Are you tired of walking into the same old bathroom every day full of dull old stuff and uninteresting colors and patterns? If the answer to this question is yes, then it’s definitely time you took matters into your hands and started updating your bathroom. You don’t even have to spend too much, and yet, you could transform your bathroom completely. Whether you want some minimalist, Scandinavian, modern, or colorful type of bathroom, it’s up to you. These tips could help you create the bathroom you’ll look forward to seeing in the morning!
1. Lighting fixtures
When in doubt about where to start a home remodeling project, start from the lighting fixtures. The reason why this is the best way to start is that it is a budget-friendly option. Namely, upgrading your light fixtures won’t cost a fortune and it could also cut on your electricity bills. That is if you choose LED lighting fixtures for your bathroom.
Apart from being the cheaper option, these bulbs won’t add extra heat to the bathroom. You can get them almost anywhere and they are rather easy to install. You could do all this by yourself and even save the money you would otherwise give to professionals.
2. Wall art
Another affordable idea is bathroom wall art. Blank walls can be pretty boring and staring at them all the time really isn’t something you might want. That is why wall art is such a good idea – it will bring your bathroom to life and it won’t cost much! Yet, the results will be amazing.
However, you should make sure that you get water-resistant prints as they will be placed in the humid area. When searching for the best visual impact, oversized proportions are what you need. Wall art doesn’t just have to be canvas print – it can be a wall gallery of your most precious objects.
You may want to really change things up in the bathroom and the quickest way to do so is to transform your shower a bit. Most showers have this basic rectangular shape and if yours is one of those, no wonder why you’d want to make it more interesting. Thinking out of the box, on the other hand, will make your bathroom unique and gorgeous.
When it comes to shower shape, you can always go for an archway in some lively and vibrant colors. For instance, yellow could be great for a bathroom full of green and naturalistic elements. This archway could also be pretty beneficial. Namely, it could protect the rest of the bathroom from steam.
4. Adhesive tiles
You may want to make great changes in your bathroom, but you may also be afraid of making a huge mistake. Taking risks may be better left for some other time if that’s the case. On the other hand, what you may do is make changes that could easily be fixed if you don’t like the outcome.
One such change is covering the tiles with removable adhesive tiles. The best part about this project is that you can do it even if you’re living in a rented house. When removing these tiles, you don’t damage the surface behind them, which makes it a perfect temporary solution for the walls you may dislike.
5. Accents and accessories
The key to a good bathroom upgrade is to put up the right accessories. This is not only the perfect way to personalize your bathroom, but also a way to bring it style and personality. With some great bathroom accessories such as fancy towel rails, glass shower shelves, and soap holders, you could create a spa-like space for yourself.
These details are what make a great modern bathroom. However, you should pay attention not to make it cluttered. The decoration is a simple process and you shouldn’t try to make it too complicated. That can only lead you in the wrong direction.
6. Faucet upgrades
Changing up your hardware is really the best way to quickly upgrade the bathroom. However, if you also change the faucet along with toilet paper holders, you’ll end up with an unrecognizable bathroom. These fixtures can often look worn out and old, so replacing them is truly the best idea you could come up with.
All you need to do is unscrew or pop off a few fixtures and add some new ones. This is the most efficient way to refresh the look of your bathroom overall, but especially the countertop. If you choose some fixtures with similarly-sized screw hole spacing, you won’t have to make many new holes on the walls and cabinets.
7. Multifunctional storage options
No amount of upgrading won’t fix your bathroom situation if you haven’t got some creative and multi-functional storage options there. Storage is essential when it comes to keeping the space organized and decluttered. Unfortunately, it’s rather easy to get all tangled up in unhung towels, children’s toys, and lipsticks.
This is bound to happen in your bathroom as well unless you come up with some practical storage ideas. One such idea would be adding some pull-out drawers into cabinets. Another idea that would maximize space would be investing in some floating wall shelving or small furniture-style storage cabinets.
There are two types of people in this world – those who adore Scandinavian home design and those who hate it. You simply cannot stay indifferent toward the minimalistic style and simple colors and patterns. If you don’t really like it and, yet, you have an all-white bathroom, you’ll maybe want to address this in your next home update.
What your bathroom needs, in this case, is some life. The best way to refresh things is to bring some patterns in. You can put some colorful curtains or tiles on. You can go for an interesting rug when it comes to both shape and pattern. You can even try and do a DIY project to invite more patterns into the bathroom (just try not to overdo it!).
9. Sustainable flooring
Flooring is the thing you should really think about, especially when it comes to bathroom options. For instance, the obvious choice is to go for tiles, but that can be rather boring. On the other hand, you could consider investing in sustainably sourced timber flooring.
Timber isn’t really the first material that pops in your mind when you think about bathroom flooring, but it can look pretty good in the right ambiance. It gives the room a unique rustic appearance and it can balance out the traditional and modern features of your bathroom. Timber is also an inexpensive option, besides being gorgeous and aesthetic.
10. New towels and rugs
Finally, it’s high time you threw out all of those old mismatched towels. They no longer belong in your bathroom and replacing them with new soft towels is the way to go. Old towels can really damage the overall feel of the bathroom and ruin all your attempts to refresh the space a bit.
On the other hand, colorful fluffy towels could make the bathroom resemble a spa. Make sure to pick the right colors, shades, and textures. You want the towels to match the vibe of the bathroom. You could look for some in the same color as a shower curtain or mat.
Bathroom updates can be pretty simple and still seem like you’ve done a full make-over. These easy-to-follow tips will prove that quickly!