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How To Makeover Your Bathroom On A Budget

by Simon Phillips

If your bathroom has seen better days and is looking a little tired, there are several things you can do to give it a lift without spending a small fortune.  We use our bathrooms daily so it’s nice if your bathroom is a welcoming space, where you can relax and unwind at the end of a busy day and reinvigorate yourself in preparation for the day ahead. 

There are lots of bathroom design ideas for decorating on a budget, and it’s perfectly possible to transform an outdated bathroom without the expense and hassle of remodeling.  All these ideas are quick and easy to do, so you can give your bathroom a stunning new image over a weekend.

Step 1 – Come up with a theme to help you visualize your bathroom’s new look and give you direction.  Nautical and aquatic themes are popular in bathroom designs, or you could continue with a theme from another room in your home so the whole house flows.  Period, country, rustic and contemporary are some ideas to get you started.

Step 2 – Add color by painting.  You may be amazed at the difference a lick of paint on the walls and ceiling can make. 

Colors that tend to work well in bathrooms include calming blues and purples and refreshing blue-greens and aquamarine. 

You could even add patterns using stencils or stamps, to fit in with your chosen theme.  

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Another way of saving money is to paint your bathroom cabinets. You could even use special primer and paint to paint over your tiles, which saves you the big and costly job of retiling.

Step 3 – Consider improving your flooring.  If you have a moldy old carpet on your floor it can be replaced cheaply with inexpensive vinyl, especially as the floor space in most bathrooms tends to be on the small side.  If you already have vinyl flooring you could use a primer and paint it a new color, or cover it with cheap vinyl tiles.

Step 4 – Use fabrics to add texture and detail.  For example, you could get a pretty new shower curtain and bath mat, and add fresh fluffy towels to shelves.

Step 5 – Accessorize!  Add accessories according to your decorating theme and to reflect your personality.  Ideas include hanging cheap pictures on the walls, adding decorative baskets to countertops to hold potpourri or toiletries, adding candles and pot plants.

cartoon of lady lying in a foam bath All these ideas are simple but effective, and best of all require little time or money. 

A weekend spent rejuvenating your bathroom can work wonders at transforming your dull and unappealing room into a haven of peace and tranquility.


 


 

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