Sometimes, it's the little things that make the biggest difference. This is especially true when it comes to decorating your home. Take your bathroom for instance – the space is usually small, so changing up a few things will make a dramatic difference. The best part about subtle changes is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on a lengthy renovation to get the look you want. There is no need to rip up tiles, demo your bathtub or call in the plumber. All it takes is a trip to your favourite decor store and an active imagination! Read below to find out some of the best ways to makeover your bathroom without emptying your bank account.
1. Countertop Accessories
Sometimes all it takes to make you smile when you walk into your bathroom each morning is a few new accessories. And this doesn't even have to cost you money. Look through your cupboards for any colorful bowls or mugs that you don't use and place them in your bathroom for toothbrushes or makeup.
Who says you can't bring a bedroom lamp into the bathroom? Not us! In fact, we encourage it. A beautiful table lamp will add a lot of warmth to your bathroom and make those bubble baths feel more relaxing and cozy.
Nowadays, people are treating their bathrooms as more than just a quick potty stop. They are turning them into their own private oasis. You can do this too by bringing in some furniture that isn't being used in your other rooms. Try placing a side table beside the bathtub to hold a small plant or a book. Bring in a comfy chair that you can sit in while your bath is filling up.
Switching up the mirror in your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to see a big change. If you don't want to go shopping for a new one consider taking one from another room in your house or painting the one you already have. If you want to buy a new one, considering looking for an ornate frame at an antique store and have a framer make it into a mirror for you. It's a fun way to make your bathroom unique and an easy way to show off your own style.
Hanging artwork on your bathroom walls is a great way to show off your own personality. You can frame some of your favorite photos that you have lying around the house or sitting unused on your phone. If you have any prints that you love, such as postcards, you can show them off by framing them and hanging them for all to see.
6. Shower Curtain
An easy fix for a boring bathroom is to hang a new shower curtain. There are so many cool and fun patterns out there today that you are sure to find one that suits you. It will instantly liven up your bathroom and make it look new and improved. Add an orchid to the room for an inexpensive touch of class. The orchid will last for months and requires little maintenance.
Painting a room is one of the most obvious ways to make a big change for little money. Painting the walls will completely change the look of your bathroom and can be done without much hassle. You can also paint your cabinets for an even more dramatic change.
If you are painting your cabinets you may want to consider switching up the hardware. This is a very inexpensive way to change the look of the cabinets. Most big box home improvement stores have a tonne of options for you to choose from so stay away from custom-made pieces that will cost you a fortune.
If you have an old and worn laminate countertop you can easily reface it with new laminate. There are so many options today for laminate that look exactly like stone, wood or other natural finishes. If you want to spend a little extra money you can go for granite or something more fancy and hire someone to come in and replace the counter. Whatever you choose, updating the countertop is a great way to change the look of your bathroom.
10. Area Rug
You don't have to head to the bathroom aisle at your home decor store to purchase a bath mat for your bathroom. Opt for anything but an old, boring bathroom mat and choose a small pure-wool area rug. Wool is moisture and mildew resistant and resists dirt so it's the perfect choice for your new bathroom look. You can choose an Oriental or Persian style rug to add a bit of class to the room.