When looking for bathroom interior design ideas to fit your budget, consider how your bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in your home. Most people who renovate begin with their kitchen. Often, they end there too. Everyone in your home uses the bathroom, so the space deserves your full attention.
The following bathroom remodeling design ideas highlight affordable options for your bathroom makeover. Maybe the only thing you need is new lighting, or perhaps you want to flip the entire thing. We’re just here to inspire.
The Best Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
Here are some of our favorite bathroom renovation ideas. Allow yourself to be inspired and have some fun at the same time.
Solid Marble Vanity
While you may not be able to afford kitchen counters that are marble, bathroom counters are smaller. So small that when done right, all you need is one piece for your solid marble vanity project.
For a cheap cut, ask home improvement places if they have any returns available you can buy at a discount.
This marble is between eight to 12 inches thick. However, you can always opt for a single top layer on any bathroom cabinet or vanity. You can also get faux marble at a fraction of the price but it looks like the real thing.
Custom sinks aren’t cheap, but you can get unique freestanding sinks that will do the trick. The most affordable way to do this would be to get a standard cabinet and install a special sink on top of it. You can search for unique basin sinks to get started.
However, an even more impressive bathroom interior design involves an all-in-one sink and cabinet. These are harder to find within your budget but worth it if you can pull it off. Nothing is more sophisticated than solid pieces.
Traditional Table Vanity
This look works for a farmhouse, shabby chic, and beach house bathroom interior designs. It starts with a traditional table or island. From there, you install a bowl sink and faucet that will be attached to the wall.
If you’re lucky, you can hide the plumbing in a box on the wall or behind the table. That way, the entire piece looks natural. If you can’t, you can always place a dummy sink on the table and a small working sink elsewhere.
If all you can afford to remodel your bathroom is a few home decor accessories, then don’t worry. There are a few things you can do that will make a huge impact on the result. For instance, a hanging mirror.
A hanging mirror will make the area appear lighter and more calming. It will look best without any other bulky furniture or appliances near. Try using simple frame sink and tub units for the best results.
Another great way to amp up your mirror game is to add a backlight. If you do this you can add a simple, frameless mirror, the cheapest one you can find. Backlights aren’t expensive. Affordable options include LED or fairy lights.
This bathroom interior design adds a floating sink and freestanding bathtub. A simple seat in the corner makes this bathroom inviting and the cabinet with visible white towels makes it appear neat and tidy.
The Bathroom Garden
People tend to leave house plants for the living room and bedrooms. The reason for this is unknown, but it needs to stop. There’s no reason why plants shouldn’t be in a bathroom, as long as there is enough natural light to keep them alive.
Some of the best bathroom plants include the pothos because it’s easy to keep alive, the snake plant because of their thick leaves, and bamboo because of the vibe that it gives off. Not to mention, all of these are affordable and easy to find.
We reviewed floating sinks earlier because they are trending across the US. More often than not, they have sharp lines and little to no hardware. The tub, cabinets, and mirrors often follow suit.
This bathroom was inspired by a visit to Japan. Notice the image that resembles a bonsai tree and uniform lines. If you want a cheaper Japanese plant, bamboo is a great option, and as mentioned, works well in any bathroom.
Half And Half Paint Job
If you have OCD, this bathroom interior design trend is not for you. However, if you’re an artist who likes things a little messy, you will love it. It can start with wallpaper or a mural.
From there, you paint one-half of the wall. You can even paint half with one color and the other half with a different color to save money instead of using wallpaper. The unique thing about this design is how the lines aren’t even.
Half And Half For The OCD
If the half and half design speaks to you, but you can’t tolerate things that aren’t uniform, then maybe there is a happy medium. This bathroom design paints the upper half white and the bottom half a bright color.
In this particular design, they also spaced the cabinet and sink to balance the room out. Each piece is the same distance from the wall and meets in the center. That’s the most important aspect for someone living with OCD.
If you look at most bathrooms, you’ll notice that seating isn’t common. People typically don’t hang out in bathrooms, but there are moments when seating is useful. For example, when getting ready to go out at night.
This bathroom utilizes its extra storage by turning it into a seat. The cabinet is waterproof, so there are no worries when coming in from swimming or out of the shower. All in all, it’s the perfect solution to a lack of seating.
Create Your Own Vanity
This may be the most unique vanity that we’ve seen. It is an inspiration to anyone struggling to create an original design within their budget. Anyone can find an affordable bike. From there, it’s a simple construction.
Although this bicycle looks fantastic, it’s not the only thing you can use. One visit to the thrift store should inspire you. Or, if you don’t feel like shopping in person there are plenty of e-commerce stores to choose from.
Red Carpet Bathroom
While marble floors, vanities, and walls are great additions to make your bathroom look like a million bucks, those aren’t the only options available. The items here, like pearls and candelabras, are affordable.
You can get knock-0ff pearls and plastic or steel candelabras just about anywhere online. If you can only find plastic, then remember that a can of silver spray paint can go a long way in adding value to your items.
Glass, Glass, And Glass
Glass is one material that is affordable, yet increased the value of any room. This bathroom utilizes that by adding glass jars and bottles as decoration. They minimize furniture to heighten the effects of said glass.
The freestanding tub and basin sink make the room feel airy while the floating shelves give extra space. This look is perfect for that beach house due to the bottles reminding one of sea glass or messages in a bottle.
Unique Mirror Shapes
Believe it or not, it’s not that expensive to have a mirror custom cut. However, if you can’t find a business that can do it, you can find plenty of options on eBay, LetGo, or Craigslist. Or, a personal favorite, Chairish.
A custom-cut mirror, even if it’s not your custom cut, is an entire bathroom interior design in itself. Sometimes all it takes is a round cut, but if you’re lucky, you’ll get something so unique, you’re the only one with it.
The easiest way to get textured walls is with textured wallpaper. While spackling works well, it takes a trained team to do it right, not to mention the cost of paint for painting over it. With wallpaper, you can do it yourself.
Textured wallpaper comes in all textures and patterns. But if you want to paint over the wallpaper yourself, you can buy anaglypta which is a thin paper that adheres to walls and can be painted with any interior paint.
If you pay attention, you’ll notice hanging lights aren’t common in bathrooms, especially those without a shield. When they are used, they usually hang above the vanity, which emanates the most light.
However, if you’re looking for something different, then consider simple bulb lights hung in odd places. Get a unique, larger bulb or place small ones throughout the room. Just remember to get plug-in lights, so wiring isn’t a problem.
Symmetrical Jack And Jill
There’s something quite satisfying about Jack and Jill sinks as symmetrical as these. Not only do they have the same sinks, but opposing drawers, shelves, and mirrors. The way they are floating only adds to this effect.
The only thing that separates them is the jars in the center, which can hold toothbrushes and other hygienic tools for their respective owners. This not only divides them but also gives each side a chance to personalize.
A Vanity Prep Area
Most people forgo a vanity set up with a chair. But it’s not only trendy to have one, but it’s also practical. Having a comfortable place to get ready is a luxury. When not in use, the chair can be moved to either side, thus allowing for more space.
The bathroom can be one of the most therapeutic rooms in a home. You take an Epsom salt bath and sit down to do your daily routine, apply makeup, or enjoy a few minutes alone. Hence the home tree.
Tubs With Feet
A freestanding tub with feet, or clawfoot tub, is one of the biggest statements you can make in a bathroom. They compliment bathrooms of all sizes, standing out the most in smaller bathrooms but fitting the theme of a large wallpaper bathroom.
If you do use a freestanding bathtub, complete the interior bathroom design with a pedestal sink and a smaller freestanding toilet. This will maintain a light look. Speaking of light, one of those backlit mirrors would complete this design.