Like any room in your house, your bathroom can get tired and can look a bit stale, and given it is often the first room we visit in the morning it ought to liven you up and welcome you to the day ahead.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves at home and out of work, so what better time than the present to do a little DIY and freshen up your bathroom? Here we will take a look at 5 inexpensive ways to spice up your bathroom.
Everyone loves the look and smell of plants, as they instantly help to put a smile on our faces during those dark winter mornings, so why not add some greenery to your bathroom?
Plants won’t be expensive as you can take cuttings from existing house plants, or if you do buy them new choose a succulent that will take advantage of the moist atmosphere. You can even turn the end of your bath into a mini rockery full of cacti and other plants that are suitable for the conditions.
Suddenly, your bathroom will become your personal retreat and a place to unwind at the end of the day with a hot soapy bath.
If you have a large family with 5 or 6 people traipsing through the bathroom every morning it is likely to resemble a bombsight rather quickly, as there will be towels everywhere and toothbrushes falling out of the sink.
Why not, then make your bathroom more organized by introducing some extra shelving for those towels or a mirror and cabinet above your basin to store your beauty products? Each family member could have their own individual space for storing their personal products, thus ensuring that the room isn’t full of clutter.
The whole family will appreciate the extra room and will actually enjoy spending time in the bathroom rather than regarding a visit as a morning chore that is to be avoided.
3. Change the Color Scheme
Often bathrooms can resemble time travel to the 1970s with avocado-colored walls and appliances that make us feel nauseous at the very sight of them, so consider bringing your bathroom into the 21st Century by putting a lick of paint on the walls and laying down some new mats.
Where do I start? Well, when remodeling it is always sensible to use magazines or websites for inspiration and to find out what is on-trend, after all, you don’t want to be stuck with this year’s avocado color for the next 30 years. As you have time on your hands you can do the painting yourself, to help pass those locked down days.
Bathrooms should be bright and airy places, but how many times have you been in a dingy bathroom that makes you feel as if you’ve entered a dungeon? It is not difficult to add natural light by keeping those curtains wide open. If you are concerned about privacy then add some frosted glass to protect your modesty.
If natural light isn’t an option, then introduce some lighter colors to brighten the room and consider an extra light or two. There is no reason why you cannot have a stand-alone lamp and a ceiling lamp with an attractive shade to shine the extra light around the room.
5. Add More Mirrors
We all have one traditional mirror above the hand basin, but have you ever thought of adding more? There is a reason that home design magazines and websites are full of images of mirrors in practically every room of the house, and the reason is that they give the impression of extra space and extra light.
So, if you have a bare wall, consider another mirror, maybe one could hang above your bath opposite your main window to capture some extra light, or you could place a smaller one on the windowsill? Whichever option you choose, you will end up brightening up your bathroom on a budget.
As we have learned it is more than possible to spice up your bathroom on a budget, you just need a little imagination. Try modernizing the color scheme or add plants to make the whole room more welcoming. Mirrors give the impression of extra space and can add light to the room so combine these with a new lampshade or an extra lamp in the dark corner.
Finally, if you have a large family, consider adding more storage options to declutter the room and give each member their own personal space. Enjoy your DIY, and take advantage of the spiced up results!