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How to decorate your bathroom

31st Mar '21 • By Shreya Kulkarni

To help you transform space, we've 6 easy bathroom decorating ideas that will refresh your space

bathroom-decor-ideasThere's no denying that bathroom renovations can be costly. But styling your bathroom doesn't have to come with a high price tag, which is why we have a fresh batch of budget-friendly decor ideas that actually make a difference. Just because we can't splurge on the bathtub of our dreams doesn't mean we can't give our bathrooms a major design upgrade. In an effort to make fresh, stylish interiors a little more accessible, we have some quick tips to decorate your bathroom

DIY painting

Improve your bathroom wall decor by painting your walls with the perfect colour. It’s a quick and easy DIY bathroom 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 bath. It’s 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 mildew. Picking one colour and sticking to it will make things a lot easier, and this tonal look is both on-trend and visually interesting if you go for something as simple as white

Affordable art

There’s 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 customized 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. You can also look into making your own artwork or shopping at budget-friendly stores

Change your fittings

A quick and easy bathroom decorating idea — change out your bathroom’s hardware. New drawer pulls, towel bars, toilet paper holder, and faucet will completely change the look of your bath. Replacing your bathroom fixtures can even make your countertop look fresh again. Replacement is as simple as unscrewing or popping off the old hardware and adding a new one. To keep this project quick and easy, be sure you are replacing old hardware with similarly-sized screw hole spacing, especially on bar style drawer pulls that require screws. You’ll make fewer new holes in the cabinets and walls.


Hang a full-length mirror on the back of the bathroom door too. A wall-to-ceiling mirror boosts not only light but makes this streamlined bathroom look doubly spacious. Placing mirrors at right angles to one another will also provide useful opportunities for viewing yourself from every angle. Go for bright lighting at the mirror for shaving and applying make-up, but add a dimmer switch to the main light so you can create a mellow mood for bathing. Look for a round or angled style, or choose a long, horizontal shape that elongates a small wall. Whatever the shape, make sure it’s at a scale that gives you plenty to view.

Accessorize it

Add a few more custom accessories and accent pieces to complete your DIY bathroom design. Try fresh textures and shades of colour, or a candle or room diffuser for a fresh scent. The best part is you may have these items already laying around in your house. Repurpose accent pieces from other rooms that may be cluttered or going in a different direction. Donate or throw away your old, mismatched towels and buy new ones that match your new bathroom decor. Throw in an accent colour or pattern for a modern bathroom design touch. Try fresh textures and shades of colour for your floor mat. Choose a patterned or a printed shower curtain that coordinates with your towels and mats.

New lights

Never compromise on lighting. Good lighting is a must in every part of your house, including the bathroom. Beautiful, hanging lights can help add a bit of personality and give the place a really good look. This will help a small bathroom look luxurious. Consider investing in large-scale light fixtures—specifically flush-mount chandeliers. Replacing outdated lighting fixtures can be a less expensive option for transforming your bathroom decor. There’s a wide variety of affordable lighting fixtures available in stores and online. 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. It’s smart to choose LED lighting fixtures since they’re the most energy-efficient and don’t add extra heat to your bathroom.

All these cheap hacks will make you feel like you have renovated your bathroom entirely. If you want to have a more hands-on bathroom renovation, take a look at our latest trends

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