Happy Sunday! Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed and into the bathroom, looked around and decided it was time to do some sprucing up. In my search for inspiration, I came across an article from Better Homes and Gardens that I had to share in case you were in your bathroom this weekend thinking the same thing! I love these ideas because they’re cheap, practical and can be knocked out in just a couple of days. You won’t believe the transformations…
I lived in Philadelphia for a few years and this reminds me of every row home bathroom I was ever in. Crowded and with one tiny window; the clutter and outdated tile seem a bit insurmountable.
Amazing! A few easy updates like paint and well-chosen accessories is all it took to turn this bathroom around. The sandy color of the tile inspired a beach theme, brought to life by the soft blues and greens of a new shower curtain and linens. The clutter was moved out and replaced by a wooden coat rack (great idea!) – trendy and perfect for storing shower accessories, robes and towels.
The strip light fixtures and tile vanity really date this bathroom – strip lighting above the mirror is pretty standard in most homes today and can give off a really cookie cutter look.
Paint! It changes everything…the vanity was painted a bright white to appear more like a dresser than a standard piece of bathroom furniture. The sink fixtures and counter top were changed out but the floor tiles were left as is. Wall sconces and a new medicine cabinet finish off the look.
The monochromatic tiles running from the floors to the walls make this small bathroom feel cramped and dated – and the sink is too large for the 7 x 7.5 foot space.
It’s hard to believe this is the same bathroom! A pedestal sink opens up floor space and solid-surfacing panels made to look like bead board wainscoting give the walls a fresh farmhouse look. Yellow accents and a new medicine cabinet pull it all together. The use of shelving to add more storage space is genius.
Have you done any bathroom updating lately? Any tips for getting a great look on a budget?