Bathrooms are often the most neglected rooms in our homes. They can get cluttered, dirty, and feel cramped with little storage for showering essentials. Luckily, there are some quick fixes to make your bathroom feel new, like adding some colorful aspects or unique accessories. Sprucing your bathroom can be an entire renovation project or just a few simple steps to make your bathroom more functional and beautiful.
Declutter and Clean Up
Before you do anything, try to clean your bathroom as much as possible:
- Give your toilet, shower, sink, and bathroom floor a thorough scrub. It’s worth investing in bathroom-specific cleaning products to get rid of as much dirt and limescale as you can. The bathroom is where you clean yourself, so ensuring the room is spotless is your first step.
- Throw out or combine all your shampoo and conditioner bottles or any other personal products you keep in your bathroom.
- The best way to reevaluate your bathroom is to remove everything you can. That way, you can take care only to reintroduce items that you need and love.
- If you can, putting items away in a cupboard or shower caddy can also help neaten your bathroom’s appearance.
- Put any necessities – like toilet paper – in an easily accessible place, so they’re out of sight but always close by when needed.
Cleaning up your bathroom is the perfect opportunity to get rid of any old towels or unneeded old face products and start anew.
Add a Little Color
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your bathroom is to add a touch of color. This could be an ambitious project like a fresh coat of paint or new cupboards but could also be smaller details. For example, getting a new shower curtain, a colorful bath mat, or even just some fancy soaps can add a pop of brightness to your bathroom.
If you can, try to pick a consistent color theme to match your new items, so your bathroom feels cohesive. Usually, bathrooms are associated with neutral colors like white or blue, but don’t be afraid to try something a little more out there! Your bathroom should feel as personal and vibrant as you’d like it to be.
Adding new small items to your bathroom can help it feel more homely. That could be hanging framed photos of your family or friends or displaying little knick-knacks that you enjoy. You could have a theme for all your new additions – for instance, laying out seashells and hanging ocean-themed artwork could make your bathroom feel like a day at the beach.
Introducing a potted plant is also a wonderful way to introduce some life into your bathroom, and many thrive off the slightly wetter air. Try to keep the plant relatively small, so it doesn’t dominate the space, and steer clear of cacti! Even more perfunctory items like your bath mat can be something unique and fun to make your bathroom seem like an entirely new space.
Updating the Floor and Shower
Your floor is a defining factor of your bathroom – often bathroom floors are tiled to help with any dampness, but the tiles can quickly become tired and chipped. Updating your tiled floor can significantly impact the entire look of your entire bathroom if you have the means. Of course, you could just regrout your tiles, particularly if they’re looking a little grey, and even use an epoxy sealant for an extra layer of protection.
If you do decide to invest in retiling your whole bathroom, consider your overall color theme. Colorful tiles are enough of a statement piece that it may be best to keep the rest of the room relatively neutral. You could also consider different patterns and styles – for instance, incorporating a border tile around the floor creates a more modern look.
Similarly, changing up your showerwall panels can add a whole new dimension to your bathroom, sprucing it up. You could even pick to have your shower walls not be tiled, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning the grout. Investing in a whole new shower is expensive, but replacing your showerhead is a small way to update your shower.
Brightening up your bathroom is a lovely way to prioritize a part of your house that is entirely different from your other rooms. It can also be a great way to add value to your home if you’re looking to sell. Your bathroom could be the last room you consider in your house when you’re thinking about refurbishing, as it’s probably the room you spend the least amount of time in. However, by sprucing up your bathroom, you’ll find that you can really value the time you spend there.