Ideas to help decide before plunging in

l Zen - Think botanical garden. You will need organic plants with dark or olive green accessories.

l Zen - Think botanical garden. You will need organic plants with dark or olive green accessories.

You need tones of dark wood in the form of cabinets, mirrors, large simple sinks and bath tub, majestic windows, rocks and simple, but state-of-the- art taps.

l Earth - Think of a river that runs through a rain forest.

You need dark wood, natural elements like wood and rocks in the form of accessories mostly. Often the signature will be on the floors and the walls and your accessories need to enhance everything you have done with the walls.

This looks especially fetching in the evening, when it is perfected by lighting.

l Tropical - This is especially popular with home owners whose bathrooms are small. It allows extravagant use of colour and the effect is jovial.

l Victorian - It is a combination of painted wood with emphasis on craftsmanship and the use of warm country colours.

Every colour used is sandwiched between cream white, blue and floral tones.

l Eclectic - This theme is as humbling as it is confusing.

Everything can go here but to make sure you don't alienate others, check out trends because though we're supposed to shut out the world when we step into our home, interior decor follows global trends.

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