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Easy Ways to Spruce up Your Bathroom on a Budget

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March 19, 2014 · 1.5k Views

When something about your bathroom just isn’t working for you anymore, you don’t have to revert to a whole remodel. Instead, with just a few tweaks or additions, you can reinvent the intimate space. No matter your taste or the size of your bathroom, you can turn the room into a space you can be proud of.


Sometimes the storage in your bathroom, or lack thereof, is the biggest problem with the space. There’s nothing more annoying than feeling cramped when trying to get ready in the morning. There are many storage options that are not only efficient, but also sleek, to upgrade your space exponentially. Adding a medicine cabinet that affixes to the wall is the best way to save space while creating more. The Lattice Bathroom Wall Cabinet ($77.99, Target) is chic, pretty and useful, adding to both the storage space and décor of your bathroom.


One of the most affordable ways to change the look and feel of any room in your home is with some fresh paint. A brand new paint job, a splash of color on an accent wall or even a painted border can change the room completely. When you simply cannot delve into a full paint job instead pick a wall, pick a color and go to town creating an accent wall. When you’re only painting an accent wall, feel free to go with something bold that you wouldn’t use for an entire room—just have fun with it!

You don’t have to stick with one color or texture either—one of the prettiest styles is stripes in the same shade, but alternating flat and glossy.  BEHR Premium Plus Home Decorators Collection ($26.96, Home Depot) is a great paint that comes in a wide variety of colors to fit any taste.


When you simply cannot bare another minute in your bathroom as it is, step back and figure out what it is you don’t like. Is it that the faucet is covered in gunk? Is it the color of your toilet? Or does your ancient shower head make you feel like you’re living in the 1900s? Or maybe you simply don’t have the right lighting.

Changing out fixtures is not an extremely expensive process, especially if done one at a time, and that simple transition will renew your space. Bad lighting in a bathroom can make you feel gloomy, so pick a new, sleek lighting system that fits your style and budget. The allen + roth 3-Light Elloree Brushed Nickel Bathroom Vanity Light ($69, Lowes) is stylish enough to upgrade any bathroom into a personal sanctuary. This sleek Voss rainshower showerhead ($146.65, Moen) will instantly turn your shower into a relaxing oasis.


The most affordable and simplest ways to upgrade your bathroom is with slight décor tweaks. Maybe that sailboat photo is outdated, or you simply cannot bare to look at the frog shaped toothbrush holder any longer Picking up a few complementary pieces of framed art, some candles, soap dispensers, or fresh new towels can make your space feel brand new. Coordinate your new décor and you’ll feel your space come together. This Stella Lotion Pump ($11.99, Target) and the Stella Shower Curtin ($29.99, Target) matched with some luxurious brown and blue towels will allow your bathroom to regain it’s status as the most relaxing space in the home.

There are many ways to upgrade a bathroom on a budget that won’t break your back, either.

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