Infusing some new life into your bathroom doesn’t have to come at great cost. There are simple things you can do to boost the mood and update the look of a tired bathroom. If you feel like your bathroom needs some sprucing up, give some of these ideas a try.
1. New accessories
One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to spruce up your bathroom is to change the towels, bathmats, or other accessories. Choosing something bold instead of plain white or neutral linens can make a drastic difference to the overall appearance of your bathroom. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures. Mix in a funky trashcan or beautiful soap dispenser for a fresh look.
2. Reglaze your tub.
After a few years of use, your tub may be begging for some updating. Instead of tearing the whole thing out, reglazing is a great way to make it look brand new again, and it won’t cost you nearly as much as a full renovation.
3. Frame your mirror
Most houses or apartments come standard with a plain mirror fixed to the wall. For less than $50 you can bring a sophisticated look to your bathroom by framing it yourself. Add some crown molding to the top for a polished, modern appearance.
4. Paint your cabinets
Choose from the variety of stain shades available in your local hardware store to update your cabinets. A new color on the cabinets combined with some new hardware will completely change the look of your bathroom. A slightly more risky venture would be to spray paint your cabinets. Just be sure to cover your flooring and all other surfaces to protect from overspray. Remember to do light, even coats to avoid dripping and running.
Walking into a bathroom filled with a relaxing or fresh scent can boost your mood and relax your mind. Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to your toilet paper roll for a scent that will emanate for the life of your roll. Change the scent every few rolls to keep your bathroom feeling constantly updated.You can also hang some lavender, eucalyptus, or lemon grass from your shower head. As your water gets hot and releases steam, the scents of the plants will waft through your bathroom to create a spa-like experience.Another option is making your own reed diffuser. Choose a decorative glass bottle with a narrow opening that can be creatively displayed. Add some rattan reeds, and essential oil mixed with rubbing alcohol or vodka to diffuse the scent of your choice. You can also add some mineral oil or almond oil to the mix.With some creativity and perhaps a little elbow grease, you can spruce up your bathroom no matter what your budget is. Think about the mood you want to create and how you want to feel every time you enter the space, and choose the colors, textures, and updates that will help you achieve that state.