A bathroom is a restroom – the space in our home that most of us use to freshen up quite a few times in a day. Yet this is the most neglected part of our home. Has it ever occurred to you that your bathroom should look pleasant too? Very often while decorating or renovating your home on a budget you tend to overlook the bathroom. Have you wondered why? Well the bathroom is very less frequented by other people that could be one of the reasons. But don’t you think your bathroom deserves to look spic-and-span too? I am sure you do, but at the same time you have to work around a tight budget. You’ll be surprised to know that the bathroom is the simplest and the least expensive rooms to decorate in a home. By using a little bit of creativity you can transform your bathroom and give it a whole new look, that too by spending very little money. Decorating on a budget does not have to look cheap. Here are a few tips that will give character and personality to your bathroom on a budget.
Change the Linens
The first thing to do is to replace the shower curtains, rugs and towels in your bathroom. It may sound simple but it will immediately transform the look of the bathroom. When you are decorating on a budget you may sometimes find it difficult to purchase an entire set of linens all at once. An easy solution is to purchase them one at a time. Making use of your creativity in this aspect can save you a lot of money. Just purchase plain white shower curtains and then customize them by adding colorful ribbons to the edges or the hem of the curtain.
Paint your Bathroom
Changing the color scheme is an ordinary way to give an extraordinary look to your bathroom. So go ahead, repaint your bathroom, but remember the color scheme should be in sync with the linens. Don’t forget to add a fresh coat of paint to the bathroom shelves and the vanity too. If you are on a budget it is better to avoid decorative painting. To keep your bathroom looking fresh for a long time, use paints that are specifically designed to cope with high moisture levels. This will help to keep the paintwork intact and in the process allow you to save money.
Stress on Details
It’s amazing how little details can dramatically change the look of a room. So when you are working on a budget concentrate more on small changes, like replacing those outdated plumbing fixtures. New faucets, shower heads and shower control knobs will not cost you much, but will radically change the look of your bathroom. An interesting light fixture can make a big statement in your bathroom too. De – clutter your cabinet by getting rid of those empty toiletry bottles. Consider changing the handles of the vanity and wall cabinets. Your plain looking bathroom mirror can also get a makeover. Simple wooden molds can be used to frame the mirror and make it look absolutely new. This will not cost you a fortune but will certainly make your bathroom look fetching.
Accessorize the Bathroom
Using a bit of creativity accessorize your bathroom with practical items like soaps, shampoos and towels that will not only save space but also your money. Use large baskets to display the towels or simply hang the towels and tie them with silk ribbons, flowers or tassels in coordinating colors. Plants can make a bathroom look lively – so a few potted plants can adorn one corner of the room. Dried flowers in place of plants, like a bunch of dried eucalyptus, goes very well in a bathroom mainly because of its fragrance. Scented candles and potpourri will lend a spa like feel to your bathroom.
The bathroom is the most down to earth space in your home and it deserves to look pleasant. However, you don’t have to break the bank to decorate your bathroom. Just use your decorative skills in a creative manner and watch the difference.