple and pretty.
    Once, on the BBC, I saw them stencil a bathroom floor; it was gorgeous!
    It looked like tile when they were done, at much less cost. You could really put some color there, which would show traffic less, too.
    V

  26. Your bathroom is lovely,sand and seal the boards,get a nice bathmat for cold tootsies.But no YUKKY CARPET please!! bathroom and kitchen carpets are health hazards.

  27. Your bathroom is lovely,sand and seal the boards,get a nice bathmat for cold tootsies.But no YUKKY CARPET please!! bathroom and kitchen carpets are health hazards.

  28. If you could put bathroom carpeting under a microscope and see millions of creepy crawlies, you would not be asking the question of SHOULD I change it. Get rid of it. Non-slip throw rugs that can be washed if you must have something. Wear your slippers and you won't get cold feet. Don't be so lazy and so self-pampering. Cleanliness is next to godliness remember. If you have boys or men in the house do you know how many times they "miss?" Ugh!

  29. If you could put bathroom carpeting under a microscope and see millions of creepy crawlies, you would not be asking the question of SHOULD I change it. Get rid of it. Non-slip throw rugs that can be washed if you must have something. Wear your slippers and you won't get cold feet. Don't be so lazy and so self-pampering. Cleanliness is next to godliness remember. If you have boys or men in the house do you know how many times they "miss?" Ugh!

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