Stylish bathrooms entice buyers

Add luxury detailing to bathrooms

Bathrooms are often one of the smallest rooms in the house and easily overlooked in the styling stakes. Attract attention with simple, stylish elements that hold universal appeal.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Jayne from The Finishing Touches really likes orchids. She does! But so too do buyers when looking for the things that make a house a home.

Orchids styled 3 ways

If a picture tells a thousand words, then these three very different homes across Christchurch show a love affair with orchids, and an understanding of the importance of elevating and dressing one of the most important rooms in a house, one that can often make or break a sale.

Scale is important. In this executive home in Halswell, a large white orchid in a sleek black pot is beautifully proportioned, and makes a bold statement against the black and white tiled feature wall.

A tall glass cylinder containing a single white orchid and a timeless blue shell are perfectly balanced between a twin vanity in this new Rolleston home.

Meanwhile, adding a simple orchid adds deep pink glamour when set against a neutral room in this lovely Fendalton home with an updated bathroom.

Warmth meets softness

Apart from orchids, and other beautiful plants and accessories Jayne uses to add dimension, it is important to communicate warmth and luxury. Jayne does this by using lush towels, softening cold space and introducing textures and complementary colours – mixing stripes and geometrics to good effect.