Decorating a bathroom can be hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. From farmhouse chic to chic and stylish, there are plenty of themes that can add character to your bathroom, and there are even some tips that will make your small bathroom seem larger than it is. Some of the tips below can help you get started on designing this room so that it reflects your unique style and impresses your guests.
Designing your bathroom to have a rustic feel can make your bathroom stand out from the crowd. A simple claw-foot tub (which can often be acquired from vintage stores or even garage sales for a low cost) can add plenty of character to the bathroom and conserve space. By adding in little accents like a colorful stool or a vintage tray displaying country-scented toiletries, you can totally transform your bathroom overnight.
Get crazy with patterns
The bathroom doesn’t have to be boring! Whether you choose a loud wallpaper, bright, eye-opening colors or a bold pattern with which to style the walls, it is sure to add personality to your bathroom. You can get artsy with it too, and create your own designs. Try designing the walls with a unique style by using sponges to press airy designs on the walls.
Move around the furniture
Sometimes you don’t need to make very significant changes or replacements to add a new character to the bathroom. If you have lots of storage cabinets or containers or shelving, try rearranging it all. Not only can this mix up the look a little bit, but it can also make a small bathroom appear larger.
You can’t go wrong with a classic bathroom that uses white subway tiles and a splash of marble or granite throughout. The white tile goes especially well with silver accents and fixtures, so be sure to take that into consideration when looking at where you want to store towels, toiletries and the like.
The simpler, the better
Just because you’re looking to redecorate your bathroom doesn’t mean you need to upend everything and start from scratch. Sometimes detractive design can be an appealing alternative to overdoing it. Ditch the oversized, ornate mirror for a simpler one with a basic frame. Install simple wire shelving on which to place your bath towels. Keep décor to a minimum and focus on clean vanity and counter tops to widen up the space a bit and create some visual breathing room.
Add some color
For whatever reason, white bathrooms tend to always be popular. Step away from the norm and take some risks when it comes to your bathroom! Even if you do decide to go mostly white with the design of your bathroom, a splash of color throughout the room can actually make it appear bigger than it really is. Add in a deep blue vase or a neon green piece of art to draw the eye to the center of the accent, causing the walls of the room to seemingly expand.
Do it Yourself
You don’t have to be a professional decorator or artist to add your own personality to the bathroom without breaking the bank. You can do many projects yourself to add extra flavor to the room. If you opt for the farmhouse look, repurpose mason jars into vases (you can paint them to fit any color scheme, too). Create your own focal point by framing a part of the wall and then adding 3-D wall decals within it.
Now that you have some great tips on how to redecorate your bathroom, you can decide what style you want to go with and get started right away. Many of the items mentioned above can be procured at your local dollar store, garage sales, estate sales or secondhand shops. You don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate a fantastic bathroom that employs top tier design elements. Creating a budget first can help guide you as you choose which styles and techniques you want to mimic. These tips will work no matter what the size or style of your current bathroom, and some of them can even help your small bathroom appear bigger than it really is.