It’s funny how every few years there’s a very strong sea change when it comes to decorative themes and schemes promoted by the big diy superstores and magazines. I was looking at my long subscribed family orientated magazine and yes, they too are featuring a newly refurbished family bathroom with refreshingly bright and cheerful spring look. I note they all show romantic pstel and floral colour ways for walls, tiles and accessories. This is a most welcome change from years of hard chrome / grey / black and stark white clinical sanitary ware on offer. True the pure white porcelain does always look clean and safe, but it can be cold and utterly characterless. Adding an attractive set of cherry blossom patterned accessories instantly brings it to life. I note also that all the bathrooms feature a welcome trend towards smaller modern style baths – thus introducing the idea of cutting water consumption without shouting about it. Very clever and to be applauded!