The perfect bathroom should provide an effortless blend of luxury and practicality, creating a space for relaxation as much as for cleanliness. Although bathrooms can often be left until the last minute in home redesign, the right taps and tiles contribute to the overall aesthetic of your home just as much as the perfect antique armoire.

While many bathrooms are designed to be purely functional, there’s really no reason why your bathroom shouldn’t be an outlet for artistic expression, just like the rest of your interior décor choices. Consider whether a painted wall would benefit from a colour-coordinated artwork, or whether there’s space on the windowsill for a small sculpture. Although clutter should be avoided, adding ornamentation steers away from the austere feel that bare walls can create and might just provide you with the ideal location for a favoured artwork. Leafy green plants are a complementary choice for many colour schemes; choose small plants that thrive in low light and high humidity. Orchids, bamboo and philodendrons will all adapt well.