Decorating your bathroom on a budget

21 May, 2023 - 00:05 0 Views
Decorating your bathroom on a budget

The Sunday Mail

IF you dread walking into your dated bathroom and dream of a change, we have got a fresh list of bathroom decorating ideas that are inexpensive and simple to do.

The most important project you can do for a bathroom makeover is a lighting upgrade. A study found that lighting, paired with the right colour, affects mood. For more bathroom dos and don’ts, check out our guide.

DIY fresh bathroom paint

Improve your bathroom wall decor by painting your walls with the perfect colour. It is a quick and easy DIY decor idea that can immediately transform your bathroom. Light colours will make a small bathroom look bigger. Dark or vibrant colours add a touch of drama to any size bathroom. It is no longer necessary to choose gloss paint in a bathroom to combat moisture. Ask the paint shop to mix in an additive to matte paint to keep it from getting mildewed. Do not stop with painting the walls — purchase an eggshell or semi-gloss paint and paint the cabinets, too!

Budget-friendly lighting fixtures

Replacing outdated lighting fixtures can be a less expensive option for transforming your bathroom decor. There is a wide variety of affordable lighting fixtures available in stores. Remember, major electrical projects are best left to professionals. However, with some guidance, switching out lighting fixtures is an easy DIY bathroom project you can do in a day. Modern bathroom lighting includes hanging pendants and light bars that diffuse light in a room.

Affordable bathroom wall art

There is no need to stare at blank walls in your bathroom. Treated canvas prints are water-resistant and affordable.

Go for oversized proportions to get the best visual impact. For a unique look, have a local printer blow up a favourite photo into customised wall art. Nowadays, custom printers can create canvas prints and even laminate them for water resistance. When brainstorming bathroom decorating ideas for art, think beyond a canvas print. A wall gallery of favourite objects like starfish or baskets can be a personal and refreshing way to decorate your bathroom walls.

Bath tile dupes

If your tile is boring, try covering it with removable adhesive tiles. They are easy to cut and instal, and they look like the real thing. The big win is that they can be removed whenever you want without damaging the surface behind it.

Hardware and faucet upgrades

Change out your bathroom’s hardware. New drawer pulls, towel bars, toilet paper holder and faucet will completely change the look of your bathroom. Replacing your bathroom fixtures can even make your countertop look fresh again.

New powder room flooring

Affordable, resilient vinyl floor planks are available at most home improvement stores and come in a variety of wood species and patterns. They are really good-looking and include texture and imperfections on the surface, much like a real wood floor or stone tile would. Installation is as easy as scoring with a blade, peeling and sticking. The best part is that vinyl floors tend to be waterproof and come with long warranties against wear and tear.


Multi-functional and storage in your bathroom

Decluttering and organising your bathroom will instantly give it a fresh look. If you have a small bathroom, think about how you can improve on existing storage. Adding pull-out drawers into a cabinet is an easy weekend upgrade. Standard sizes of pull-out drawers are available at most home improvement stores. Other ways to maximise storage include floating wall shelving, wall-mounted baskets and small furniture-style storage cabinet.

Inexpensive updates to towels and rugs

Donate or throw away your old, mismatched towels and buy soft, fluffy ones that match your new bathroom decor. Throw in an accent colour or pattern for a modern bathroom design touch. Shop for these key textiles to update your powder room style. Try fresh textures and shades of colour for the floor mat. Look for comfort and unique materials. Choose a patterned or printed shower curtain that coordinates with your towels and mats. —

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