Written by Becca Green

A pink and green en suite bathroom in a converted attic

A dormer extension as part of a cramped attic room transformed the space into a chic and spacious en suite.

pink and green en suite

Image: David Giles

Nikki Shore (@weeny_victorian_house_in_ware) and her husband James wanted to create a comfortably spacious and hardworking shower room with vintage styling on a budget. Discover their pink and green en suite below.

Why did you dislike your space?

Our loft bedroom had been converted without a dormer, which meant we would bash our heads every time we got out of bed! So we decided to add a dormer at one end to create more space and extend out above the bathroom below to create an en-suite shower room.

How did you want to style this attic room?

I have a lot of Art Deco books and have always been inspired by the glamour of that era. I’m also mad about all things vintage and enjoyed watching black and white Hollywood movies as a child, so I really wanted to make it look and feel as Art Deco as possible, but on a reasonably low budget.

velvet pink chair in en suite

Image: David Giles

What ideas did you have for the new space?

I looked at lots of ideas on Pinterest as I wanted to decide on the bedroom and shower decorating schemes at the same time and I knew I wanted an Art Deco look for both rooms. The first thing I chose for the shower room were the green metro tiles, and the rest of the scheme quickly developed from there.

Were there any must-have features for the new shower room?

The most important thing for me was a large walk-in shower that spanned the width of the room, so I decided against a bath as I wanted the whole area to feel as spacious as possible. I was also really keen to create a recessed shelf in the shower to keep our toiletries in easy reach.

green vintage bathroom

Image: David Giles

Did you stick to your original budget?

It was more than we had planned for: partly because of the decor – the tiling was more expensive than I first estimated – but also due to delays to the party wall agreement and subsequent changes with the structural engineer. I had to keep challenging our neighbours, but they eventually signed it.

What would you say is the standout feature?

I really love the combination of colours. I used to hate pink as it’s so girly, but it looks great teamed with green – they work so well together.

Project costs

  • Sanitaryware – £235
  • Taps – £70
  • Shower tray, mixer & glass – £803
  • Tiles – £658
  • Furniture and accessories – £550
  • Lighting – £65
  • Paint – £48

Total: £2,429 


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