Bathroom decors are usually so unremarkable and that’s a real shame because this space, like any other, has a lot of potential. We can think of at least twenty different ways to make a bathroom stand out and look beautiful and some of the ideas are actually very simple, affordable, and customizable. There are many different ways to go about this task, each with its own unique characteristics. Check out some of our favorite ideas to help you reinvent your bathroom décor:
20 Quick and Easy Ways to Transform Your Bathroom
1. Bathroom plants
Using houseplants in general as decorations around the house is a great idea because they not only look fresh and vibrant but they also help purify the air. There are plenty of plants that suit the bathroom environment, enjoy the moisture, and don’t require lots of sunlight to thrive.
2. Black frames
Black frames give showers, doors, and windows in general a very distinctive look. They’re a bit retro while also featuring industrial influences and that’s a very special combo that has a lovely effect on interior designs and decors or all types. Black frame showers in particular can become stylish focal points for bathrooms of all sorts of styles.
3. Bathroom storage
We can’t emphasize enough the need for proper storage in the bathroom. It’s good to have a variety of storage options that suit different needs and purposes. Bathroom shelves in particular can be super useful. They’re very practical and versatile and even though they don’t seem like a big deal they have a big impact on the room’s overall functionality and decor.
4. Pedestal sinks
Pedestal sinks were very trendy for a while and recently we’ve been witnessing a comeback of this particular style. Given that nowadays these sinks are pretty uncommon, you can definitely take advantage of that to make your bathroom stand out and look special. You will however need to find alternative storage solutions for the room.
5. Floating vanity
The modern bathroom vanity trend is more of less dominated by floating vanity designs which are highly appreciated for their ability to make rooms appear airy and spacious and for their lightweight and minimalist appearance. Add LED lighting to the underside of the vanity for a dramatic effect.
6. Backlit mirrors
Speaking of accents lighting and dramatic effects, backlit mirrors make awesome focal points for modern and contemporary bathrooms. You can opt for white or colored lighting to make your bathroom look more futuristic and sophisticated. Some mirrors come with built-in LED lights but you can always add them yourself to pretty much any wall-mounted mirror if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to change the decor.
7. Double vanity
You can also reinvent your bathroom with a double sink vanity. There are many stylish designs to choose from and a lot of them show a perfect blend of looks and function, complementing their minimalism with smooth curves and seamless lines. Double vanities are actually a perfect match not just for master bathrooms but also for guest suites.
8. Freestanding tub
Freestanding bathtubs come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. They’re timeless, elegant, and also super versatile. They add a sophisticated note to a bathroom’s design whether it’s modern, vintage, or traditional. Most modern freestanding tubs feature sculptural designs and in some cases innovative and unusual shapes.
Another way to achieve a sophisticated bathroom decor is by using marble. White marble with grey veining is particularly elegant and also quite popular and affordable. Marble tiles can be installed on the walls and floor of a bathroom to create a chic decor that envelops the room. For a more subtle look, you can opt for marble countertops, washbasins, or shelves.
10. Wall hung toilets
Just like wall-mounted vanities, wall-hung toilets allow bathrooms to look airy, spacious, and breezy. They’re also very practical because they make cleaning easy and because it’s also easier to decorate around them. The water tank is hidden inside the wall which is perfect if you’re aiming to create a minimalist look.
11. Bathroom tiles
There’s also something else that has a huge impact on the overall look and ambiance of this space: the bathroom tiles. There are a lot of different styles and options to choose from. To name just a few, subway tiles are timeless and classy and so are marble tiles while mosaics are perfect if you want to create a unique and eye-catching design.
12. Add a Heated Towel Rail
In the winter months, there’s nothing better than getting out of the bath or shower and stepping into a warm towel. Add a heated towel rail to enjoy a touch of luxury in your bathroom every day. Most heated towel rails look very modern and stylish and also offer you a practical way to store your towels when they aren’t in use. You’ll also find it helps to warm up the room as well in the winter months, as there’s nothing worse than having to wash in a freezing cold bathroom. While most people choose to affix a heated towel rail to the wall, you could even opt for a freestanding heated towel rail to save the hassle of installing this appliance.
13. Add New Handles to the Cabinets and Doors
If you don’t have the budget to fully replace your bathroom cabinets and cupboards, one easy way to refresh them is with new handles or doorknobs. There are so many pretty doorknob options to choose from that will fit any type of home, and you’ll have no issue finding some to match the current color scheme you are using. These pretty clear crystal door knobs would look great on your main bathroom door, but you could also find similar smaller ones to add to your cupboards.
14. Refresh the Grout
For anyone who has decided to replace the tiles in their bathroom, you can ignore this step, but for anyone else, refreshing the grout is a great way to make your bathroom look fresher and more modern. It’s a pretty simple job that shouldn’t take up too much of your time but will brighten up any bathroom. If you want to do the job properly, make sure you grind out the old grout before you go ahead and refill the grout. If you are really short of time, use a grout pen instead, which you can add to the lines between your tiles after cleaning them. Family Handyman shares a simple step-by-step guide for anyone who has never taken on this task before.
15. Choose a New Shower Curtain
When your bath or shower requires you to use a shower curtain, you’ll want to make sure you are replacing this regularly. There’s nothing more disgusting than a black and moldy shower curtain, especially when you are welcoming guests into your home. The good news is that there are some really fun designs on offer nowadays, so you can add a bold shower curtain that’s reflective of your personality and style. Take a look at this bold floral shower curtain from Wayfair, which will make a great first impression for anyone visiting your home in the upcoming months. Replacing your shower curtain is one of the cheapest ways to reinvent your bathroom décor and can completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom.
16. Create a Spa-Like Atmosphere
We aren’t all lucky enough to be able to go to a spa regularly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spa to your home. Real Simple shares some of their top tips for changing the atmosphere of your bathroom. We recommend adding pretty candles to the edge of your bathroom and a bath caddy where you can store your drink and book while relaxing in the tub. After a busy day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home to enjoy a long, warm bath, so make sure your bathroom is somewhere you are happy to spend plenty of time. Consider adding mood lighting or lights which you can dim and some relaxing background music for that spa-like experience that will make you feel like you are really visiting your favorite spa.
17. Add a Bathroom Stool
A bathroom stool is a simple yet practical addition to any bathroom. It offers you somewhere to sit while you are brushing your teeth or doing your make-up. A stool can also double up as storage, as you can use it to store your towels while you are in the bath or shower. Find a light, wooden stool for the best results, as this will blend in with almost any type of bathroom décor. If your bathroom is really relaxing, you’ll love having an excuse to spend extra time in here, thanks to your new stool.
18. Find a New Bath Mat
In the same way that you should regularly replace your shower curtain, it’s time to consider whether your bath mat needs replacing. As bath mats often take up a large percentage of the floor space in your bathroom, you’ll want one that looks clean and in good condition at all times. A worn-out bath mat can make a terrible first impression for guests and looks scruffy even if the rest of your bathroom décor is modern and fresh. Find a pretty bath mat that complements the rest of your bathroom décor for best results.
19. Add Textured Baskets to Your Bathroom
Textured baskets can be used for a wide range of reasons in your bathroom, including laundry and storing towels. You’ll find textured baskets available in all sizes, so you can choose one or a few to tidy up your bathroom. When you are looking to reinvent your bathroom décor, your first consideration should be clearing away the clutter. If you don’t have enough storage space in the cupboards and drawers in your bathroom, adding baskets will help you to clear away everything that’s messing up your space. You’ll find this helps to create a more peaceful and stress-free environment that you enjoy spending time in.
20. Replace Your Taps
The sink is one of the most used areas in our bathroom, but it’s somewhere we often neglect to spend time or effort on when redecorating our bathrooms. We encourage you to think about replacing your bathroom faucets and choose a new color scheme or design to modernize your space. Think about going darker for a more striking design, which will completely transform the look and feel of the space. Check out these modern taps from Wayfair, which would look great in any contemporary bathroom. They also help to save water, which is something any homeowner should be concerned about.
As you can see, there are so many easy ways to reinvent your bathroom décor. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a huge change to your bathroom, and all of these changes listed above can be done on a small budget. With just a few tweaks to your current bathroom setup, you’ll create a more relaxing and organized space that you will love spending time in each day.