Building & Renovating

RL Tips: Personalized Bathroom Ideas

You can start by choosing a theme or working with wallpaper. An important reminder? Fill it with the things you love


We’re sure that you want a unique touch to your space. How about having a personalized bathroom that’s like an extension of your personality? You can create a room that reflects your style. Let these tips guide and inspire you.

Pictorial Direction by Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, and Issa Villar. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez / ACME Visual Productions, Vincent Coscolluela, and Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("20 Amazing Bathroom Ideas”) in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Create a theme.

Let your bathroom reflect your design style. This powder room at a11 sports a contemporary Filipino themed and is decked with warm, wooden elements like the blinds and side table. Towels and rolls of toilet paper are neatly placed on a bowl and a tray, respectively. A red porcelain stool near the toilet bowl serves as a graphic accent. 

Do wonders with wallpaper.

Check out the homey treatment of Mom and Tina’s Bakery Café. They chose wallpaper with a country floral print – an unlikely material for wall treatment in a powder room. Quaint details like a cobalt blue teapot and country- style shelves add extra charm to the space. 

Fill it with things you love.

Hirene Lopez, one of the owners of the Organizer Shop, likes seeing beautiful things, so she decorated her bathroom with her collection of duck figurines and her fashion accessories, which surrounds her tub. Framed artworks hung on the wall and placed on the water closet add personality and quirk. 

Go metallic.

Dazzle your guests with sleek bathroom fittings and silvery mosaic for the backsplash. And if space allows, like a lounge chair or even a table and occasional chairs, as seen in the powder room of tile suppler Mozzaico. 


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