How to Update Your Bathroom in 9 Easy Steps

Whether you have lived somewhere for some time, or you have just moved into a new home, updating the décor in the rooms of your house is a great way to give your home a boost.

However, when it comes to redecorating, the bathroom is often the most neglected room in the house, but you should be sure to give it as much attention as you would any other room.

By sprucing up the décor and making a few changes, you can make your bathroom the most relaxing and peaceful room in your whole house. You can use your bathroom to unwind after a long day at work, and by following these 9 easy steps, you can transform your bathroom without it costing you a fortune.

Clear Out the Clutter

You often find that your bathroom easily becomes cluttered and messy as you have toiletries scattered all over the room. While it is great that you have lotions and potions on hand to give you the ultimate relaxing experience, an excessive number of bottles balanced round the edge of the bath can make the room look untidy. This disorganized collection of toiletries can even lead you to feel stressed out and stop you from making the most out of your bathroom.

You could invest in some storage space in your bathroom so that you can put away your bottles and towels out of sight. This means that they are on hand to use if necessary, but doesn’t leave the room looking untidy. Getting a cupboard built under the sink is a great way to add more storage space without taking up too much room.

Size Matters

It is important that you think about the size of your bathroom and don’t try to overcrowd it with more furniture than you have room for. If you only have a small bathroom, then you may consider having a shower cubicle installed instead of a bath. But if you enjoy a relaxing bath then you could have a shower head installed over the bathtub so that you can enjoy both a shower and a bath without losing valuable space in the room.

You may have an idea of your dream bathroom, but what you want isn’t necessarily what you will be able to have. Be sure to measure furniture before you buy it to check that it will fit in the room.

Be Bold with Colors

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to update a tired-looking room is to change the color of the walls. Changing the color of the walls will transform how a room looks and give it a totally new look.

You shouldn’t be afraid of being bold with the colors in your bathroom, as even though most people tend to go for more neutral color themes, recent bathroom trends encourage artsy wallpapers and bold wall art to give your bathroom a unique and refreshing look.

You should be sure to make your bathroom a reflection of your personality, so be bold with the design of your bathroom and make it a room you love spending time in.

Get a New Shower Curtain

One of the best things about updating your bathroom is that a little can go a long way, and by making the smallest of changes, you can transform not only the look of a room, but also how you use a room. So, by adding a new shower curtain, you can add some style and a burst of color to your bathroom cheaply and easily.

Replace Lighting

There are now more lighting options available than ever before which means you are bound to find some that fit both the style of your room, as well as your budget. Some light fittings will be more expensive than others, but by replacing your old light fittings with something new, you can change the whole mood of a room.

In recent years, pendant lights have become popular features in bathrooms, and by using natural colored light bulbs, you can create a bright and welcoming bathroom atmosphere.

Change Fixtures

An easy and cost-effective way to update your bathroom is to change the appliances and fittings you have. By investing in a new shower head and adding new faucets to the sink, you can dramatically change the look of your bathroom. New appliances will give your room a fresh feel that will make it feel like a brand-new bathroom. 

Update the Tiles

Most bathrooms have tiles somewhere in the room, and they can easily start to look old and discolored. While having your whole bathroom re-tiled can be a costly project to start, you can update the tiles while sticking to a budget.

Simply by cleaning up the tiles and respraying them with some tile paint, they can look entirely different to the old and tired tiles that were once there. It is also a good idea to replace the grout that is between the tiles to make them look cleaner and fresher.

Add New Accessories

Bathroom accessories are a great way to change the color theme in your bathroom without having to make bigger changes. By investing in some new towels and a soap dispenser to create a color theme, you can give your bathroom a fresh new look.

You can add a few decorative objects to your bathroom, such as candles, that will transform your bathroom into a personalized relaxing haven.

Add Mirrors

Adding a mirror to your bathroom is a great way to add more natural light to a room while also giving the impression that the room is larger than it is. By adding a feature mirror, you can fill bare walls in your bathroom as well as making it a great place for you to get ready in the morning. Mirrors are functional items but can also provide a room with that finishing touch. 

Redecorating and updating your bathroom can seem like a very daunting and expensive task, but you can transform the whole décor of the room by making just a few small changes.