Are you looking to improve your bathroom design but are low on cash? Don’t fret; there are many ways to bring a fresh vibe into your bathroom without breaking the bank.
When renting, it can be hard to make design changes because you are limited by your lease agreement. But, you can still have a stylish apartment without losing your security deposit.
Below, we’ll discuss some low-budget bath accessories and projects. These tips will help take your bathroom from “meh” to “oh yeah!”
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1. Refresh Your Walls
When you have a small bathroom, the last thing you want is to have busy walls. Cluttered walls will only make the room look smaller than it already is.
But, you can still bring in a good vibe by making small changes.
The first possibility for sprucing up your walls is to use stick-on tiles. They come in a surprisingly wide variety of colors, designs, and sizes. You can add them to any space.
You can use them to frame your mirror or fixtures. You can also use them as a border around the floor or ceiling. Another creative way to use tile stickers is to add them as a backsplash behind the sink.
There is special paneling made for wet areas. It is made from PVC plastic and won’t warp or twist if it gets wet.
It’s super cheap and easy to clean. Best of all, it’s really easy to install and won’t mess up the walls.
2. Liven Up The Windows
If you are lucky enough to have a window in your bathroom, this can be a great focal point for a new design.
Beautify your bathroom through the use of pretty blinds. Roman shades are easy to roll up and down and easy to sew. Check out this tutorial.
Make sure you use moisture-resistant fabric like vinyl or woven wood when selecting a window treatment for your bathroom.
Want to let the light in but also keep your privacy? Window film is the way to go.
This easy-to-install film comes in a variety of patterns. The film lets in natural light but doesn’t allow anyone to see through the windows. It also casts a pretty glow across your room.
Plantation Style Shutters
These shutters immediately give a room a more tropical feel. Add some big-leafed plants and the perfect lighting, and your bathroom will feel like a sugarcane plantation in Jamaica.
3. Lighten It Up
An easy way to make your bathroom more pleasing is to change up your lighting.
Motion Sensor LED Lights
You can buy motion-detecting LED light bars and stick them anywhere in your bathroom. There are battery-powered ones, too, so you won’t have to worry about plugging them in. Add one under the mirror, close to the toilet, or line the floor with them.
This way, you don’t have to worry about fumbling in the dark when you get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom.
Elegant Light Fixtures
If you splurge on things that make a big impact, you won’t have to buy more than one. Elegant light fixtures are a good example of this.
You can buy a chandelier, vintage light sconces, or a bright vanity light. You can also go modern and install industrial lighting and decorate the rest of your bathroom to match.
4. Rethink Your Storage
Let’s face it: bathroom clutter isn’t pretty. Decluttering your bathroom is the best way to keep it looking sleek and clean.
If you can find eye-pleasing storage solutions, your bathroom will look that much better.
Get Matching Accessories
Buying matching storage containers is the cheapest and easiest way to make your bathroom look slick. Your toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, and rinsing cup should all complement each other.
Then you can buy a matching shower curtain, some matching towels, and even a complementary piece of wall art.
Repurpose Some Old Jars
One of the newer trends in bathroom storage is taking old jars and making them pretty enough to showcase.
Try this, for example:
Take a pickle jar and paint the top with a color that matches your bathroom. Then, glue a fancy crystal drawer knob to the top and you’ll have a nice place to store your Q-tips, cotton balls, and hairpins.
Bring in an Antique Armoire
Armoires have an old-fashioned feel to them, but with a special coat of paint, they can give your bathroom a glamorous quality. Not to mention, they provide a large amount of storage space!
5. Spruce Up The Bathtub
Your bathtub is the biggest object in your bathroom. You can use this to your advantage by redesigning the bathtub and surrounding area.
Curved Curtain Rod
It’s amazing how a curved curtain rod can transform your shower.
Normally, it feels cramped and dark in there, but a curved curtain rod makes your shower feel a lot more spacious.
Little shower luxuries will help you unwind after a long day.
For example, a waterproof shower speaker will help set the mood.
A shower storage system will organize your toiletries and keep your tub looking cleaner.
If you like to take bubble baths, you can buy an over-the-tub caddy that will hold a wine glass, a book, and anything else you please. Now that’s luxury!
When it comes to home upgrades, the bathroom is often overlooked. But shouldn’t it be a priority?
We spend a lot of time, uh … relaxing in the bathroom. It should be a place of sanctuary and tranquility.
Why not try some of these affordable ways to revamp your bathroom? You will find that you really enjoy your new bathroom atmosphere.
Janey Ha is the Business Manager for Mariposa on 3rd, a trendy apartment community located in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.