Spice up your bathroom with Moroccan flair

It might not be where you do your entertaining, but we spend a good chunk of our time in our bathrooms. This has been especially true in the last two years with all those extra hand-washing trips and, in my case, the odd Zoom call. Bathrooms have moved beyond single-purpose spaces to zones of relaxation. In a world where health and well-being are top priority, they have become soothing sanctuaries where we can escape the stresses of a long day. In fact, a soak in the tub or a pampering session can sometimes be the highlight of our day.


Shower curtain, €55, anthropologie.com

Functionality is key, but so are aesthetics. Let’s face it, everyone loves a good peek around a bathroom. So, once you’ve installed the fittings, lights and tiles, try adding some thoughtful accessories to brighten up and pull the overall look together. Accessories can be changed easily to freshen up the style without having to do an entire bathroom remodel.


Brass toilet roll holder, €35.50; oliverbonas.com

This year, the bathroom is the place to go bold, using material, colours and accessories that add visual stimulation. That applies to the less-glamorous aspects, such as the bins and toilet roll holders too. In particular,


Matteo bath towel collection, €15-€30, anthropologie.com

Moroccan-inspired bathrooms are quickly becoming a hot design trend, so here’s some quick and easy ways to add Moroccan flair to your bathroom that will make you want to spend more time on your morning routine.


Moroccan tile, €8.40, homesense.ie

Nothing says Morocco like a colourful handmade tile. Go big with a feature shower wall or keep it simple with a backsplash. Handmade tiles can push the budget up, so if you’re looking for a more cost-effective option, try ‘handmade-look’ tiles. Best Tiles have a huge range of encaustic cement tiles in lots of colours and patterns that mimic Morocco for a fraction of a real handmade tile cost.


Coloured glass bathroom set, €16.95, sklum.com

If you’re tired of the clean, minimalist look, swap out that boring soap dispenser for coloured glass or one with a bold hue (Penneys, Anthropologie, Sklum) and switch up the towels for ones that add pops of colour and pattern (H&M, Anthropologie).


Blue rattan basket, €20.50, homesense.ie

Storage solutions are key — we all know how quickly a bathroom fills up with products, particularly around the bath and on anything resembling a shelf.

Oliver Bonas’ collection of natural baskets in bamboo and seagrass come in varying sizes, from large laundry hampers to smaller storage baskets, in bright geometric designs and colours that will instantly transport you to Morocco.


Uliana bathroom cabinet, €742, kavehome.com

Kave Home’s teak bathroom cabinet doubles as a sleek storage solution as well as a sink vanity.


Blue storage shelf, €42.25, homesense.ie

If you have room for an additional wall shelf, a brass shelving unit (Woo Design) adds a hint of Moroccan luxe to your wall, while Homesense’s blue metal shelf makes a bold statement.


Bath mat, €19.99; hm.com

Lastly, don’t forget an eye-catching bath mat (H&M, Oliver Bonas, La Redoute), shower curtain (Anthropologie) and an antique brass mirror (M&S, Sklum) to complete that colourful hammam plucked right from Marrakesh.