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Does your bathroom stink? It’s much easier to make your bathroom beautiful than you may think. With just a few simple changes, you can transform the look and feel of your bathroom. A full renovation is often a costly and time-consuming project, so it’s a good thing that there are other ways to change the look and feel of your bathroom suite.
1. Redress the Walls
A little paint, wallpaper or tiling can give your powder room a tremendous facelift. Classic white is clean and modern. It provides a blank canvas that you can create and recreate whenever the mood strikes. A wallpapered accent gives you a truly custom look, and when paired with crown molding it looks quite elegant and refined. Rich jewel tones are jaw-dropping in powder rooms, and a monochromatic colour palette can make your bathroom look like a spa. Valspar has great tips on getting started painting a bathroom.
2. Add a New Fixture, or a Few
Fixtures can be a focal point of your bathroom decor. Affordable upgrades include swapping out taps, toilets, mirrors and vanities. In fact, unique vanities are an excellent way to brighten up a small bathroom without having to gut the entire room. Swapping out your mirror for one that has some interest, like a vintage mirror or an unusual shape, can easily create a focal point that is sure to amaze.
Another fixture that can transform a bathroom is the lighting. With so many styles to choose from, your bathroom can be anything you want it to be. It helps to choose the lighting according to the size and function of the bathroom. A master bathroom has very different lighting needs than a powder room for guests. Hanging lights are a great way to really brighten up a master bath, where you are more likely to need brighter lighting for shaving, applying makeup and styling your hair. And if you’re unsure of the lighting to choose, look at some lighting trends to help narrow your search.
3. Add Accents
Accents like monogrammed towels, shapely vases with fresh flowers, beautiful soaps and striking soap dishes or soap dispensers are one of the most inexpensive ways of giving your bathroom a new feel. These small touches add more interest and character to the suite. You can choose accents that are Victorian, vintage or modern. Keeping them within a theme will help tie the whole room together.
If you’re working with a particularly small space, you may want to consider adding a shelf or two. You can use these for spare towels, bath tissue, etc. Storing cotton swabs and balls in decorative containers like apothecary jars or hinged boxes keep them safe while adding something special to the decor. And a bath tray and candles make your bathroom feel more like a retreat. You may even want to consider adding some artwork.
Having the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of, don’t have to call for a full-scale renovation that leaves you without a bathroom for a week or two. Making small and simple changes really can transform a bathroom in breathtaking ways. Now that you’ve read this, when you decide to update the look and feel of your bathroom, you’ll be ready.