Ideas to Spruce Up Your Bathroom
Are you currently stuck using a dated bathroom? Would you like a new contemporary bathroom but can’t afford it right now? It’s a dilemma that many of us are dealing with.
Perhaps that’s why more and more people are starting to makeover their bathrooms rather than completely remodel them. With budgets and time tight, this can be the ideal way to create a fresh bathroom style without the need to rip it all out and start again.
If this sounds like a good solution to you, then you might be looking for some pointers. So, here are some affordable ideas to help you spruce up your bathroom.
First up, regrouting tiles is a good way to refresh your bathroom, especially if your grouting is currently stained, moldy, or cracked. This will also help prevent bigger problems with water getting where it shouldn’t.
If your grouting is in good condition but lacks a bit of style, you could try changing its color. Grout pens can transform the look of plain tiled walls, with very little effort.
For a long time, wallpaper has seemed out of place in the bathroom. But now, many homeowners have fallen in love with wallpaper’s ability to transform a bathroom. Bold patterns are being used to create exquisite and decadent-looking décor.
If you’re thinking of doing this, you’ll need to make sure your bathroom isn’t too moist, and that the wallpaper and adhesive are suitable.
Paint is such a useful way of making over a bathroom. And with so many specialty paints now on the market, you can pretty much coat anything! Tiles, bathtubs, faucets, vanity units, and floors can all be coated, so long as you pick the right paint or spray.
Stencils are also being used more and more, helping you add patterns to painted floor and wall tiles. So, this might be another makeover trick to try.
If you don’t fancy giving your faucets a paint job, then you could just swap them. Most fixtures and fittings can be changed, so pick a style you like for the bath and sink. You might also consider a new showerhead in a matching style.
A new bathroom mirror is a simple way to refresh your bathroom wall. A large mirror could help reflect more light in a dark bathroom, so don’t just stick to the same size as before.
A round, art deco, or wood-framed mirror could add more interest than a plain square mirror, so have a good look at all the options.
Shower screens and curtains can quickly become grimy. And sometimes you just can’t get them looking like new, no matter how much you clean them. If this is the case, you will probably want to replace yours.
A plain screen won’t date too quickly, so this could be a cost-effective change. Shower curtains on the other hand are cheap and easy to update, so you may want to pick something more on-trend.
If you’ve got an ugly or dated bath panel, there’s so much you can do. The obvious one is to change it for a completely new one. But cheaper options include covering it with tile stickers or painting. You could even wallpaper it, but you’ll need to seal it to make it waterproof.
Changing your accessories is perhaps the easiest update you can make to the bathroom. New soap dispensers and storage containers can improve your bathroom styling. Fresh new towels, neatly folded or hung out, are also a good addition. Make sure everything is nicely coordinated for the best overall look.
Hopefully, these ideas to spruce up your bathroom will inspire you to get creative. You don’t need a big budget or lots of DIY skills to do it either, so there’s really nothing stopping you. Good luck with your bathroom makeover!