Hello, friends! Here is a wonderful guest post today about how to spruce up your bathroom on a budget.
If you’re anything like the guys at Smart Style Bathrooms, you’re a sucker for a great bathroom.
Where else can you pour yourself a hot, steamy bath, throw on your favourite tunes, and forget about the world for an hour or two?
The problem with most bathroom spaces today, is that they’re all boring, white-washed designs that have no heart or soul. To really fall in love with a bathroom, you need to put your own personal stamp on it, and that means redecorating.
So, how can you create your own personal oasis, without having to break the bank? The good news is that it might be easier than you think. Let’s take a look at 5 quick tricks that you can use to spruce up your bathroom on a budget.
- Have Some Fun with Paint
Easy, effective, and (fairly) cheap – paint is one of the best ways to spruce up any room without paying a fortune. With a lick of paint, you can quickly transform a drab white bathroom into an ocean-themed getaway, or a pastel dream come true.
For a standard-sized bathroom, it shouldn’t take too long to transform the space with paint. The bet is usually to stick to bright, light colours that are going to leave you feeling refreshed and happy. After all, this is the room that you’re likely to visit just before you go to work, or when you need to revive yourself after a tough day at the office.
It’s probably a good idea not to go too crazy with your colour choices, though. You don’t want your bright orange walls to be giving you a migraine when you’re trying to settle down for sleep. The aim should be to find a perfect balance between light and serene.
To kick your decoration up a notch, consider re-painting the cabinets and woodwork too. This is a great way to make your bathroom look good-as-new in no time.
2. Replace the Hardware
This doesn’t mean that you should get a plumber to come out and re-fit all your shower and faucet fittings. Instead, look at everything from your faucets to your cabinet door knobs and think about how they’re having an impact on the overall look of your bathroom. The chances are that they’re not adding much to the effect by themselves.
However, if you switch out your existing hardware with some fun metallic or crystal pulls, then you’ve got something that instantly draws the eye, without being too expensive. Think of it like accessorising your bathroom – it’s quick, easy, and cheap!
3. Let There be Light!
In any room, light fixtures play a big part in the overall atmosphere or design. Your choice of fixtures can easily make or break your room, and a bathroom should be somewhere that’s filled with light. Though you might not want to have huge open windows letting people peer inside, you can still get plenty of light fixtures to flood your room with style.
The lighter your bathroom is, the more clear and welcoming it will appear. Keep in mind that if you’re trying to create a “romantic” atmosphere, it’s a good idea to stick to warmer bulb temperatures that offer a more “candle-like” yellow light.
4. Invest in the Little Extras
Your shower curtain, soap dispenser, and towels might not seem like a big deal when it comes to decorating your bathroom, but the truth is that they actually have the ability to instantly spruce up a drab space in no time.
By personalising your bathroom with styles and items that are fundamentally “you”, you’ll be sure to treat yourself to a smile every time you need a shower, or simply want to brush your teeth. What’s more, even if your budget is only at its bare bones, you should be able to afford a few little extras here and there. If nothing else, collect shells from the beach and use them to decorate your window sill!
5. Make your Own Storage
Finally, let’s face it, we all need more storage space in our bathrooms, so why not make some yourself? Find some old baskets that you can decorate with paint and ribbons to match your current colour scheme, or recycle old Frappuccino bottles into containers for your soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
These adorable finishing touches will help you to get rid of the extra clutter in your bathroom, without forcing you to pay through the nose. Even if you’ve just invested in a complete bathroom renovation, your little extras will help to give you that personal touch that makes your bathroom completely yours.
Author Bio: Rebekah Carter is a devoted writer with an interest in all things business and development. Over the years, she’s dabbled in various niches, including health, fitness, and lifestyle; currently writing for Smart Style Bathrooms.