How to revamp your bathroom this winter

Give your bathroom an instant spa-like feel, with a warm winter update. Follow style director Louise Hilsz tips on how to turn your bathroom into a sanctuary this winter. Here’s how to make this room one dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation.

New towels

Stash the white towels from summer, and opt for a darker palette on your bathroom shelf. Our towel colours of choice this season are, charcoal, olive, burgundy and dusky blue.


Wallace Cotton Sento towel bundle, $100. Seneca Christy Supreme Hygro towel collection, $188. Città Design Jacquard set, $278. Baksana Turkish Aegan towel collection, $70.

New candles

Nothing adds instant ambiance to the smallest room in your home like a scented candle - to make sure your candle lasts longer, always trim the wick between burns.


Linden Leaves Amethyst soy candle, $45. Curionoir Feather My Tears glass cnalde, $195. Ecoya Apricot & Tonka Beans madison jar, $53. Ashley & Co Bubbles & Polka dots candle $55.


You don’t need to paint the entire room to make an impact. Go for a dark earthy shade, and paint a small section of the room to show of contrast tiling, or paint shelves, and a vintage vanity.


Resene Rivergum paint, Resene Lichen paint, Resene New Denim paint and Resene Half Wood Bark paint available from Resene ColorShops.


Adding furniture like a stool in your bathroom is both functional and decorative. It’s also a great place to rest bath oils, candles and your body brush so they are at arms reach will you take a long, hot soak.

Bathroom stool

Indie Home Concrete Pipe stool, $175. Corso di’ Fiori Stable waisted stool, $549. Me & My Trend Counter Barstool, Oak, $295. Republic Home Harriette stool, $350.


Round mirrors are both elegant and on trend right now. The switch from square to round transforms the look of your room instantly by softening what is traditionally a boxy, square space.


Douglas & Bec All Oak Mirror, $1080. Opera Contemporary of Italy Gyselle mirror from Sarsfield Brooke, $POA. Republic Home Industrial Round mirror, $849. Flos La Plis Bell mirroir, $POA.