Posted on January 16 2018
Are you growing tired of your bathrooms's look? Remodeling a bathroom can be a pretty costly endeavor since fixtures like tubs and sinks, along with the associated plumbing work, are not cheap. Thankfully, you do not have to do a full remodel in order to give your bathroom a fresh, new look. Here are some ways to spruce up your bathroom on-the-cheap and in the span of one weekend.
Buy new towels.
Replacing your towels is a great way to give your bathroom a good spruce-up. You can adopt a whole new color scheme in the process. Choose towels that are a very different color from those that you have currently and from the other colors in your bathroom decor. For example, if your bathroom is currently navy blue and cream with cream-colored towels, you could switch them out for red towels. Your bathroom is now blue, cream, and red -- which has quite a different vibe overall than blue and cream. If desired, you also can add a few extra accents in the new towel color -- like a vase of flowers or a new piece of artwork. For more information, contact companies like Classic Turkish Towels.
Switch to enclosed storage.
If your bathroom currently has many different items displayed on shelves and along the sink, it probably has a very busy, cozy look. Switching to enclosed storage can change its look over to more of a sleek, minimalist one. Look for a few freestanding cabinets or chests of drawers that will fit into your bathroom space, and then move all of your displayed items into them. Resist the urge to let clutter accumulate on counters and shelves. Remove the remaining shelves from the wall if you must! Your bathroom will maintain a cleaner-cut look indefinitely.
Decorate with green plants.
Adding some greenery to your bathroom can instantly liven up the space. It will change your color scheme slightly, and it will also give it a more natural, earthy vibe. Some plants do better in the moist, humid, warm, environment of your bathroom than others. Aloe is a great choice and may not even need water added to its soil when kept in a humid bathroom. Plus, you can use it on cuts and burns. Bamboo grows well in bathrooms since it needs little sunlight, and Boston ferns are another good choice, particularly if you can place them on a windowsill. Choose pots that are the colors of your bathroom decorating scheme to keep your room looking uniform.
Change the faucet.
It's amazing how different a sink can look when you switch out the faucet. Especially if your faucet is looking a bit outdated, installing a new one will give your bathroom that fresh sparkle, and it won't cost you too much, either. Remove the old faucet and take it with you to the hardware store to ensure you buy one that's similarly sized to fit into the holes in your sink. Installing the new faucet is generally as easy to tightening a few screws and connecting a couple of pipes.
Choose a flashy shower curtain.
If your shower curtain is understated and just blends into your decor, perhaps it is time to choose one that takes center stage. A shower curtain with a loud geometric pattern or a bright color scheme will serve as the focal point of your bathroom, which will change the perspective from which you view everything else. And you can usually find shower curtains for well under $50 at most home goods and discount stores!
For more ideas for reviving your bathroom on a budget, reach out to an interior designer in your local area.