Your bathroom comes second only to the kitchen in the list of rooms where you spend most of your time. Perhaps that’s why these two areas of the house are the most expensive to renovate. When you go to someone’s home, the first thing you would notice is how their bedroom does not match the bathroom.
Then, there are those few cases where the bathroom is so incredibly gorgeous you can’t help but feel mesmerized. To anyone else, this might sound like an exaggerated statement. I mean, it’s just a bathroom? Right? Wrong. Your bathroom has to be the most hygienic place in the entire house, that is a fact.
Additionally, your bathroom is that one room of the house where your guests are most likely to go to besides the living room. You would have had focused a lot on the lighting for the lounge, but you might not have spent a second on tiles Canberra for the bathroom.
Does It Have To Be Expensive?
Renovations are not cheap, especially renovations for kitchens and bathrooms. These are the most ‘functional’ parts of your home. The entire system of these rooms is such that it would have to be disrupted for renovations to occur. Should you leave it as it is or should you sell a kidney? Neither.
The simple answer is to cut down costs. The question is, how? It does not have to be an expensive feat unless you make it out to be one. Having the entire piping system changed would cost a lot more than changing the aesthetic.
This blog is all about working your way around costs to come up with ten simple solutions for making your bathroom look brand new.
- Adding Plants – Brighten Up Space:
House plants are supposed to go inside the house. Then why not inside the bathroom? When you place a plant on your bathroom counter, you are in effect brightening up that space. A tiny potted plant does not take a lot of space. None at all. Plus, it works well with any aesthetic imaginable.
- Painting Everything Monotone:
The thing with painting everything in monotone is that it gives you a clear cut theme for the room. Whether you paint everything white or black, would give you a much clearer idea on which items to get to match the theme. Instead of going to home depot and picking everything off of the shelves, you would know which colour is more suited to match the rest of the room.
- Rugs And Shelves Are Not Over The Top:
When you’re out rug shopping, you probably weren’t doing so for your bathroom. That’s alright, and no one thinks much besides the bathroom mat. However, with a rug, you will go a step beyond the average home decorator. Furthermore, a shelf in your bathroom (besides the two that are already there) is not a splurge. You might as well repurpose those old shelves that you have by installing them in the washroom. A rug will bring the entire room together, and a shelf would be a convenient fixture.
- Fancier Mirrors – Yes, Please:
You are undoubtedly going to look at yourself in the mirror while you’re in the washroom. Do not contradict this, and it’s a fact. Some people would only ask to go to the washroom specifically to look at themselves in the mirror. No judgment here, I would do the same.
Hence, it’s a great idea to change up the mirrors. You can go glam, or you can have larger mirrors.
- Dramatic Lighting:
You do not want to splurge on fixtures. Instead, you want something that would be multipurpose. As in, something that serves its designated purpose, along with fitting into the aesthetic and bringing the room together. What would be more suited to meet this criterion than a lighting fixture?
Having dramatic lighting in your bathroom is sure to get everyone’s attention. It brings the room together, even if it’s a small space. Also, the fact that it won’t end up costing you an arm and a leg is a good way to go.
It’s one thing to have a rustic themed room, and it’s another to be lazy. You can simply polish the items already in your bathroom instead of getting new ones. This would not only save money but also bring those items back to life.
Polishing the vanity, the mirror frames of the window stills either nickel or bronze would look a lot more modern and chic then leaving them as is and just adding a painting or two.
- Having A See-Through Storage Up:
See-Through storage is something you have probably already seen in movies or videos online. These are chic examples of how to keep your bathroom looking like it’s brand new. See-Through storage not only showcases your routine, making it convenient for you, but it also allows guests in guest bathrooms to have easy access to whatever they need.
- A Space To Perch:
- Add Your Monogram:
- Splurge On Minor Details:
A high-end bathroom is not necessarily one that the homeowner spent a lot of money on. It could also be one that is decorated perfectly to showcase a high-end living style. You too, do not have to splurge to achieve that look.
For example; a space to perch is a classic example of what you see in a high-end bathroom. Here’s your shot at getting that too within a budget. It does not have to be much. It could be a garden stool or a small armchair. Your goal is to create space, not to invite everyone in.
Here’s something that most people shy away from at risk of looking snobbish – inputting their monogram. Contrary to what you might believe, this looks highly sophisticated. It’s a no-brainer to have monogrammed bath towels or hand towels.
You can even go a step above by having tissue boxes and upholstered chairs carved with your initials.
When you cannot afford fancy new hardware, try splurging on the tiny details. For example; soap. Soap comes in so many shapes, forms, and fragrances that it’s become hard to catch up. Having decorated soaps, scented candles or any other minor details can come in handy when you do not have a bigger budget.
To conclude, the only difference between having a classier bathroom than having a timed out one is effort, not money. You can go big while staying at home with these classic and timeless tips on decorating your space. Up your living space with these simple tips that will come in handy for the next time, you shudder at the thought of having guests ask to go to the washroom!