3 Cheap and Easy Ideas to Update Your Bathroom

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Does your bathroom ever look tired? Like it needs a little facelift?

Completely remodelling your bathroom can be a pricey project, and if you take a closer look, your bathroom may not even need a complete revamp just a little flair to make it look polished and new again. So here are some easy and inexpensive ideas to update your bathroom.

What you need are quick and effective fixes that last, that give your home a hint of glamour and sparkle. This isn’t the band-aid effect, where we cover up our problems with a short-term fix. You can use these effective solutions in any space, big or small, new or old. Spruce up your home for an affordable price.

Settle in, but don’t get too comfy, these won’t take long.

Mirrors – The Wonders of Reflection

An underrated element of bathroom decor is the importance of mirrors. Whether its a small ensuite or master bathroom the use of mirrors can completely transform the aesthetic of your room.

Frames

For a glamorous look why not try framing a mirror? No need to buy a new mirror, frames can be purchased separately and glued onto your existing mirror for a modern look, or for a different aesthetic keep an eye out for vintage frames at charity shops and sales for a chic new design. If you’re the adventurous type, why not try making your own mirror frame? The perfect project for DIYers, you can experiment and fashion the ideal design to suit your home.

What’s great about these ideas is that you can channel your creative side and make your home your own with a simple trick.

How can you use mirrors in your bathroom?

The size and shape of your perfect mirror all depend on the size and use of your bathroom. You need something that compliments the space, and it’s usage.

Ensuite’s and Small Bathrooms

A small and intimate bathroom is the perfect space for quirky and dainty mirrors. Wall hanging mirrors shaped like a diamond, oval, or triangle add character and style to any area. These mirrors can be purchased for as little as £10-20, the perfect little addition with great flair. Try adding a small shelf underneath to store products or jewellery to not only show off the accented mirror but also utilising the space.

If statement pieces aren’t your style, don’t worry we still have you covered!

To make the most of your space try adding a mirror to the front of your cabinets, this not only maximises your space but gives your cabinets an urban new feature. This method is simple and effective and gives your bathroom a brand new look.

Master and family bathrooms

If you have space, a floor to ceiling mirror is the perfect centrepiece to accent your space. Whether you want a simple and elegant floor to ceiling mirror or one that’s framed and a bit more glamorous, with a mirror of this size, you will need little accessories. It’s a one-step trick to a fresh looking bathroom.

Or why not try a mirror mural instead? Although it can be a little more expensive, a patterned mirror display can be a great addition to a master bathroom; adding a bit of sophistication and style.

A mirror mural can be quick and easy to purchase, but for the DIYer in you why not try designing your own pattern. Perfect for a quirky and bespoke feature, your next project could be the best yet!

Accessories – Your Best Assets

Getting your hands sticky and channelling your creative side isn’t for everyone; but you can still revamp your bathroom with minimal creativity. Accessorising is one of the best ways you can upgrade your bathroom. From minimal chrome or a flashy gold, choose the right colour and design for you and give your space a facelift.

If your bathroom is full of colour, I recommend simple and minimal accessories. For example, a classic chrome set of a soap dispenser, towel rail, toothbrush holder, and shelves can bring your whole room together for a perfect finished and polished look.

Whereas, if you’ve gone for a more modern and minimalist look with your bathroom you may want to add a bit more colour and charisma. Gold is the perfect tone to bring a bit of sophistication to a busy bathroom, from taps, soap dispensers, towel and shower rails to toilet brush holders (glamorous). These accessories can make or break your bathroom decor.

The key to accessories is to have matching sets. This will set your decor away from others, the perfect decoration.

On the subject of accessories, an underrated essential is candles. A simple game changer to give your bathroom a relaxing spa vibe. Admittedly this may not be the best accessory if you have young children running around (there’s always faux candles to consider). They bring a certain ambience and feeling of relaxation and elegance.

If there’s one accessory you need, its candles!

Houseplants – The Unsung Heroes

When it comes to bathrooms and decor houseplants are often a neglected feature, not only do they have many health benefits, but they look great too. The majority of houseplants also do not require much maintenance, perfect for busy family homes and long work days.
Some of my favourites are Aloe Vera, Sansevieria, and the Peace Lily. The greenery gives your space a peaceful aesthetic and adds a dash of vibrant colour.

Aloe Vera

Belonging to the succulent family, the Aloe Vera requires little upkeep it just likes to be kept in the sunlight, a window sill is its ideal home. It also purifies the air of chemicals such as Benzene and Formaldehyde which is often found in household cleaning products, a bathroom is a great place to keep this plant.

The Sansevieria

This green plant has delicate yellow tips, that will look great against a white or neutral backdrop. It’s also one of the best plants for air purifying. It improves air quality by removing toxins that naturally build up in the home. But it doesn’t end there, it is also known to release oxygen during the night, so you’ll get a greats nights sleep as well as a fab looking bathroom.

A tip for the Sansevieria is not to overwater, or its roots will begin to rot. It’s a low maintenance plant so you can mind your own business and let your plant look pretty and thrive with minimum maintenance.

The Peace Lily

One of my all-time favourites, the Peace Lily has a delicate white petalled flower that blooms out glossy green leaves. Thought the Peace Lily is not for houseplant novices; it requires a little more care and is the queen of houseplants.

It combats chemicals such as Benzene which is found in daily cleaning products and is a known carcinogenic. It also purifies the air by removing mould spores from the air, making it the ideal addition to complete your bathroom.

To keep your Lily happy and healthy, place it in a shady spot and make sure to over water it to keep the soil moist. This is how it will thrive.

Emilia Stevenson

Emilia Stevenson

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