Upgrading your bathroom can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. Giving your bathroom a facelift can be as simple as making a few changes and additions here and there.
If you’re not quite ready for a full-scale renovation or remodelling, then these tips should help to transform your bathroom into a modern sanctuary of relaxation in no time.
Refresh your walls
The decor you choose to embellish your walls with has a huge impact on the overall look and style of your bathroom. Whilst a complete re-tile isn’t for everyone, there are alternatives that can help to elevate your look.
Investing in peel and stick wallpaper is a simple trick for imitating tiles on your walls for a fraction of the cost and time spent. There are thousands of designs to choose from that make it easy to switch up the look each time you fancy a refresh.
Upgrade your accessories
Considering bathrooms typically aren’t the most spacious of rooms, accessories are key when it comes to expressing your style and taking your bathroom look from 0 to 100.
It’s always worth investing in luxury towels that will last you a lifetime and add an element of opulence to your overall look. Opt for textures, patterns and colours that complement and enhance your existing decor, and choose matching accessories such as bath rugs to complete the look.
Take this all the way down to the finer details, and hone in on some of the more basic accessories such as toiletry holders and tissue boxes, picking out stylish pieces that give the wow factor.
Bring in the light
One of the simplest yet most effective ways of updating your bathroom is by adding more lighting. A light and airy space instantly looks clean, modern and aesthetically pleasing.
Consider switching out your standard vanity mirror for one with strip lights on either side or underneath to really enhance the space and light things up.
If your current lighting fixtures aren’t doing much to create the look you’re going for, switch them out. Change your ceiling pendant for individual spotlights, or look for smart ways to light up different areas of the room such as bath panel lighting.
Update your hardware
If you don’t have the budget to upgrade your bathroom shower, wash basin or bath, you may find that you don’t actually need to. It’s likely that your old fixtures and fittings are what’s holding you back from re-creating your most sought after Pinterest-style bathroom inspiration.
Taps, toilet paper holders, hooks and other hardware are easily removed and replaced with sleeker, more modern styles (providing they’re sized up correctly). If you’re after a monochrome look, upgrade your bathroom with black painted fixtures. For a feminine touch, opt for an ultra-chic copper or rose gold metal finish.
Style your storage space
Who says storage has to be purely functional? Take advantage of your need for storage space by styling it up.
Vanities may be the standard, but they’re not the only option. Mount some sleek shelving on your wall to display a select few essentials and decorative items such as small potted plants. Invest in some stylish baskets to house your towels, and upgrade your storage cabinet to a mirrored alternative to reflect the light and open up the space.