As homeowners, we often have an unusual relationship with our bathrooms. We constantly use our bathrooms, and they’re one of the spaces in our house that our company is most likely to see. Even so, we often don’t think too hard about what they look like, partially because it’s one of the trickiest and costliest places to remodel in the house.
But that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a bland bathroom. We have some simple and easy ways to give your bathroom a refresh, so you can be proud of it without breaking the bank.
When you think of making a room more visually pleasing, you don’t first think of organizing it. However, this simple, practical step can make your life easier and help you cut down on the clutter that takes away from your bathroom’s aesthetic. Here are a few ways to improve your bathroom’s organization:
- If you’re low on cabinet space, add a small set of drawers
- Add caddies or bins for different products, such as soaps, skin care, and hair ties.
- Install wall hooks
- Use drawer organizers
- Invest in a few cloth bins so everyone in the house can keep their things separate
- Add a shelving unit over the toilet
Sometimes the biggest thing standing in the way of organization is having too many things, and you’d be surprised how quickly things accumulate in the bathroom. Take the time to go through and purge all your old soaps and beauty products, and you’ll find that organization comes easily.
There isn’t a lot of floor space or furniture in a bathroom, so when it comes to redesigning this space, adding a little life to the walls is half the battle.
The quickest way to transform any room is by adding a coat of paint to the walls. While there isn’t technically a “wrong” choice for what color you choose for your bathroom, there are some principles to keep in mind when you pick your paint color. For example:
- Lighter colors, like white, tend to maximize light in a room, making it look bigger
- Darker colors, like black or dark gray, tend to make a space look more intimate and smaller
- Light colors show stains more clearly than dark colors
- Cool colors (green, blue, or purple) make walls feel further away, making the room look bigger
- Warm colors (yellow, orange, red) make walls seem closer, making the room feel smaller
When it comes to colors, keep in mind that different shades of the same color may have a different effect on your room. For example, if you wanted to paint your bathroom yellow but were worried about it being too small, you could choose a pale yellow, and the extra light will balance it.
These days, wallpaper isn’t just a staple of your grandmother’s sitting room. If you want a more charming, colorful bathroom without getting too messy with paints, you can put up wallpaper. Wallpaper can mimic a good paint job, or it can have a more elaborate pattern.
But a patterned wallpaper can overwhelm a smaller bathroom, especially if it’s brightly colored. If you’re worried about this happening to your bathroom, you can consider using your wallpaper on one wall as an accent. This may make your bathroom feel a little bigger.
If you are looking for the absolute simplest ways to give your bathroom a refresh without pulling out a paintbrush or wallpaper, you can’t go wrong with adding art. A single large painting or a few framed family portraits are the perfect way to break up a blank wall with a little visual interest.
Counters are a large part of a bathroom’s aesthetic but replacing them isn’t a simple or cheap task. Fortunately, there are several ways to refresh your counters without lugging in new countertops.
Peel and Stick Counters
The idea of marble countertops in the bathroom isn’t so far-fetched after all. Thanks to self-adhesive contact paper, you can stick a marble-looking cover on your old counters to transform their look. Don’t worry; the paper is waterproof and durable.
Repaint the Cabinets
Instead of focusing on the counters themselves, you can always focus on the area immediately surrounding them. If your counters have a wooden area beneath, adding a fresh coat of paint will often make the counters seem new too.
We typically don’t think of our bathroom linens as part of our bathroom’s aesthetic. But when linens are old or ratty, it makes a big difference in how your bathroom feels.
You can’t have a bathroom without a set of towels, both practically and visually. And when you choose towels that are good quality, the bathroom feels more put together, and you enjoy taking a bath or shower a lot more.
When you’re looking for new towels, look for durability and fabric choice. Towels made of 100 percent cotton are durable, absorbent, and breathable. This is certainly true of our luxury cotton bath towels.
Technically speaking, many don’t consider shower curtains part of their household linens. But given the role they play in our bathroom’s design, they’re worth discussing. Shower curtains add a needed pop of color, so replacing them can refresh your bathroom.
However, be wary of putting up any old curtain you see at the store. Look for a curtain that will fit your shower or bathtub size-wise. Also, pay attention to your curtain rings. You can find curtain rings in a variety of sizes and shapes. They even come in colors that match the curtain itself.
As we said, there isn’t typically much space for furniture in a bathroom. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t space for accessories. Beyond the wall art mentioned already, you can also include:
- House plants
- Patterned rugs
- Decorative soap dispenser
- Bathtub caddy
It’s not always easy to know how to decorate our bathrooms, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. With a little ingenuity, you can make a bathroom that both you and your guests will find comfortable. And when you need bathroom linens or a robe to wear when you step out of your shower, Red Land Cotton has everything you could need.