You want your bathroom to look good, and you want to enjoy using the space. You don’t want to simply rush in and then rush out again, especially if you are getting ready to go out. When it comes to upgrading your bathroom, there are lots of things you can do on any budget. You don’t always have to change the bathroom suite to make an impact or create a statement.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
A new color in the bathroom and a new coat of paint can make all the difference. A fresh coat of paint will cover up any marks or stains on bathroom walls and ceilings, and it will make it smell fresh too. When it comes to choosing a new coat of paint, you need to think about paints that can be washed with ease. These are ideal for bathrooms, and they are often tougher and longer lasting too. Some regular paints can become flaky under the excess moisture you get in a bathroom, and this can leave walls looking unsightly.
Add New Countertops
The vanity unit or countertops that you have in your bathroom can easily be refreshed with new countertop stone cut to size. Stone countertops can add depth to a bathroom, and they can make it easier to clean, especially if you are used to cleaning tiled and grouted counters. When you are adding new countertops, always think about the color you want to use. Lighter colors can let more light into a space and make it feel bigger, but they can also require more cleaning.
Old towels can lose plumpness, and as a result, they can end up looking very flat and lifeless. They can also look worn and hard if you live in an area where the water’s softness is not as good as it could be. New towels, such as those made from Egyptian cotton, can add a quick touch of class to your bathroom and give it an instant makeover. Towels and towel bales come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you are not limited, and you can introduce a space of color if you want to (especially if your bathroom is very white or very neutral).
Dressing the Window
If your bathroom has a window, you can add plantation shutters or a window dressing of your choice. Window dressings can help you frame a window, and they can help you create a focal point. When you are dressing windows in the bathroom, try and use fabrics and materials that can easily be cleaned. Heavy drapes will absorb moisture, and they will retain smells.
Changing the Light Fitting
The light fittings that you have in your bathroom are often overlooked, but they shouldn’t be. If you have the ceiling height, you could add a chandelier or droplet light for effect. If you do not have high ceilings or you have a sloping ceiling, you could look at sunken spotlights to maximize the space and the light.