Is your bathroom looking a little drab? Do you want to make it look better without too much drama? A bathroom refresh sounds exciting, but maybe the reality of what’s involved seems daunting to you.
This post will assure you that a new look for your bathroom doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are 9 simple ways to make your bathroom look better.
1. Get rid of clutter
Decluttering your bathroom is a great way to start improving its dull state. Eliminate what’s unnecessary in your bathroom to make the space look cleaner. This gives you a better idea of the space you have available for items you actually need or want to keep.
Does decluttering seem like a big job? Start small. Remove nearly empty bottles of lotions, creams, shampoos, and other toiletries you haven’t used for the last month.Focus on one unnecessary item at a time, and before you know it, your bathroom will be clutter-free!
2. Change up your storage
Now that you’ve removed everything that’s been taking up space, consider changing your storage situation. Organizing your toiletries in cabinets helps, but you can take it a step further. Storage can be practical and stylish.
Here are some ways to improve your storage while keeping it sharp:
- Use decorative matching bottles for your soaps and lotions
- Choose some vintage jars for cotton balls and swabs
- Have a basket for dirty linens and a shelf for the clean ones
- Use some organized trays that fit inside the vanity cupboards for smaller items in your toilette
These are just the beginning. There are many other ways to maximize your storage while also keeping your bathroom attractive.
3. Upgrade your linens and window coverings
Linens have a huge role in your bathroom; and not just for drying your hands! They bring character to your bathroom and give it a comfortable touch. And they can be decorative in their own sense.
Replace your towels for a new set in your desired color scheme. It’s a simple way to change up your bathroom’s look.
And don’t forget the shower curtain! They can become a little gross after hanging in the shower for a while. Replacing them is an affordable way to liven up the space. You can easily find a curtain that matches the aesthetic of your bathroom.
Bath mats also could use some replacing every now and then, so find a fashionable one to tie your towels and shower curtain together.
4. Jazz up the fixtures in your bathroom with some accents
Same ol’ taps and faucets are fine, but switching them out with different accents brings elegance and warmth to the room. It also makes the bathroom look luxurious without the expensive price tag.
Door handles could use a change in life, and shelving units as well. These fixtures come in many colors, but choosing ones like copper and gold really improve the style of your bathroom.
5. Switch out your light fixtures for something classy
Changing your standard light fixtures to something with more design improves the look in your bathroom. Light fixtures can even become a statement piece or focal point of the room, and provide a touch of class or whimsy or whatever vibe you want for your bathroom.
6. Choose different flooring
Your bathroom floor is easily overlooked as a strictly utilitarian part of the space. After all, it takes a beating in such a high traffic area, especially having to put up with moisture.
However, even if you change nothing in your bathroom but the flooring, you can completely transform the look of the room.
If you choose to redo the tile, try having it put in diagonally. It gives a high-end feel to the bathroom. Consider changing the type of tile for a fresh, more modern look. If you currently have ceramic, opt for slate, for example.
Even an inexpensive flooring option like vinyl can revive the look of your bathroom. A bonus is that it’s durability is perfect for a watery environment.
7. Set up some decorative items
Adding decorative items can completely transform the atmosphere of your bathroom. Set up small plants to brighten up the room. Plant care will be a piece of cake because the space is automatically humid.
Scented candles can add a special touch to any room, but especially a bathroom. Organize a scented selection between soaps, lotions, and candles to create a coordinated collection of luxuries for your family and guests.
When adding decorative items, keep your color scheme in mind. Know the color palette you’re using, and incorporate only those colors in a balanced way between your linens, fixtures, walls, and decorative items. This ties everything together and creates purposeful design that’s pleasing to the eyes.
8. Recover the walls
Changing what covers your walls can revolutionize your bathroom, even if you change nothing else.
Painting is a simple and inexpensive way to liven up and brighten the space. Neutral and bright colors give you freedom to play around with the style of the room in less labor-intensive ways (like switching out your towels or decor).,
But if you really want to kick it up a notch, do a wallpaper job. An accent wall also adds finesse and interest to the room.
9. Swap boring for bold
Simplicity is great, but choosing to have bold features dramatically changes the mood in the bathroom. Install a jazzy-looking mirror or other unique pieces to add interest and accentuate your desired bathroom aesthetic.
Simply Make Your Bathroom Look Better
When deciding to liven up your bathroom, there are many simple ways to make it look luxurious without needing to take on major projects.
The in-house designers at Riverstone Kitchens & Renovations are here to help! Contact us today for a free consultation and help you with your bathroom upgrade.