6 Inexpensive Ideas for a Bathroom Upgrade

The bathroom may often be the smallest room in the house, but there’s no need for it to be the drabbest.


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Whether you are a quick and functional morning shower person or the type who looks forward to a relaxing soak in a bubble bath, there’s no need to suffer tired and shabby décor, especially when it is so easy to give your bathroom a mini-makeover without breaking the bank or employing a tradesperson.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Idea 1 – Coordinate colours

Most town centres and retail parks boast discount home furnishing stores, so make time to browse for key items to give your bathroom an instant facelift. Colour coordinating a few key pieces such as towels, shower curtain, rug and loo seat covers shows that thought went into the design.

Idea 2 – Experiment with artwork

Opt for a few small quirky pieces or unusual accessories. Tired of your toilet brush? Switch it for one that looks like a cacti or a wine bottle. Switch the toilet roll storage for something more interesting and add some retro flying ducks to a wall.

Idea 3 – Make a statement with a block coloured wall

Choose a bold colour over pastels and paint one entire wall with it, using any leftovers to revamp an old cabinet or chair to add to the room.

Idea 4 – Light the way

Lighting doesn’t have to be the old fashioned harsh overhead sort. Whether your personal tastes run to candles, (real or the much safer alternative, eternal), spotlights or even a disco glitter ball, this is an easy way to give your bathroom a fast makeover. Just be sure to have a qualified electrician do any specialist work needed.

Idea 5 – What’s on the floor?

Sticky, mouldy carpets are the stuff of nightmares, so dumping yours for some decent quality vinyl flooring is an instant makeover in itself. If you don’t have the skills yourself, seek advice from a company like http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/vinyl-flooring.

Idea 6 – Scents matter

A pleasantly scented bathroom is really important, so why not make a pretty feature out of candles, scent sticks, wax melts or whatever other fragrance carriers you like? There are plenty of neutral options around too, if this sounds too feminine for your tastes.