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5 Bed and Bath Ideas to Steal from a Family Home in Australia

Spruce up your bedroom and bathroom with our must-read tips

Photography: John Downes

Among all of the areas in the home, the bedroom should be the place where you can feel most comfortable! It is supposed to be the space where you can kick off your shoes, put on your oldest shirt, and do pretty much whatever you want. Many of us can curl up with a good book, watch a favorite movie, or simply spend time with the people that matter the most.

Since they knew how special this space could be, homeowners Sher Lo and Gary McGowan created interesting and beautiful bedrooms for themselves and their three children. Here are the 5 bed and bath ideas that we can learn from this family home in Australia:

Use accessories as decor

Do you love colorful necklaces, bracelets, and other baubles? Place them on nice holders, organizers, or shelves so that they can brighten up your personal space!

Create a chalkboard wall

Define the wall behind your bed with matte black paint! A DIY chalkboard wall can serve as a cool focal point and leave you with a surface that you can write and draw on.

Adorn your cabinet doors with quirky wallpaper

The homeowner used unique wallpaper to spruce up the cabinet doors in 16-year-old Matt's bedroom! The wallpaper has been covered with pictures, awards, notes from Matt's friends, and old drawings from his childhood.

RL Tip: If you can't find this particular wallpaper style, you can use a different kind of wallpaper for your cabinet doors. You can also brighten up your cabinet doors with an oversized world map, framed pictures, and other interesting things.

Experiment with black-and-white prints

If you want to make your bedroom more interesting, you can fill your bedroom with different patterns! Choose black-and-white pillows, bed sheets, area rugs, ceramic stools, and other furniture and decor.

Invest in mosaic tiles

If you are still building or renovating your home, you may want to use mosaic tiles for your bathroom walls. Bronze and green mosaic tiles can make your space look grand, elegant, and sophisticated. 

RL Tip: You can find mosaic tiles at major home depots! Look for a color combination that would complement the other shades in your bathroom and the rest of your home. 

Photos courtesy of Queensland Homes.

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