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Tips to improve your bathroom without breaking the bank

Improve your bathroom without breaking the bank

If you want your bathroom to be ‘on trend’ then read on!

Is your bathroom is looking slightly dated? Let’s look at how it can be easily updated – a few simple changes can breathe new life into one of the most important rooms in the house.

Tips to update your bathroom

Looking for some tips on how to improve your bathroom? We have plenty of inspiration for your bathroom.

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1. Subtract then add

The first rule of any fresh start – declutter first! Before you start looking at what you can add or change, take the time to de-clutter and make some space. You might be surprised how much you can clean up in just one hour! So, grab a bin bag, and throw out all the old potions and lotions!

2. Space & storage

Next, make the space you have work for you. Invest in some clever storage solutions. Tidy things away in logical order – then only buy and keep what you need.

Think clever – can one thing be used two ways? Use hooks on doors or baskets on the shelves.

3. Mirror image

Mirrors aren’t just designed to add a decorative touch. They’re also the perfect solution for making an area feel brighter and larger. Choose the right shape and size for the bathroom. Could one big mirror work as would a few smaller ones make a statement?

4. Feature piece

Which leads on nicely to point 4! A statement piece can update a tired old bathroom quickly and cheaply.

Opting for a standout sink is a great way of creating a focal point within a bathroom and enhancing the feel of a space. Other great statement features are mirrors, coloured splash tiles or floor tiles.

5. Towels and linen

Affordable and easy to purchase, new towels will not only refresh your space, but allow you to incorporate a new style or trend into your bathroom.

A new set of towels somehow has the amazing ability to jumpstart any bathroom makeover. Go for a nice spring color option, or stick to neutrals with some bright whites.

Look after those new towels with our top tips!

What about a new robe as well? Robes that are soft and snuggly? A new robe will have you feeling great in the bathroom!

6. Bathroom accessories

Old shower screens and shower curtains can give away the age of a bathroom so why not swap out your shower curtain. This upgrade is super affordable and can make a huge difference in your space. Choose from a huge range of trendy options that are available for under $50, so you really have no reason to not get a new shower curtain.

Also look to update your bath mats/rugs. Old bath mats are, well, gross. Wash and donate the old one and go for something a little more eye-catching.

Bonus tip – Little but lovely

Don’t forget the little touches – they all add up.

When it comes to improving your bathroom, you’ll be amazed by the dramatic difference small, final touches can make. The addition of a stylish toothbrush holder and expensive-looking soap dispenser can really elevate the feel of a space.

We hope you’ve found some bathroom inspiration from these easy DIY updates that will refresh your bathroom in no time and at a fraction of the cost of a complete bathroom renovation.

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Colour themes for 2020: how the right colour can improve the look of your home

Are you desperate to know what Pantone chose as the colour of the year for 2020…? Drum roll please… it’s 19-4052 Classic Blue. Hurrah – a calm and confident colour that “brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit”.

So, it’s time to embrace the blue this year and get on board with fresh, cool tones! Pantone describe this classic colour as: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Try it in your home with classic blue bed linen

Bed linen and classic sheets with a variety of colours, but blue is always popular. A bedroom colour theme can be vibrant or calming. Selecting some key bedding will give the room the look you are after.

If you’re interested in learning more about color schemes for bedrooms, and how to go about creating the space you want, there are loads of resources online. See what the experts are saying and what the latest trends are. Think about which trends would suit you and your life.

Pantone Colour of the Year

The Pantone Colour of the Year has been a design highlight for over 20 years. Each year, the chosen colour influences fashion, home décor, graphic design, and even product packaging. The selection committee spend time looking and analysing current colour trends from all over the world to choose the yearly winner.

Choosing textiles and colours

So, is blue the colour you should be using more of this year? It is certainly a staple colour that can freshen up a space. It’s a simple, fresh colour that will modernise any home. But you don’t have to smother your home in blue like a kid’s TV set! Mix it up with a fresh colour palate that includes, white, grey, coral pink, or silver.

Don’t be afraid to use colour in your home. While neutral colours are safest, colour is actually one of the easiest ways to add some personality to a home.

Start by looking at the colour of your floors, then look at the ceiling and the windows etc. Mixing and matching complimentary colours is a best way to get a great looking home.

Remember, colour can be used to manipulate a space. Colour can make a space look larger or cosier. Colour can make a space feel like a home.

Let the team at Marbret help you achieve the look you want with your bed linen, bath towels and more.

Not only are we a local business, but because we are a commercial wholesaler, our product is often CHEAPER and HIGHER QUALITY than the chain stores. We are now even more accessible with our Facebook page, shopping on our website and our retail showroom in Osborne Park. Look us up and pick up an extra bargain!

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How fresh linen and a positive, clean environment is good for our mental health

Not much can soothe tired bodies, relax our bones, make our mind feel good and bring such simple pleasure – than fresh linen!

It’s something so simple yet really effective at making us feel good. Fresh bed linen and having a positive, clean environment can help our mental health because it helps us feel relaxed, in control, and can help us sleep better.

Fresh facts

Don’t just take our word for it: research backs up this theory: fresh, clean linen improves sleep and makes us feel good. In fact, 73% of people interviewed by the US National Sleep Foundation said they sleep better on fresh sheets.

Many adults also report that cleaning their home and making the bed with fresh linen helps them feel a sense of accomplishment, and makes them feel more relaxed.

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Why lie on clean sheets?

The human body seems to thrive on things being organised.

It seems to be that neatness and order support health — and oppose chaos.

If your environment is unclean or cluttered, it’s likely you will feel some anxiety, not to mention an unclean environment is bad for your physical health. So, it’s not a huge surprise that a clean environment feels more positive – and therefore helps your mental health.

It’s easy to sometimes moan about having to clean or make the beds – but when you reframe it and realise it’s all actually a positive thing for your health, the chores start to feel less of a pain and actually bring us to a point where the act of cleaning or making the bed helps us relax.

Top tips for a clean and positive environment:

Start the day on the right foot: in the morning, spend 5 mins making the bed (changing the bed linen once a week ideally), opening a window (if possible) to let in some fresh air, wiping over any messes in the bathroom and kitchen, and take out any rubbish.

Understand that a clean home does not mean a sterile home: there’s a difference between a dirty home that is a potential health hazard, and a house that is well lived in with a bit of mess, although generally clean and in order.  

Embrace the team effort: make sure everyone who lives in the house pulls their weight and understands the importance of looking after things, keeping the house relatively clean and tidy.

Stick to simple: stock up on some basic cleaning supplies and do the best you can. There is no need to buy lots of different cleaning products – often hot soapy water works well on most parts of the house! As for your sheets and towels, we have some further advice here on our blog.

End the day the right way: so just like the first point when we talked about starting the day right, try to end the day by tidying the kitchen, laying out clothes or kids school uniforms for the morning, emptying the bins if needed, packing away any kids toys, and finally, give your pillows a quick plump before falling to that clean bed you made earlier in the day!

Fresh new linen from Marbret!

Not only are we a local business, but because we are a commercial wholesaler, our product is often CHEAPER and HIGHER QUALITY than the chain stores. We are now even more accessible with our Facebook page, shopping on our website and our retail showroom in Osborne Park. Look us up and pick up an extra bargain!

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Unique gift ideas that you’ll love to give, and they’ll love to receive

Step away from the boring and unimaginative – and check out our quality range for something a little different.

Whether you have a loved one’s birthday coming up or if Christmas is just around the corner, you can find yourself searching far and wide for gifts to give. And each year it can get a bit daunting, not to mention all a bit “samey”.

Continue reading Unique gift ideas that you’ll love to give, and they’ll love to receive